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Youghal RNLI honours six long serving volunteers for helping to save lives at sea

From The East Cork Journal. Youghal RNLI recently said a big thank you and goodbye to six long serving volunteers who have worked tirelessly over the years to help the charity save lives at sea. Anne Muckley spent 37 years as part of the fundraising team holding many different roles, including treasurer and secretary. Over the years she has made many friends and enjoyed the comardary. During that time she
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Four East Cork Beaches receive Bathing Awards of Excellence

From The east Cork Journal. Inch Strand Aghada, Ring Beach Ballymacoda and Ardnahinch Shanagarry in East Cork have met stringent criteria to qualify for a Green Coast Beach Award this year and Redbarn in Youghal was among just 7 beaches in the County to be given the Blue Flag of Excellence. Garretstown, Garrylucas, Barleycove, Inchydoney, Ownahincha and Tragumna, all in the West of the County, made it to the Blue
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Cork County Council Keeps Quiet on Killeagh Village Enhancement Overrun Settlement

From The East Cork Journal. Poor planning and failure to apply adequate due diligence has resulted in the public coughing up hundreds of thousands of Euro for the Killeagh Village Enhancement Scheme, it has been claimed. The original contract for the project was €3.4million, but Cllr Michael Hegarty believes that cost has risen by €500,000 following arbitration talks with MEIC Ltd, the Company awarded the initial contract. The Fine Gael
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Claycastle and Front Strand Youghal may soon be Accessible for all Wheelchair Users

From The East Cork Journal. Specialised beach wheelchairs which would help people with a disability have access to the beach, could be brought to East Cork. Cork County Council, following a successful pilot scheme, want to make the County’s beaches more accessible to people in wheelchairs. They say both Claycastle and the Front Strand Youghal could work as a suitable location for the Hippo Campe beach wheelchair. On Monday the
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Recount Confirmed in Ireland South

From The Irish Independent. SINN Fein formally triggered a full recount in the European Parliament election in Ireland South with the destination of the five MEP seats now unlikely to be confirmed until June 21. The recount will commence at 9am next Tuesday morning in Cork. The recount decision came after Sinn Fein and count staff examined vote bundles from Senator Grace O'Sullivan of the Green Party and outgoing Sinn
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European Parliament Election Update

Counting is ongoing in the Ireland South Constituency. After the 17th count he current position is:  Quota 119,866 SEÁN KELLY, (FG) Count 9 119,883 ELECTED BILLY KELLEHER, (FF) Count 17 131,652 ELECTED MICK WALLACE, (4C) 109,149 DEIRDRE CLUNE, (FG) 97,935 GRACE O'SULLIVAN, (GP) 96,095 LIADH NÍ RIADA, (SF) 95,573 Counting has been completed in the Midlands-Northwest Constituency. The following candidates have been elected: Quota 118,986 MAIREAD MCGUINNESS, (FG) Count 1
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Ironman Traffic and Parking Information

As closures come into play, the best way on and off the N25 from town is via Clashadunna. (Top of bypass). Mon to Friday before IRONMAN  There will be NO traffic restrictions planned. Green Park and Claycastle Car Park will be building sites so these will be closed to the public.  Beaches are open and unaffected - in fact there will be additional lifeguard cover provided for this period, starting
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Youghal CYMS Snooker Society, St. Mary’s Branch

Youghal CYMS Snooker Society, St. Mary's Branch, are delighted to be proud supporters of the IRONMAN Ireland Cork 2019 Triathlon. The long-distance triathlon race will be held in the town on the 23rd June 2019. Youghal CYMS, in conjunction with the organisers of this wonderful sports event, have enlisted members of the society to volunteer and assist in various roles assigned to them at the IRONMAN Ireland, Cork, 2019 The
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Cork County Council to provide specially-designed lifeguard stations on five beaches

From The Irish Examiner. Cork County Council is providing specially-designed lifeguard stations on five beaches and a beach wheelchair service at another location. The council confirmed today that it had purchased five purpose-built lifeguard stations from a UK-based manufacturer. They are each costing in the region of €50,000. Cork is the first local authority in the country to provide the facilities. Two have already been installed at Redbarn and Claycastle
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Cork Coast is Set for Summer

Cork County Council can confirm that seven beaches across Cork County have been awarded Blue Flag status, with a further fourteen beaches receiving the Green Coast Award, for the 2019 bathing season, by the International Blue Flag and Green Coast Award Juries of An Taisce. The iconic Blue Flag confirms that beaches around the world adhere to stringent requirements, high standards and strict compliance in relation to water quality, safety
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Cork’s youngest councillor elected in Midleton

From EchoLive. "A dream come true" is how 21-year-old James O’Connor described becoming the fourth Councillor to be elected to the Midleton electoral area and the first in the area for Fianna Fail. Mr O'Connor, who is from an area between Youghal and Killeagh, is the youngest Fianna Fail candidate in the local elections and the youngest candidate for East Cork. Elected on the sixth count, with 1947 votes, after
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European Parliemant Election Update

Counting continues in the Ireland South Constituency. Sean Kelly (FG) was elected on the 9th count with Billy Kelleher (FF) currently in second place, Mick Wallace (I4C) third, Liadh Ni Riada (SF) fourth and Grace O'Sullivan (GP) in fifth place. This is a five seat constituency but the winner of the final seat cannot take his/her seat until the UK has left the EU. Counting has finished in the Dublin
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Ireland South Count 1

