The  Oaklands Nursing Home in Listowel, Co Kerry. Photograph courtesy of Kerry’s Eye

The Health Service Executive (HSE) declined a request to continue to manage a Co Kerry nursing home during a serious Covid-19 outbreak, despite pleas (...)

Cork City Hall: the Lord Mayor said he was glad the city council was supporting the book. Photograph: iStock

Nine men who survived 94 days on hunger strike as part of the fight for Irish independence have been recognised in a new book telling their story. L(...)

Michael Fitzgerald says his uncle’s shooting had a profound impact on his family

On the morning of November 21st, 1920, John J Fitzgerald, known in the family as Jack, was shot dead in his bed at a lodging house in Earlsfort Terrac(...)

Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith. “The ending of the Cork hunger strike, and Griffith’s role in the choreography of its conclusion, reminds us that the fight for independence was at least as much about living for Ireland as it was about killing or dying for it.”

‘I am of the opinion that our countrymen in Cork Prison have sufficiently proved their devotion and fidelity, and that they should now – as they were (...)

Joe Murphy, from Pouladuff on Cork’s southside, died on October 25th, 1920 on the 76th day of his hunger strike protest.

The family of an Irish volunteer, who died on hunger strike in Cork a century ago, have spoken of their pride at him making the ultimate sacrifice for(...)

A memorial to the memory of  Michael Fitzgerald was eventually erected in Fermoy town centre.

One hundred years ago today, Michael Fitzgerald, a high-ranking IRA officer, became the first republican to die on hunger strike during the Irish War (...)

Cathal MacSwiney Brugha: ‘I’m delighted with the decision to go ahead with the conference using Zoom because it means that the conference will get to parts of the world where Terence MacSwiney had a huge impact like India, Vietnam and South America.’  Above, with a bust of his grandfather Terence MacSwiney.

The family of Cork’s martyred lord mayor, Terence Mac Swiney have welcomed an initiative by University College Cork and Cork City Council to mark the (...)

An Taoiseach Mícheál Martin with Dan Breen, Curator at Cork Public Museum, viewing the 1920 commemorative exhibition. Photograph: Darragh Kane

Events such as a new exhibition and book telling the story of nine men who lasted 94 days on hunger strike during the War of Independence can guide fu(...)

Abtran would not comment last night on the price at which that stake has been repurchased, but it said ‘the transaction value is very significant’. Photograph: iStock

A consortium led by the original founders of Cork outsourcing company Abtran have bought back the majority stake in the business that was owned by Car(...)

Studies have indicated one in every 165 Irish schoolchildren has an autism spectrum disorder, and the number of cases is increasing. Photograph: iStock

More research is needed into the environmental factors causing autism, according to Irish experts on the condition. At present, however, there is ver(...)

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