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27 staff of Grand Hotel ‘left in limbo’

27 full and part-time staff have been left without work following the abrupt closure of the Grand Hotel in Fermoy at the weekend, as hotel contents begin to be cleared from the premises.  

One staff member, who has worked full-time at the hotel for almost a decade, said he was notified ...

yesterday 16:34 open_in_new
Public focus on the talents of FCC

They’re a friendly bunch who can pop up anywhere. They’ve been on the go for 10 years and at this stage, they must have taken several hundred thousand photographs.

A lot of these images are short lived with a press of the delete button, others fit the bill, hit the spot ...

yesterday 16:34 open_in_new
Fears for the future of Christmas lights in West Waterford towns

Fears have been raised for the future of festive lighting in the West Waterford towns of Tallow, Lismore, Cappoquin and Ballyduff amidst a controversy that saw a local electrician who has been in charge of Christmas lighting in Dungarvan for 29 years, lose his contract with Waterford County ...

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Watergrasshill residents dispute Irish Water claims

Residents of the Watergrasshill area who have been fighting to maintain a natural spring that supplies their drinking water have reponded angrily to a statement by Irish Water following a public information evening held last Thursday. 

Speaking following last Thursday’s information ...

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Couple at centre of housing dispute arrested

A couple who have been at the centre of a long-running dispute over housing with Cork County Council in Fermoy have been arrested for trespassing and have appeared in front of Cork Circuit Court. 

Emma O’Driscoll and Jason O’Donoghue, parents to four children ranging from 5 ...

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Boris Johnson simply cannot be trusted on Brexit

Rambling, incoherent, and disingenuous, Boris Johnson’s North of Ireland Brexit speech is proof – not that proof is needed – that he is completely untrustworthy, writes Donal O’Keeffe.

Last Thursday saw a vintage Boris Johnson performance at an election rally in Templepatrick ...

yesterday 09:13 open_in_new
Volkswagen Group Ireland enjoys SUV success at Irish Car of the Year 2020

Volkswagen Group Ireland brands SEAT, Audi and Volkswagen enjoyed yet another triple success at the 2020 Irish Car of the Year Awards in association with Continental Tyres in Dublin recently, with three of their SUV offerings claiming their respective titles.

The Volkswagen T-Cross was ...

2019-11-12 18:25 open_in_new
Audi Ireland unveils 2020 line-up

Audi Ireland has announced details of its 2020 model range adding the eagerly anticipated new Audi A4, the athletic Audi Q3 Sportback, the efficient Audi Q5 TFSI e and the ever-impressive Audi Q7 2020 to its existing model offering.

An integral element of the new 2020 model range is the ...

2019-11-10 19:10 open_in_new
Twenty new social housing units for Ballyhooly

Twenty new houses for those on the social housing list, are due to be built in Ballyhooly in a ‘turnkey’ housing development, according to Cork County Council. 

The development project will consist of ‘a mix of two and three bedroom properties in partnership with a private ...

2019-11-10 13:55 open_in_new
All-new PEUGEOT 208 and E-208 prices and equipment announced

Pricing and equipment levels for the new PEUGEOT 208 and e-208 range have been announced, with order books now officially open at local PEUGEOT Dealers, ahead of first deliveries in early 2020.

Retail prices start from €18,300 plus delivery related charges, for the Active 1.2 PureTech ...

2019-11-10 11:49 open_in_new
Compostable take-away boxes to cut food waste for Irish businesses

A new initiative is encouraging businesses in Munster to reduce food waste.

The Savour Food initiative supports food businesses to reduce their waste and their latest project sees restaurants provide take-away food boxes to consumers who would like to bring their leftovers home with ...

2019-11-09 14:49 open_in_new
REVIEW: Honda Civic Sedan

by Sean Creedon

There is a lot of debate right now about the merits of diesel engines compared to petrol, hybrid and electric cars. Toyota are not going to build any more cars with diesel engines, but for some people, especially those in rural areas, diesel will still matter.

We knew ...

2019-11-09 12:43 open_in_new
Old bangers worth a tasty €3,500 in Nissan ‘Go Green’ deal

Nissan is helping drivers to go green and to switch into the zero emissions Nissan LEAF by offering them up to €3,500 for their old banger.

Nissan has made the move to clean up the national car fleet and to support consumers who want to drive electric to reduce their carbon ...

2019-11-08 17:49 open_in_new
Walker Hearing Clinic at Mellerick’s Pharmacy, Fermoy

Hearing is important to your overall health and wellbeing, contributing to your safety, balance, work and social life. Hearing loss is emerging as one of the biggest health issues effecting older people around the world today.

As we live and work longer, our ability to hear is ...

2019-11-08 13:37 open_in_new
Fire at Mill Island may have been malicious

Hopes were expressed this week by a local councillor that a fire which may have been started maliciously at the former Bupa property at Mill Island, Fermoy wouldn’t unduly delay the plans for the Primary Healthcare facility there.

On Sunday evening last, members of the fire service ...

2019-11-08 11:31 open_in_new
Radically efficient Peugeot 508 Plug-in Hybrid range on the way

The new PEUGEOT 508 HYBRID range has passed stringent certification tests under the new WLTP protocol with impressive results.

Achieving 29g CO₂/km (1,3L /100km) and 54 km in 100% electric mode for the 508 fastback and 30g CO₂/km (1,3L /100km) and 52 km in 100% electric mode for the ...

2019-11-08 10:28 open_in_new
New ŠKODA KAMIQ makes Irish debut

ŠKODA has added a third model to its successful SUV portfolio called the KAMIQ. The KAMIQ sees ŠKODA compete in the rapidly growing city or small SUV segment for the first time.

The KAMIQ blends the typical advantages of this segment such as increased ground clearance ...

2019-11-07 18:43 open_in_new
‘Christian Brothers ruined my life’

A Mitchelstown native says he was left disappointed and saddened by praise that was given to the Christian Brothers of Mitchelstown at a recent Mass in the parish.

On Saturday, October 19, the Presentation Secondary School and CBS Secondary Mitchelstown Leaving Cert classes of 1989 came ...

2019-11-07 11:22 open_in_new
15,000 visit Cork and Kerry Food Market with €180k spent on local produce

More than 15,000 people attended the Cork and Kerry Food market event in City Hall, Cork on Friday and Saturday with visitors spending over €180,000 on local food and drink products from over 70 artisan producers from the region. 

Since the launch of the first Food Market event in 2008, ...

2019-11-07 10:19 open_in_new
Mercedes-Benz 2020 newcomers ‘most inclusive and ecologically attuned range ever’

From Mercedes-Benz, the pace of new model introductions planned for 2020 shows no sign of letting-up with no less than 22 model arrivals scheduled.

Of these, six will be conventionally powered vehicles with a further 16 arrivals to be made-up of new PHEV plug-in electric hybrid models – ...

2019-11-07 09:16 open_in_new
Locals ‘will fight to keep water supply’

Following a request by locals living in the Watergrasshill area and subsequently from The Avondhu, Irish Water have this week come forward with answers in relation to the natural spring water supply at Meenane which the residents claimed ‘was not being maintained’.

One of the ...

2019-11-06 18:34 open_in_new