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The blaze broke out at the former Sisters of Mercy convent on Cork Road in Skibbereen around 4pm on Tuesday and units of Cork Co  Fire Service from Skibbereen, Schull and Bantry were sent to tackle the blaze. Photograph: Barry Roche

Garda technical experts will on Wednesday carry out a forensic examination to try and establish the cause of a fire which badly gutted a former conven(...)

The blaze broke out at the former Sisters of Mercy convent on Cork Road in Skibbereen around 4pm and units of Cork County Fire Service from Skibbereen, Schull and Bantry were sent to tackle the blaze. Photograph: Barry Roche

Firefighters in Co Cork were on Tuesday battling a blaze at a former convent in Skibbereen. The homes of a number of pensioners in a sheltered housi(...)

Illustration: Alan Clarke

Like the rest of you, I’m guessing, it’s all the missed occasions that I can’t help but think about. We’re talking birthdays. We’re talking weddings. (...)

Sonia O’Sullivan and Annalise Murphy caught up on a cycle in Wicklow.

The plan was to run my own 10-mile road race in Cobh and then head to Donegal for the Ballyliffin 10-mile event. I’d never actually been to Donegal be(...)

  PJ Sheehan

Born: March 17th, 1933 Died: August 10th, 2020 Paddy (PJ) Sheehan, a former Fine Gael TD for Cork South West, was a formidable political figure whose(...)

The sea front at the popular tourist town of Kilkee, Co Clare. Photograph: Alan Betson

Sun holidays, city breaks, ski trips – the pandemic has grounded us all indefinitely, even with the “green list”. With all but essential foreign trave(...)

Schull Community Hospital is a 21-bed facility that provides community, respite, palliative, community and convalescent care services mainly to older persons. Photograph: Getty Images

Two residents at a community hospital in West Cork had run up arrears of over €135,000 between them, a new HSE internal audit report has found, and se(...)

Coom Hill in Skibbereen, Co Cork. Photograph: Charles McCarthy Auctioneers

Charlie McCarthy, an auctioneer who has sold houses, farms and even islands in west Cork for almost half a century, takes the calls on Coom Hill as he(...)

Colm Ryan outside his back-in-business winebar, Cru, in Kinsale, Co Cork

I left Dublin in the summer of 1990 after graduating from Trinity with a degree in economics. I was 22 years old, a fluent Irish speaker and (...)

Lockdown led many to dreams of leaving: to escapist fantasies of that perfect house in the countryside, where your 2km, 5km or whatever radius takes i(...)

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