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In this week’s East Cork Journal we spoke with Mark Lynch from Midleton Community First Responders, the group will be holding a public meeting in roughly 3 to 4 week’s time to recruit volunteers. What is amazing about the group is full training w

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Fine Gael Councillor Anthony Barry has been elected as chairman of the Cobh Municipality. The Carrigtwohill native was elected to the position unopposed at the July sitting of the borough on Tuesday 12 July. He replaces Councillor Cathal Rasmussen who has held the position for the past twelve months. Councillor Barry was nominated by fellow Fi
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Fenian Man Sculpture located outside the Courthouse in Midleton.
A scroll taken from the hand of the Fenian Man sculpture located outside Midleton Courthouse has been replaced. Mystery surrounded the disappearance of the piece when it was taken in May 2015. The pike was chemically anchored but officials at the time didn’t expect the scroll to have been stolen quite so easily. The piece representing the re
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Thomas Cliffe and Seamus Mason (RNLI).
Youghal RNLI Lifeboat held an open day last Sunday the 10 July. Members of the public were invited to tour the lifeboat station and enjoy a meet and greet with the crew while a DJ provided outdoor music and face painting was available for children. “This is the one time of year we can showcase,” says Noreen Varney, fundraising press officer fo
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Lauriston Estate boundary wall awaiting stabilisation works
East Cork Municipality say residents in Lauriston Estate, Midleton will have a longer wait before, stabilisation works begin on a boundary wall which divides there development from Tattans Yard. The news comes following a motion tabled by Fine Gael Councillor Susan McCarthy who requested an update on the remedial work to the ten foot masonry wal
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A new era dawns for Youghal’s lighthouse keeper’s cottage as Irish lights look for someone to buy the 1,400 square foot listed building, located at the entrance to Youghal harbour. In 2014 Irish Lights transferred ownership of its lighthouse to the Youghal Town Council as the borough had a legal obligation to maintain the structure, being a ha
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Licensing restrictions on street performers across Cobh Municipality could soon become reality following a motion tabled by Labour Councillor Cathal Rasmussen. Mr Rasmussen told the July sitting of the borough he was approached by a number of businesses who complained of excessive noise, following an influx of buskers to Cobh town recently. The
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Carrigtwohill 5k road race will take place next Wednesday the 20 July with walkers beginning at 6.30pm and runners at 8.00pm. Registration is available at the race headquarters at Barryscourt Castle on Tuesday the 19 July from 7.00pm to 9.00pm as well as on race day from 1.00pm. Online registration is also available at sportstiming.ie. The entry
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Businesses who continue to oppose Cobh Municipality’s Sunshine tax will be written to in the coming days as the borough begin to clamp down on non-compliance. The move comes following concerns for public safety raised by Councillors at their July sitting on Tuesday 12 July. The borough is also considering implementing a charge for on street ad
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The event is primarily organised by Eoghan Hennessy, lead bassist for Cork rock band August Walk and one half of cover duo Dots & Henny, and by Paul and Josh Spillane of the host venue, Banner’s bar, Midleton. Hennessy says, “The idea is to get in a selection of local musicians for a big music marathon,” with performers beginning at 1.00pm on
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Sailing through the sky feeling the wind in your hair with your toes reaching for the heavens is a cherished memory for many a childhood. Unfortunately for quite a few of East Cork’s children it’s a feeling they can only imagine. Cobh Playground Funding, a fun for all group are pushing for a playground accessible for children of all abilitie
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