Tracey Kennedy, chairperson Cork County Board, with Kevin Fahive, Cork football manager Ronan McCarthy and Tom Clancy at the launch of the  jersey to commemorate former lord mayors Tomás MacCurtain and Terence McSwiney. Photograph: Jim Coughlan

In what promises to be a busy year of commemoration for the GAA, local projects are in the news with Cork GAA on Thursday night launching the commemor(...)

 Minister for Communications Alex White  at the official launch of Eircode, Ireland’s new postcode system. The Comptroller and Auditor General has raised concerns about procurement processes linked to the post code system. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times.

The real cost of Ireland’s postal code project, Eircode, is around €38 million and it is not clear the expected benefits will be achieved, the Comptro(...)

A Comptroller and Auditor General audit report has found  teachers working at a Youthreach centre operated by Cork County Vocational Education Committee had been paid for more than 1,000 working hours for which they were not timetabled, at a cost of €60,000. File photograph: Getty Images

Payments totalling €114,000 were made to students ineligible to take part in courses at a Youthreach centre operated by Cork County Vocational Educati(...)