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Double Donation for Youghal RNLI

From The East Cork Journal. Youghal RNLI was honoured to receive two generous donation from members of the community in one day. On Saturday, 16 February,Youghal RNLI welcomed Aisling and Leanne Hehir to the Station. The sisters recently celebrated their birthdays, with Aisling turning 18 and Leanne 21. Instead of gifts they asked their family and friends to make a donation to Youghal RNLI. In total they raised €590. Patsy
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Vacancy at Community Radio Youghal

News and Research Assistant. – Youghal (CE Scheme) Community Radio Youghal have a vacancy for a News and Research Assistant under the FAS CE Scheme Duties will include:, Researching News items for Broadcast, Reporting from Newsworthy events in the Community. Sourcing Audio Clips for News Bulletins. Working to set Deadlines. Use of computers/internet/email, Providing support to volunteers and assisting in all other areas. Hours may be flexible and training will
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Cork County Council ‘over achieved’ on its house building target

From The Corkman. Cork County Council "over achieved" its house building delivery target by 26 per cent last year. Its construction target was to provide 235 units but it actually delivered 295. The level of delivery was achieved by both construction of houses by the local authority on its own land, combined with  the acquisition of newly built schemes through 'a turnkey model' in partnership with various developers. The turnkey
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Plans Announced for St Patrick’s Day Parade 2019 in Youghal

From The East Cork Journal. Youghal4All, once again, are  organising the St Patrick’s Day Festivities and Secretary, Helen Heaphy Grainge, is calling on clubs, groups and organisations in Youghal and the surrounding areas to come out and support this year’s Parade, by entering a float prior to the closing date for entries, which is Sunday, 10 March. The theme for the Youghal Parade on Sunday, 17 March is of course, “Youghal Welcomes
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Just 9 Dog Fouling Fines Issued In East Cork in 2 Years

From The East Cork Journal. Dog owners are being encouraged to pick up after their pet, even though new data reveals that fines being issued by Wardens are far from adequate.   Since 2017, less than 10 fines have been given out by Litter and Dog Wardens in East Cork for dog fouling offences, despite ongoing complaints. Council figures reveal that the East Cork Municipal District received the majority of fines,
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“People take their Lives in their Hands” when Crossing this Youghal Road

From The East Cork Journal. Traffic calming measures have been called for to curb speeding motorists on a busy section of road that runs through Youghal.  Cllr Mary Linehan Foley told the February sitting of the East Cork Municipal District that increased road safety measures are urgently needed on the Lighthouse Hill. She said cars approaching the harbour town from the Cork side are coming around the corner and taking
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Youghal’s Regal Cinema to screen Operation Transformation Finale

From The East Cork Journal. Next Wednesday, 27 February, Youghal's Regal Cinema will be screening the finale of 2019 Operation Transformation. The finale will of course star the town's own OT Leader, Pamela Swayne. Her acheivements over the past weeks will be the highlight for all her family and friends. She has proven to herself that she is a force to be reckoned with and that hard work pays dividends.
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Youghal hotels need bike stands to cater to Ironman influx

From EchoLive. RESTAURANTS and hotels in Youghal are thinking about investing in bike stands because of the number of cyclists who are visiting there ahead of an international Ironman in the area this summer. Owner of The Old Imperial Hotel, Dan Leahy, said that 25% of his business is from Ironman athletes, who are spending their weekends in east Cork training for the mega triathlon on Sunday, June 23. The
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€900,000 for Cork County non-public rural roads under Local Improvement Scheme – Minister David Stanton

From The East Cork Journal. A total of €900,000 in funding has been allocated to Local Improvement Schemes (LIS) in Cork, according to Fine Gael TD for Cork East and Minister of State at the Department of Justice & Equality, David Stanton.  The Local Improvement Scheme (LIS) monies are made available by the Department of Rural and Community Development to local authorities to support improvement works on non-publically maintained rural roads.
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New Switcher Account Launched at Youghal Credit Union

From The East Cork Journal. Youghal Credit Union launched their new Switcher Loan on Friday, 8 February. Speaking with The East Cork Journal, Business Developer Officer Colm Geary said, “This new service is all about the customer. It basically is a debt consolidation loan account. By moving your debts to one Switcher loan account here, where your debts from other institutions or multiple credit cards for example, can be combined
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Criticism of Youghal road repairs budget are dismissed by County Hall officials

