Mitchelstown

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Brothers Willie and Paddy Hennessy  in 2009. The brothers were found dead in a suspected murder-suicide in north Cork. Photograph: Seán Burke/Provision

Gardaí remain at a loss to explain what prompted a man (59) to kill his two older brothers in a frenzied attack with an axe at their small holding nea(...)

Garda at the farm near Curraghgorm, Co Cork, on Friday. The results of postmortems on the three men have not yet been released for operational reasons. Photograph: Brendan Gleeson/PA Wire

Gardaí investigating a murder-suicide incident that claimed the lives of three brothers in Co Cork are focusing on whether one of the men may have bec(...)

Willie Hennessy and Paddy Hennessy were both hurlers for Ballygiblin GAA in north Cork. Photograph: Provision

The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (Gsoc) has confirmed it will review a murder-suicide incident in north Cork after it emerged that one of the t(...)

Willie Hennessy and Paddy Hennessy who died in north Cork. Photograph: Provision

Gardaí in north Co Cork are hoping medical records may reveal whether a man who murdered his two brothers before killing himself had suffered any rece(...)

Willie Hennessy and Paddy Hennessy who died in north Cork. Photograph: Provision

Another quiet day in another country town, or so it seemed, but on Friday morning Mitchelstown in north Cork woke up to discover that it too – like Ka(...)

Bantry Fire Brigade said New Street, Main Street, Barrack and the Square were all flooded on Monday night. Image: Bantry Fire Brigade

An elderly shop owner in Bandon, Co Cork, who has experienced his second major flooding incident at his premises in a matter of days, describes himsel(...)

Kildorrery National School: ‘Everyone’s anxious to get back at this stage’

School principals around Ireland are scrambling to get classrooms ready for the new term, but for Rachel Kelly, in the north Cork village of Kildorrer(...)

Andrea Flynn and her daughter Ariana Dillon (3) look in the window of the Disney shop on Grafton Street in Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

So, as of this morning, we are in phase two. But it’s not the phase two we expected. See, it’s phase two of four, not phase two of five. It’s phase tw(...)

A Garda checkpoint in Dublin due to Covid-19 restrictions. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (Gsoc) is appealing for witnesses to an incident in Co Cork where a 47-year-old man was injured when a garda f(...)

Peter Casey’s Theorem greatly generalised Ptolemy’s Theorem. Figure: Dr Maurice O’Reilly, DCU

Next Tuesday – May 12th – is the 200th anniversary of the birth of John Casey, a notable Irish geometer. Casey was born in 1820 in Kilbeheny, Co Limer(...)

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