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Gary O’Donovan sent  26 letters, four sympathy cards and two bouquets of flowers to the man, his family, a post office, a Garda station, Tusla and a number of local businesses.

A man has admitted sending a series of anonymous letters, sympathy cards and floral bouquets to members of the community in which he falsely accused a(...)

John Kennedy: pictured in green top holding framed photograph. Photograph: Cork City FC

Warm tributes have been paid to Cork City FC stalwart and youth worker John Kennedy (56), who drowned while swimming near Youghal in East Cork at the (...)

Chair maker Alison Ospina Photograph: Geoff Greenham

In the course of its history Ireland has had only one outstanding example of a genuine “creative hotspot” – a place so teeming with artists, craftspeo(...)

Sonia O’Sullivan and Annalise Murphy caught up on a cycle in Wicklow.

The plan was to run my own 10-mile road race in Cobh and then head to Donegal for the Ballyliffin 10-mile event. I’d never actually been to Donegal be(...)

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(...)

More heavy rain is forecast for Tuesday as Storm Francis moves across Ireland. Image: Windy.com

More heavy rainfall is forecast for Tuesday as Storm Francis moves eastwards across Ireland. Rain overnight and on Tuesday morning caused flooding in(...)

Louise O Donovan of The Eldon Hotel in Skibbereen pointing out how high the flood waters reached   during Storm Ellen.

The new €37 million flood relief scheme for Skibbereen was not at fault for the flooding which affected up to a dozen homes and businesses in the town(...)

Dara Calleary resigned as Minister for Agriculture on Friday morning following a political controversy over his attendance at a golfing event on Wednesday. Photograph: Collins

A major political crisis has erupted over a dinner held by the Oireachtas Golf Society that has led to the resignations of the Minister for Agricultur(...)

Waves crash over Ireland’s Eye on Thursday afternoon at Howth  in the wake of Storm Ellen. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

About 8,000 homes, farms and businesses remained without power on Friday night following the impact of Storm Ellen this week, including 2,500 customer(...)

Louise O’Donovan: ‘As [the water] was coming down the street people ran upstairs and grabbed duvets off beds to throw them down to stop it.’ Photograph: Barry Roche.

“We’ve been here since the 1930s, when my grandfather opened a garage here, and this is the first time it ever flooded,” said Maeve McCarthy as she ex(...)

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