Joe Schmidt  was made an honorary Corkman. Photograph: Eric Luke

Two young science students beat stiff competition from leading figures in sport, the arts and business to be named Cork Persons of the Year 2018 at a (...)

A stretch of the old rail line between Youghal and Midleton. Photograph: Denis Minihane

Members of Cork County Council have cleared the way for the local authority to apply for government funding for a new greenway along the old rail line(...)

The Waterford greenway runs along an old railway. Proponents of the Cork plan have said the greenway has the potential the replicate the success of  Waterford which is attracting close to 250,000 visitors annually.

Cork County Council is to vote on Monday on plans for a €15 million greenway along the route of a former rail line in east Cork. The proponents of th(...)

Michael Creed, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, at Haulbowline Island  with  Cormac O’Suilleabháin  and Tim Lucey of Cork County Council. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

A toxic dump which resembled a “lunar landscape” 12 months ago has been transformed into a public park which will open to the public next May. The 22(...)

Britain’s Prince Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, drink a glass of wine during a visit to the English Market in Cork, in June this year. Photograph: Reuters

Cork City Council has defended spending €203,761 on the visit of Prince Charles and his wife Camilla this year after the outlay was criticised, with t(...)

A file image of Lough Hyne in Skibbereen, Co Cork which a residents’ group is concerned could be impacted by plans to build a plastics factory in the area

Opponents of a plastics factory proposed for Skibbereen, Co Cork are to apply to the High Court for leave to bring judicial review proceedings over An(...)

Premises for sale in Kiltimagh, Co Mayo. File photograph: Alan Betson

A report published on Friday found that small towns in Ireland are suffering a long drawn-out decline and are in urgent need of attention. The Society(...)

UK Prime Minister Theresa May arrives to the annual Lord Mayor’s Banquet at Guildhall in London. Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters

Backstop. Full Stop. We have all heard the cliché: nothing is agreed until everything is agreed. With Brexit, you can do a shorthand version. It goe(...)

Mayor of Cork County Cllr Declan Hurley and Jiangsu governor Wu Zhenglong at the signing of the sister-city agreement between Cork county and Jiangsu in Nanjing November 2017.

Twinnings between Irish and Chinese towns and provinces are becoming more commonplace, paving the way for more opportunities in business, education, t(...)

Gerard Lynch, with his head covered in a grey jumper, at Bandon District Court where he was charged with the murder of Derry Coakley. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

A 66-year-old man has been remanded in custody after he was charged with the murder of a father of one in a shooting incident in Macroom, Co Cork earl(...)

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