The goats get down to business in St Matthew’s graveyard, Templebreedy Church cemetery, Crosshaven, in a bid to keep growth under control. Photograph: Michael MacSweeney/Provision

An old Cork graveyard is getting a makeover thanks to four goats who have been hired for the summer to eat overgrowth around headstones and boulders, (...)

Ombudsman and Information Commissioner Peter Tyndall. Photograph: Alan Betson

A doctor discussing another person’s medical history with a patient and a local authority censuring a tenant over a tweet were among the cases the omb(...)

British developer Rioja Estates wants to create a tourist outlet village close to the IDA industrial estate at Killacloyne in Carrigtwohill. File photograph: Getty

Cork city retailers have expressed concern that a plan by Cork County Council to allow a €100 million Kildare Village-type retail outlet on the outski(...)

Sinn Féin has suffered a setback in Cork following Cllr Paul Hayes’s announcement that he is to quit the party and sit as an independent.

Sinn Féin has suffered a setback in Cork following Cllr Paul Hayes’s announcement that he is to quit the party and sit as an independent. He was one o(...)

Man hand with pen writing on notebook on a wooden table. Man working at coffee shop

Writing must be one of the easiest, and hardest of projects. It doesn’t create mess, it’s more or less silent (a boon in a busy shared space), and all(...)

Garda Mick O’Brien in Ballycotton, east Cork:  ‘Traffic now is nearly non-existent... people aren’t travelling since the full lockdown kicked in.’ Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

What a difference a day – or, in this case, six weeks – makes. Just ask Garda Mick O’Brien, who became an internet sensation when footage of him direc(...)

Ireland’s Bryan McCrystal passes under the Youghal Clock Gate during the 2019 event. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

The organisers of the largest-ever triathlon event in Ireland, which is estimated to be worth around €8 million to the local economy, have taken the d(...)

Scanlon’s Bar in Newmarket, Co Cork. Photograph: Barry Roche

John Scanlon is the third generation of his family to run Scanlon’s Bar in Newmarket in north Cork. He and his parents, Michael and Joan, who run the (...)

The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ISPCA) also believes dogs adapting to having their owners at home is a positive thing. File photograph: iStock

A dog is a man’s best friend – unless they spend too much time cooped up together. Families have been warned that Covid-19 restrictions are affectin(...)

 The town of Bantry in west Cork has suffered a blow to its tourism industry as two artistic festivals are to be cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.  Photograph: Education Images/Universal Images Group/ Getty Images

The town of Bantry in west Cork has suffered a blow to its tourism industry as two artistic festivals are to be cancelled due to the coronavirus pande(...)

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