John Palmer (37) and Greg Lonergan (36), died when a fire broke out at their rented apartment complex on St Joseph Road’s in Mallow in the early hours of March 13th, 2014. File photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Fire alarms should be checked regularly and repaired immediately if malfunctioning, a jury at an inquest into the deaths of two men in Co Cork has rec(...)

The judge said that he would take Rachel Crawshaw’s guilty plea into account, but it remained an appalling crime in which two men had lost their lives. File photograph: Getty Images

A 29-year-old woman with a history of alcohol and drug abuse has been jailed for 10 years after she pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of two of her f(...)

Norman Garrett and Felix Kemp in Koanga. Photograph: Clive Barda

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Gardaí found three or four “seats” – the technical term for the area where a fire starts – which has caused investigators some concern as it is unusual in fires that start accidentally. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

A man and woman injured in a fire in north Cork which claimed the life of two men remain in a serious but stable condition in hospital as garda(...)

Gardaí found three or four “seats” – the technical term for the area where a fire starts – which has caused investigators some concern as it is unusual in fires that start accidentally. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Gardaí are keeping an open mind on the cause of a fire at an apartment complex in Mallow in north Cork that claimed the lives of two men and le(...)