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Born in London to Cork parents, Timmy “The Brit” McCarthy (second right) retained his accent when he moved to Leeside in the 1960s to work as a butcher, earning him the nickname. File photograph: Irish Examiner

It’s not every day that a crematorium heaves to the sound of dancers spinning around in a polka but then there was nothing ordinary about the send-off(...)

Irish Steel workers on their way into the plant on Haulbowline in Cork Harbour in the 1990s. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Minister for the Marine Simon Coveney has said the completed upgrade of bridges to Haulbowline in Cork Harbour will pave the way for the continuing cl(...)

The signing of a contract for repair to the bridges to Haulbowline Island has been welcomed by Minister for the Marine, Simon Coveney. Image: Google Street View

The signing of a contract for repair to the bridges to Haulbowline Island has been welcomed by Minister for the Marine, Simon Coveney as an important (...)

The former Kodak building in Rathmines before and after

We’ve come a long way since French architect Eugène Viollet-le-Duc promoted “faithful restoration”– in reality, an ideal(...)