Supporters of boxer’s statue say domestic abuse allegations ‘unsubstantiated’

Supporters of boxer’s statue say domestic abuse allegations ‘unsubstantiated’

For nearly two years, the controversy over creating a statute to Jack Doyle in his hometown has rumbled on.

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Migrant rescues help naval recruiting

Migrant rescues help naval recruiting

The positive publicity surrounding the Naval Service’s role in saving trafficked migrants from drowning in the Mediterranean Sea was responsible for an increase ...

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Smelly, unsightly seaweed ‘too hard to remove’

Smelly, unsightly seaweed ‘too hard to remove’

People living in or visiting a popular village in West Cork will have to put up with unsightly and smelly seaweed in its normally picturesque lagoon because trying ...

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Council ‘must acquire' the south-west's most iconic structure

Council ‘must acquire' the south-west's most iconic structure

One of the most iconic structures on the south-west coast has fallen into disrepair and should be urgently acquired by Cork County Council to be turned into a tourist ...

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Decision to allow 100-home development in Bandon overturned

Compass Homes Ltd was granted permission by the local authority last February, with 48 conditions, for the project at Coolfadda, which is 1.4 km to the west of Bandon ...

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Fears major sewerage and flood projects are driving businesses out of West Cork town

Fears major sewerage and flood projects are driving businesses out of West Cork town

Cork County Council's economic development department has been asked to draw up plans to attract small and medium-sized businesses to Bandon amid fears major sewerage ...

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Group to take soldiers’ pay battle to ballot box

Group to take soldiers’ pay battle to ballot box

A lobby group fighting for better pay and conditions for the Defence Forces is considering mounting an assault on the Dáil — through the ballot box.

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Naval officers fill in for junior ranks

Naval officers fill in for junior ranks

Junior officers in the naval service were regularly ‘acting down’ to fulfill duties normally carried out by ordinary and able seamen due to staff shortages ...

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Spike Island exhibition shares stories of soldiers interned during War of Independence

Spike Island exhibition shares stories of soldiers interned during War of Independence

It's somewhat ironic the Naval Service's commander spends most of his days on Haulbowline Island, just a stone's throw from Spike Island where three of his granduncles ...

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New ferry to Spike Island launched as major exhibition opens

New ferry to Spike Island launched as major exhibition opens

The ferry, named after the island, can accommodate 126 passengers and will be operated by Doyle Shipping.

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Defence Forces officers feeling 'deep disappointment and frustration' over Govt offer

RACO, the association representing Defence Forces officers, has postponed a decision on accepting increased allowances offered in the Public Service Pay Commission ...

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Joint Oireachtas Committee asked to uncover extent of Navy manpower crisis

Joint Oireachtas Committee asked to uncover extent of Navy manpower crisis

The Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence has been urged to visit Naval Service headquarters to investigate for itself how bad manpower levels ...

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PDForra private health plan to be extended

A private healthcare plan created by a Defence Forces representative association, as a result of dwindling resources in the Defence Forces medical corps, has proved ...

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‘Jewel of the past lies in decay in West Cork’

‘Jewel of the past lies in decay in West Cork’

Cork County Council and Teagasc have been urged to resolve an impasse which has led to the closure of and deterioration of a historic ringfort site in West Cork.

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Defence Force pay review to take place within three months

A pay review is to be undertaken in the next three months aimed at addressing the exodus of highly trained engineers and technicians in the Defence Forces, especially ...

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New officers added to Naval Service officers' ranks

New officers added to Naval Service officers' ranks

A former Army private, a rugby international, a martial arts instructor and a one-time IT recruitment consultant are among nine young men who have become the latest ...

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10% pay rise for Defence Forces

Small increases in some allowances are unlikely to stem the ongoing exodus from the Defence Forces, the association representing military officers has said.

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Defence Forces national executive meeting to consider fall-out from PSPC report

The two representative associations for the Defence Forces are set to have their national executive meeting within days to consider the fall-out from the Public ...

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Lack of contractor raises fears of delay in Cork flood relief scheme

Lack of contractor raises fears of delay in Cork flood relief scheme

Fears have been raised about the delay in a €8.5m flood relief scheme in a Cork suburb.

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1,400 members quit Defence Forces in last year

1,400 members quit Defence Forces in last year

More than 1,400 officers and personnel have left the military in the past year, the vast majority of them voluntarily, according to the association representing ...

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Bags of dog faeces being thrown up trees in Midleton cemetery

Bags of dog faeces being thrown up trees in Midleton cemetery

County councillors have expressed their anger and disgust at dog owners who are throwing bags of their pets’ faeces onto trees at a cemetery in a town in Co ...

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Reserve forces ‘owed millions of euro’

Reserves in the Defence Forces have to travel to training and exercises at their own expense and get paid, on average, 19% less than their full-time counterparts ...

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Cork and Portlaoise to get first ESB smart metres

Cork and Portlaoise to get first ESB smart metres

The ESB is preparing to start a €1.2bn national roll-out of smart meters to businesses and households, beginning in parts of Cork and the greater Portlaoise ...

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Navy could be facing exodus of personnel

A former senior chief petty officer in the Naval Service has said he never thought he would see the day when two ships had to be tied-up indefinitely because of ...

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Cork community to unveil 20ft long model of Lusitania

Cork community to unveil 20ft long model of Lusitania

A community will shortly unveil a huge scale model of the liner Lusitania, which was torpedoed 12 miles off its coast in 1915 with the loss of more than 1,100 lives. ...

