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Youghal’s Sinead Kane Helps Ireland To Tenth Position At IAU 24 Hour World Championships

From The East Cork Journal. Youghal’s Sinead Kane was placed sixty-seventh at the 2019 IAU 24 H World Championship last weekend. The Youghal runner flew out last Friday to compete with the Irish team at the World Championships in Albi France, after winning a discrimination case against the International Association of Ultra-runners. Earlier this year the Youghal based athlete was disqualified from the World Championships because of her disability. To qualify,
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Second N25 Traffic Study for 7 KM Section Midleton to Carrigtwohill

From The East Cork Journal. Fine Gael Cllr Anthony Barry has welcomed plans for a full redesign of the Midleton to Carrigtwohill upgrade. The Deputy Chair of the Southern Committee made his comment as consultants are to be appointed this week to redesign part of the County’s main artery East. Cllr Barry said it was “great to see the project progress as we need to find a way to get
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Almost 650 Drivers Caught Wrongly Parked In Disabled Parking Bays

From The East Cork Journal. Almost 650 drivers in Cork County have been caught parking in disabled bays, despite being able-bodied. New figures seen by the East Cork Journal show that, since 2017, a total of 647 parking fines have been issued by the Authority’s Traffic Wardens. County Director of Municipal Districts and Rural Development, Niall Healy, said the numbers could be even higher as data for the town of
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Upgrades Planned for Dangerous N25 Junction

From The East Cork Journal. One of the most stressed locations for traffic in the County could be in line for a multimillion Euro make over. Junction 3 of the N25 at Cobh Cross is one of the most dangerous spots for motorists, with almost 50,000 vehicles travelling through it daily. Without proper traffic management the intersection has seen spates of traffic accidents and significant tailbacks on all approaches at
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Gardaí ID Body Taken From Youghal Bay

From The East Cork Journal. Gardaí have identified the remains of the dead woman found in Youghal on Wednesday as 40 year old Sinéad O’Mahony, from Cork City. The young mother was discovered on rocks near the Lighthouse, by a local fisherman at 2:40pm on the 23 October. The remains were recovered in a joint operation involving the RNLI and Coast Guard, before the woman’s body was formally handed over
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Body Recovered From Sea Near Youghal

Gardaí are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a body recovered from the sea near Youghal Lighthouse this afternoon. The body is believed to be that of a woman in her mid 20’s to early 30s, of medium build, wearing casual clothing and there was no ID on the remains. The remains were recovered at 2:40pm in a joint operation involving the RNLI and Coast Guard. The woman’s body was
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Hotels booked out for next year’s Ironman in Youghal

From EchoLive. Hotels in Youghal are already booked out for next year’s Ironman event despite the wet, cold and windy event earlier this year. Nine months ahead of the event, The Old Imperial Hotel in Youghal has said it is booked out with a mix of returning athletes and fresh faces looking for the ultimate challenge. As well as this, a number of local cyclists from Youghal Cycling Club, who
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Killeagh Nursing Student Raises €1,600 For Child Cancer Charity

From The East Cork Journal. A nursing student who was touched by the story of an eight year old East Cork girl battling a rare form of cancer, has raised hundreds of Euro for a Cancer Charity. Twenty year old Niamh O’Brien from Killeagh donated 17 inches of her hair and raised the fantastic amount of €1600 for the Gavin Glynn Foundation. Niamh’s mother, Sandra, said her daughter’s long hair
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No Agenda Items Discussed at October Sitting of East Cork Municipal District

From The East Cork Journal. The East Cork Municipal District chose not to debate their monthly agenda items on Monday (7 October) in preference for two back to back, closed door meetings. A further in-camera session is due to take place later this month, with Cllrs set to discuss a draft budget for the district on Monday 28 October. The Cllrs broke briefly from their private session on Monday to
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Are You Brave Enough to Visit Youghal this October Bank Holiday Weekend?

