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Puppy love in Fermoy

The Sexton family who live just a few miles outside Fermoy town are enjoying their summer days looking after Autism Assistance Puppy, Zeus. 

The Labrador Retriever pup which is only 12 weeks old will stay with its foster family in Fermoy until it is around 6 months old and ...

today 09:58 open_in_new
New defibrillator for Ballyhooly

Ballyhooly has its third defibrillator, thanks the goodwill and generosity of the public.

The new device which was formally handed over and installed recently at the Amber Costcutter Service Station & Shop, is in addition to those located in Ballyhooly Community Field and Ballyhooly ...

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IFA says opposition to Mercosur deal is growing across Europe

Following a major lobby of all TDs and Senators on the EU Commission Mercosur deal in Dublin, IFA President Joe Healy has welcomed the Dáil vote rejecting the deal.

He said the Dáil vote sends a very strong message to the Taoiseach and the Government that Ireland must reject this ...

2019-07-20 16:55 open_in_new
REVIEW: Toyota Corolla hybrid (Saloon)

by Seán Creedon

Toyota have been producing their popular Corolla since 1966. Since then over 45 million units have been sold worldwide, making it the best-selling car in the world.

At the end of 2018 Toyota promised a ‘hybrid invasion.’ A few months back I drove the hybrid ...

2019-07-20 14:49 open_in_new
Time to light a fire under station project

An update on progress regarding the old fire station in Fermoy was sought by Cllr Frank O’Flynn, at last Monday morning’s County Council meeting in Mallow.

Cork County Council intend building two apartments at the town centre location. Fine Gael’s Noel McCarthy ...

2019-07-20 12:43 open_in_new
Farm Safety Week 2019 focuses on reducing accidents

Monday, July 15 marked the start of the seventh annual Farm Safety Week UK & Ireland, an initiative led by the IFA in Ireland, aiming to reduce the number of accidents on farms and bring about a change in culture that makes unsafe practices socially unacceptable.

The message for this ...

2019-07-19 13:38 open_in_new
Recycle your electrical and electronic waste for free

Cork families to recycle their old electrical and electronic waste at free collection events across the county.

From fridges to phones, laptops to lawnmowers, toys to power tools and everything in between, WEEE Ireland will take them off your hands this July and August!

Locally, the ...

2019-07-19 11:31 open_in_new
New Mitsubishi L200 launching this August

Mitsubishi Motors Ireland is delighted to announce the introduction of the all New L200 Double Cab model.

Overall, the new model features significant improvements and enhancements to the durability and reliability required by the commercial user and to the comfort and ride sought by the ...

2019-07-19 10:28 open_in_new
Idle Fermoy IDA site ‘beggars belief’

The fully serviced IDA site on the old Dublin Road, Fermoy has been idle since its establishment 20 years ago.

The local representatives are now calling on a representative of the IDA to come down to the September meeting of the Fermoy Municipal Council to give an overview of the plans, or ...

2019-07-18 14:31 open_in_new
The State of Running – Ireland ranks well

The first ever mapping of global running participation of recreational runners, and the first large scale study of Irish runners, has been undertaken, showing that, amongst other things, across all distances, Irish runners are faster than those from the UK.

The study, based on 107.9 ...

2019-07-18 13:28 open_in_new
Fancy glamping in Araglin?

An application is currently before Cork County Council for the development of a glamping site at Billeragh West, Araglin.

Submission was made on June 13 by local Andrew Boyle, to locate 17 glamping pods and a communal building consisting of toilets, office, kitchen, dining and lounge area ...

2019-07-18 12:25 open_in_new
O’Driscoll raises concerns on RPZs

“The inclusion of the Fermoy Electoral Area as a Rent Pressure Zone is a welcome announcement for those renting in the district, according to Pa O’Driscoll who will be a candidate in the next General Election.

“The main aim of Rent Pressure Zones (RPZ) is to give certainty to ...

2019-07-18 10:19 open_in_new
Munster parents top at managing back to school costs

Over one third of Munster parents (34%) are reporting that they are in back-to-school related debt, a figure slightly lower than the national average of 36%.

Parents getting children ready for secondary school are spending €1,399 per child (up €20 on last year), however parents of ...

2019-07-18 09:16 open_in_new
Easytrip call to action for 192 registration period

Mobility solutions specialist, easytrip, Ireland’s only electronic parking and tolling tag provider, is advising motorists to update their easytrip account details if selling or buying a car during the 192-registration period to avoid incurring any unnecessary toll charges.

Vehicle ...

2019-07-18 08:13 open_in_new
Tadhg cuts an imposing figure at STIGA open day

The worlds of professional sport and business regularly intersect and so it was at last Saturday's successful STIGA open day held at Toss Bryan's in Fermoy.

STIGA's brand ambassador in Ireland is Leinster and Ireland's rugby player Tadhg Furlong and he was in the Fermoy ...

2019-07-17 18:22 open_in_new
Amusement arcade decision deferred until September

The court sitting to determine the awarding of a gaming licence to Perks Amusements at 45 Lower Cork Street, Mitchelstown was heard by Judge John King on Monday last in Mallow.

Following legal argument, the matter has now been adjourned until September 6 for submissions to be ...

2019-07-17 18:22 open_in_new
Collective aim is to make Glenahulla N.S. safer

Due exclusively to location and space restrictions, there are ongoing safety concerns at Glenahulla National School when it comes to transporting pupils to and from this 90 pupil school. 

There has been a lot of talk about remedying the situation but to date, little in ...

2019-07-17 18:22 open_in_new
Long running carnival continues in Araglin

As expected, a large crowd of teenagers were in Araglin last Friday for the opening night of carnival 2019. 

The hall was also the setting for Araglin's 'International Wedding' on Saturday evening.

Patrons were treated to a beautiful meal from Kearney Catering, ...

2019-07-17 18:22 open_in_new
Fermoy’s Keith Byrne ‘deserves every chance’

Keith Byrne who is originally from Beechfield, Fermoy has very little time left to decide his fate as he faces deportation from the USA, where he has lived since 2007. 

The 37 year old left for America 12 years ago on a holiday visa. There, he met Keren who became his wife in 2009 and ...

2019-07-17 18:22 open_in_new
Appreciating our impermanent treasures

By Donal O’Keeffe.

This week’s column is, if you’ll forgive the pun, a mixed bag.

A couple of Mondays ago, I got a text from 96fm: “Any idea of a contact for Tony Linehan of Shandon Sweets? It’s on fire.”

It took me a moment to guess the reason they were asking me. ...

2019-07-17 09:58 open_in_new
Nations set to flock to Camphire

A record number of nations will be represented at the upcoming Sema Lease Camphire International Horse Trials & Country Fair in County Waterford, with participants travelling from as far afield as China, Japan and New Zealand, as well as from European nations.

This year Camphire hosts ...

2019-07-16 18:13 open_in_new