Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces, Vice Admiral Mark Mellett, with the chair of the Remembering Edward Bransfield Committee, Jim Wilson, at the unveiling of a monument to Bransfield in his  home village of Ballinacurra in East Cork. Photograph: Barry Roche

Edward Bransfield, the pioneering Irish polar explorer and the first person to officially record discovering Antarctica, has been honoured with the un(...)

A stretch of the old rail line between Youghal and Midleton. Photograph: Denis Minihane

Members of Cork County Council have cleared the way for the local authority to apply for government funding for a new greenway along the old rail line(...)

The Waterford greenway runs along an old railway. Proponents of the Cork plan have said the greenway has the potential the replicate the success of  Waterford which is attracting close to 250,000 visitors annually.

Cork County Council is to vote on Monday on plans for a €15 million greenway along the route of a former rail line in east Cork. The proponents of th(...)