The increase in the Green vote means its current two Dáil seats – Eamon Ryan in Dublin Bay South and Catherine Martin in Dublin Rathdown – are secure.  Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

The results of the local elections will be pored over in the coming weeks to discern trends for the next general election, with strategies and tickets(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  after voting in Scoil Thomais in Castleknock, Dublin. His Fine Gael party is hoping to make gains in the local elections, although party figures do not expect it to overtake Fianna Fáil as the largest party in local government. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

While much of the attention of the past few weeks has centred on the outcome of the European elections, the local elections are regarded as a more acc(...)

The river  Blackwater at Fermoy, Co Cork. Photograph: Getty Images

A delegation from Fermoy, Co Cork, has called on the Oireachtas Public Petitions Committee to demand that repairs be carried out on the town’s histori(...)

Gregg Bemis signs over legal ownership of the wreck of the Lusitania to the Old Head of Kinsale Museum. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

The owner of the Lusitania, which was torpedoed off Co Cork with the loss of over 1,200 lives during the first World War, has transferred ownership of(...)

Cork City Fire Brigade responds to an incident during Storm Hannah. Photograph: Cork City Fire Brigade/Twitter

About 21,000 customers are without power tonight, predominantly in counties Kerry and Cork, with further outages expected as Storm Hannah la(...)

A map showing the new boundaries of the extended Cork city. Image: corkcity.ie

Cork City Council and Cork County Council have unveiled an awareness campaign aimed at the 85,000 citizens in the county that are due to transfer to t(...)

A new Immigrant Council report warns of low voter participation among migrant communities and a lack of diverse voices in the upcoming local elections. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Irish political parties must work harder to provide opportunities for people with a migrant background to get involved in politics and improve the “wo(...)

Cllr Patrick Gerard Murphy, Mayor of the County of Cork (sitting), with Denis Healy, Tabor Group chairman, Simon Coveney TD, Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade and Dr Niall O’Keeffe, Tabor Group CEO, at the official opening of Tabor Group’s new centre Tabor Fellowship House at Spur Hill, Co Cork. Photograph Provision

A new € 4.8 million addiction services centre has opened in Co Cork which will triple the number of people it can help. Paying tribute to the group b(...)

The decision by Bord Pleanála last July to grant planning permission for the upgrade of the N28 from Ringaskiddy to the Bloomfield Junction on the N40 South Ring Road was controversial.

A judicial review sought by a group representing 10,000 Cork residents against An Bord Pleanála’s decision to grant planning permission for a €220 mil(...)

An all-island approach to the clean-up promised by Tánaiste Simon Coveney, above, in January 2016, appears to have become mired in bureaucracy. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Clean-up works on of one of Ireland’s worst cases of industrial pollution, the former Ispat/Irish Steel site on Haulbowline Island in Cork Harbour, ha(...)

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