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Ironkids race added to Ironman Youghal

From EchoLive. Ireland’s only full Ironman event, held in Cork for the first time last year, is adding another element to the weekend with the country’s first-ever Ironkids event. The popular children’s event has been a staple at Ironman race weekends around the world, creating a festival atmosphere and providing an opportunity for children from in and around the host venues to be an active part of the race weekend.
Election 2020

Election 2020 Party Manifestos

Below you will find links to the main party manifestos: Fianna Fail - https://www.fiannafail.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Fianna-Fail-General-Election-Manifesto-2020.pdf Fine Gael - https://election2020.finegael.ie/pdf/FG_GE20_Manifesto.pdf Sinn Fein - https://www.sinnfein.ie/files/2020/SF_GE2020_Manifesto.pdf Labour - https://www.labour.ie/download/pdf/labour_manifesto_key_points_and_spending_plans.pdf Green Party - https://www.greenparty.ie/campaigns/green-party-manifesto-general-election-2020/ Cllr. Mary Linehan Foley - https://www.facebook.com/electMLF/photos/pcb.1495303343960893/1495303303960897/?type=3&theater
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Carrigtwohill to Midleton N25 Upgrade Inches Closer

From The East Cork Journal. Plans to upgrade a 7 km stretch of the N25 between Carrigtwohill and Midleton took a step closer on Monday with the signing of a Contract for the route design stage. The Contract, worth €1.9 million, has been awarded to the European Engineering Consultancy Company, Sweco, who have an office based in Cork. The overall scheme, once completed, is expected to cost €70million. In November
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Ongoing Outbreak of Mumps in Cork and Kerry notified to the Department of Public Health

From The East Cork Journal. There has been an increase in the number of cases of mumps notified to the Department of Public Health, HSE South in recent weeks. This follows on from an notable increase in the number of cases reported in other regions of the country (a link is included below to the most recent available figures). Most cases are teenagers and young adults, occurring among those aged
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Cope Foundation calls on Cork candidates to learn about challenges facing disability sector

From EchoLive. [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="537"] Aisling Fleming, Leamlara, Sean Abbott, CEO of Cope Foundation, and Helen Fleming, Youghal, pictured at the official opening of Cope Foundation's new Community Hub in Midleton last year. The Midleton Community Hub supports people with intellectual disabilities and/or autism to be active citizens and live a life of their choosing in their own community of East Cork. Pic: Diane Cusack [/caption] General election candidates
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Waterford Constituency Profile

From The Irish Times Four seats Current: 1 FG, 1 SF, 1 FF, 1 Ind Waterford is one of the few constituencies where several of the incumbent TDs and previous strong contenders will not be standing in the upcoming general election, leaving the race wide open for a surprise result. Fine Gael TD John Deasy confirmed last year he would retire from politics after nearly two decades in the Dáil.
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Cork East constituency profile

From The Irish Times Cork East (four seats) Current: 1 FF, 1 FG, 1 Lab, 1 SF Cork East may in theory be an open four-seat constituency but in practice tends to be a somewhat more complex affair, with effectively two separate contests taking place in the north and the south. Historically, the constituency has returned two TDs from north Cork and two from east Cork in the south, with
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General Election 2020: The strengths and weaknesses of the five main party leaders

From The Irish Independent. The Irish Independent political team have put together an analysis of the leaders of the five main political parties as voters prepare to weigh up the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) of each one. Leo Varadkar - Fine Gael An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD following his interview on "This Week" at RTE Headquarters in Donnybrook, Dublin. Photo:Gareth Chaney, Collins STRENGTHS Leo Varadkar’s key strength going
Election 2020

General Election to take place on February 8

From The Irish Examiner. The Taoisech Leo Varadkar has informed his Cabinet colleagues that General Election 2020 will take place on Saturday February 8. The Taoiseach will travel to Áras an Uachtaráin this afternoon to seek a dissolution of the 32nd Dáil from President Michael D Higgins. The date of the election will be Saturday February 8, the Cabinet was told this morning. There had been much speculation that the
Election 2020

Mary Linehean Foley Declares for Election 2020

Hi friends, it looks as though an election is around the corner in a few short weeks time. Its with great pride that I am announcing that I will be seeking election to Dáil Éireann in this upcoming general election. It was a pretty easy decision for me to make as I’m working at grassroots level day-in, day-out, and I’m seeing first-hand that the current Government has turned its back
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The Blackwater Valley Fit-Up Theatre Festival at The Mall Arts Centre