From EchoLive. CRITICISM of the road repairs budget ahead of an international Ironman event in Youghal has been dismissed as “negative” and a “non-problem.” Deputy Mayor and Independent Councillor Mary Linehan Foley said that she was flabbergasted by “negative comments” about the roadworks needed ahead of Ironman Youghal. The event will attract 2,500 athletes this summer and bring almost €8m to the local economy over the next three years. It
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€600k needed to repair roads for Ironman Youghal

From EchoLive. THE road repairs needed for Ironman Youghal are to set to cost more than €600,000. The globally-renowned endurance race is coming to the East Cork town this summer, but a major programme of works is required to ensure road surfaces are fit-for-purpose. The event involves a 180km bike ride, a 3.8k swim and a full marathon, meaning road surfaces will need to be up to scratch to ensure
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Residents from Youghal and Midleton Want Recycling Facilities Brought Back

From The East Cork Journal. Residents are angry that Recycling sites in Youghal and Midleton have been taken away and they want them back, the Cork County Council Executive heard at a recent meeting.  Cllr Danielle Twomey, who represents the East Cork Municipal area, said Cllrs were not consulted before the recycling facilities were removed and she called for them to be reinstated. The Sinn Fein Cllr, at the February
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Harmony presents ‘The Beauty Queen of Leenane’

The Mall Arts Centre, Youghal      Sat 23rd to Thurs 28th March 2019     Tickets: TBC For updates please contact 087 9593276 Featured picture the late Ann Manahan. Presented by the multi talented Harmony, The Beauty Queen of Leenane is a 1996 comedy by Irish playwright Martin McDonagh which was premiered by the Druid Theatre Company in Galway.  It also enjoyed successful runs at London’s West End, Broadway and
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Donal Clancy Tour 2019

The Mall Arts Centre, Youghal           Sunday 3rd March 2019 at 3 pm      Tickets: €12/€10 concession. Tickets are available online at or telephone 087 9593276 or at the door on the day of the performance. Dónal Clancy is regarded as one of Ireland’s finest guitarists.  He is the son of the world renowned singer Liam Clancy of The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem and
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Youghal Musical Society hosts ‘It’s a Grand Night for Singing’

The Mall Arts Centre, Youghal        Sunday 24th February at 3.00 pm. Youghal Musical Society proudly hosts ‘Its a Grand Night for Singing’ Music of Rodgers and Hammerstein Written and Directed by Cathal MacCabe. Featuring Sarah O’Mahony – Soprano, Frank Ryan – Tenor, Noel Somers – Tenor and Bethan Lee – Pianist. Rodgers and Hammerstein were a hugely successful American musical theatre writing team in the 1940’s and
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Youghal’s Pamela Has Passed Mid Way Point on Operation Transformation

From The East Cork Journal. As she has just passed her midway point in RTE’s Operation Transformation, Pamela Swayne from Youghal continues to not only climb hills but mountains! Last week viewers saw her reach the summit of Sugar Loaf Mountain, cheered on from couches around not only East Cork but the whole of Ireland. Each leader this year has been a testament to the love of family and the
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Cllrs Call for the Extension of Help to Buy Scheme

From The East Cork Journal. Cork County Cllrs are urging the Government to commit to extending the Help to Buy Scheme despite the fact the scheme is helping but a few families.  Introduced in 2016, the Help to Buy Scheme gives participants a €20,000 rebate on tax to use towards a mortgage. To qualify, the successful applicant must be tax compliant, must not have built or owned a previous property
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Parents lobby government to approve drug for SMA sufferers

From EchoLive. THE mum of an east Cork boy is among several parents across the country who are hoping the government will approve a drug to improve the lives of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) sufferers. Rebecca Bulman’s five-year-old son Harry, from Youghal, cannot walk and uses an electric wheelchair. She said he is now in school and also attends Enable Ireland regularly for therapy. He finds it difficult to write
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Youghal boardwalk is to be extended to Redbarn beach

From EchoLive. Plans for an extension to the boardwalk in Youghal are moving ahead. Cork County Council has issued tender documents for Phase II of the project seeking contractors to build a 1.1 kilometre, two metre-wide wooden boardwalk between Claycastle car park to the Youghal Quality Hotel at Redbarn. Phase I of the project was completed in January 2012 at a cost of €220,000 when a 400-metre boardwalk was built