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IRA commander Tom Barry’s account of the Kilmichael ambush in his 1949 memoir had been challenged by historian Peter Hart.

Controversial claims IRA commander Tom Barry invented the story of a false surrender by Auxiliaries at the Kilmichael ambush in 1920 have been challen(...)

Michael Martin from Mount Brosna, Mayfield, Cork, pleaded guilty to an aggravated burglary at a house at Meadow Park, Ballyvolane in Cork on October 24th.  File photograph: Collins Courts

A 21-year-old, who smashed his way into a house with a hatchet and forced the occupants to hide in their bedroom, has been jailed for five years.(...)

Kieran Cotter is looking forward to spending more time with his wife Brigid and their sons.

Tributes have been paid to one of the country’s longest serving RNLI volunteers who is stepping down after almost half a century of life saving includ(...)

Michael Leonard of Hillcrest, Glenosheen, Kilmallock, Co Limerick appeared before Fermoy District Court charged with murder. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Cork Courts

A 62-year-old man has been remanded in custody after he was charged with the murder of a mother of three whose body was found in a burning car in a fo(...)

Jonathan O’Sullivan from Barrett’s Buildings, Gurranabraher in Cork had denied possession of a handgun. File photograph: iStock

A 40-year-old man has been jailed for 10 years by a judge who said he believed the man was involved in organised criminality after a jury convicted hi(...)

 Una Ring has waived her right to anonymity to encourage others in similar situations to come forward. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Cork Courts Limited

After months of harassment and threats from a former colleague, Una Ring went to bed on a miserable Co Cork night last July fully dressed, suspecting (...)

Seamus Troy (47) told the court  the attack had had a huge impact on his mental health and his doctor believed he was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder as a result. File photograph: Frank Miller

A 26-year-old has been jailed for five years for mugging a former hurler whom he beat with a crutch just after the victim was discharged from hospital(...)

‘He went into a trade that is full of risks and he has to take the penalty,’ said Judge Ó Donnabháin as he jailed the man for eight years. Photograph: iStock

A man described as a “major cog” in a drugs distribution network in Cork has been jailed for eight years after he was caught by gardaí with almost €80(...)

Gardaí are investigating the discovery of the woman’s body in a car in a wooded area near Doneraile in north Cork. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Gardaí are hoping a postmortem will establish whether a woman whose badly burned body was found in a car in a forest in Co Cork was the victim of foul(...)

Harassment victim Una Ring from Roscarberry pictured at Cork Circuit Criminal Court, flanked by Sergeant John Sharkey and Insp Eoghan Healy. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Cork Courts Limited

A mother of two who was subjected to a horrific campaign of harassment including threats that she would be raped, has urged anyone who has been threat(...)

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