Blood in the Alley Theatre Company in association with Cork County Council and The Arts Council presents: The Blackwater Valley Fit-Up Theatre Festival 22nd Jan – 23rd Feb 2020. Featuring 8 performances spread over 5 weeks, The Mall Arts Centre Youghal is the place to be for cutting edge Theatre in January and February. See The Mall Arts Centre or CRY Arts and Entertainment for details.
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The Blackwater Valley Fit-Up Theatre Festival presents Spliced

The Mall Arts Centre, Youghal.     Saturday February 22nd 2020 at 8 pm.     Doors open 30 min. before the show starts. Blood in the Alley Theatre Company in association with Cork County Council and The Arts Council presents: The Blackwater Valley Fit-Up Theatre Festival 22nd Jan – 23rd Feb 2020. Week five: Spliced Presented by Chalk it Down Productions. Written Performed by: Timmy Creed Directed by: Gina Moxley Timmy is
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The Blackwater Valley Fit-Up Theatre Festival presents Appropriate

The Mall Arts Centre, Youghal.     Saturday February 22nd 2020 at 8 pm.     Doors open 30 min. before the show starts. Blood in the Alley Theatre Company in association with Cork County Council and The Arts Council presents: The Blackwater Valley Fit-Up Theatre Festival 22nd Jan – 23rd Feb 2020. Week five: Appropriate WINNER – Summerhall Lustrum Award – Edinburgh Fringe 2019. Written Performed by: Sarah-Jane Scott Directed by: Paul Meadle Sorcha LOVES
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The Blackwater Valley Fit-Up Theatre Festival presents The Man From Moogaga

The Mall Arts Centre, Youghal.     Saturday February 15th 2020 at 8 pm.     Doors open 30 min. before the show starts. Blood in the Alley Theatre Company in association with Cork County Council and The Arts Council presents: The Blackwater Valley Fit-Up Theatre Festival 22nd Jan – 23rd Feb 2020 Week four: The Man From Moogaga Written, Directed & Performed by: Aindrias de Staic “The Man From Moogaga” is an
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The Blackwater Valley Fit-Up Theatre Festival presents Indigestion

The Mall Arts Centre, Youghal.     Saturday February 15th 2020 at 8 pm.     Doors open 30 min. before the show starts. Blood in the Alley Theatre Company in association with Cork County Council and The Arts Council presents: The Blackwater Valley Fit-Up Theatre Festival 22nd Jan – 23rd Feb 2020. Week four: Indigestion presented by Big Guerilla Productions. Written, Directed & Performed by: Seamus O’Rourke The story revolves around a Cavan
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The Blackwater Valley Fit-Up Theatre Festival presents Before

The Mall Arts Centre, Youghal.     Saturday February 8th 2020 at 8 pm.     Doors open 30 min. before the show starts. Blood in the Alley Theatre Company in association with Cork County Council and The Arts Council presents: The Blackwater Valley Fit-Up Theatre Festival 22nd Jan – 23rd Feb 2020. Week three: Before Presented by Fishambles: The New Play Company Written and performed by: Pat Kinevane Directed by: Jim Culleton
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The Blackwater Valley Fit-Up Theatre Festival presents The Experience of Being

The Mall Arts Centre, Youghal.     Saturday February 1st 2020 at 8 pm.     Doors open 30 min. before the show starts. Blood in the Alley Theatre Company in association with Cork County Council and The Arts Council presents: The Blackwater Valley Fit-Up Theatre Festival 22nd Jan – 23rd Feb 2020. Week two: The Experience of Being presented by An Grianán Theatre Written by: Carol Moore Directed by: Patrick J O’Reilly Performed
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The Blackwater Valley Fit-Up Theatre Festival presents Maura Laverty This Was Your Life

The Mall Arts Centre, Youghal.     Saturday February 1st 2020 at 8 pm.     Doors open 30 min. before the show starts. Blood in the Alley Theatre Company in association with Cork County Council and The Arts Council presents: The Blackwater Valley Fit-Up Theatre Festival 22nd Jan – 23rd Feb 2020. Week two: Maura Laverty This Was Your Life Presented by The Curious Ensemble Written by: Yvonne Quinn, Bairbre Ní Chaoimh