The trial heard that after he was arrested, O’Connor sent a Snapchat message to the woman with the text: ‘I guess it takes a special kind of rape victim to want to stay close to her rapist.’ Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A Co Kerry man who told a woman he raped that it takes a “special type of rape victim” to stay close to her attacker has been jailed for 11 years. Em(...)

File photograph of  a red deer stag. Photograph: iStock

A 45-year-old huntsman suffered fatal chest and head injuries when he was attacked by a stag as he went to feed the animal , an inquest has heard. Fa(...)

Marius Rucinskas, a Lithuanian national, pleaded guilty to assault causing harm to his wife, Renata Rucinskeine on January 1st 2020. Cork Circuit Criminal Court. File photograph: Courts.ie

A 44-year-old convicted murderer tried to suffocate his wife after tearing out clumps of her hair and pulling off her eyelash extensions following a N(...)

Youghal Man Peter Connon, who was rescued with members of his family on Easter Monday after their sailing crafts capsized.  Pictured with him are volunteer lifeboat crew from Youghal Erik Brooks and Liam Keogh who were involved in the rescue. Photograph:Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

A father of three has spoken of his admiration and gratitude for the RNLI after they saved him and four teenagers who were thrown into the sea when th(...)

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A 35-year-old man has been remanded on bail after he pleaded guilty to four fraud offences following a Garda investigation into people falsely claimin(...)

Ann Doherty says while Covid-19 meant  many firms now happy to allow their employees work remotely she fully expected companies to still require large offices that give them a physical presence in a city or a country. Photograph: iStock

Work practices may have changed due to Covid-19 with more people than ever working from home but multi-nationals and other large companies will still (...)

Plaque on wall of folly in Bessborough commemorating babies who died in the former mother and baby home.

An Bord Pleanala granting permission to a developer to build an apartment complex on the grounds of a former mother and baby home in Cork would amount(...)

Bessborough in Cork city – site of proposed development and subject of oral planning hearing which has now concluded. Photograph: Provision

The Mother and Baby Home in Bessborough, where more than 900 babies and women died, has cast a shadow over Cork, and the people of the city do not wan(...)

A 46-year-old man has been remanded on bail after he pleaded guilty to charges of threatening to kill two members of the family of a 20-year old stude(...)

David Barry pleaded guilty when he was arraigned on a total of 29 separate indecent or sexual assault charges. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Cork Courts

A 72-year-old former scout master has been remanded on bail after he pleaded guilty to indecently or sexually assaulting 10 boys at his Cork city home(...)

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