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File photograph of Cork city, view towards docks and port across river Lee. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A group campaigning to maintain access to the River Lee have unveiled plans for a €135 million tidal barrier which they say will remove the need for b(...)

St Vincent’s hospital in Elm Park, Dublin, was officially opened on November 27th, 1970. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

On November 27th, 1970, from the opening of the new St Vincent’s hospital at Elm Park in south Dublin, this newspaper reported that the then Catholic (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny who moves past John A  Costello to become longest-serving Fine Gael taoiseach on Thursday. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Enda Kenny matched the record of John A Costello on Wednesday by reaching his 2,233th day as Taoiseach, having been first elected on March 9th, 2011, (...)

Cork Opera House: Retired professor of civil engineering at UCC Prof Philip O’Kane has argued for more creative solutions than building quay walls to prevent flooding in the city.

Opponents of the €140 million Office of Public Works (OPW) flood relief scheme for Cork are mistaken in their belief that a Cork Harbour tidal barrier(...)

The programme from the famous “Thunder and Lightning Final” of 1939 which saw Kilkenny and Cork   brave extraordinary weather

German Stukas were unleashing blitzkrieg on Poland and British prime minister Neville Chamberlain had just declared war on Germany as Cork and Kilken(...)

Martin McGuinness (right) and Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams at the funeral of Patrick Kelly, a reputed IRA commander in East Tyrone shot dead by the SAS in 1987. File photograph: PA Wire

May 23rd, 1950: James Martin Pacelli McGuinness is born in Derry. The city was riven by poverty, unemployment and discrimination. Gerrymandering meant(...)

Bishop Eamonn Casey at the papal youth Mass in Galway in 1979. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

Along with his mitre, Bishop Eamonn Casey wore many other hats during his career. He was said to have been perturbed when appointed a young bishop of (...)

 A woman pays respects to Cardinal Connell at his funeral in the Pro-Cathedral, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A remarkable feature of Cardinal Desmond Connell’s funeral last week was the scarcity of public representatives. It was such a “small” affair for some(...)

A protest in New York in July 1970 over the use of British troops in Northern Ireland. Photograph: Jerry Engel/New York Post Archives/ Getty Images

As both the Irish and British governments struggle to come to terms with and negotiate meaningfully with the new presidential administration of the Un(...)

Before becoming Racing 92 skills coach Ronan O’Gara won 128 caps for Ireland. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Former rugby player Ronan O’Gara says he is “very humbled and honoured” by the decision of Cork City Council to award him the Freedom of Cork. Mr O’(...)

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