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There were 81,000 visitors to Spike Island off the coast of Cobh in 2019, according to Cork County Council.

An exhibition outlining the role of Spike Island as a prison during the War of Independence has helped visitor numbers to the island attraction in Cor(...)

Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev and taoiseach Charley Haughey after their meeting at Shannon Airport in April 1989. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

The US feared the Russians could be plotting an undercover Cold War spy base in a disused Cork dockyard, newly declassified government documents sugge(...)

The presence of rodents and other pests presents a grave and immediate danger to consumers’ health, said the Food Safety Authority of Ireland. Photograph: iStock

More restaurants were closed or sanctioned by Ireland’s food safety watchdog last month than at any time since it began policing the sector more than (...)

Storm Atiyah making landfall at Cromwell Point lighthouse, Valentia Island, Co Kerry. Photograph: Alan Landers

Two thousand homes are still without power on Monday evening after Storm Atiyah passed over Ireland overnight leaving fallen trees and flights and fer(...)

Newly-elected Fianna Fáil TD  Padraig O’Sullivan  at the Cork North Central byelection count centre. Photograph:  Daragh McSweeney/Provision

Newly-elected Cork North Central Fianna Fáil TD Padraig O’Sullivan has taken a somewhat unpredictable path to Dáil Éireann. A native of Little Island(...)

  Entry has opened for what is expected to be a bumper Cork Week 2020 regatta next July to celebrate Royal Cork Yacht Club’s tricentenary Photo: Bob Bateman

Two separate announcements by royal yacht clubs this week herald a bumper 24 months of yacht racing for the south coast of Ireland as Cork Week Regatt(...)

The target number would represent an increase of almost 70 per cent on the 1,450 referees at all levels active  at present. There are currently just 39 female referees  in the game. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The FAI is aiming to increase the number of referees within Irish football by 1,000 and provide the best of them with improved opportunities to progr(...)

Poolbeg Ringsend water treatment facility was built for a capacity of 1.64 million people but it has to cope with demand that can reach 2.3 million. Photograph: Eoin O’Shaughnessy / Dublin City Shots

The pace at which Irish Water is fixing deficiencies in waste water treatment infrastructure “is too slow”, as raw sewage continues to be released int(...)

More than 240,000 passengers and crew including visited Cork in 2019.

Efforts by the cruise liner sector to minimise its environmental impact is seeing the industry continuing to grow and among the beneficiaries is the P(...)

Visitors to the island are taken on a guided tour through its 1,300-year history.

It may well once have been about as attractive a destination as Van Diemen’s Land or the Bastille but the former prison of Spike Island has undergone (...)

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