The Marina plant in Cork marked its 50th anniversary in 1967 with a £2million revamp — and it was a golden era for motorists, as the iconic Cortina, Escort and Capri hit the ground running.
Mon, 13 Mar, 2017
The Americans have their historic photograph of six marines raising the Stars and Stripes during the Battle of Iwo Jima in the Second World War; the Russians still revere the picture of their troops flying the flag over the Reichstag in the Battle of Berlin on May 2, 1945.
Tue, 09 Aug, 2016
Sun, 31 Jul, 2016
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Tue, 14 Jun, 2016
Good afternoon. Here’s all the news you need to know this lunchtime.
Fri, 20 May, 2016
A second man is being questioned by gardaí investigating the shooting of Ciara Sheehan in Cork at the weekend.
Wed, 18 May, 2016
Mon, 11 Apr, 2016
Heartbreaking scenes unfolded in Wexford town yesterday as relatives of Thomas and Sylvia Connors and their children were flanked by mourners while the funeral convoy made its way to their final resting place.
Sat, 24 Oct, 2015
A Donegal based Catholic priest has announced he will be voting Yes in the upcoming marriage equality referendum.
Fri, 08 May, 2015
The teenage daughter of a couple who died in an apparent murder-suicide wrote a poignant message on her Facebook page earlier this year urging people not to consider taking their own lives.
Tue, 30 Dec, 2014
One person may hold vital clues to several families’ decades-long quest to find the bodies of loved ones abducted, murdered and secretly buried by the IRA.
Wed, 27 Aug, 2014
WHEN well-known scandals, like that of the mother-and-baby homes or the Magdalene Laundries, finally hit the public consciousness — we often hear a common refrain: "Oh it was a different time."
Mon, 30 Jun, 2014
THE Tuam babies story this week says much about the past, but about the present also.
Sat, 07 Jun, 2014
Taoiseach Enda Kenny yesterday expressed strong support for same-sex marriage in a move that will send him on another collision course with the Catholic hierarchy.
Wed, 06 Nov, 2013
On a dank, grey evening, when even the rain couldn’t fall with any gusto, hundreds of diehard Cork fans slipped on their beloved red jerseys again and headed for the city centre to cheer on the boys for one last time this year.
Mon, 30 Sep, 2013
The decision by Dr Michael Smith, the Bishop of Meath, to ban appreciations or eulogies by family members or friends of the deceased in church raises a number of questions.
Tue, 13 Aug, 2013
Church authorities spelled out their opposition to planned abortion legislation during a meeting with the Government yesterday.
Sat, 19 Jan, 2013
Bishop of Clonfert John Kirby said it never occurred to him to consider resigning after it emerged he had moved two priests at the centre of child sex abuse allegations to other parishes.
Thu, 06 Sep, 2012
John and Michaela McAreavey never got the chance to spend one night in the house they planned to start married life in.
Wed, 06 Jun, 2012
The Bon Secours nuns marked 150 years in Ireland with the launch of an exhibition last night which highlights their contribution to Irish society.
Wed, 25 Jan, 2012
Three bishops made significant errors of judgment when allegations of child sexual abuse were made against priests, a Catholic Church watchdog has found.
Wed, 30 Nov, 2011
The General Election campaign was temporarily stalled as rival politicians delayed events to pay respects to the victims of the Cork air crash.
Thu, 10 Feb, 2011
The plane carrying the body of murdered honeymooner Michaela McAreavey arrived in Belfast from Mauritius today.
Fri, 14 Jan, 2011
Wed, 12 Jan, 2011
ROAD BOWLING legend Mick Barry said he was “taking it all in his stride” yesterday as his native city named a road after him and hosted a City Hall reception in his honour.
Thu, 16 Dec, 2010
ONE of the country’s largest care homes for the elderly is operating at a significant loss because of controversial new Government funding arrangements.
Tue, 02 Nov, 2010
THE Director of Public Prosecutions has decided against prosecuting former Bishop of Cloyne John Magee for reckless endangerment.
Fri, 22 Oct, 2010
The Knock Youth Festival opens today on the theme 'Walk by Faith'.
Fri, 25 Jun, 2010
Pope Benedict has announced that Cork native Fr. Kieran O'Reilly is to replace Dr Willie Walshe as the next Bishop of Killaloe.
Tue, 18 May, 2010
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin was praised today after claiming strong forces in the Catholic Church would prefer scandals about paedophile priests are kept secret.
Tue, 11 May, 2010
POPE Benedict XVI has accepted the resignation of the Bishop of Clogher, Dr Joseph Duffy, who, as Church law dictates, is stepping down having reached the age of 75.
Fri, 07 May, 2010
POPE BENEDICT XVI has accepted the resignation of a third Irish bishop as a result of the Church’s handling of clerical child abuse.
Fri, 23 Apr, 2010
The Archbishop of Canterbury tonight said he “had no intention of criticising or attacking” the Catholic Church after an interview in which he appeared to suggest the Church in Ireland had lost all credibility over the child abuse scandal.
Sat, 03 Apr, 2010
THE Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, Cardinal Seán Brady, yesterday called on people to pray for Cardinal Cahal Daly who remained seriously ill in a Belfast hospital last night.
Wed, 30 Dec, 2009
Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin James Moriarty has resigned this afternoon.
Wed, 23 Dec, 2009
There is speculation today that a second bishop criticised in the Murphy report is about to resign.
Wed, 23 Dec, 2009
OUR Catholic bishops have endured considerable criticism so it is entirely appropriate that when one does something commendable it should be recognised.
Sat, 19 Dec, 2009
Primary Schools Principals are today calling for the bishops named in the Murphy report to resign their positions as school patrons.
Fri, 18 Dec, 2009
A SURVEY of how third-level colleges have been spending the €1,500 registration fee paid by students has been ordered by Education Minister Batt O’Keeffe.
Wed, 02 Dec, 2009
IT is pathetic to listen to the incessant empty apologies of various religious groups who were charged with the care of vulnerable children in our society. The chronicle of abuse is almost beyond belief. But it did happen, and it happened in our community.
Thu, 04 Jun, 2009
THE advisory committee which tried to prevent the publication of a damning report into alleged child sex abuse in the diocese of Cloyne was appointed by, and is answerable to, Bishop of Cloyne John Magee.
Wed, 07 Jan, 2009
YESTERDAY, as Fr Michael Mernagh ended his “pilgrimage of atonement” at Dublin’s Pro-Cathedral, where he was embraced by the Archbishop of Dublin, Dr Diarmuid Martin, we got an indication of the great pressure put on the National Board for Safeguarding Children (NBSC) chief executive Ian Elliott.
Wed, 07 Jan, 2009
The One in Four support group for victims of sexual abuse has condemned an apology by the Catholic Church over the Cloyne abuse scandal as 'too little, too late".
Sat, 03 Jan, 2009