Taoiseach Micheál Martin went on to study arts at UCC following his Leaving Cert. Photograph: Julien Behal/ PA Wire

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has been leader of Fianna Fáil since 2011. The former minister for education started out his career as a history teacher in P(...)

A 13-year-old boy has died after he was hit by a truck on a street in Cork city centre on Tuesday afternoon. Gardaí have appealed for witnesses after(...)

Fergal Keane: “It is the city that gave me my start in words and in broadcasting and it is the place where my heart lies forever.” File photograph: The Irish Times

Award-winning BBC Correspondent Fergal Keane today spoke of his delight at being honoured with a Hall of Fame Award at the Cork Person of the Year Awa(...)

The Relentless crew arriving in English Harbour, Antigua, this morning

Relentless, a crew from Cork and Dublin, have became the fastest rowing team from the Republic of Ireland to traverse the Atlantic. They crossed the f(...)

‘Looking back now, the Leaving Cert exams were very predictable. But at the time it was the be-all, end-all that was going to decide my future. Now when I think about it, so many people in my [law] class came in through different access routes; it is not the only way to get into college.’ Photograph: Thinkstock

Michael McGrath (19), attended Presentation Brothers College, Cork; now studying European Studies at Trinity College Dublin “I didn’t put myself under(...)

Coach Dudley Herbert(far right) coaching his players in the scrum, from left: Odran Power, Paul Wallace, Tom Prendergast, Gareth Dinneen, Mike O’Mara, Shane Leahy, Philip Madigan and Des O’Malley

I walked into Anthony O’Dwyer’s pub on Limerick’s Wolfe Tone Street last week to a very special gathering. I was greeted with a question: “how many Mu(...)

Carndonagh CS 2 PBC, Cork 1 (After extra time) A stunning extra-time winner by winger Christy McLaughlin-Fildara secured Carndonagh Community Schoo(...)

The site in Washington Street in Cork city centre

Two Cork sites, one in the city and the other 14km to the south, come fresh to the market this week with strong development potential. The city centre(...)

Actor Cillian Murphy at NUI Galway for the screening of Broken, which was followed by a conversation with the young audience on issues raised in the film. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

When actor Cillian Murphy walked into a lecture theatre full of teenagers in Galway several nights back, it was the few adults present who required th(...)

Frank Golden came to be recognised as a worldwide authority on sea survival and was invited to lecture in a multitude of countries to naval, aviation, scientific and recreational groups.

Frank Golden, who has died aged 77, was a Cork-born doctor who became a leading international expert on marine safety and survival at sea.The sixth of(...)

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