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A file was sent to the Director of Public Prosecution in relation to the matter but no prosecution was taken in the case on health and safety grounds. File photograph:  Dara Mac Donaill

A verdict of accidental death was recorded after a 51-year-old fisherman on board a vessel in West Cork was crushed following an accident involving a (...)

Relatives of victims at the Whiddy Island Disaster 40th Anniversay Commemoration in the Abbey Cemetery, Bantry, Co Cork in January. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

The relatives of 50 persons who died in the Whiddy Island Disaster are applying to the High Court for rectification of the victims’ death certificates(...)

Bishop of Cork Dr Paul Colton and Christopher Peters, Dean of Rosscarbery lead the procession at the funeral of Valerie French-Kilroy, who was found dead last week at her home in Mayo. Photograph:  Denis Boyle

Valerie French-Kilroy, who was found dead at her home in Co Mayo last week, was remembered as a caring and loving mother who was “put here to help” pe(...)

To anyone accustomed to seeing witnesses being put through a rigorous cross-examination in the Irish courts, IanBailey’s trial in absentia by contrast appeared relatively plain sailing.

The decision by Judge Frederique Aline and her fellow magistrates, Judge Didier Forton and Judge Geraldine Detienne, to convict Ian Bailey of the murd(...)

 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(...)

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