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Bessborough,  set up as a Mother and Baby Home in 1922 and closed in 1998, was owned and operated by the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, based in Chigwell, Essex, in the UK. File photograph: BBC

The Bishop of Cork and Ross, Dr Fintan Gavin has welcomed a commitment by religious orders involved in mother and baby homes to talk to the Government(...)

Traffic volumes down...The Red Cow intersection where the N7 and M50 routes meet outside Dublin city. File photograph: Getty

Volumes of road traffic in the first two weeks of the year have been half of what they were before the lockdown, new figures reveal. Transport Infra(...)

The Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary ran the Bessborough Home in Cork city for almost 80 years, during which times 923 infants died there. File photograph: Provision.

A religious congregation has said it did everything within its power to help the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes locate the gra(...)

The Bessborough Centre, Blackrock, Cork. Photograph: Provision

Conditions at the Bessborough Mother and Baby home in Cork led to a clash between church and State when the former bishop of Cork said the State was s(...)

The scene on the outskirts of Midleton, Co Cork, last week, where partial skeletal remains were found. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Gardaí investigating the discovery of a skull in east Cork have sent DNA samples for analysis to match against samples held in the Garda missing perso(...)

Det Sgt Mick O’Halloran told the court: “This was the largest quantity of heroin ever seized by gardaí in any operation in Cork.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A 42-year-old man described as “a key player” in the heroin trade in Cork has been jailed for eight years after he was caught with the largest ever qu(...)

A view of the fire at a grain storage facility in Cork Harbour on Saturday. Photograph: Simon O’Regan/Twitter

A large fire at a grain storage building in Cork Harbour that broke out on Saturday morning was the second fire at the facility in the past four month(...)

Teenager charged following major drugs seizure in Cork city. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A teenager has been remanded on bail after he was charged in connection with a near €100,000 cannabis seizure by gardaí in Cork city earlier this week(...)

Eyewitness photograph of fire at Port of Cork. Photograph: Simon O’Regan/Twitter

A fire at a grain storage facility in Cork Harbour has been brought under control and firefighters are continuing to monitor the situation. The Port (...)

Gardaí breaks up party with 100 attendees in Co Cork on Thursday. File image: Frank Miller

Gardaí broke up a party by up to 100 people in Co Cork which was held in breach of Covid-19 regulations on gatherings on Thursday night. Over 30 gard(...)

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