From The East Cork Journal. The annual Youghaloween Spooktacular will bring Samhain to the streets of Youghal from Thursday 24 to Sunday 27 October. The huge 3 day Halloween Party promises some terrifying events which will bring plenty of spooky fun for all. The family friendly community event is being billed as “A Festival with Soul” as the annual Halloween takeover blends the old Celtic ways of celebrating Samhain with
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The body of missing woman Frankie Devlin has been found

From The Irish Examiner. Gardaí have thanked the public for their assistance following the recovery of the body of pensioner Frankie Devlin who went missing following a school reunion in Garryvoe, Co Cork last Saturday. Her body was recovered in the East Cork town shortly after 3pm today. Frankie Devlin from Midleton, Co Cork was last seen on CCTV footage at 10.45pm on Saturday evening in Garryvoe. In the region
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East Cork Green Party Cllr to Contest 2020 General Election

From The East Cork Journal. Councillor Liam Quaide has been selected to contest next year’s General Election on behalf for the Green Party in Cork East. Cllr Quaide, along with Cllr Alan O’Connor, made history for the party in May when they became the first Greens to be elected to Cork County Council. Cllr Quaide was chosen to represent the Midleton and Youghal Municipal area on the tenth count, narrowly
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State Reforms Needed to Protect House Buyers from “Fly by Night” Developers

From The East Cork Journal. Cork County Council is calling on the Minister for the Environment, Richard Bruton, to introduce new legislation which would force developers to finish ghost estates. The public representatives said State reforms are needed to protect house buyers from “fly by night” developers. The move comes following the tabling of a Motion by Cllr Noel Collins requesting Minister for the Environment, Richard Bruton, to enact laws
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Cork Should Be Treated As Three Counties

From The East Cork Journal. Cork County Council should have special status when Government is carving up Grant Aid, is the view of Cllr Gerard Murphy.   The Fine Gael Cllr received cross Party support to have Cork recognised as three separate Counties, when Government is deciding its allocation of State Aid. Mr Murphy told the Council Executive “it is unfair and unjust” that Cork, the largest County, receives the same funding as
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Govt secures €530m to gain access to Europe’s energy grid

From The Irish Examiner. The Government has secured €530m in funding to help secure access to Europe's energy grid. The Celtic Interconnector is an underground cable which will mean Ireland can access electricity from France. At the moment, Ireland only has a connection with the UK. The European Commission funding means Ireland will still have access to the EU's internal market after Brexit. Communications Minister Richard Bruton said there will
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Four Cork towns secure Gold Medals in the Tidy Towns Awards

Clonakilty, Ballincollig, Youghal and Cobh have won Gold Medals at the national Tidy Towns Awards. Cork also had several Silver Medal winners including Coolagown, Rosscarbery, Bantry, Kinsale, Skibbereen and Carrigaline. The town of Glaslough in Monaghan was named the overall winner out if 918 different towns, suburbs and villages across the country. In Cork, there were a number of Bronze Medal winners including; Rathbarry, Kilbrittain, Lislevane, Eyeries, Ballydehob, Castletownroche Timoleague,
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Cork East Constituency Fianna Fail Election Candidates

The Fianna Fáil ticket for the Cork East constituency has been completed following the addition of Cllr. James O’Connor. Cllr. O’Connor will join sitting TD Kevin O’Keeffe in contesting the next General Election. The decision was taken following a meeting of the Party’s National Constituencies Committee. Cllr. O’Connor was elected to Cork County Council in the Local Elections earlier this year. James grew up on a dairy farm near Youghal
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Contract tender is issued to clear the former Youghal to Midleton railway line for a future greenway

From EchoLive. TENDERS are being sought for the site clearance and fencing contract for the Midleton to Youghal greenway. Cork County Council earlier this year announced plans to develop a 23km cycle and pedestrian route linking the two east Cork towns, also passing through the villages of Mogeely and Killeagh. The route opened as a railway line in 1860 and was still in operation for passenger services up until the