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A Co Cork man has appeared in court charged over an alleged fraud in which people inquiring about filing their Local Property Tax returns were asked q(...)

 Frederick Douglass wrote about how heartened he was by his visit to Ireland. Photograph: MPI/Getty Images

Leading anti-slavery campaigner and human rights champion Frederick Douglass was honoured in Waterford yesterday when a plaque was unveiled to mark a (...)

Jim Shine from Dungarvan, whose three half-brothers, Hugh, John and James, were killed in the first World War. Photograph: Patrick Browne.

Some have always been remembered by their descendants, recalled from sepia photographs and yellowed letters, while others may have been forgotten, but(...)

Former senator Dan Boyle said he didn’t believe that the constitution should be changed on foot of a referendum with a low turnout by the electorate. Photograph: Eric Luke /The Irish Times

A former Green Party TD has called on the government to introduce legislation to set a minimum threshold for voter turnout in referendums to change(...)

 Minister for Agriculture, Marine and Food	Simon Coveney dismissed any suggestion that the defeat of the referendum will lead to any questioning of Mr Kenny’s leadership of Fine Gael.  Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney has defended Taoiseach Enda Kenny over his handling of the Seanad abolition campaign and dismissed any sugg(...)

Counting of votes in the referendums on the future of the Seanad and the establishment of a new Court of Appeal is underway at count centres around the country. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Cork city and its environs has narrowly voted to accept the proposal to abolish the Seanad with just 88 votes separating both when the votes in both C(...)

Gardaí in Cork have begun an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of a man who was found collapsed on a city quay earlier this week.

Gardaí in Cork have confirmed that they are treating as suspicious the death of a 36-year-old man who was was found collapsed on a city quay earlie(...)

Demonstrators demand abortion legislation at a rally in Dublin last year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

A call to repeal the constitutional amendment protecting the life of the unborn was heard at a public meeting in Cork last night.The only way to const(...)

The study entitled Illicit Trade in Ireland: Uncovering the cost to the Irish economy is being unveiled at a conference in Cork Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

The black market is costing the Irish economy up to €1.5 billion with the illicit trade in cigarettes accounting for over a quarter of all cigarettes (...)

People who were formerly self-employed but whose businesses had collapsed in the downturn, were particularly vulnerable as they had to wait in some cases for up to two years before they qualified for jobseeker’s allowance.

An experienced charity worker in Cork has expressed serious concern over “the gradual disengagement” of State services from working with the poor, as(...)

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