Minister for Foreign Affairs  Simon Coveney has rejected a proposal by British Brexit secretary Dominic Raab on the backstop. File photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has rejected a proposal by British Brexit secretary Dominic Raab that the solution to the curr(...)

Fianna Fáil leader, Micheal Martin: has told his frontbench TDs to be much more assertive. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The fourth floor of the modern annex to Leinster House is where the journey from Opposition to Government Buildings is plotted. Up there, overlookin(...)

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 (...)

Independent councillor John Paul O’Shea declined to comment but sources close to him confirmed approaches have been made.

Fine Gael strategists are hoping to recruit poll topping former Mayor of Cork County, Independent Cllr John Paul O’Shea to stand as a running mate for(...)

Francis Kenneally, Central Stores, Kanturk. “I don’t think it really has picked up at all, to be honest.” Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

The shop seems dusty and unfrequented. Outside, Friday afternoon traffic makes its way through Kanturk in the constituency of Cork North-Wes(...)

Five units from Cork’s fire services attended at the scene of the blaze at the Patrician Academy in Mallow.. Photograph: MallowRFC/Twitter

A secondary school for boys, which opened more than 130 years ago, has been left badly damaged after a blaze erupted onsite in Co Cork. Emergency se(...)

File photo: The remains of Commandant Thomas Kent lying in state at St. Michael’s Garrison church, Collins Barracks before a state funeral on Friday 18th September.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The men and women of 1916 fought for a new Ireland where people could be free to make their own choices and the children of today should exercise that(...)

The Proclaimation is read during a commemorative ceremony to mark the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Rising  at the National Monument on Grand Parade, Cork City on monday. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision.

Thousands gathered in Cork city on Monday to commemorate the 1916 Easter Rising which saw over 1,000 Irish Volunteers mobilised in the city and county(...)

A member of the Irish Defence Force reads the 1916 proclamation, outside the GPO during a military march in Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

From Barry Roche, Southern Correspondent, Cork 25 March 2016 Thousands are expected to attend a commemoration in Cork on Easter Monday to mark the ce(...)

Tomás Mac Curtain, who was later murdered by members of the RIC in 1920, was the Brigade Commander of the Irish Volunteers in Cork city and county in 1916.

The mobilisation of 1,000 Irish Volunteers in Cork under the command of Tomás Mac Curtain in preparation for the 1916 Easter Rising will be remembered(...)

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