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Drivers face bank holiday checkpoints after crash deaths soar

Don't do it - that's the advice given by gardaí to anyone thinking of driving to a holiday home outside their 5km limit over the bank holiday weekend. Speaking at the launch of an appeal for road users to exercise extra caution this weekend, officers warned there would be checkpoints in place after revealing there had been a doubling of pedestrian deaths in the year to date, and a 17pc
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Cooling down at Cork beaches as temperatures soar

CORK looks set for a dry and sunny bank holiday weekend, with Met Éireann forecasting temperatures reaching the mid-twenties in places. Highest temperatures will range between 22 and 26 degrees. Dry weather and pleasant temperatures are forecast to remain on Friday and moving into the weekend. Massie Buttimer and Molly O’Rielly enjoying the afternoon sunshine under the lighthouse in Youghal, East Cork. Picture Dan Linehan Under normal circumstances, picturesque towns
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Minister Ring confirms availability of funding for TidyTowns Groups

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, has confirmed that funding which was allocated to support the TidyTowns groups throughout the country this year will still be available to them, even though the 2020 SuperValu TidyTowns competition has had to be cancelled due to public health considerations. The Minister allocated €1.4 million to TidyTowns groups in September 2019 to assist them in their preparations for the 2020 competition. Notwithstanding the
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€60,000 secured for Upgrading of Youghal Harbour

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D., has on 21st inst. announced details of a €3.1m package to assist 10 coastal Local Authorities undertake and complete 58 development and repair projects on harbours and slipways in their ownership.   The package provides funding for maintenance and repair works in addition to supporting the ongoing development and enhancement of harbour facilities, including some marine leisure developments. Youghal was one
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Youghal shows mettle without its Ironman!

THIRD time lucky is Michael Brett’s mantra, as he looks forward to welcoming Ironman to Youghal in August 2021. The event, which saw 2,670 athletes from 62 countries converge in the Cork town in 2019, was due to be held there for the second time this summer but was cancelled as a result of the current pandemic. Mr Brett, General Manager of the Walter Raleigh Hotel described the cancellation as
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Supports Available from the Local Enterprise Offices of County Cork

Everything listed below is available to book through our website, or clients can contact the LEO through email, by phone, or on a social media platform (e.g. Facebook). LEO Cork North & West: T: 022 43235 / 023 8834700 E: northcork@leo.corkcoco.ie / westcork@leo.corkcoco.ie W: www.localenterprise.ie/corknorthandwest LEO South Cork T: 021 4285200 E: southcork@leo.corkcoco.ie W: www.localenterprise.ie/southcork Advice and Strategy for SMEs Business Advice Clinics A Business Advice Clinic is the first ‘port of
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Youghal Credit Union unveils new manager

Youghal native Patrick Heaphy has been named as manager of Youghal Credit Union, replacing Barry Treacy who has retired after nearly 30 years of service. Patrick is a qualified chartered accountant, who joined two years ago as chief financial officer from previous financial roles in Musgrave, Cork, and PwC, Dublin. He has been central in developing the credit union’s strategic plan and in-house risk and compliance functions. Since 1990, Barry
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Youghal greyhound stadium on the right track to keeping the venue open

YOUGHAL Greyhound Track has been offered a reprieve from proposed closure. Before the Covid-19 restrictions brought all sport to a halt, a report from the Irish Greyhound Board earmarked Youghal as one of four stadiums that weren't economically viable. Despite operating since 1948, the report said Youghal was loss-making and had the lowest attendance of any venue in the west and south-west. Now along with the venue in Enniscorthy, Youghal
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Leaving Cert: Here are the details of the new plan announced by the government

THE LEAVING CERTIFICATE this year will not go ahead as planned and instead now the 61,000 students who were due to sit the exams will receive ‘calculated grades’. Minister for Education Joe McHugh made the announcement today after receiving Cabinet approval. He said this was “not a perfect solution”, in fact he acknowledged it was one he had “massive reservations” about in recent weeks. However he said the reality of
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Cllr. Mary Linehan Foley reports on Municipal Meeting 6th May 2020

