The ‘Shakey Bridge’ in Cork city was opened in 1927. Image: Google Street View

It may have taken the Young Offenders to introduce Cork’s “Shakey Bridge” to the wider world but now this Leeside landmark is about to get a major mak(...)

 Irish playwrights Emmet Kirwan, Marina Carr, Enda Walsh and Stacey Gregg promote  Theatre For One, which is running as part of the Cork Midsummer Festival. Photograph: Clare Keogh

It’s dim, dressingroom lights surround the frame, and the aesthetic is theatrical red velvet. I’m alone in the single seat, hands on armrests. A scree(...)

The sculpture, which usually sits on Cork’s main street, was commissioned by local businessman Knolly Stokes.

A limestone sculpture of a dog’s drinking trough stood at 124 St Patrick’s Street, since the 1950s when it was commissioned by a local businessman. T(...)

Seán O’Shea: strong, square-shouldered and always willing, he has been the focal point of Kerry’s attack playing at centre-forward. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Eight minutes into Kerry’s game against Monaghan three weeks back, they were in danger of losing sight of their opposition just as surely as we were i(...)

A prison Officer and a working dog inside Maghaberry Prison near Lisburn File photograph: Alan Betson

Cork County Council has called on the Government not to allow the extradition of any Irish citizen to Northern Ireland or any part of the UK amid fear(...)

A map of the Cork City Council area with areas (in yellow) which Cork County Council proposed to transfer.

The proposed expansion of Cork city as recommended by the Mackinnon report on local government reform in Cork is not a land grab, members of Cork City(...)

Kerry’s Paul Geaney tackles Michael Darragh Macauley of Dublin during Saturday’s draw in Tralee. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Kerry 0-13 Dublin 0-13 They won’t be hung, this Dublin team. Kerry had them on the gallows, they had the rope in place and the stool just ready to be(...)

Versatile entertainer: Percy French

If local history is about anything it is about lives lived, and in this sense it overlaps with biography. Berrie O’Neill’s Tones That Are Tender: Perc(...)

STRANGFORD CANDIDATES: Kellie Armstrong (Alliance); Jonathan Bell (DUP); Joe Boyle (SDLP); Stephen Cooper (TUV); Stephen Crawford (Ukip); Georgia Grainger (Greens); Dermot Kennedy (Sinn Féin); Simon Hamilton (DUP); Harry Harvey (DUP); Bill McKendry (NI Conservatives); Michelle McIlveen (DUP); Mike Nesbitt (UUP); Philip Smith (UUP).

Veteran SDLP candidate Joe Boyle once again came agonisingly close to being the first nationalist MLA elected in the Strangford constituency - before (...)

Former Sinn Féin TD  Sandra McLellan: accused party colleagues of seeking to undermine her. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin is to change its disciplinary rules and establish a new investigation committee to examine internal complaints. The party’s ardfheis will c(...)

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