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Annual Traffic Increases Identifies Need For Castlemartyr Bypass

It’s a question that has frustrated residents, businesses and politicians for decades – how do you solve Castlemartyr congestion issues? Renewed calls for a bypass...

‘Enough is Enough’ as Poor Bus Service Leaves Youghal Commuters Stranded

Public transport? What public transport? That’s what Youghal bus commuters are asking. This photograph was taken in recent days of Bus Eireann passengers queuing at...

Sticks and Stones……11 year old Youghal Boy Helps the Poor

It’s almost Christmas time and most children have already made their lists for Santa. One little 11 year old boy in Youghal, Craig, decided...

Children with Special Educational Needs Being Failed by HSE and Government

Children with special educational needs and disabilities are being failed by Government reforms which are riddled with bureaucratic nightmares, buck-passing and strained resources, East...

Youghal Expo 2019 Showcases Exceptional Local Talents and Raises Funds for RNLI

The phenomenal number of entries to the inaugural Expo 2019 from artists of all genres, both budding and established, and the huge viewing attendance...

Speeding Drivers Put Childresn’s Lives Under Threat Near Midleton Playground

Cllrs Liam Quaide (Green Party) and Cllr Daniele Twomey (Sinn Fein) both told Council Executive that residents of Michael Collins Square are living in...

Local Historians Publish Book on Midleton Memorial Wall

A book which delves into the lives of hundreds of service personnel who lost their lives in the Great War 1914-1918, will be launched...

Danish Furniture Giant Opens in Youghal with Second Store Planned for Cobh

Scandinavian furniture giant JSYK (YOOOSK) are on track to open their first Cork outlet next week in the former Lidl premises on Mill Road...

Killeagh Dad Writes Book for his 5 Year Old Hero Son

A father and son relationship is special, but for 5 year old Adam King, that special relationship went even higher when his Dad, David,...

Green Party Calls For Frontline Staffing Increases In Mental Health Services

At a recent Cork Co. Council meeting Cllr Liam Quaide of the Green Party highlighted ongoing staff shortages in the mental health services. Cllr...

Shop Local, Support Local as East Cork Christmas Celebrations Revealed

It might still feel that there is a heap of time before we need to start shopping for Christmas, but that doesn’t mean you...

Poor Broadband Putting Children’s Education at Risk in Rural East Cork

Poor Broadband connections in rural parts of East Cork is hindering children’s ability to learn, the Labour’s Sean Sherlock has warned. The Cork East deputy...

Youghal Councillor Promises to Wear Bikini on Derelict Viewing Stand

East Cork Municipality Chairwoman, Mary Linehan Foley is continuing her campaign for Cork County Council to act on preventing part of Youghal's heritage from...

Free Parking Likely for Youghal during Christmas Period

Businesses and shoppers are expected to be given an early Christmas present shortly as Cork County Council say they are currently considering offering free...

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

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...

More Protection Needed For Families At Risk Of Homelessness

Legislation is urgently needed to protect families from being “turfed” out of their homes by financial institutions seeking to make a tidy profit on...

Second N25 Traffic Study for 7 KM Section Midleton to Carrigtwohill

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...

Finally, Jobseekers Benefit for the self-employed

Kevin O’Keeffe TD has welcomed the passing of the legislation for Jobseekers Benefit for the Self Employed which was secured by Fianna Fail under...

Minister for Health publishes Report of the Working Group on Access to Contraception

Minister for Health Simon Harris TD has today published the Report of the Working Group on Access to Contraception. The Minister established the Group earlier...

The Writing Is On The Wall Midleton Needs A New Secondary School

A campaign has been launched to offer parents and guardians an extra option when considering second level places for children in their care. Midleton Educate...

The Governments Climate Strategy Is Not Working And Has To Radically Change

Responding to EPA figures showing Ireland breaking its climate change targets in 2018, Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan TD said: "The latest statistics from the...

Almost 650 Drivers Caught Wrongly Parked In Disabled Parking Bays

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...

Upgrades Planned for Dangerous N25 Junction

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...

Gardaí ID Body Taken From Youghal Bay

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...

Big Drive’ to grow golf tourism for Cork – at International Golf Travel Market...

Tourism Ireland’s drive to grow the number of golf visitors to Ireland continues this week – at the International Golf Travel Market (IGTM) in...

Fire at Whitegate Refinery

A fire broke out early on Tuesday, 15 October at Whitegate Oil Refinery, with residents woken by the sound of a large pressure release...

Cobh Municipality Approve Draft Budget for 2020

The 2020 Draft Budget, worth almost €5.3 million for the Cobh Municipal District, has been passed on its first reading. The financial projection is on...

County Hall Raises Safety Concerns on County Roads

Cork County Council has applied for almost €1million in Government funding to upgrade over twenty of the County’s most dangerous roads. Three East Cork roads...

Cobh Residents Encouraged to Shop Local

Cobh Tidy Towns are encouraging everybody to make a real effort to "shop local, eat local, spend local and enjoy local." The move comes after Irish...

TESCO STORES ACROSS CORK TO HOST ‘TRICK OR TREAT FOR TEMPLE STREET’ HALLOWEEN PARTIES

TESCO CALLS ON CORK CUSTOMERS TO JOIN SPOOKY CELEBRATIONS TO HELP RAISE FUNDS FOR SICK CHILDREN 18th October, 2019: Tesco stores across Cork are set...

Two East Cork Waste Facilities Listed on EPA Watch List

Two East Cork waste disposal sites are among seven locations to appear on a National Priority Enforcement list for failing to meet necessary environmental...

Grave Situation-Cemeteries to Run Out of Burial Plots in Less Than a Decade

The Southern Committee of Cork County Council has been asked to make a business case to justify a request for a new Cemetery to...

1 Million Capital Fund for Social Enterprises – Minister David Stanton

The announcement that a €1 million fund for social enterprises is now open has been welcomed by Cork East Fine Gael TD and Minister...

23rd Midleton Scouts receive €500 donation from Aldi’s Midleton store staff

Over €1.9M donated to local charities through Aldi’s Community Grants Programme 23rd Midleton Scouts has become the latest charity to benefit from Aldi’s Community Grants...

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...

Cobh Municipality Seek IDA Answers to Wallingstown Castle Site

Cobh Municipality is to ask the Industrial Development Authority (IDA) to explain its intentions for a rundown Castle which stands on part of its...

Collins Calls for National Review of Hidden Costs Incurred by Cancer Patients

Cork County Council has backed a call to have Minister for Health, Simon Harris, investigate the financial penalties with which Cancer victims are being...

Carrigtwohill Calming Scheme Goes Out for Public Consultation

A four week public consultation period is underway in Carrigtwohill to obtain the opinion of the community on a Traffic Calming Scheme for the...

Traffic Cops in Cobh Could Get Safe Space to Stand

“Where can the Gardaí stand in safety?” in Cobh, to catch speeding vehicles, was the burning questions at the October Sitting of the Cobh...

Spooky Town returns to Fota Island Resort

Fota Island Resort once again invites families from across Ireland to visit the neighbouring Spooky Town this Halloween period. Taking place from October 25...

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“On behalf of everyone at Youghal Lifeboat Station we would like to thank all our collectors and the people of the town of Youghal...