Lunchtime briefing: One dead, three injured in two car collision in Cork. Catch up on the headlines

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Lunchtime briefing: One dead, three injured in two car collision in Cork. Catch up on the headlines


A man has died and three others injured in a two car collision which occurred on the N72 Fermoy to Ballyhooely Road at 8am this morning.

Gardaí were last night working to identify three men who died when their car burst into flames following a two-vehicle collision in Waterford yesterday.

A cabinet minister believes people who paid their water bills cannot end up worse off than those who did not.

A veteran republican charged in connection with the notorious IRA murder of mother-of-10 Jean McConville is suffering from dementia and would not be able to fully participate in his trial, a court has been told.

The future of the Midlands Regional Hospital is uncertain and significant risks remain, according to a HIQA review.

A family that spent a year apart so one of their little boys could undergo life-changing cannabis oil treatment in the US has been reunited for Christmas.


Italian voters have dealt premier Matteo Renzi a resounding rebuke by rejecting his proposed constitutional reforms, plunging Europe's fourth-largest economy into political and economic uncertainty.

All the parties involved in the Supreme Court battle over Brexit have formally given their backing to the 11 justices hearing the historic case, it was announced at the start of the hearing.

Japan's leader has said he will visit Pearl Harbour with US president Barack Obama at the end of this month.

China is considering how to respond following sharp criticism from US President-elect Donald Trump on Twitter which appears to foreshadow shifts in foreign policy.


Connacht have confirmed that head coach Pat Lam will be leaving the club at the end of the current season. He will join Bristol as head coach in June and has already committed his future to the Aviva Premiership relegation favourites irrespective of what happens in the short-term.

Steve Cook hailed Bournemouth’s remarkable comeback victory over Liverpool as the best day in the history of the south-coast club.

Former Chelsea striker Eidur Gudjohnsen is the latest player to offer his services to Chapecoense as the Brazilian club rebuild following the devastating plane crash in Colombia.

Tiger Woods accepts he needs to play more tournaments in order to get his sharpness back and is planning a full schedule in 2017.


The referendum result in Italy, which comes after Donald Trump's election last month and the Brexit referendum in June, could now potentially trigger a further bout of political and economic turmoil not just in Italy, but across Europe too, argues Andrew Hammond.

Eddie Cassidy, who was then West Cork correspondent for the ‘Cork Examiner’, recalls the fate of the Kowloon Bridge, which ran aground 30 years ago this week.


The value of the euro has dropped to a 20-month low against the dollar after the resignation of Italy's prime minister.

The clearest indicator yet of what Brexit could mean to the Irish export sector was seen in the CSO’s recent trade figures.


While soldiers braved freezing conditions in the trenches 100 years ago, people at home in Cork knuckled down to the coldest winter in living memory. Robert Hume investigates how they tried to keep warm.


Guns N' Rose have announced that they are to play Slane Castle in 2017.

First think Electric Picnic, then think country music and there you have it, Harvest 2017. The brand new country music festival announced for Ireland has some very exciting headline guests


Have you ever caught yourself wondering if you left the immersion on? Of course you have. We asked an expert if we’re all daft or if there’s actually consequences to leaving the immersion on.


The annual Santa Splash for The Hope Foundation took place Sunday afternoon at 1pm on Garretstown Beach.


GAMING: The creator of Metal Gear Solid is back at it again. Hideo Kojima is working away hard at his next title Death Stranding.

MOVIES/TV: Amy Schumer is set to play the iconic role of Barbie in a live action film from Sony. Schumer will star and revise the script according to deadline.

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A man has died and three others injured in a two car collision which occurred on the N72 Fermoy to Ballyhooely Road at 8am this morning.

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