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County Council Warms Up to Camper Van Site in Youghal

From The East Cork Journal. Cork County Council say they remain open to the future development of a Campervan Park in Youghal. Council Senior Executive Officer, Sean O’Callaghan, told the September Sitting of the East Cork Municipality that he was eager to identify sites in Youghal that could open the door to motorhomes, but the time is not yet right. The Senior Official was responding to a Motion tabled by
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Councillor Blames TD’s For Erosion of Funding

From The East Cork Journal. An East Cork Cllr has accused the TD’s of the area of “sitting on their laurels” when it comes to securing adequate funding for road safety and traffic control measures. Independent Cllr Mary Linehan Foley has claimed that the Dáil Deputies remained silent when it came to funding for road safety improvements for the health and safety of their constituents. The East Cork Municipality Chairwoman
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Safety on Killeagh Road, Mogeely Needs Highlighting

From The East Cork Journal. East Cork Municipality Cllrs have backed a call on Cork County Council for additional road safety measures to tackle speed on a busy road near Mogeely. The route, which runs from Killeagh through Mogeely and onto the Two Mile Inn near Midleton, is plagued with speeding motorists avoiding long queues during the morning and evening rush hour along the N25 at Castlemartyr. Last September the
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Fine Gael Think Tank To Put Focus On East Cork

From The East Cork Journal. East Cork will be the subject of national attention next week, when Fine Gael representatives from across the country will attend the parliamentary party think-in, in Garryvoe. The two day event is scheduled to get underway at 12:00 noon at the four star Garryvoe Hotel on Thursday 12 September. Many attending the conference will stay on site with other government officials residing at the hotel’s
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Hundreds Sign Ashe Street Safety Petition

From The East Cork Journal. Hundreds of people have signed a petition calling for urgent improvements to be made to cut speeding in Youghal’s busy Ashe Street. The residents fear someone will be “seriously injured or worse”, unless immediate action is taken to address “serious traffic problems” along the suburban street. Just 100 meters in length, Ashe Street at its narrowest point, is just 10 feet wide, meaning cars coming
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Ironman registration opens for Youghal 2020

From EchoLive. Registration is now open for next year’s Ironman Ireland which will take place in Youghal on June 21, 2020. This year’s inaugural event saw thousands of athletes and fans flock to the Cork town to witness or take part in Ireland’s first Ironman, the ultimate test of endurance which features a swim, run and cycle. Challenging weather conditions saw the swim cancelled as double Olympic champion, Alistair Brownlee
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East Cork paying ‘extortionate’ bus fares, says local Councillor

From EchoLive. A County Councillor based in East Cork has slammed the "extortionate" bus rates that East Cork people are having to pay. Cllr James O’Connor from Knockmonlea is calling on the National Transport Authority (NTA) and Bus Éireann to reduce their bus fares for East Cork. Currently, it is cheaper for people to get from Cork city to Waterford than it is to get from Cork city to East
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East Cork Encouraged to Light Up Purple for Baby Loss Awareness Week

From The East Cork Journal. An Irish charity is urging businesses and public buildings to Light Up Purple to mark Baby Loss Awareness Week. Running from October 9 – 15 Baby Loss Awareness week is an international event which seeks to raise awareness of the issues affecting families who have experienced a loss of a pregnancy or baby. To mark the close of the week on 15 October, buildings across
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Disability Access Not About Ticking Boxes As Youghal, Killeagh, Castlemartyr and Midleton Take Part In National Campaign

From The East Cork Journal. East Cork residents and the business community will next month be given a glimpse of what it’s like living with a disability, when communities across the region will be shown where their area is falling short during Make Way Day on Thursday 26 September.  Local disability groups in Youghal, Cobh, Castlemartyr, Midleton and Killeagh will be identifying obstacles which the elderly and people with a
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Castlemartyr Health Centre Plans Shelved

