The Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Mick Finn, said Tramore Valley Park park would be the largest park in the city. Photograph: Cork County Council

A 70 hectare (173 acre) park has opened on the site of a former landfill facility in Cork city. The Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Mick Finn, said Tramore(...)

A toilet  at Charleville CBS in Co Cork, where part of the roof recently fell in.

The Department of Education has spent more than €225,000 on prefabs for a Co Cork primary school as a result of delays in building an extension, the s(...)

Charleville CBS primary school. Image: Google Maps

Parents of pupils attending a dilapidated primary school in Co Cork have backed the principal’s threat not to reopen after Easter without a firm commi(...)

The bales of cocaine found in the cargo hold of the ship. Photograph: Cape Verde Judicial Police

The former garda who leads Europe’s “first line of defence” against drug smuggling has described last week’s seizure of cocaine worth €800 million in (...)

Some of the 260 bales of cocaine found in the cargo hold of the ship Photograph: Cape Verde Judicial Police

A “significant” proportion of the roughly €1 billion euro cocaine seizure off the coast of Africa was destined for the Irish market, gardaí believe. (...)

 Patrick Coveney,  chief executive of Greencore: the company will discuss its intention to return £509 million (€580 million) to investors on Tuesday.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Monday Results: Whirlpool, Caterpillar. Indicators: Irish retail sales (Dec), overseas travel (Dec); Euro zone loan growth and money supply (Dec);(...)

Michael O’Sullivan (59) and Matt Murphy (83) outside their favourite cafe, Lilliput Stores in Stoneybatter.  Photograph: James Forde

Though not quite your average happily-married couple, Matt Murphy (83) and Michael O’Sullivan (59) are just as content after their one year of wedded (...)

A cocktail of superior profitability, a conservative financial structure and creditworthiness is typically rewarded by investors, with family firms tending to trade at a premium to rival companies.Photograph: Getty Images

All over the world, the results are the same – family businesses make for better stock market investments. That’s according to a detailed Credit Suiss(...)

 Alexander Prokopchuk, Russian candidate to head the  international police organisation Interpol, pictured in 2015. Photograph:  Russian interior ministry via Reuters

The Kremlin has denounced a group of US senators for interfering in an upcoming Interpol election in which a Russian law enforcer is running for leade(...)

A former garda who suffered post traumatic stress disorder after a shotgun that was pointed at him failed to discharge, has been awarded €250,000 compensation in the High Court.

A former garda who suffered post traumatic stress disorder after a shotgun that was pointed at him failed to discharge, has been awarded €250,000 comp(...)

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