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Man (70s) dies after single-vehicle collision in Cork

AN ELDERLY MAN has died after a single-vehicle collision in Skibbereen, Co Cork yesterday evening. 

Gardaí attended the scene on Main Street, Skibbereen shortly after 6pm. The man, who was in his 70s, was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Gardaí have said a post-mortem will ...

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Woman (35) to appear in court in connection with murder of toddler Santina Cawley

A 35-YEAR-OLD woman has been arrested in connection with the murder of Cork toddler Santina Cawley last month.

The two year-old was found in critical condition at an apartment in Cork city on 5 July, and was rushed to Cork University Hospital shortly with sustained bone fractures and a ...

2019-08-21 12:10 open_in_new
Vandals drill through 88 solar-powered lights in Co Cork

VANDALS HAVE DRILLED through 88 solar-powered public lights installed at a walkway in Co Cork at a cost of over €4,500.

Gardaí are investigating the incident which took place between 24 and 28 July at Crosshaven Walk in the South-East of Cork. 

The centre of each light was ...

2019-08-21 00:37 open_in_new
Gardaí investigating alleged sexual assault in Cork city centre overnight

GARDAÍ IN CORK are investigating an alleged sexual assault that is reported to have happened in the early hours of this morning. 

A woman, who is in her 30s, was brought to hospital after she raised the alarm with locals near the Brian Ború Bridge in the city. 

Gardaí had ...

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Round One CAO points: We'll have them all here from 2pm today

TODAY IS THE day for Leaving Cert students progressing to third level courses around the country.

With the CAO’s Round One offers due to be released at 2pm on the dot, it’s a big one for thousands of households – from students waiting to see if they got their first preference course, ...

2019-08-14 12:10 open_in_new
Man dies from injuries after single vehicle crash in Cork

A MAN HAS died from his injuries after he was involved in a single vehicle crash early in the hours of yesterday morning.

Gardaí attended the scene of the crash at the N25 at Castleredmond in Midleton, Co Cork at about 1.20am on Saturday morning.

A man in his late teens was ...

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A cow that tumbled out to sea was rescued by a lifeboat crew in Kinsale

A MOOODY COW nearly drove rescuers mad as she made valiant efforts to emigrate by making a dash for the open seas.

The one-year-old Friesian, named Ghost, took a tumble from her field at an area known as Dock beach, in the tourist hotspot of Kinsale, Co Cork yesterday morning.

The ...

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Poll: Should government ministers be using electric or hybrid vehicles only?

A REPORT IN today’s Irish Times has raised questions over a Dáil reply by Transport Minister Shane Ross in which he said that he uses a Nissan Leaf electric car in the performance of his official duties.

Fianna Fáil’s John Lahart TD has been asking ministers which car they use as ...

2019-08-10 12:37 open_in_new
Drug-testing at Irish festivals: Government criticised for delays forming 'working group'

A WORKING GROUP to tackle drug use at festivals will finally be established next month after first being announced over two years ago. 

It was first floated in the ‘Reducing Harm, Supporting Recovery‘ national drug strategy, launched by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Health Minister Simon ...

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Poll: Do you support the government's new approach to the personal use of drugs?

THOSE CAUGHT IN possession of drugs will be now given a chance to seek treatment instead of being arrested on the spot, the government’s new approach to the personal use of drugs states. 

In the first instance of being found in possession, gardaí will refer the person to health ...

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Poll: Should the number of vehicles entering Dublin city centre be restricted?

GREEN PARTY MEP Ciarán Cuffe has suggested that the number of vehicles entering Dublin every day be reduced in an effort to tackle poor air quality. 

Writing for TheJournal.ie this morning, Cuffe says a clean air zone in Dublin’s city centre is long-overdue, along with more car-free ...

2019-08-05 15:01 open_in_new
Cork hospital warns festival-goers of 'bad batch' of ecstasy tablets causing 'severe illness'

CORK UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL has issued a warning about a “bad batch” of ecstasy tablets circulating at a festival in Mitchelstown, Co Cork. 

The hospital reported a number of patients presenting with very severe illness from taking drugs at the Indiependence festival in ...

2019-08-03 18:55 open_in_new
Poll: Should the TV licence fee be extended to include watching content on phones and laptops?

WITHIN THE NEXT five years, the government plans to expand the existing TV licence scheme to also include a requirement to pay a fee if you watch content on your phone or laptop. 

The expansion will cover people who use such devices to access the RTÉ Player or RTÉ radio ...

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Man (50s) dies in collision between car and truck in Cork

A MAN IN his 50s has died following a crash between a truck and a car in Co Cork this morning. 

Gardaí said they are at the scene of the fatal collision which occurred shortly after 7am on the R630, the main Midleton and Whitegate road. 

The driver of the car, a man in his ...

2019-08-01 13:22 open_in_new
Poll: Should Irish remain a compulsory Leaving Cert subject?

A REVIEW OF the Leaving Certificate has uncovered mixed views on whether students should have to study Irish as a subject. 

Speaking to teachers, parents and pupils, The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) found a divide among students surveyed.

Pupils ...

2019-07-31 11:07 open_in_new
Poll: Have you barbecued this summer?

AS JULY DRAWS to a close and August approaches, the weather this summer has been, well, mixed. 

Despite recent bursts of sunshine it’s taken time for summer to hit. Last year, barbecues and garden parties were a fixture during the heatwave.

But this year scraping the grill clean ...

2019-07-28 11:43 open_in_new