US sailors in Cobh

Descendants of two of the most significant figures in the conflict at sea during the first World War are among those scheduled to speak at a conferenc(...)

The practice of slopping out dating from Victorian times has finally ended at Cork Prison following the opening over the weekend off of a new €45 million facility and the transfer of 163 prisoners from the old prison.

The practice of slopping out dating from Victorian times has finally ended at Cork Prison following the opening over the weekend off of a new €45 mill(...)

Medals belonging to  Bridget Connolly, who served in the 1916 Rising and War of Independence, which sold at auction for $7,250 in New York on Thursday

Leading items failed to sell at a major auction of Easter Rising memorabilia in New York, including the medals later awarded to Seán T O’Kelly, a for(...)

Prison governor Patrick Dawson pictured in the new Cork Prison in Cork city. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

The governor of Cork’s new €45 million prison has said the replacing of the existing building, which dates from Victorian times, will lead to major i(...)

Thomas Kent (left) and William Kent being marched by British soldiers across Fermoy Bridge in May 1916

The decision of Taoiseach Enda Kenny to deliver the graveside oration at the state funeral of Thomas Kent tomorrow is a clear signal of the Government(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said the State was pleased to be able to offer the honour of State funeral to the descendants of Thomas Kent (above), who was executed in Cork Prison, the Victoria Barracks in May 1916.

The Government is to hold a State funeral for Thomas Kent - one of only two people executed outside of Dublin in 1916 - after DNA testing confirmed th(...)

Thomas Kent: was executed by firing squad on May 9th, 1916 after he was found guilty of armed rebellion

Archaeologists have begun preparatory work on a site at Cork Prison where the remains of a man executed after the 1916 Easter Rising are believed to b(...)