Election 2020

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
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The Blackwater Valley Fit-Up Theatre Festival presents Crowman.

The Mall Arts Centre, Youghal.     Saturday January 25th 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 one: Crowman Written and Directed by: Katie Holly Performed by: Jon Kenny ‘Set in a sparsely decorated kitchen,
Community News

Youghal to get new parkrun event in 2020

From EchoLive. YOUGHAL looks set to establish a parkrun in spring 2020. The five-kilometre proposed route will begin at Claycastle car park and then up past the lighthouse, around Green Park and back. At the helm of the new parkrun is David Kilgannon who is currently working hard to get the project off the ground. The proposed Youghal parkrun is set to begin at Claycastle car park and then up
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Youghal native takes over as Master of The Coombe

From EchoLive. THE Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital has appointed Cork man Michael O'Connell to be its next master. Professor O'Connell, who hails from Youghal, began his seven-year term this week, taking over from Prof Sharon Sheehan who completed her term. Trained in UCC, Prof O'Connell completed specialist training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in both the UK and Ireland. He is particularly interested in the training of junior doctors
Election 2020

All eyes are on Sinn Féin seat in Cork East election race

From EchoLive. ALL eyes will be on Pat Buckley’s numbers as the ballot boxes are opened on count day in Cork East. Of the four sitting TDs, you could put a fair amount of money on Fine Gael’s David Stanton, Labour’s Seán Sherlock, and Fianna Fáil’s Kevin O’Keeffe all winning re-election. But Sinn Féin’s grip on the fourth seat is a lot looser. On the back of anger against the
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HSE Injury Unit charge reduced to €75

Injury Unit charge reduced to €75 No charge if attending with full medical card or valid medical/GP referral letter   Since Minister for Health Simon Harris signed a statutory instrument, the charge for attending a minor injury unit has been reduced from €100 to €75 as of today, 23rd December 2019.   If you have a full medical card or valid medical/GP referral letter there is no charge for attending an Injury
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Job Opportunity – Station Manager

The Board of Community Radio Youghal invites applicants for the following position:                              Station Manager   In existence for over 40 years CRY104fm is seeking a dynamic Station Manager who will have the energy and drive to lead a successful team forward and to continue the growth and development of an ever expanding Community Radio Station. The successful applicant should be able to demonstrate experience in managing permanent and part-time
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Shoe Box For Simon Appeal

If you’re looking for a way to do something special for someone in need this year, a great way would be to fill a shoe box with important items to make life more bearable for a homeless person during the festive season. Filled shoe boxes can be dropped off at our CRY studios at Nagle House, South Abbey Youghal during office hours. The following are a list of items to
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Council Accused Of “Passing The Buck” On Dangerous Out Of Control Speed Trap

From The East Cork Journal. An East Cork Cllr has accused Cork County Council of shirking its responsibility in protecting its citizens from speeding motorists, after officials claimed they have done all they can. Cllr Michael Hegarty made an impassionate plea at the December Sitting of the East Cork Municipality for safety measures to be installed, to protect residents and pedestrians from speeding traffic in Ladysbridge Village. Mr Hegarty said
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Students of South Abbey Youghal Support Mercy Hospital POONS Appeal

From The East Cork Journal. On Friday morning last the young students of South Abbey NS gathered in the Hall for their usual Friday morning Assembly. This one, however, was extra special as they were presenting a cheque for POONS - the Childrens Paediatric Oncology Outreach Nursing Service in the Mercy Hospital. Staffed by full time Nurses, this is the only one of its kind in all of Ireland, which
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Ironman Cork Changes for 2020

Ironman Ireland this morning announced changes to Ironman Cork 2020 as follows: Check out our new courses for 2020! 🏊🏼‍♂️🚴🏼‍♂️🏃🏼‍♂️ We aim to deliver an unforgettable race experience so we listened to feedback from our athletes, scrutinised every aspect of the race and are excited to let you in on the what’s new at IRONMAN Ireland, Cork ☘️ SWIM 🏊🏼‍♂️ New, single-lap swim course for 2020 with exit point close to Youghal Lighthouse BIKE 🚴🏼‍♂️
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Minister responds to anger over proposed closure of Youghal greyhound track

From Echo Live. MANAGEMENT at Youghal greyhound stadium have been encouraged to make a robust submission before January 10 on the possible closure of the facility. It comes as the Minister of State Andrew Doyle has admitted that he’s surprised the track was one of four selected for closure in an independent report. The impending closure was raised in the Dáil by Cork TDs Pat Buckley and Kevin O’Keeffe this