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Patrick Street, Cork. Photograph: Eric Luke

Cork city traders are to lobby local councillors ahead of a Cork City Council meeting next week to get the council to reverse an afternoon ban on priv(...)

Patrick Street in Cork city where, under Cork City Council measures, private cars are no longer allowed access in the afternoons. Photograph:  Daragh Mc Sweeney/ Provision

Since opening in 1860, Fitzgerald’s Menswear on Patrick Street in Cork has managed to weather wars, uprisings and recessions. But the store’s managin(...)

Many family-owned businesses in Cork city are facing extinction if Cork City Council does not start listening to traders’ concerns about the loss of parking spaces in the city centre, traders warn. Photograph: Getty Images

Many family-owned businesses in Cork city are facing extinction if Cork City Council does not start listening to traders’ concerns about the loss of p(...)

Chris Whalley and Alex Murphy play, respectively, the lanky Jock and the compact Conor as the most amiable sorts of idiot. Photograph: Miki Barlok

It is early September and we are stationed on a windy patch of grass in the northern suburbs of Cork city. I doubt film crews often turn up in this pa(...)

English Market fishmonger Pat O’Connell: “it looks to be very organised with one set begging and then others collecting from them.” Photograph:  Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Traders in Cork have raised concerns about a group of Romanian men and women begging on the streets of the city centre in the run up to Christmas. Co(...)

A woman makes her way  through flood waters in Cork city on  February 4th, 2014. Flooding  had hit a large part of the country for a second day. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Business leaders in Cork have welcomed the OPW’s publication of its report on public consultation on a €140 million flood relief scheme for the city d(...)

 Flood defences in Clonmel hold back a flooded river Suir in 2016. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Insurers say they still cannot offer insurance to certain homes where temporary flood barriers have proven to be effective because of the risk of “hum(...)

Fr Patrick McGinn (56), St Joseph’s Presbytery, Park Street, Monaghan, was disqualified from 31st January next year, but he was not fined for the offence.

A Catholic priest in Monaghan has been given a three-year driving ban this week after he was found to be over four times over the blood alcohol limit (...)

During the trial at Cork Circuit Criminal Court, Judge Seán Ó Donnabháin said arson was a very serious offence on any occasion but to set fire to a building knowing there were people in it was particularly heinous.

A 50-year-old man has been jailed for five years after he locked himself into his family home and set it alight with his four children inside as he a(...)

Rebecca Harte of  Farm Gate cafe. The Save Cork City group says she is among the city’s business people who back its campaign

Business representative organisations in Cork have expressed strong support for a €140 million Office of Public Works flood-relief scheme for the city(...)

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