Olympic silver medallists Paul and Gary O’Donovan: “We are delighted to help kick off the Christmas season in Cork city.”  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Olympic heroes Gary and Paul O’Donovan have been recruited by Cork City Council to help get the festive celebrations off to a glittering start when th(...)

Simon Coveney: ‘I’m pretty confident that it is possible to put a compromise position that everyone can be reasonably happy with’. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Simon Coveney, has revealed that he hopes to make progress on getting consensus on local governme(...)

Securing a new summer service between Cork and Madrid is part of the planned expansion of Cork Airport and has the potential to bring thousands of Spa(...)

Simon Coveney: ‘I think it is possible to design a solution that the city and county can live with’. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Simon Coveney, has said he maintains the view that local government structures in Cork are not de(...)

The River Lee in Cork city. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Business owners in Cork city are coming under increased strain following several consecutive flooding incidents and are fast reaching breaking point, (...)

Oliver Plunkett Street in Cork city

Cork has fought off the challenge of London and Liverpool to see its second street, Oliver Plunkett Street win a major award for the best street in th(...)

The merger of Cork city and county councils  was recommended by a majority of a local government review group set up by  Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly. Photograph: Eric Luke

Business organisations in Corkhave clashed amid deepening divisions over the proposed merger of Cork city and county councils. The move was recommende(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly. Photograph: Eric Luke

Cork City Council has decided to obtain legal advice on whether it can take an injunction to prevent Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly procee(...)

Last week the CBA, which represents around 250 small and medium-sized businesses in Cork city, came out strongly against the recommendation made by three of the five members of the group under the chairmanship of former Beamish & Crawford MD, Alf Smiddy (above).

A former president of the Cork Business Association (CBA) has come out against the association’s opposition to the proposed merger of Cork City Counci(...)

Cork City Hall: given that the city’s governance dates back to the 12th century, it would be an act of folly of historic proportions for the Smiddy committee to recommend amalgamation of the city and county. Photograph: Getty Images.

It is surely unprecedented in the history of this State that no less than 18 former mayors, from all shades of the political spectrum, would join toge(...)

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