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The Time Traveller’s Bookshop in Skibbereen, Co Cork, began developing its online sales in  2006. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

If you want a rare first edition signed by the author, an ancient map, the letters of someone famous or even a long-lost pamphlet about your local par(...)

Simon Coveney: “If we are going to counterbalance the dominance of Dublin then we are going to have to create economies of scale.” Photograph: The Irish Times

Cork is set to become the fastest growing city in Ireland over the next 20 years with the population of the city set to almost treble under a combinat(...)

Parnell Place bus station in Cork city. The Government has pledged to invest €200m in Cork’s public transport through the Bus Connects Programme.  Image: Google Streetview

Business leaders in Cork have hailed the Government’s €116 billion National Development Plan as “a historic vote of confidence” in the city’s future e(...)

Beibhinn and Robert Marten at their home in Ringaroga, Baltimore, Co Cork. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Bebhinn Marten looks around her kitchen with satisfaction. “Robert and I had agreed on the work we each would do and he wanted to build the kitchen. B(...)

Michelin starred: Wild Honey,  Co Clare

East Cork meets west Cork Three top chefs are coming together to celebrate the best of Cork produce for a collaborative dinner event, “East Meets Wes(...)

Already, the development proposals set out by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and his government  have been condemned as an assault on small towns and rural Ireland, while favouring the growth of Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government has attempted to steer future economic development by folding details of its 10-year National Development Plan into a 20-year National (...)

Sligo is over 100km from Galway and serves the wider region including Leitrim, north Mayo, north Roscommon, west Cavan and south Donegal. Photograph: iStock

One of the most striking features of the economic geography of the northwest is the lack of a large urban centre. Both Sligo and Letterkenny are rough(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar launching Project Ireland 2040; the National Planning Framework and the 10 year National Development Plan at Sligo Institute of Technology. Photograph:  Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The National Planning Framework (NPF) aims for a more balanced regional development and seeks to address rural decline by selecting regional cities as(...)

Cork is set to get a new acute hospital as part of a package of projects which range from those providing complex acute care to primary and community services. Photograph: Alan Betson

Two new hospitals in Cork City and a €1 billion investment in the county’s roads, including backing for the construction of the M20 Cork/Limerick moto(...)

The study programme is being carried out with the Irish Cancer Society and the HSE. Photograph: iStock

Researchers at Trinity College Dublin (TCD) are looking for 240 women across Ireland to participate in a stop smoking research programme. The women (...)

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