From The East Cork Journal. Plans to develop a state of the art Community Health Centre in Castlemartyr have been shelved. The HSE said they have stalled the project because it would not represent “a prudent use of public funds.” Permission for a single storey extension to the rear of the existing facility, to include a new staff area and consultant suite, was granted in January. The plan also sought
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Locals Fear Knockadoon Road Collapse

From The East Cork Journal. The Ballymacoda Ladysbridge Community Council has called for safety experts to assess a public car park on the picturesque Knockadoon Peninsula, following a recent landslide. John O’Brien, Community Council Environment Officer, says the parking area adjacent to the Knockadoon Camp is in danger of collapse after the area was undermined by a landslide. Cracks have now started to appear in the car park boundary wall,
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‘SouthDoc should be confined to urgent cases or the whole system will collapse’

From EchoLive. CONFINE SouthDoc to urgent cases or watch it collapse, Youghal Doctor Declan Mathews has warned in the midst of an ongoing crisis for GP cover in the out-of-hours service. The warning comes after a number of 'SOS messages' were sent to doctors over the weekend looking for cover for the southside base across a number of shifts. Dr Mathews said it is not uncommon to have people coming
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Youghal Confirmed As Location for First JYSK Store

From EchoLive. Danish home retail brand, JYSK, is set to open its first Cork store within the next five months. The first Cork store will be located in Youghal. The company is planning to have the Youghal store open before Christmas, ideally in November. JYSK is also hoping to open more stores across the county and city. Earlier this year, JYSK announced plans to open 15 Irish stores within two
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Dangerous Junction At R633 and L3816 Ballymacoda To Be Widened

From The East Cork Junction. The East Cork Municipal district says it will widen the dangerous junction at Keffee’s cross “the R633 and L3816) Ballymacoda Road. Earlier this year Cllr Michael Hegarty raised concerns that a fundamental design flaw at the upgraded junction had the potential to cause a fatal accident. He said given its heavy use, the redesigned T Junction near Ballymacoda was “an accident waiting to happen.” The
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Youghal Beautician in Running for Top Industry Award

From The East Cork Journal. A specialist beauty therapist from Youghal could be named the Best in the Business after reaching the final of a prominent National competition. Jane English from Beauty Shack is listed in the final of the Freelance Makeup Specialist of the Year 2019 category, in the Irish Hair & Beauty Awards. The Awards, which celebrate the best professionals in the hair and beauty industry, will take
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Cow on the Run from Slaughter House Causes Havoc in East Cork

From The East Cork Journal. The slaughter house in Castlemartyr has been urged to ‘beef up’ security after a cow hoofed it from Clifford’s abattoir. The heifer is said to have jumped the gate of the holding pen at the slaughter house in a daring escape last Tuesday 13 August. The bovine was found after it wandered through the car park and into the store room of Ahern’s Centra, with
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New Walking Route Could Open Up Cork Harbour’s Forgotten Eastern Shore

From The East Cork Journal. The East Cork Coast could soon offer one of the finest and most accessible walking and biking trails in Ireland. A push to improve public access to East Cork’s wealth of scenic coastline has taken a step forward, linking Ballinacurra’s South Quay to Youghal’s Front Strand. Cork County Council Heritage Department are said to be aware of the route which has the potential to open
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Youghal Business Owner under Caution for Supply and Sale of a Cannabis Derivative

From The East Cork Journal. The owner of a Youghal business selling Cannabis derivatives faces the possibility of being arrested when he presents himself to Gardaí this Monday, 19 August. Jim Weathers, who owns Puffnstuff, had his Youghal store raided by officers from the drugs unit in May, and was advised last week there was a Warrant out for his arrest. The East Cork shop, located at 123 North Main
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Brexit and Global Economic Uncertainty Blamed for Reduced Visitor Spend in East Cork

From The East Cork Journal. Brexit uncertainty and economic worries are being blamed for a reduction in tourist spending in the East Cork region. While Ironman captivated the tourist market in Youghal, the local Visitor Centre says tourism revenue appears to be down, and a similar picture is being reported in Midleton. Sandra McLellan, Youghal Tourism, says while the numbers to the Youghal area are substantially up on 2018 figures,