Had a Quick update Municipal Meeting this morning in Mall House Ballroom With Social Distancing and got Updates from Municipal Officer Joe Mc Carthy on the projects Below , So a bit of light at the End of Tunnel for East Cork , we will look forward Friends , these projects are subject to All Guidelines from Govt and HSE going forward. 2.1.2 Midleton to Youghal Greenway. Whilst work on
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Wedding day cancelled but Youghal woman wasn’t going to let a pandemic stop her

Her big day was cancelled but a deadly global pandemic wasn’t going to stop this beautiful bride-to-be from saying yes to her dress. Donna Savage, from Youghal in Co Cork, should have exchanged vows with her fiancé Liam Faul in Killarney last Friday. But instead of spending the day at home wondering what if, Donna donned her wedding dress and headed to her local church at the time she should
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Q and A with Youghal jockey Davy Russell: My dream was to hurl for Cork

IN the first of a new series from Horse Racing Ireland, Cork jockey Davy Russell gives BARBARA WHITE an insight into his career in the saddle, love of hurling and favourite music and movies. What was your childhood ambition?: To play hurling for Cork. Growing up, who was your sporting hero?: Jimmy Barry-Murphy and Denis Walsh. Davy Russell with trainer Jim Bolger before the sixth annual Hurling for Cancer Research
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Ironman Cork rescheduled for August 2021

After assessing all scenarios and in alignment with Cork County Council in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, the IRONMAN Ireland, Cork originally scheduled for June 21 will not take place in 2020 and has been rescheduled to return on August 15, 2021. We are working diligently on alternative racing options and will provide you with further details by May 8, 2020. This includes the IRONKIDS Ireland, Cork, originally scheduled for June
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CRY needs your support

Due to the current COVID-19 crisis Community Radio Youghal is operating a reduced schedule with skeleton staff. All our normal fundraising activity has ceased, and like all other community organisations we are relying on your continued support to provide this much needed community service. Radio is a necessity at this time and Community Radio Youghal is your local necessity. We would be extremely grateful for any donation you could make,
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‘Historic coalition’ – read the Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael policy document in full

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael have committed to forming a “historic coalition” that “works for the good of Ireland and its people” The Policy Framework Document agreed by the two parties insists there is “no going back to the old way of doing things” and commits to taking radical actions in government in the wake of the coronavirus crisis “As a nation, we have a proud tradition of community, solidarity
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Minister announces increase to wage subsidy scheme

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has said for incomes that are less than approximately €24,400 per year, the State will increase the subsidy available to employers from 70% to 85%. For those employees with previous average net pay between €412 and €500 per week (equivalent to €24,400-€31,000), the subsidy will be up to €350 per week. The aim of the scheme is to maximise staff retention and firm viability by
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Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin sign deal to effectively end 98 years of Civil War politics

A historic deal between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to allow both parties to enter government together has been formally signed off by leaders Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin. The parties have agreed to seek to enter government on the basis of a “full and equal partnership,” effectively ending Civil War politics in this country after 98 years. After a series of talks last week, and further work by the
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Message of President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins to the Irish at home and abroad at Easter 2020

The text of the Message, in Irish and English, is available below. An audio version of the President’s Message is available at https://soundcloud.com/presidentirl/message-to-the-irish-at-home-and-abroad-easter-2020 An Irish Sign Language interpreted version of the Message is available here: https://youtu.be/E19MXj8clNI   This Easter 2020 is a challenging time for so many. All of our Irish family, and particularly those abroad, are very much in the thoughts of loved ones during these difficult days, as
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Cork County Council COVID 19 Community Call Helpline

The National Community Call Information Leaflet is now available on our website https://www.corkcoco.ie/en/cork-county-council-covid-19-community-support-programme Remember if you, or anyone you know, needs help with collection or delivery of food, essential household items, fuel, or medication, please contact our FREE Community Call Helpline Call 1800 805 819 everyday from 8.00am to 8.00pm From outside of Ireland, call +353 21 4285517 to seek assistance for a relative or friend Text 085 870 9010