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Castle Hotel in Macroom, Co Cork

“They got a hammer to break an egg,” pharmacist and businessman Matt Murphy says of a Fine Gael-Labour government decision to abolish Macroom Town Cou(...)

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed.  “Michael paid a huge price for coming out against Enda back in 2010,” said Cllr Gerard Murphy. Photograph: Alan Betson

Macroom is the town that swears it never reared a fool, but for Michael Creed, the Fine Gael leadership race has posed challenges that would test even(...)

Part of the N22 Cork-Killarney road has been closed this morning following a serious collision.  Photograph: Reuters

Part of the N22 Cork-Killarney road is closed this morning following a serious collision which has left a man in Cork University Hospital with serious(...)

Neil Lucey looks across the lake at Gougane Barra in Co Cork, where a fire engulfed the slopes on April 23rd. “We were lucky we didn’t end up with a Connemara-type event.”

Neil Lucey is in reflective mood as he looks across the lake at Gougane Barra towards the blackened rocky mountainside and recalls how the blaze that (...)

 Small Town Portraits. Courtesy of The Dennis Dinneen Archive

Small Town Portraits – Dennis Dinneen Gallery 1, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin. Until May 27 ***** Dennis Dinneen was a publican, (...)

Gardaí identified and arrested a robber who held up a post office in Co Cork by tracking him for some 65km to his home in Co Limerick using CCTV footage, a court has heard. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Gardaí identified and arrested a robber who held up a post office in Co Cork by tracking him for some 65km to his home in Co Limerick using CCTV foota(...)

The incident happened at the truck-parking area at the Amber filling station on the Dublin Road, Fermoy, Co Cork. Photograph: Barry Roche

Gardaí investigating a fatal assault in Fermoy, Co Cork, have freed two men being questioned over the incident without charge. Gardaí released a man(...)

 Dr Margaret Bolster and actor Concubhar Lucey who plays Prof Pearson.

It was arguably one of the first Irish murders to be solved through the use of forensic science but the conviction of Dr Philip Cross for the killing (...)

From left: Senator Jerry Buttimer; Minister of State Dara Murphy; Willis Towers Watson’s Brian Curtis; Lord Mayor Cllr Des Cahill; Minister of State Eoghan Murphy; president of Cork Chamber of Commerce Barrie O’Connell; Willis Towers Watson’s Eoin Motherway; and Ray O’Connor of IDA Ireland.  Photograph: Jim Coughlan.

Cork has both the potential and the ambition to expand its international financial services sector and offer an alternative within Ireland to the IFS(...)

Prof John A Murphy: “As someone who, as a student and a member of staff, experienced real censorship of the old-fashioned kind, I would deplore any return to censorship under some other guise”

The historian and former independent senator, Prof John A Murphy, has warned that a new puritanism is creeping into Irish universities. Prof Murphy s(...)

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