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The court heard there was also no reference in the planning notice for the hostel to the fact the area around Fitzwilliam Street and Merrion Square includes some protected Georgian structures, the court heard. Photograph: Moya Nolan/The Irish Times

A local resident’s challenge over approval of works for an emergency homeless hostel on Dublin’s southside has been adjourned “with regret” by a High (...)

Damien Coleman runs the Cork City  Marathon with a hurley and sliotar in a time of  4.28.49. Photograph: Darragh Kane

A Cork marathon runner proved he was on the ball on Monday when he completed the Cork City Marathon soloing with a hurley and sliotar in just under fo(...)

Damien Coleman from Cork, who will attempt to break a Guinness World Record by running the entire Cork City Marathon while soloing a sliotar on his hurley in the fastest time. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

When it comes to long-distance running, Damien Coleman is about to prove he is no hurler on the ditch. He is attempting to enter the Guinness Book of(...)

The court heard that gardaí did not believe there was foul play involved. Photograph: Getty Images

A jury has returned open verdicts on the deaths of a homeless man and woman whose bodies were recovered within yards of each other from the river Lee (...)

Shane and Niall Murphy from Ballinteer jumping in support of Aquired Brain Injury Ireland. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Dozens of hardy swimmers braved the cold conditions to take a morning plunge at Sandycove’s Forty Foot for the annual Christmas Day swim. With Met (...)

Cork Simon  saw a 63 per cent increase in the number of people sleeping rough in Cork in 2014 compared to 2013. File Photograph:  Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The homelessness crisis in Cork is worsening, with more people and more ending up on the streets and in emergency shelters, according to Cork Simon. I(...)

The Government needs to show the same urgency to the homelessness crisis that it showed to the foot and mouth crisis, a Cork campaign group has said. File photograph: Thinkstock

BThe Government needs to show the same urgency to the homelessness crisis that it showed to the foot and mouth crisis, a campaign group has said. Hou(...)

Leanne O’Callaghan (20) and son Aaron at her grandfather’s home in Gurranabraher, Cork. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

A Cork mother who cannot afford to rent is sharing the family home with four generations. Leanne O’Callaghan (20) is living at her grandfather’s (...)

Joseph Rodgers, left, and Mick Fleming taking the plunge at the Forty Foot in Sandycove, Dublin on Christmas morning for the annual Christmas Day Swim. Photograph:  Frank Miller

For the kids Organise your own grotto and raise money for a charity of your choice. It’s a lot easier than it sounds and after an initial outla(...)

The number of people turning to Cork Simon after becoming homeless reached its highest level in five years in 2013 with the number of people sleeping rough on the streets of the city rising to 174 people. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

The number of people turning to Cork Simon after becoming homeless reached its highest level in five years in 2013 with the number of people sleeping (...)

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