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Ballincollig is becoming one of the luckiest towns in Ireland. Just over a week ago on Wednesday 22nd December a winning Lotto ticket for a jackpot of over €5.8 million was sold in Easons in the Ballincollig Shopping Centre. The luck continued last night as two “Millionaire Raffle” players who purchased their tickets in Ballincollig... Read More
Cork County Council has given an update on the water situation in North Cork. All areas of mallow town are restored at low pressure, except for Gooldshill Housing Estate and the St Anthony’ Park , Spa Glen , Ironmines area and there will be intermittent disruptions in the Rockforest area . Tankers will be available... Read More
The NRA’s National Roads Office in Cork is currently carrying out a study on a dangerous stretch of Carrs Hill between Douglas and Carrigaline. Carrigaline based TD Michael McGrath wrote to the NRA, the County Engineer, the Road Safety Authority and the Gardai, in November highlighting serious concerns about the road. In the longer term... Read More
Help is available for families who have run into debt over Christmas, according to Cork South West Fianna Fail T.D. Christy O’Sullivan. “The holiday period can be one of financial stress for young families in particular. There are huge pressures on parents of young children to make Christmas a magical time.” “Often young families face... Read More
Water supplies in Cork City and County, and around the country , are gradually returning to normal today. Thousands of householders have been without water for days, due to cracks and leaks exposed during the thaw. There were some restrictions in Cork city again overnight but water was restored again this morning to anyone affected... Read More
Gardai are investigating a the former psychiatric former Our Lady’s Hospital on Lee Road, Shanakiel, Cork City. The blaze caused extensive damage to an unoccupied wing of the landmark 18th-century building. Gardai at Gurranebraher station are handling the investigation. Five units of the Cork city fire service raced to the scene on Wednesday night having... Read More
Cork South Central Fianna Fáil T.D. Michael McGrath has said local authority tenants can avail of a discount of up to 45% if purchasing their home from the Council in 2011, under improvements which have been introduced to the Tenant Purchase Scheme. The normal maximum discount is 30% (based on 10 year’s tenancy) but this... Read More
Michael McGrath T.D. has welcomed Cork County Council’s intention to investigate the ongoing traffic congestion on the Rochestown road at morning peak time. The Council’s investigation will focus on the operation of the roundabout near St. Patrick’s Church which is the scene of heavy traffic congestion each morning. ‘I have been raising this issue with... Read More
Labour Leader Eamon Gilmore has unveiled Alan Kelly – currently an MEP for Ireland South – as labours general election candidate for North Tipperary/South Offally. Speaking on his announcement as a potential candidate, Alan Kelly, stated he was ‘honoured and delighted’ to be part of Labour’s election team. “I am both honoured and delighted to... Read More
Next week UCC-SU in conjunction with CIT-SU and USI will be holding a protest in Cork City. The ‘REBEL AGAINST CUTBACKS’ protest will start at 11am in CIT, moving to UCC at 12pm, leaving UCC at 1pm to culminate in a rally in Grand Parade at 2pm. Speaking at the event will be John Lane... Read More