QUOTA 119,866 SEÁN KELLY, (FG) 118,444 BILLY KELLEHER, (FF) 84,083 MICK WALLACE, (I4C) 81,741 LIADH NÍ RIADA, (SF) 79,072 GRACE O'SULLIVAN, (GP) 75,946 MALCOLM BYRNE, (FF) 69,166 DEIRDRE CLUNE, (FG) 64,605 ANDREW DOYLE, (FG) 38,738 SHEILA NUNAN, (LAB) 22,075 ADRIENNE WALLACE, (SOL-PBP) 14,802 DOLORES J. CAHILL, (IND) 10,582 DIARMUID PATRICK O'FLYNN, (IND) 9,823 LIAM MINEHAN, (IND) 9,423 BREDA PATRICIA GARDNER, (IND) 9,306 THERESA HEANEY, (IND) 7,475 ALLAN J. BRENNAN, (IND)
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Cork rejects directly elected mayor

Voters in Cork city have rejected proposals for a directly elected Lord Mayor. The results, which were declared this afternoon, show that 33,364 voted in favour, with 34,347, voted against the proposal - 983 in the difference. It follows a nail-biting count in the plebiscite today which saw the number of yes votes match the no votes throughout the six-hour count. It was nip and tuck until the last hour
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Waterford Mayoral Plebiscite Result

From The Irish Examiner. Waterford has voted to reject the proposal of a directly elected Mayor by the narrowest of margins with 22, 437 voting no in the proposal. There were only 719 votes between the divisive proposal passing or not. Counting began at 9am at the count centre. It was initially too close to call as piles of votes were being counted. Announcing the results to a largely empty
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European Parliament Election Preliminary Results

Preliminary European Parliament results indicate that the rise of populism and the far right across Europe has not materialised but The Green Wave has swept across Europe. The UK, as expected, is bucking this trend with the European Parliament Election seen as solely a Brexit issue. The Liberal Democrats are doing well on the Remain side and the newly formed Brexit Party doing well on the Leave side The Sinn
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Waterford County Council Lismore and Dungarvan District Final Results

Lismore District - 3 Seats Quota 1,098   Name Party 1st Pref Votes Elected  Pratt, John Lab 1,385 Count 1 Tobin, James FF 1,208 Count 1 Doocey, Declan FG 1,041 Count 2   Dungarvan District - 6 Seats Quota 1225 Name Party 1st Pref Votes Elected Geoghegan, Damien FG 1,716 Count 1 Phelan, Thomas Lab 674 Count 8 O'Donnell, Séamus Ind 713 Count 8 Nugent, Pat FG 998 Count 7
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Local Elections – Final Analysis

There were three big stories this weekend. The Green Wave, the collapse of the Sinn Fein vote and the emergence locally of Cllr. Mary Linehan Foley as a political force in Cork East Having been punished by the electorate and all but obliterated from Irish politics after the 2008 economic crash, The Green Party is riding the wave of climate change politics and the emboldened youth vote embracing this issue.
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European Parliament Election and Mayoral Plebiscites

Counting continues around the country for the European Parliament Election, however results will not become known until 10pm tonight at the earliest because polls are still open in 21 EU countries. The vast bulk of paper in the Ireland South constituency, 7.3 tonnes in Cork alone, is causing a slow count. This is due to 23 candidates being on the ballot paper, which is over 2 feet long. Counting in
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Midleton Area Municipal District Final Result

Mary Linehan Foley (Ind). 2,699 ELECTED Noel Collins (Ind). 2,371 ELECTED Michael Hegarty (FG). 2,154 ELECTED James O’Connor (FF). 1,947 ELECTED Danielle Twomey (SF). 1,946 ELECTED Susan McCarthy (FG). 1,704 + 236 = 1,940 ELECTED Liam Quaide (GP). 1,500 + 36 = 1536 ELECTED Rosarii Griffin (FF). 1410 + 9 = 1429 ELIMINATED John Phillips (FG). 818 + 36 = 854 ELIMINATED Eric Nolan (Lab). 597 + 13 = 610
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Result of the Ninth Count in the Midleton Area Municipal District

The distribution of James O'Connor's surplus The Quota is 1,896 Mary Linehan Foley (Ind). 2,699 ELECTED Noel Collins (Ind). 2,371 ELECTED Michael Hegarty (FG). 2,154 ELECTED James O’Connor (FF). 1,947 ELECTED Danielle Twomey (SF). 1,946 ELECTED Susan McCarthy (FG). 1,704 + 236 = 1,940 ELECTED Liam Quaide (GP). 1,488 + 12 = 1500 Rosarii Griffin (FF). 1410 + 10 = 1420 John Phillips (FG). 818 + 36 = 854 ELIMINATED
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Result of the Eighth Count in the Midleton Area Municipal District

Cllr. Susan McCarthy (FG) elected on the 8th count   The Quota is 1,896 Mary Linehan Foley (Ind). 2,699 ELECTED Noel Collins (Ind). 2,371 ELECTED Michael Hegarty (FG). 2,154 ELECTED James O’Connor (FF). 1,947 ELECTED Danielle Twomey (SF). 1,946 ELECTED Susan McCarthy (FG). 1,704 + 236 = 1,940 ELECTED Liam Quaide (GP). 1,185 +303 = 1,488 Rosarii Griffin (FF). 1308 + 102 = 1410 John Phillips (FG). 818 + 36