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 Takashi Miyazaki in  Ichigo Ichie restaurant in Cork city. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

They will be insufferable, those Cork folk. But who’d begrudge them? Today’s trio of new Michelin stars for Cork will do nothing to alleviate the coun(...)

Ian Bailey and partner Jules Thomas, with solicitor Frank Buttimer:  Mr Bailey says the fact retired gardaí were not obliged to contribute gave them “immunity in effect”. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The son of Sophie Toscan du Plantier, the French woman who was murdered in west Cork at Christmas 1996, has welcomed the report from the Garda Síochán(...)

The failings in the investigation included the disappearance of a blood-spattered gate, taken from close to where Sophie Toscan du Plantier’s body was found.

A report from the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (Gsoc) is highly critical of the handling of the Garda investigation into the death of Sophie To(...)

Ian Bailey: he denies he ever made any  such phone call to Ms Toscan du Plantier. “It’s a completely erroneous suggestion with no basis in fact”

Sophie Toscan du Plantier received a phone call from a journalist in Cork days before she travelled to Ireland for a holiday that was to end in her mu(...)

Cathy MacAleavey (standing)  with Judith Malcolm in Mollie, a Water Wag dinghy at the Volvo Dún Laoghaire Regatta 2017 recently.  Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

After last weekend’s Edinburgh Cup in Cowes that saw the sole Irish boat narrowly miss out on victory, the venerable Dragon class will be centre stag(...)

The Red Bull Cliff Diving event on Inis Mór involved international competitors diving from a 27-metre platform into a natural rectangular pool, known as the Serpent’s Lair, south of Dun Aengus.    Photograph: Tourism Ireland

A 14-year-old boy remains in a serious condition in hospital in Cork after a serious boating accident. The alarm was raised shortly after 11am on Sat(...)

A man was working near turbine-type machinery at a factory on the outskirts of   Mitchelstown, Co Cork at about 10am today when he was electrocuted. File photograph: Getty Images

A 38-year-old man is fighting for his life at Cork University Hospital after he was electrocuted at a site in Mitchelstown, Co Cork. The man was work(...)

Morgan Gerald Daniel The O’Donovan, who has died aged 84, was chief of one of the leading families of the old Gaelic nobility. Belying this heredita(...)

The body of a 53-year-old woman was discovered shortly before 4.30pm in a house in Clonakilty yesterday afternoon.

Gardaí in west Cork have begun an investigation following the discovery of the body of a 53-year-old woman in a house in Clonakilty yesterday afternoo(...)