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The study entitled Illicit Trade in Ireland: Uncovering the cost to the Irish economy is being unveiled at a conference in Cork Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

The black market is costing the Irish economy up to €1.5 billion with the illicit trade in cigarettes accounting for over a quarter of all cigarettes (...)

People who were formerly self-employed but whose businesses had collapsed in the downturn, were particularly vulnerable as they had to wait in some cases for up to two years before they qualified for jobseeker’s allowance.

An experienced charity worker in Cork has expressed serious concern over “the gradual disengagement” of State services from working with the poor, as(...)

A 44-year-old heating and plumbing contractor has been returned for trial by judge and jury on a charge of manslaughter over the death of a woman in (...)

Billy Isaacs was found dead at his home at Dromreagh in Durrus this morning. Here he is photographed with girlfriend Siobhan Ginty at Bantry District Court last month. Picture: Niall Duffy

A former professional heavyweight boxer who was acquitted of the murder of a woman in the UK in a suspected gangland killing over a decade ago has (...)

Bishop of Waterford and Lismore Dr William Lee confirmed in a statement today he had been diagnosed with a serious illness and under medical care since July 2011, which has impacted greatly on his health and his ministry. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Bishop of Waterford and Lismore Dr William Lee (71) has confirmed he is stepping down from his ministry due to ill-health following the acceptance of (...)

The controversy arose when Fine Gael members of Cork City Council noticed that a brochure promoting Cork Rebel Week

The organisers of Cork’s main contribution to The Gathering have apologised after controversy flared up at Cork City Council over their use of the Cor(...)

The HSE South has confirmed that a helipad could be located on the grounds of Cork University Hospital (CUH) using a site that has become available be(...)

County Clare native Fr Kevin McNamara is a priest in Knocknagree, Co. Cork and is not shy about telling his local parishioners that he will be cheering for the banner county againt Cork in Saturday’s All Ireland hurling final replay. He is surrounded by Cork fans Mary O’Halloran, Joan Collins, Andy O’Halloran, Brendan Hickey, Mary O’Connor, Katelyn Fleming, Jimmy O’Sullivan and Christina Fleming. Picture: Eamonn Keogh

in Kilbrin, Co CorkThe beech trees that stand sentinel in the heart of Kilbrin village are turning an autumnal russet as September prepares to slip in(...)

Martin O’Neill: one of a number of possible contenders to succeed Giovanni Trapattoni as the next  Republic of Ireland manager: Photo: Owen Humphreys/PA

Former Republic of Ireland, Manchester United and Glasgow Celtic star Roy Keane last night expressed support for Martin O’Neill to be appointed as the(...)

Eamon Ryan  said he suspected the Taoiseach was fearful of engaging in a debate over the abolition of the Seanad becayse he is afraid he might lose. Photograph: Eamon Ward

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan has strongly criticised the Taoiseach for refusing to engage in a public debate on the proposed abolitionof the Seanad, (...)

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