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Pat O’Brien, of Tankardstown, Kilmallock,  the court heard, had pleaded guilty in 2008 at Cork Circuit Criminal Court to six counts of sexual assault and was sentenced to three years’ imprisonment, with the last 18 months suspended on condition he stay away from Kilmallock for 15 years. File photograph: Getty Images

A man sexually abused his neighbour from the age of seven and threatened to slit the throats of the boy’s parents if he said anything about it, it has(...)

First year at college: “The biggest mistake students make is to manage their time badly and not realise that they have to keep on top of things from the very beginning.” Photograph: iStockophoto/Getty Images

Your first few weeks as a third-level student are likely to be a lot of fun and naturally you should make the most of it. But the shock of how differe(...)

Sean FitzPatrick, of Whitshed Road, Greystones, Co Wicklow, has pleaded not guilty to 27 offences under the 1990 Companies Act.   Photograph: Collins Courts

Two former directors of Anglo Irish Bank have said they did not know that loans associated with the former chairman of the bank, Sean FitzPatrick, wer(...)

Inquest hears fatal collision occurred on the N20 near Mallow General Hospital (above) on April 5th, 2016. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

An elderly couple were fatally injured when their car drifted on to the wrong side of the main Cork-Limerick road and collided with an oncoming car, a(...)

Some of those who gathered in Shalom Park in the heart of Cork’s old Jewish quarter on New Year’s Eve. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

They began gathering at Shalom Park in the heart of Cork’s old Jewish quarter on New Year’s Eve long before the last gleam of light receded. It was (...)

Billy Twomey ended 2016 with victory in Liverpool. Photograph: Inpho/Gary Carr

Irish riders dominated Saturday night’s action at the four-star international show in Liverpool, winning two of the three competitions on the final ev(...)

Waterford Spraoi. Photograph: John Loftus

What links Athens, Florence, Paris and Cork? They have all held the title European Capital of Culture. The programme began in 1985, after Melina Merc(...)

The couple, who were both aged 76, died at the scene and their remains were removed to Cork University Hospital (above). Photograph: Provision

Tributes have been paid to an elderly couple from north Cork who died after they were involved in a two-car collision on the main Cork-Limerick Road n(...)

Gardaí have closed off the main road and diversions have been put in place south of Mallow General Hospital and at Newtwopothouse to allow a Garda forensic crash investigator examine the scene. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to a two-car collision on the main Cork-Limerick road on Tuesday evening which claimed the lives of an elderly coup(...)

Alan Hayes studied three years of civil engineering for a level 7 degree and is in his last of two years studying structural engineering at level 8

Deciding on a postgraduate course can be massively confusing. Unlike in school, where there’s no end of advice from parents, teachers and guidance co(...)

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