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Citizen Smith. Jon Smith at the Irish citizenship ceremony at the Convention Centre Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

I would like to think this Irishman’s Diary sets a record: at the time of writing, I have been an Irishman for a little over an hour. On Monday, I an(...)

Recording the moment at the Irish Citizenship ceremony at the Convention Centre Dublin on Monday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The judge presiding at the latest citizenship ceremonies in Dublin has advised the new Irish citizens to “not forget your own country, your own people(...)

Ryan Tubridy and members of the School of Uke from east Cork at the auditions for the Late Late Toy Show in Cork city. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

“Oh no, not this guy!” says Late Late Show musical director Greg French as he opens a door in the Clayton hotel in Cork to see seven-year-old Jamie O’(...)

Heavy flooding on the N3 at Junction 2, Blanchardstown Centre on Wednesday afternoon after heavy rain caused the River Tolka to burst its banks. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Heavy rain caused flash flooding and road closures across the country on Wednesday. Flooding was reported across the east, with an elderly woman bein(...)

The Gearagh was flooded as part the River Lee Hydro-electric scheme in the 1950s

The ESB has been urged to restore pathways in Ireland’s only extensive alluvial forest to a proper standard so that people can continue access the ame(...)

Cork Airport: Almost 200,000 passengers passed through in October. Photograph: Daragh Mac Sweeney/Provision

Last month’s storms failed to halt growth at Cork Airport, which handled almost 200,000 passengers in October. More than 197,300 people flew to and f(...)

Cork City players celebrate their Premier Division success. To see the community’s joy in Turner’s Cross that night would bring a tear to a stone. Photograph:  Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Football can be unbelievable sometimes. For the past few years, my brother, Danny, his friends and I have found ourselves in some bizarre situations.(...)

Specialist crews from ENEDIS, the electric grid operator for much of France pictured leaving Midleton, east Cork, following their work helping ESB Networks. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

From Malin to Mizen and back – that’s how much conductor cable ESB Networks has replaced over the past seven days as repair crews worked around the cl(...)

The planning board was due to give a decision on Wednesday on the plan for the 240,000 tonnes municipal and hazardous waste incinerator at Ringaskiddy. Image: Google Maps

An Bord Pleanála has deferred a decision on a controversial €160 million incinerator for Cork for a seventh time. This is to allow board members asse(...)

Cancer care nurse and mother of one Clare O’Neill was killed when a tree hit her car near her home at Aglish in west Waterford last Monday

The sea was calm and clouds were clearing to the east as mourners gathered at the Island Crematorium at Ringaskiddy to remember Clare O’Neill, who los(...)

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