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Youghal Left Behind in Cork Metropolitan Area Draft Transport Strategy 2040

From The East Cork Journal. Liam Quaide, Green Party local election candidate for East Cork, has called for more ambition in the development of a rail and light rail network in Cork city and county. Plans contained in the Cork Metropolitan Area Draft Transport Strategy 2040 include a 17km light rail network with 25 stops from Ballincollig to Mahon Point costing €1bn. The report also proposes new commuter train stations, including
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Why the Local Elections matter

From RTE News. Secondary elections. Polls where a candidate can win a seat with a few hundred votes. They are merely elections to councils that have no real power and no significant budgets. That's how some people perceive the Local Elections. On 24 May, there are 949 council seats up for grabs across 31 local authorities. In 2014, 2,037 candidates contested the Local Elections. So how much do these elections
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A Guide to the issues in the Divorce Referendum

From RTE News. On Friday 24 May, the same day as the Local and European elections, voters will cast their ballot in the Divorce Referendum.  The Referendum has two parts.  The first one would allow politicians decide how long a couple need to be living apart before they can formally end their marriage.  At present the Constitution only allows divorce where spouses have lived separately four years out of the previous five. This can
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Explained: Why two Irish MEPs will face wait on subs’ bench after election

From The Irish Examiner. Two of the 13 MEPs elected in Ireland face an uncertain wait as to when they can actually take their European Parliament seats. While elections usually produce only winners and losers, Friday’s poll will create a new category of politician – limbo candidates. Ireland is getting two of the 27 seats formerly reserved for the UK that are being redistributed among 14 members states as a
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Caroline Fraher and Frank Ryan in Concert

St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Youghal      Saturday 22nd June at 6 pm      Tickets: €10.00 As part of the IRONMAN celebrations, Yew Wood Venues is delighted to welcome soprano supreme, Caroline Fraher and acclaimed tenor, Frank Ryan, in what will be an amazing evening of music – music to sooth the soul and give Saturday night, the eve of IRONMAN, something to sing about! Frank Ryan is one
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Paddy Casey at St. Mary’s Collegiate Church

St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Youghal      Friday 21 June at 7.30 pm      One of Ireland’s most popular singer/songwriters, Paddy Casey has been on the forefront of the Irish music scene since topping the charts with smash hits, Saints & Sinners and The Lucky One,  and his single, Everything Must Change released in 2017. In more recent times Paddy has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with U2 on their Vertigo
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Pensioner stages sit-in at Youghal clock tower

From The Irish Examiner. A pensioner who was born in an historic clock-gate tower staged a sit-in protest at the landmark Cork visitor attraction yesterday in a row over the display of a family photograph. John McGrath, 80, from Youghal, said he felt he had no option but to occupy the town’s landmark structure after being refused permission by Cork County Council to display the montage and family crest in
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Ironman Parking and Shuttle Bus Services for Athletes and Visitors

Introduction There will be a shuttle bus service running on Saturday and Sunday at IRONMAN Ireland, Cork 2019. Below you will find a quick description of each service.  Saturday Service Parking: Youghal Rugby Club, Frogmore, Parkmountain, Youghal, Co. Cork, Ireland Parking Cost: €5 per car. Spaces: There will be 1000 spaces Hours Of Operation: Car Park 8am - 7:30pm, The Shuttle Bus will run from 9am - 7pm. It will depart the rugby club
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European elections: The burning issues facing Irish voters

From The Irish Examiner. From May 23-26, Irish voters will be thinking about the environment, immigration, spending imbalances, and an EU army, says Political Correspondent Juno McEnroe. EU army and Irish neutrality These formed a core debate in the last EU parliament elections in Ireland, and do again this time.  And it is not just a few candidates who are raising a red flag around Ireland’s much-protected neutrality or the role
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Poll suggests Fine Gael to come out on top in EU election

From The Irish Examiner. Fine Gael candidates look set to come out on top in all three European Parliament Constituencies ahead of this month's election, according to a new opinion poll. In Dublin, Frances Fitzgerald is expected to top the poll with 22%, Mairead McGuinness has 26% in Midlands North West, while Sean Kelly is on 18% in the South. The Irish Times/ Ipsos MRBI poll of 1,500 voters was
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Cllr Noel Collins set to lead the pack once again in East Cork

