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Members of Bandon fire brigade cleaning up flood damage in the town. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Bandon businessman Aidan Holland said 27 businesses had signed a petition committing to withholding rates if the Office of Public Works (OPW) does not(...)

Red alert on flooding was issued in Bandon, Co Cork, over the weekend. Photograph: Denis Boyle

The provision of a €10 million flood relief scheme for Bandon remains a priority and work will begin in 2016, according to Simon Harris, Minister of S(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly:  The chief executive of  Cork County Council said some opponents had  decided the outcome before the establishment of an implementation group as proposed by Mr  Kelly. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Cork County Council chief executive Tim Lucey has expressed concern that opposition to the planned merger of Cork city and county councils will dama(...)

The chairman of a specially-appointed local government review group in Cork has said there is “almost universal” agreement among stakeholders to create a Metropolitan Cork with a population of around 250,000

The chairman of a specially-appointed local government review group in Cork has said there is “almost universal” agreement among stakeholders to cr(...)

Alan Kelly: set September 30th deadline for Cork local government review report. Photograph: Eric Luke

The chairman of an independent review group set up to recommend reform of local government structures in Cork has expressed satisfaction with the leve(...)

The top earner in Irish local authorities is Dublin City Council’s chief executive Owen Keegan, who earns €175,721 a year.

Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan has confirmed that there are 216 local authority staff currently earning more than €100,000 each.The top earn(...)

A former teacher at a boarding school run by the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart has been cleared of indecently assaulting a teenage boy at the schoo(...)

President Michael D Higgins with Lisa and Jessica McNamara of King’s Island Limerick, victims of the recent flooding. Photograph: Don Moloney/Press 22

The people of Cork hit by flooding last week deserve the best possible solution in the shortest possible time, President Michael D Higgins said today (...)

A shopkeeper in Cork city centre preparing for    flooding yesterday evening.  Photograph:   Niall Carson/PA

Many people in Cork city spent yesterday preparing for last night’s high tide and threatened flooding. City manager Tim Lucey urged business people in(...)

A woman bails out water from a shop in Cork last night. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Traders in Cork city centre are counting the cost this morning after a combination of high tides and strong southeasterly winds sent flood waters wash(...)

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