John Sheehan

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The ruins of Cork city centre after the burning of the city by British forces in 1920. Photograph: FPG/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

A new exhibition on the burning of Cork by British forces in 1920 will help people understand why so many people were prepared to fight and die for an(...)

Terence MacSwiney

Cork City Council honoured its martyred Lord Mayors, Tomás MacCurtain and Terence MacSwiney this week at a special meeting to mark the 100th anniversa(...)

Bassist and vocalist Paul Linehan described the song as “a celebration of life and the value of relationships even when they have their ups and downs”. Photograph:  Jon Lusk/Redferns

It may never actually mention Cork but The Frank and Walters’ hit single After All has been voted Cork’s Favourite Song, seeing off other famous Leesi(...)

Terence MacSwiney was sentenced to two years in jail on August 16th 1920 for possession of ‘seditious documents’.

The international impact that Lord Mayor of Cork Terence MacSwiney had when he died in hunger strike in 1920 in Ireland’s struggle for freedom will be(...)

Stephen Teap, Cork Person of the Year 2019, with award. Also in picture, from left, Tim Lucey CEO Cork County Council, Ann Doherty, CEO Cork City Council and Tom Fitzpatrick, editor Irish Examiner. Photograph: Martin Collins

Cervical smear test campaigner Stephen Teap has won Cork Person of the Year for 2019 and he dedicated the award to his late wife, Irene Teap and all t(...)

Cork Lord Mayor John Sheehan. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr John Sheehan has appealed to all descendants of councillors elected to the 1920 Cork Corporation to contact Cork City Cou(...)

Damage done to the Donovan family grave at St Catherine’s Cemetery in Kilcully, Co Cork. Photograph: Laura Donovan

Families who have seen the graves of their loved ones vandalised in a Cork graveyard have called on Cork City Council to install CCTV cameras in the c(...)

 RIC men on platform at an unidentified train station.

A number of Fine Gael councillors and general election candidates have hit out at the decision to hold a commemoration of the Royal Irish Constabulary(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has defended the decision to  commemorate the RIC and DMP. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he is “disappointed” at the decision of some figures to boycott the official commemoration of the Royal Irish Constabu(...)

A meeting of Dáil Éireann  in August 1921,  shortly after the truce that brought the War of Independence to an end. Photograph: National Library of Ireland

Events to mark the War of Independence this year will be “Cork’s 1916”, the city’s Lord Mayor has said. Cllr John Sheehan said Cork people “feel own(...)

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