Eamon Ryan said that the policy statement on prohibiting the importation of fracked gas is currently being developed by officials in his department. File photograph: Getty

The Green Party in Cork has welcomed confirmation that plans to import fracked gas into Ireland from the United States through the Port of Cork have b(...)

Cathleen Coffey O’Brien  who was a resident at the mother and baby home at Bessborough, Co Cork. Photograph: Garrett White

An adoptee born in Bessborough mother and baby home in Cork has called for a stay to be put on a planning application for apartments on the grounds un(...)

Roderic O’Gorman: he  has written to An Bord Pleanála asking it to “take account” of “unresolved questions” about possible burials on the Bessborough site. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes expressed doubt that a religious order had no knowledge where the majority of some 900 babi(...)

The main known cause of fire attended by brigades last year was chimneys/flues/soot/hot ashes. Photograph: iStock

More than 1,000 fires were started maliciously around the country last year, figures from the Department of Housing and Local Government show. The da(...)

Reopening of Daly’s Bridge (the Shakey Bridge) over the River Lee. Photograph: Brian Lougheed

One of Cork’s most beloved landmarks, “Shakey Bridge”, is set to reopen to the public this weekend after a €1.7 million refurbishment in preparation f(...)

A member of the public walks past members of the Civil Defence as high tide passed in Cork city on Wednesday morning. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Traders and home owners in Cork city centre are breathing a huge sigh of relief on Wednesday morning as high tide in the city passed off without flood(...)

A file image of jewellers Roland and Shane Kennedy outside their shop in heavy flooding on Winthrop Street, Cork in October. With high tides forecast on Wednesday there are fears of renewed flooding in the city. Photograph: Darragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Traders in Cork city centre have been warned to put suitable defences in place as they face the prospect of being flooded for the second time in less (...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin: ‘Let us summon the courage and resilience of the past to meet the challenges of now, to build a better future for tomorrow.’ Photograph: Francisco Seco/Pool/EPA

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has urged Irish people to view the events of the past through “the measured eye of the discipline of history” as a means towa(...)

Three men who defaced street signs in Cork city bearing the name of Queen Victoria in protest over her failure to prevent the deaths of millions durin(...)

Oliver Moran and Mark Cronin

The Green Party in Cork has asked officials of Cork City Council to meet with residents seeking an “eco-graveyard” in the city after the council passe(...)

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