Kathleen O’Sullivan: it is understood her aunt also died on the streets of Cork city seven years ago

A homeless woman who died on the streets of Cork city earlier this week was a warm and empathetic person who sought help for a fellow rough sleeper wh(...)

A photograph from Greater Manchester Police of Salman Abedi, with surrounding details removed, taken on the day he carried out a suicide bombing at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester in May. File photograph: GMP/Getty

British ministers have vowed to overhaul the country’s fight against terrorism after a report revealed chances to thwart the Manchester attack were mi(...)

Cedric Simpson pictured at Cork District Court charged with dangerous driving causing the death of Lynn Anderson. Photograph:  Daragh Mc Sweeney/Cork Courts Limited

A US doctor has been given a two-year suspended jail sentence after he pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing the death of a British tourist in C(...)

The continuing housing and homeless crisis meant all of the community’s services were operating at or above capacity. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Cork Simon will open an emergency shelter in the city this winter as the housing and homelessness crisis continues to worsen. Record numbers accessed(...)

After five months of the new baby waking every hour to feed, it was taking its toll on me, my family and the little man himself, says Mimi Murray

Sleep deprivation is one of the most effective forms of torture, according to the CIA. As a beleaguered, second-time mother with a baby who didn’t sle(...)

Anne Anderson, the outgoing Irish Ambassador to the United States: “I had to put my foot down, very early on.” Photograph: Andre Chung for The Washington Post via Getty Images

It’s mid-summer in Washington DC and Anne Anderson is taking a break from packing her papers and making some final calls as she prepares to leave the (...)

File image of actor Daniel Day-Lewis posing with his Oscar for best actor for his role in ‘Lincoln’, in Hollywood, California, the US. File photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

Sir Daniel Day-Lewis is to retire from acting, it has been announced. The surprising news came in a statement to Variety magazine from his representat(...)

A warning about the level of infant mortality among illegitimate children in Northern Ireland was sounded in 1945. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A warning about the level of infant mortality among illegitimate children in Northern Ireland was sounded in 1945. The warning on the Church of (...)

It’s World Cucumber Day today – and just to show we’ve really lost the run of ourselves, you can look forward to Take Your Plant For A Walk Day next month

When Van Morrison once sang that there’d be days like this he probably didn’t mean there’d actually be days like this, days like cucumber day. But it(...)

A woman walks through flood water in Cork city in 2014. FIle photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Office of Public Works has defended its €140 million flood relief scheme for Cork city amid criticism from local campaigners. Some local campaig(...)

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