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12 Year Old Cobh Schoolboy Gets Highest Possible IQ Score In MENSA Test –...

Most parents believe their child is bright but how many can say their intelligence is a kin to Albert Einstein or Stephen Hawking? The parents...

Mega Bootcamp is back!

Join Fota Fitness & Fota Adventure for a fun and challenging bootcamp. Saturday April 18th | 10am - 1pm Come rain or shine, participants over the...

Youghal Credit Union Gets Creative with local Art Group

Youghal Art Group was founded way back in 1995 in association with Coran Crafts and, following their second Art Exhibition in 1996, the Group...

Cobh Photographers Scoop Massive Win!

Breaking News for the Irish Wedding Industry – The winners of the highly coveted weddingsonline awards 2020 were announced at a gala dinner celebration...

Whitegate Boil Water Notice Likely To Be Lifted Soon

Thousands of East Cork residents who have been placed on a boil water notice for the second time in as many months, should find...

Sewage Problems Stall The Building of Dozens of Midleton Homes

Cork County Council’s ability to deliver much-needed housing in Midleton has been dealt a severe blow. Nearly 100 new social houses with Planning approved, cannot...

Phase Two Of Youghal Boardwalk To Commence In Weeks

After years in the pipeline, work is finally set to get underway on a 1 mile extension of the Youghal Eco Boardwalk. A Contractor for...

Revealed! 100 New Speed Zones On Cork Roads – 903 Nationally

Gardaí have increased the number of locations across the country where their Go Safe vans will check for speed. From 6:00am this morning (17 February)...

Council Build Treasure Chest To Develop New Midleton Park

The East Cork Municipality have voted to retain €22,450 towards the future development of Towns Park Midleton and the Baby Walk. Under the Plan, the...

Junction at Rose Lawn/ Hyde Park with R630 To Get Potholes Filled

An East Cork Cllr says that Cork County Council should make improvement works to the Rose Lawn/ Hyde Park junction with the R630 Whitegate...

12 East Cork Villages Could Benefit From €76,500 Town and Village Renewal Scheme

The Town and Village Renewal Scheme, which supports the rejuvenation of rural towns and villages, has been expanded to include an additional eight rural...

Councillors Ask Second Time For Speed Review Outside Castlemartyr National School

Transport Infrastructure Ireland are to be asked, for a second time, to reduce the speed limit on the N25 near Castlemartyr National School. Last July,...

Three Fianna Fail Candidates To Contest O’Connor and O’Sullivan’s Council Seats In East Cork

The Fianna Fail party in Cork East are to hold a convention in the coming weeks to decide a replacement for both James O’Connor...

Our Government Needs To Value Our Defence Forces, Says Green Party Cllr Liam Quaide

There is a clear need to provide greater support to members and veterans of the Irish Defence Forces according to Green Party candidate in...

New Committee Brings Back Cobh St Patricks Day Celebrations

St Patricks Day celebration will return to Cobh next month, after the famous parade was cancelled for good last year. In 2019 Cobh abandoned its...

Senior Council Official Admits It Could Be Years Before Fota Road Is Upgraded

One of Cork County Council’s Senior Executives has admitted that “it could be years” before plans are developed to upgrade the R634 Fota Road. Local...

Cork Airport Recognized For Carbon Reduction

Cork Airport has been recertified for another year within the Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) programme¹ – the only global & independent CO2 management standard for...

Hundreds Attend Youghal Mass for Fishermen and Families

The haunting notes and words of “Fiddlers Green”, beautifully sung and played by Redmond and Jason Ansbro, rang through St Mary’s Parish Church, Youghal,...

Cllr. James O Connor Calls For Much Needed Change

On Saturday the people of Cork East will have an important decision  to make. This is the opportunity to bring worthwhile  change. I want...

Money Spent In Midleton But The Bridesmaid Gets Overlooked

A deputation of the 180 residents in Elsinore Heights and Rise has called on Cork County Council for the restoration of broken down footpaths...

