Pat O Connell

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The English Market: A survey of customers suggested the venue was overcrowded and trading had become sidelined to accommodate tour groups. Photograph: Mark Kelleher

Tour operators bringing groups of tourists to the English Market in Cork will have to start booking visiting times under new rules drawn up by market (...)

The remains are removed at the funeral of Owen O’Callaghan at St Patrick’s Church, Rochestown, Cork, on Tuesday. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Property developer Owen O’Callaghan left a footprint across Ireland with the shopping centres he built, but his greatest legacy was the generosity he (...)

Clare and Kevin Flynn. “We both voted to Leave,” said Kevin, whose parents emigrated to Britain from Limerick and Meath. “I think we just need our own country back. We shouldn’t be dictated by Germans, or anyone else. We should be independent.”

Fishmonger Pat O’Connell debated the merits of an ugly monkfish with Queen Elizabeth II when she stopped at his stall in the English Market five years(...)

UCC campus. The father of a UCC student whose disappearance earlier this year prompted a huge search operation has called for the installation of CCTV cameras near the university. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The father of a UCC student whose disappearance earlier this year prompted a huge search operation has called for the installation of CCTV cameras nea(...)

A Monaghan farmer who drove his car at a vehicle in which two Department of Agriculture officials were travelling has been fined €1,000. Photograph: Stock image

A farmer who drove his car at a vehicle in which two Department of Agriculture officials were travelling has been fined €1,000. The officials had visi(...)

 Queen Elizabeth II  is now the longest-reigning monarch in British history, overtaking her great-great grandmother Queen Victoria’s record by one day. Photograph: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

There are several royal queens around the world, but it’s Elizabeth II who truly owns the definitive article here and at home as in: “The Queen”. N(...)

An alleged driving offence by former Tyrone footballer and BBC pundit Owen Mulligan has been adjourned at Listowel District Court because the doctor called to take the blood alcohol sample from Mr Mulligan was sick, the court heard. Photograph: Frank Miller

An alleged driving offence by former Tyrone footballer and now BBC pundit Owen Mulligan has been adjourned at Listowel District Court because the doct(...)

Queen Elizabeth  during her  visit to Cork’s  English Market in 2011. Photograph: Alan Betson.

A prominent trader at the English Market in Cork has expressed his disappointment at the news that a fellow trader is selling vegetables from Lidl, s(...)

One Direction’s Niall Horan (2nd right) meets Queen Elizabeth of Britain at a reception for the Irish community at Buckingham Palace, London. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Three years ago, a photograph of a Cork fishmonger, Pat O’Connell and Queen Elizabeth II, both beaming with laughter, became the image of her S(...)

Amanda Burke and Jonathan Powell at All Things Connemara, in Clifden, Co Galway

If you travelled in Ireland this summer, you might have had the experience of stopping in a town or village and asking a local to suggest somewhere to(...)

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