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Wandesford  Quay, off Washington Street, in Cork city centre. Image: Google Streetview

A homeless man was found dead in a doorway in Cork city early on Sunday morning. The 53-year-old’s body was discovered on Wandesford Quay off Washing(...)

The continuing housing and homeless crisis meant all of the community’s services were operating at or above capacity. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Cork Simon will open an emergency shelter in the city this winter as the housing and homelessness crisis continues to worsen. Record numbers accessed(...)

Trade unionist Arthur Scargill joins Tesco workers in Artane, Dublin, in their struggle against employer pressure for downward social mobility. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

John Steinbeck’s novel The Winter of Our Discontent tells the story of Ethan Allen Hawley, a man whose father lost the family fortune and now has to w(...)

Peter Cassells, right, chairman of the expert group on higher education. He called the funding model for the sector  broken. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A college graduate could expect to pay €100-€150 per month over 10-15 years if a student loan scheme is introduced in Ireland, according to experts. (...)

“What’s in it for the darkie?.” Hugh McElvaney demanding sterling for his troubles. Photograph: RTÉ

You will recall Cllr Hugh McElvaney demanding sterling for his troubles. The question for the next generation of pub quizzes will focus on how precise(...)

 Claire Byrne on the set of her live current affais show on RTE: ‘We have a concern about what the agenda is,’ said a Fianna Fáil source. Photograph: Andres Poveda

Fianna Fáil is considering making a complaint to the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland over its treatment on the Claire Byrne Live show on Monday. (...)

According to the director of Cork Simon Community Dermot Kavanagh, there has been a significant increase in the numbers of people sleeping rough in Cork, with 54 per cent more sleeping rough for one night or more in the nine months up until the end of September. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A chronic shortage of housing is proving the single biggest barrier to people escaping homelessness, with almost half of those in emergency accommodat(...)

Peter Coonan, Robbie Sheehan, Tom Vaughan Lawlor and Killian Scott in ‘Love/Hate’.

The ending was flat and confusing on Sunday night, some of the storyline seemed undeveloped and there was a sense nobody knew where the series was goi(...)

John Dundon, who was jailed for life by the Special Criminal Court on Tuesday for the murder of Shane Geoghegan.
The Dundon legacy

It’s a wet Thursday afternoon and Mattie Collins is standing at the doorway of his home on Clarina Avenue. It’s no more than 30 metres from Hyde Ro(...)

Shane Geoghegan’s parents Tom and Mary and his brother Anthony follow the hearse at his funeral in November 2008. Phortograph: Julien Behal/PA

There were no celebrations, cheers or spontaneous displays of joy. Instead, the life sentence handed down yesterday to John Dundon, leader of Limerick(...)