Skibb test centre is safe says Lab TD

Labour TD (and previous Senator) for Cork South-West Michael McCarthy has been assured by the Road Safety Authority that there are no plans to close the Skibbereen Driving Test Centre. “Following local reports that the Skibbereen Driving Test Centre is facing closure, I immediately contacted the RSA and sought assurances from them that there were […]

Salt to be stored in Counrty Cork

As winter approaches…. The National Roads Authority is to provide 613 thousand euro for a “salt barn” in Ballincollig, and another in Skibbereen. They will hold 1300 tonnes of salt each for use on roads across Cork. Construction will begun at the end of October, to finish before Christmas. Fine Gael Councillor, Derry Canty welcomed […]

Speed limit to be restored on old Cork to Dublin Road

A SECTION of the old Cork to Dublin road, famous for speedtraps, is to have its speed limit INCREASED! from the end of the month. When the motorway Bypassing Fermoy opened in October 2006, the speed limit on the old N8 fell from 100 kilometres to 80, after is was downgraded to a “Regional Road” […]

Mizen Bridge in line for awards

In West Cork, the new Mizen Head foot-bridge, which was offically opened last month, is in with a chance of winning THREE separate awards. In Ireland… The “Engineering Project of the Year” and “Public Service Excellence Award” and in Britain… it’s up against Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in the The “Institute of Structural Engineers: Heritage Re-construction […]