“Belting out impassioned nonsense is one way of expressing an Irish identity, and the National Anthem is the primary mode of articulation for a notion of Irishness that is as dead as coffin nails.” File photograph: Getty Images

Decipher this: Sinead feigned her fall. A toffee girl, a gay run. Binned. Arse. Loo. Hard tune the hen-egg ruined. These are, of course, the word(...)

Runners leave the  starting line of the 2018 Cork City Marathon. Photograph:  Darragh Kane

Residents from Direct Provision centres in Cork were among the 8,500 people who took part in the Cork city marathon which got underway on Patrick Stre(...)

Attendance at the official opening of the refurbished Cork courthouse on Anglesea Street. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

A new €34.8 million criminal court complex in Cork will meet the city’s needs for decades to come, according to Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan.(...)

A view of the river Lee in Cork. The €6m project includes plans by the OPW to provide flood defences  as part of its €140 million Lower Lee Flood Relief Scheme. Photograph: iStock

A €6 million plan to redevelop part of Cork city which includes controversial flood protection proposals has been approved by councillors. Cork City (...)

Cork City Council  voted by 22-6 to approve the public realm project for Morrison’s Island off the South Mall in Cork city centre. File photograph: Google Street View

A new € 6 million plan to redevelop a historic part of Cork city centre into a public amenity while at the same time removing 80 per cent of the flood(...)

Berwick Fountain on Cork’s Grand Parade

Cork City Council has unveiled plans for a major refurbishment of a historic fountain in the city centre including plans to floodlight it by night. L(...)

The ban on cars on Patrick Street in Cork will be discussed again in August.

Cork City Council has decided to suspend the controversial afternoon car ban on the city’s main thoroughfare, Patrick St for three months following co(...)

Noel Cantwell’s  daughter Kate, niece Alison and daughter Elizabeth  spread his ashes at Cork County Cricket Club. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

A final homecoming – that’s how the family of former Republic of Ireland footballer and Ireland cricketer Noel Cantwell described their decision to br(...)

A special mass off remembrance took place  today to the mark the 50th anniversary of the Tuskar tragedy.

Anyone with any knowledge of what happened in the Tuskar air disaster which claimed 61 lives should come forward even at this late stage to provide an(...)

Minister for Local Government Eoghan Murphy has opted not to introduce the proposed boundary change by way of ministerial order.

Minister for Local Government Eoghan Murphy’s intention to begin work on legislation that will mean parts of the Cork County Council area ceded to the(...)

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