Irish News

The Avondhu

Star Trek has always shown the present, refracted through a fictional future

As Jean-Luc Picard returns to TV screens after quarter of a century, Donal O’Keeffe reflects on why Star Trek has always said far more about our present than it ever did about the future.

Patrick Stewart is not ageing the way the rest of us are.

The 79-year-old Yorkshire man, who ...

today 06:04 open_in_new
Cork CAP meeting planned for Ballincollig has been deferred

‘The CAP Post 2020 – What Will It Mean For Cork Farmers?’ meeting advertised in last week’s edition of The Avondhu has had to be deferred following the unavailability of officials from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.

The meeting had been due to take place in ...

yesterday 12:13 open_in_new
Electric vehicles can present new driving challenges in Winter

by Toni Jalovaara

Whether we’re ready for them or not, electric vehicles are a reality. The reigning World Car of the Year, until the 2020 winner is announced on April 8, is the electric Jaguar I-Pace. Many of this year’s candidates also are available only with an electric motor, or ...

2020-01-19 14:58 open_in_new
Memories from the Archives – January 1999

The preparations for the Millennium celebrations greeted the pages of The Avondhu 21 years ago as preparations began to mark the beginning of a new era.

The Fermoy Enterprise Board began the effort to make the turn of the century a night to remember. 

The group announced plans ...

2020-01-19 11:49 open_in_new
Hopes Presentation Convent roof can be saved

The roof of the Presentation Convent chapel in Fermoy is to be looked at by an engineer according to former town mayor, John Murphy. 

Mr Murphy said that he has been in contact with the Bishop’s secretary in relation to the old Presentation Convent which is beginning to fall into ...

2020-01-18 14:49 open_in_new
One in four motorists considering new vehicle purchase in 2020

Research by mobility solutions specialist, easytrip, Ireland’s only electronic parking and tolling tag provider, has revealed that one in four drivers are considering the purchase of a new car in 2020. This is up from one in five drivers in 2017. 

For those that were contemplating a ...

2020-01-18 12:43 open_in_new
The new BMW X1 xDrive25e to be launched – followed by the BMW X2 xDrive25e

The BMW Group is committed to electrified technology, and thanks to recent advances in battery cell technology, BMW plug-in hybrid models are extending the capabilities of locally emissions-free driving – both in the city and beyond.

With the introduction of the new BMW X1 xDrive25e and ...

2020-01-17 13:37 open_in_new
Eleanor Hynes Kilworth (1933-2020)

Former Principal of Kilworth Junior National School Eleanor Hynes (nee Harrington), passed away peacefully at her home in Glenduff Road, Kilworth on Monday of last week (January 6th).

Her passing evoked widespread sympathy in the area and the suddenness of her demise came as a great shock ...

2020-01-17 11:31 open_in_new
Sod turned on €8.8m Food Innovation Hub

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD turned the sod on a new €8.8 million National Food Innovation Hub at the Teagasc Food Research Centre, Moorepark, Fermoy on Monday as part of Project Ireland 2040.

The investment is being made with funding from the ...

2020-01-16 14:31 open_in_new
Councillors back plans to help businesses to make safe icy footpaths

Councillors have backed a proposal to help shopkeepers prevent treacherous icy footpaths on North Cork streets. 

The move was discussed at this week’s County Council meeting following a motion from Cllr Deirdre O’Brien. 

Cllr O’Brien believes that providing salt ...

2020-01-16 13:28 open_in_new
Some Kerry air for Chris

Who wouldn’t want to be pampered for 2 nights, treated to a hearty meal and have breakfast served up to them in a super-comfy hotel in the beautiful town of Kenmare?

Judging by the entry received to our Christmas ‘By the Fireside’ competition, plenty of readers are in ...

2020-01-16 13:28 open_in_new
Camogie Association launch M.N.A. Programme

The Camogie Association are delighted to launch its new female coaching and mentorship initiative, the M.N.A. Programme, which will primarily look at the development of female mentors and coaches within clubs around the country.

The 2020 programme will offer places to 100 clubs to take ...

2020-01-16 12:25 open_in_new
‘Foul throw’ at St Colman’s Walk

The lovely local amenity that is St Colman’s Walk on Cork Road, Fermoy has become a dumping ground for bags of dog foul which has been a source of disgust and disappointment for many locals who walk in the area. 

One man said that he counted 15 bags that had been thrown over the ...

2020-01-16 11:22 open_in_new
Just 48 hours to save Air Ambulance

Just two days (as of publication date) remain to save a critical North Cork-based air ambulance service as a lack of funding will force the project to cease. 

The Irish Community Rapid Response (ICRR) Air Ambulance needs €400,000 to stay flying and while charity drive had been put ...

2020-01-16 10:19 open_in_new
REVIEW: Ford Focus Active Estate

by Seán Creedon

The Ford Focus is a very popular car, but it’s not a model I would associate with Station Wagons or Estates. When I think of an estate the Ford Mondeo or maybe the Opel Insignia or Skoda Combi come to mind.

Recently I got to drive the Estate version of the Focus ...

2020-01-16 09:16 open_in_new
Celebrating with Emily at her first Liverversary

2-year-old, Emily Byrne from Knockanore has come through a lot. A small person who has been in and out of hospital since she was born on 12th June, 2017, Emily has proven herself to be determined, tenacious and tough.

She needed all these qualities to battle a rare liver condition ...

2020-01-15 19:37 open_in_new
Fraudsters target businesses in invoice scam

Gardai are warning small businesses in the Nort East Cork reagion regarding the dreaded Invoice Redirect Fraud scam where online fraudsters are presently active.

Crime Prevention Officer Sergeant John Kelly, has told The Avondhu that people should be careful about email traffic and ...

2020-01-15 19:37 open_in_new
Great turn out for Killavullen party

Over 120 people took their places in Killavullen Community Centre last Friday evening for the annual senior citizens' party.

The senior citizens' committee in Killavullen are fortunate to have a large pool of volunteers and they were all mobilised for this big ...

2020-01-15 19:37 open_in_new
Forum strategy to grow Mitchelstown

A new major development strategy will be launched next week to bring Mitchelstown into the modern era when the umbrella group The Forum, will release their Community Plan 2019-2023 on Monday night.

According to Cllr Kay Dawson, who was involved in drawing up the strategy, 'it could ...

2020-01-15 19:37 open_in_new
Ducks savaged by frenzied pack of hunt dogs

A householder has lashed out at Avondhu Hunt Club after dogs belonging to the group allegedly savaged a flock of ducks on his land. 

59 year old James Joyce was at home in Rockmills, near Kildorrery last Sunday at 4pm when a pack of hunting dogs broke into his ...

2020-01-15 19:37 open_in_new
Four more years of Donald Trump? The weird sh*t is only beginning

Donald Trump will probably go down in history not just as only the third US president to be impeached, but also as the first to be re-elected after impeachment, writes Donal O’Keeffe.

12pm Eastern Standard Time, Wednesday 20 January, 2021. The United States Capitol, Washington ...

2020-01-15 08:04 open_in_new