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Man jailed for trying to poison co-worker with lethal chemical he saw on TV

A MAN WHO attempted to poison a co-worker with a lethal chemical element after he heard of the substance on a TV show called ‘Unsolved Crimes’ was jailed for a year today.

Cork Circuit Criminal Court heard that on 23 May 2018 Thomas Lynch got a chamois cloth and placed the substance ...

yesterday 16:28 open_in_new
Actor and comedian Niall Tóibín dies aged 89

ACTOR AND COMEDIAN Niall Tóibín has died.

RTÉ reports that the 89-year-old passed away in Dublin this morning following a long illness.

Tóibín, who was born in Cork city in 1929, was famous for his comedic performances, as well as roles in Ballykissangel, Far and Away and ...

yesterday 12:16 open_in_new
Extra gardaí deployed in Cork city after plan to rob shop is shared on social media

ADDITIONAL GARDA RESOURCES have been deployed in Cork city centre after a large group of young people gathered for an alleged robbery attempt. 

Up to 100 young people gathered in the Patrick Street area, some of whom were wearing balaclavas.

A post circulating on social media ...

2019-11-08 22:58 open_in_new
Poll: Should vaping be banned from workplaces?

SHOULD THE GOVERNMENT introduce a ban of vaping in the workplace?

Last month, Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin called on the government to consider extending the workplace smoking ban to cover vaping products.

The Taoiseach responded to say that it would be considered if ...

2019-11-08 12:28 open_in_new
Man jailed for random attacks in Cork after claiming 'older men are more likely to be sex offenders'

A MAN WHO randomly attacked two pensioners because he believed older men were more likely to be sex offenders has been jailed for three years with the last 18 months suspended.

Kyle Duggan (31), of no fixed abode, targeted the elderly men in unprovoked attacks which occurred in March 2018 ...

2019-11-06 20:34 open_in_new
Man (20s) arrested in connection with Cork hit-and-run collision

A MAN IN his 20s has been arrested today over a hit-and-run collision in Cork last Saturday. 

A 23-year-0ld woman was left with serious life-changing injuries after being struck by a car on Magazine Road, Cork at around 3.15am last Saturday morning.

Gardaí and emergency ...

2019-11-01 18:46 open_in_new
Apple to pay Cork worker €15k for unfair dismissal over online 'chats’ with colleagues

A CORK BASED unit of iPhone maker, Apple has been ordered to pay €15,000 to a senior customer service representative who was unfairly dismissed over the content of online ‘chats’ with colleagues.

This follows the Labour Court ordering Apple Distribution International Ltd to pay ...

2019-11-01 15:37 open_in_new
Poll: Do you support the government's plan to 'auto-enrol' people for pensions?

THIS WEEK, THE government announce that it has approved the creation of a new pension system which will see all workers aged 23-60 earning over €20,000 automatically enrolled on a retirement savings scheme.

With only 35% of private sector workers putting money away in a private pension, ...

2019-11-01 10:22 open_in_new
Gardaí locate missing 15-year-old following public appeal

GARDAÍ HAVE LOCATED a 15-year-old who was reported missing on Saturday. 

The teenager was last seen at the Omniplex Cinema in Clonmel, Co Tipperary, at approximately 3.15pm on Saturday.

In a statement, gardaí confirmed he was “located safe and well”. 

It follows a ...

2019-10-28 15:01 open_in_new
Poll: Should we stop changing the clocks twice a year?

IT’S A WELCOME experience every year to wake up with an extra hour’s sleep.

Last night, the clocks went back by an hour, which should mean relatively brighter mornings – but also darker evenings – for the next few months.

The clocks will go forward again in March for ...

2019-10-27 11:43 open_in_new
People urged to stay away from sinkhole which has developed near Cork village

PEOPLE ARE BEING urged to stay away from a sinkhole which has developed on a road in the Beara Peninsula of Co Cork. 

The sinkhole is located on a road to the south of Allihies Village. The road has been closed to the public.

Cork County Council said it appears the sinkhole is ...

2019-10-22 15:10 open_in_new
Poll: Is the Fianna Fáil Dáil voting controversy a big deal?

FIANNA FÁIL HAVE been hitting the headlines for the wrong reasons in recent days, after it emerged that party members voted for their colleagues while they were outside the Dáil chamber.

The Irish Independent reported on Saturday that Fianna Fáil’s Niall Collins had voted for fellow ...

2019-10-21 10:49 open_in_new
Three men arrested after attempted burglary in Cork

GARDAÍ HAVE ARRESTED three men following an attempted burglary in Cork yesterday. 

The burglary, which occurred in Charleville, happened yesterday evening. 

The men were arrested in an “intelligence” operation carried out by the Gardaí. 

At 5.50pm, two men forced their ...

2019-10-20 11:43 open_in_new
Poll: Will Boris Johnson's Brexit deal pass in the House of Commons?

BORIS JOHNSON has a deal. Now, the House of Commons has to vote for it. The same parliament that rejected Theresa May’s deal three times will now have a chance to accept or reject the plan negotiated after a frenetic few days in Brussels. 

All eyes are on the DUP, which has said that it ...

2019-10-18 11:25 open_in_new
CAB seizes car, Rolex watch and financial documents during searches in 3 counties

THE CRIMINAL ASSETS Bureau (CAB) has seized a car, financial documents and electronic storage devices during searches in Limerick, Cork and Waterford. 

As a result of ongoing investigations and information developed from local divisional criminal assets profiler, CAB and the Garda Armed ...

2019-10-17 19:40 open_in_new