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Waterford man's bid to be first person to kitesurf between France and Ireland

Waterford man's bid to be first person to kitesurf between France and Ireland

A diabetes sufferer from Waterford says he's "quietly confident" he can become the first person to successfully kitesurf between France and Ireland, in the process ...

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Two naval vessels docked 'due to ongoing personnel challenges'

The naval service is to tie-up two of its ships in port indefinitely due to a deepening manpower crisis.

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PDForra tells Oireachtas Committee Govt refusing to pay troops back pay owed to them since 2010

PDForra tells Oireachtas Committee Govt refusing to pay troops back pay owed to them since 2010

The Government is sending Ireland's elite troops to "one of the most dangerous places in the world" but is refusing to pay them increased allowances agreed by independent ...

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West Cork town celebrates 'Best Kept Town' accolade

West Cork town celebrates 'Best Kept Town' accolade

People living in a town in West Cork are celebrating its declaration as the 'Best Kept Town in Ireland'.

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Cork County Council to be first local authority to publish a Climate Adaptation Strategy

Cork County Council is to become one of the first local authorities in the country to publish a Climate Adaptation Strategy, which will form a blueprint for more ...

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Record numbers leaving the Naval Service

A record number of sailors are bailing out of the Naval Service and fears have been raised that it will be the worst year on record for departures of highly trained ...

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'Nearly more dead than living’ on voting register

'Nearly more dead than living’ on voting register

An investigation into the electoral register in Co Cork is to be carried out after claims there were “nearly more dead people on it than the living”.

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Cork County Council to deliver 1,230 social houses to people on waiting list next year

Cork County Council to deliver 1,230 social houses to people on waiting list next year

Cork County Council says it expects to provide 1,230 much-needed social houses next year for people on its waiting list.

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PDFORRA 'very sceptical' of Dept's plans to overhaul Haulbowline accommodation for sailors

PDFORRA 'very sceptical' of Dept's plans to overhaul Haulbowline accommodation for sailors

The organisation which represents enlisted personnel in the Defence Forces says it's "very sceptical" about the Department of Defence's claim that it will address ...

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€560m needed to upgrade Cork's roads, says County Council

€560m needed to upgrade Cork's roads, says County Council

Councillors said the state of rural roads was the main issue on the doorsteps during their local election canvasses.

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Poll topping Christopher O'Sullivan elected Mayor of County Cork

Poll topping Christopher O'Sullivan elected Mayor of County Cork

A poll-topping councillor in West Cork has been elected the Mayor of the County of Cork.

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Search ceases for relatives of Irish WW1 hero

Search ceases for relatives of Irish WW1 hero

The search for relatives of a soldier who won two medals in the First World War has entered no man’s land.

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FF-led alliance to control council mayor seat

FF-led alliance to control council mayor seat

Fianna Fáil has cobbled together an alliance with Labour Party and Independents to ensure a county mayoral pact for the next five years of Cork County Council. ...

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Final preparations underway for SeaFest

Final preparations underway for SeaFest

More than 100,000 visitors are expected to attend the country's largest free maritime festival which gets underway in Cork today.

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Trump visit highlights pay disparity between soldiers and gardaí

Trump visit highlights pay disparity between soldiers and gardaí

The disparity in pay and conditions between An Garda Síochána and the Defence Forces involved in protecting visiting VIPs was again highlighted yesterday. ...

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Meet some of the Irishmen who fought on D-Day including one who went on confront Rommel

Meet some of the Irishmen who fought on D-Day including one who went on confront Rommel

While Ireland was officially neutral in the Second World War, thousands of Irishmen fought against fascism by serving in the British, American, and Canadian armies, ...

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Frustration at delay in proposed new schools in East Cork

Frustration at delay in proposed new schools in East Cork

Anger and frustration were expressed after a planning application for a three-school campus in East Cork has been rejected for a second time.

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Major river sporting events in Fermoy cancelled due to weir damage

Major river sporting events in Fermoy cancelled due to weir damage

Government inaction over a crumbling weir has led to the cancellation of one of the country's best-known rowing regattas and also a popular swimming race.

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Dept of Defence ‘ignored pleas for military families’, says former social worker

The former head social worker for the Defence Forces has said he was ignored repeatedly when he warned Department of Defence officials about increasing poverty levels ...

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Largest childcare centre will cater for 350 children

Largest childcare centre will cater for 350 children

What is believed to be the largest childcare facility ever built in Ireland is set to open in a town in East Cork this summer.

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Pfizer's 50-year history told through special exhibition launched by Tánaiste

Pfizer's 50-year history told through special exhibition launched by Tánaiste

The 50-year history of one of the largest contributors to the Irish economy is being told through a special exhibition launched by Tánaiste Simon Coveney.

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#Elections2019: Defence Forces investigating claims personnel didn't receive postal votes in time

#Elections2019: Defence Forces investigating claims personnel didn't receive postal votes in time

The Defence Forces are carrying out an investigation into claims that a number of its personnel were denied their constitutional right to vote in the local or European ...

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Officers in Defence Forces 'double and treble-jobbing' due to shortages

There are critical shortages of officers in all sections of the Defence Forces, forcing junior officers to act up and becoming overstressed, while others are often ...

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Special summit in Cork to highlight challenges small island nations face from climate change

Special summit in Cork to highlight challenges small island nations face from climate change

More than 30 Heads of State, UN representatives and ambassadors are to attend a special summit in Cork to highlight challenges small island nations face from climate ...

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Families are 'living in abject poverty': Former commandant calls on Defence Minister to resign

The former deputy commander of the elite Irish special forces says the Minister with responsibility for Defence and his senior civil servants should resign because ...

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