Yougal Chamber Says Improve Local Assets To Lure Foreign Investors

Youghal Chamber Of Commerce say investment is needed in hard infrastructure such as roads and broadband, if the town is to prosper in the...

Award Presented To Spike Island Cork Manager

Island manager at Spike Island Cork John Crotty was honoured for his work as he was named the Talbot Hotel Collections ‘Overall Winner’ of...

Development of Kildare Style Village Outlet For East Cork One Step Closer

Cork County Council has voted to amend its County Development Plan to support the creation of a Kildare Village style retail outlet between Little...

Cork County Council Support Childcare Workers Protest

Statutory business was suspended for a time at Cork County Council on Monday (27 January) to discuss a worsening childcare crisis as hundreds of...

Phase 3 of Midleton Northern Relief Road One Step Closer

Work on phase 3 of the Midleton Northern Relief Road connecting the R627 Dungourney Road with the R907 Old Youghal Road has moved one...

Traffic Wardens To Carry Out Parking Crackdown In Midleton Next Week

Illegal parking in Midleton could be a thing of the past as two new Traffic Wardens are set to swoop in on the town...

Ongoing Outbreak of Mumps in Cork and Kerry notified to the Department of Public...

There has been an increase in the number of cases of mumps notified to the Department of Public Health, HSE South in recent weeks. This...

Carrigtwohill to Midleton N25 Upgrade Inches Closer

Plans to upgrade a 7 km stretch of the N25 between Carrigtwohill and Midleton took a step closer on Monday with the signing of...

East Cork’s Luckiest Lotto Store Does It Again!

A store in Youghal seems to have the luck of the draw when it comes to the National Lottery. The small Convenience Store on Tallow...

Cork County Business of the Year Award Date Announced

The date for the overall Cork County Business of the Year Award has been set for Friday 7th February, with a special Awards lunch...

St Al’s Carrigtwohill Do East Cork Proud At BT Young Scientist

After months of hard work St Aloysius’s College in Carrigtwohill have come home victorious from the BT Young Scientist and Technology exhibition. The awards in...

New Year May Bring New Hope For IVF Funding As HSE Doubles Initial Amount...

Previously reported that the IVF funding would amount to €1 million, the fund has now been doubled. The Minister has confirmed that €2 million will...

United In Youghal For Pieta House

A very special evening was held at Ardrath Park on Friday night last, when Youghal United Football Club welcomed a representative from Pieta House...

“Dangerous” Cobh Development Blasted For Lack Of Fire Engine Access

People in Cobh have labelled a plan to develop almost 240 new homes in the town as “dangerous”, over fears that the proposal will...

Cloyne Community Council Set Out Their Stall For 2020

An East Cork village is seeking the assistance of Cork County Council to enhance the cultural, social and economic benefits of their community. Tommy Hartnett,...

Stop Sign For Midleton Estate Ruled Out As Waste Of Money

A request for a safety sign to be installed at the exit point to a busy Midleton housing estate has been rejected, as it...

Cllr Liam Quaide Calls For Investigation Into The High Cost Of Midleton Motor Fuel

East Cork Municipality Councillors have asked the Competition Authority to investigate the high cost of motor fuel in Midleton. The Cllrs say the cost of...

“Game On” as Youghal Darts Club Host Marathon for Local Charities

Sixteen proactive members of Youghal Darts Club, including three lady members, organised their second Annual Marathon Darts Charity Match which again this year was...

Meet Midleton’s Aida – Cork’s First Baby Of 2020

Born at 12:22am on New Year’s Day, Aida Pinto rang in 2020 as the first baby to be born in Cork. Weighing in at a...

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The Plight of the Jewish People – Historical Perspectives

Introduction This year is the 75th Anniversary of the liberation of the Jewish survivors of the Polish concentration camps: Auschwitz and Birkenau amongst others. That...

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