Gerard Murphy

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If the right business opportunities were provided for “the forester, the farmer and the mariner”, Ireland would have a thriving bioeconomy, according (...)

Fine Gael has recruited Cllr John Paul O’Shea with a view to having him as a running mate for Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed.

Fine Gael has moved to try and win back a seat in the Cork North West constituency by recruiting Cllr John Paul O’Shea with a view to having him as a (...)

Minister for Local Government Eoghan Murphy is expected to bring to Tuesday’s Cabinet meeting a recommendation for approval of the agreed extension of Cork city’s boundary. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Elected members of Cork County Council have sought access to legal advice on a proposed boundary extension recommended by a Government-appointed overs(...)

View from Ballycroy, Erris, Co Mayo: New Minister for Heritage Josepha Madigan said the expansion addressed a long-standing strategy to “align key environmental assets”. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill

Wilderness is something Minister for Rural and Community Development Michael Ring knows a bit about after 23 years in politics. However, the relative(...)

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed.  “Michael paid a huge price for coming out against Enda back in 2010,” said Cllr Gerard Murphy. Photograph: Alan Betson

Macroom is the town that swears it never reared a fool, but for Michael Creed, the Fine Gael leadership race has posed challenges that would test even(...)

Defence Forces supporting fire-fighting efforts in the vicinity of Oughterard, Co Galway, as gorse fires continue to burn.

Crews battling a fire at one of the biggest forests in the country are hopeful favourable weather conditions which allowed them get the blaze under co(...)

Footing turf near Seanafeistin as a gorse fire burns in Cloosh Valley, Connemara, on Tuesday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

As gorse fires continue to rage in many areas, landowners and the public have been warned it is illegal to burn any vegetation growing on land during (...)

Gorse fires in the Ox Mountains in Co Sligo. Photograph: Irish Air Corps

Up to 30 gorse fires are raging across the country, with the most serious at a Coillte forest in Co Galway now declared a threat to homes and wildlife(...)

Rockchapel postmaster Henry Keogh: “We are sick of reports. The reports are only ever ignored.”  Photograph: Domnick Walsh

The decision by An Post to close local sorting offices in parts of north Cork and to centralise operations has already led directly to post office clo(...)

An Post has been ordered by Cork County Council to cease mail sorting operations at a premises in the county because it is in breach of planning regulations. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

An Post has been ordered by Cork County Council to cease mail sorting operations at a premises in the county because it is in breach of planning regul(...)

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