From The Irish Examiner. The longest-serving public representative in the State is on the campaign trail as he prepares to contest the local elections in the East Cork municipal district. Cllr Noel Collins is a legend in many ways in local government. He doesn’t have a mobile phone, doesn’t drive and continues to write letters on a rickety old typewriter which has some damage to its keys - often leading
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Youghal Vintage Club Road Run – Calling All Engines

From The East Cork Journal. Youghal Vintage Club will be holding its Annual Road Run on Sunday, 19 May. The Committee is delighted this year to be donating proceeds from the event to the very worthy Youghal Lifeboat. Registration will begin at 10am with a view to revving up for the off at 11am sharp from Farrell’s Summerfield Bar. Registration fee for all participating vehicles in €20 and all registered
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Youghal Library Plans for New Premises

From The East Cork Journal. Youghal Library staff are very excited at the prospect of a new premises in the not too distance future. The plans for the new Library are currently on public display for patron and members of the public to peruse. Marian O'Halloran, Youghal Librarian said, “To strengthen our application for funding, it is vital that the public engage with the consultation process by coming in to view the plan proposal
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CORK COUNTY COUNCIL ROADS ACT, 1993 TEMPORARY CLOSING OF PUBLIC ROADS Pursuant to Section 75 of the Roads Act 1993, & Article 12 of the Roads Regulations 1994, notice is hereby given that Cork County Council proposes to temporarily close the following road for the period and reason specified below:-  (A) YOUGHAL TOWN AND ENVIRONS (A1) Roads Subject of Proposed Closure R634-16 (part) Lighthouse Hill, Youghal from Friar Street to
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The HomeBirds Music Festival Presents A Brand New Charity Single

Count on me. In Conjunction with  CRY104fm , Youghal’s  Bun Scoil Mhuire Choir  have teamed up with an ensemble group of musicians calling themselves  the Homebirds Music Festival band   AKA The HomeBirds Band to record a fantastic version of the Bruno Mars classic  Count on me. Recorded by Warren Tivy at Claycastle Recording studio and  featuring vocal contributions  from  some of East Corks leading vocalists and musicians including  Leah Ahern,
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Circus Elysium Comes To Youghal

Circus Elysium is coming to Youghal on our FIRST EVER VISIT with a spectacular Non-Animal show. Circus Elysium will present at the Greyhound Track, for 3 Performances only: ☛Friday May 17th          @7pm ☛Saturday May 18th     @5pm ☛Sunday May 19th        @3pm Featuring Hand Juggling, Aerial Ring, Rola Bola, Illusions, Aerial Silks, Comedy, Hand Balancing, High Wire & much more! FIRST DAY SPECIAL ALL SEATS:   €10 Discount Voucher not applicable
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Ladysbridge Hopes to Revive Cottage Market

From The East Cork Journal. Resident business owners and local produce enthusiasts are hoping to re-start The Cottage Market in Ladysbridge. They plan to take inspiration from other markets and put them to good use for local, homemade, home-grown, handcrafted products in the Ladysbridge area.  The Cottage Market concept promotes local and start-up enterprises and helps a community to recognise the demand and popularity of local produce, be they food
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Ballymacoda 4 Mile Supports Ella Dempsey

From The East Cork Journal. This year’s Ballymacoda 4 Mile Road Race will take place on Friday, 17 May. Those who wish to walk the 4 mile loop will be setting out at 6.30pm, with runners taking their starting positions at 8pm. Entry fees are €10 for runners and €5 walkers. Children are free and each child will get a medal after completing the course. Each walker will also be
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An IRONMAN Run is 42.2K long- a marathon distance for sure but where a marathoner would be starting their day with full energy stores and fresh legs these triathletes have been racing through cold seas and hilly bike routes all day and are probably already battling a niggle or an ache before they get going on their final challenge. Those having a good day will be aiming high and pushing
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Part of €930m Celtic Interconnector may run along former Midleton-Youghal railway

From The Irish Examiner. Some of the cabling for the part of the €930m Celtic Interconnector, from France to Ireland, may run along the former Midleton-Youghal railway. It will ultimately be linked to a 10-acre electrical converter site, which may end up being located at the former Amgen site near Carrigtwohill. These are just a few of the suggestions that Eirgrid engineers are looking at for the project, having narrowed