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EAST CORK JOURNAL - Published Thursday 21st May, 2015

In this week’s edition we covered the Southern Committee meeting which heard Independent councillor Noel Collins speak out about housing problem, figures published in the East Cork Journal last week show the extent of the housing waiting list, at p


Independent Councillor Noel Collins is seeking the construction of 4 and 5 bedroom houses in Cork County. At Monday's Southern Committee meeting he told Mary Ryan the director of housing services he had "families of 8 to 10 members living in 2 bedrooms." "The rooms are too small to accommodate bunks or other beds" living conditions are "Unbeara
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"My first call-out was to a Gorse Fire", said Lys Sweeney at the Youghal Fire Brigade Station on Wednesday last, where a presentation was made to her on the occasion of her retirement following twenty four years as the first and only lady ever to serve in Youghal Fire Brigade and to attain the position of Acting Sub Station Officer. In an intervie
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Two organisations who missed out on funding last month, through Cork County Council’s community grants programme are to receive financial support from Cobh Municipality. Both St. John’s Ambulance Glanmire and Cobh Fishermen's Rowing Club lost out on their slice of a €200,500 amenity grant, due to insufficient information provided to the a
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Fianna Fáil councillor Aaron O’Sullivan has hit out at Fáilte Ireland’s decision not to include Youghal in its latest tourist brand. ‘Irelands Ancient East’ is a follow up to the tourist bodies very successful ‘Wild Atlantic Way’. The new route is aimed at exploiting the South East’s rich history dating back over 5,000 years. P
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Cork County Council’s long term housing waiting list has almost broken the 7,000 mark, of those applicants 42% are single. At Monday’s Council meeting representatives were presented with a report by the authorities housing committee, designed to “rebalance the council’s allocation policy.” Committee chairman Fianna Fáil Seamus McGrath
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Cobh Municipality councillors have hit out at their exclusion from a series of Lusitania events held in the town last Thursday. The Port of Cork carried out a number of memorial events in Cobh on the 7 May marking the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the ocean liner. Numerous councillors at Tuesday’s municipality meeting expressed dismay at
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A deputation from Midleton Lions Club has called on the East Cork Municipality to help them act now to avert an older adult sheltered housing crisis. An increased life expectancy, lower birth rates and increased emigration rates have dramatically changed the percentage of our community over the age of 50. According to the 2011 Census 108,949 peo
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