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The Sinn Féin Justice Spokesperson Jonathan O’Brien TD has welcomed the proposal from the Minister for Justice to reduce the number of armed Gardaí. Deputy O’Brien did however caution about giving the go-ahead to policy recommendations based purely on saving money. The Cork North Central TD said: “It is Sinn Féin’s view that we should […]

Jack Lynch will not be tolled

Fine Gael Senator Deirdre Clune today has welcomed Minister Varadkar’s announcement that tolls will not be imposed on the tunnel in Cork. Earlier in the year the National Roads Authority (NRA) indicated the intention to provide a toll system on the Cork tunnel. “In my view this would have been a short sighted move that […]

N25 works update

Beam placement works on the western structure at the Bandon Road Roundabout got underway as planned last night (Monday night) A section of the Bandon Road Roundabout circulating carriageway was closed at 11.00 p.m. and the beam placement works got underway immediately. The photograph attached shows the first beam in place. In total four beams […]

Failte Ireland Committed to Cork Tourism in 2012

Despite recent upbeat reports regarding an increase in overseas visitors to Ireland in 2011, Fáilte Ireland warned against any complacency in the tourism sector this year, during its annual tourism industry briefing for the Cork region held today. The national tourism development authority stressed that the hard lessons and good work of the last few […]

UCC acquires more land for Sports use

University College Cork (UCC) and the Munster Agricultural Society (MAS) have jointly acquired 125 acres of land on the western outskirts of the City at Curraheen. The site is strategically located within a short distance of the Curraheen interchange on the N25 Ballincollig by-pass with significant road frontage onto the Curraheen Road. The 100 acre […]

Review of crossing facilities at Sarsfield Road Roundabout

Review of crossing facilities at Sarsfield Road Roundabout

Cork South Central TD Jerry Buttimer has secured confirmation that safety auditors will carry out a further review of the pedestrian crossing facilities at the Sarsfield Road Roundabout. “As part of the on-going upgrade works on the South Ring Road the two pedestrian bridges have been removed.  This has required ground level pedestrian crossing facilities […]

Soccer. Dunleavy Signs for Cork City FC

Cork City Football Club have signed of John Dunleavy. The Donegal native, who spent a number of years at Wolverhampton Wanderers, has been capped at Under 21 level by the Republic of Ireland. Speaking to, Dunleavy, a right back who can also play in midfield, said he was delighted to have joined the club: […]

Cork bridges to undergo repair works

Cork bridges to undergo repair works

Cork South Central TD Jerry Buttimer has welcomed €100 million worth of funding which will be provided for the funding of new, small scale, road safety and upgrading projects. Deputy Buttimer said “despite reduced resources the Minister he is targeting available resources to deliver much needed upgrading works. In Cork these works will include renewal […]

Cork welcomes more Cruise ships

The Port of Cork will welcome more cruise ships this year than in 2011. 60 cruise ships are scheduled to visit in 2012, which is an increase from 53, and the vessels will bring over 100,000 passengers and crew. The average passenger will spend from 75 to 100 euro on land, after the ships dock […]

Waste Batteries Wanted from Cork

January is about to get a whole lot brighter, thanks to your old waste batteries! WEEE Ireland (the Irish compliance scheme for battery and waste electrical and electronic equipment recycling) has been collecting and recycling batteries throughout Cork as part of the Spread a Little Sunshine campaign for LauraLynn House at the Children’s Sunshine Home. […]