Man’s face lacerated in attack at Cork soccer pitch

Man’s face lacerated in attack at Cork soccer pitch

A man was taken to hospital suffering from lacerations after an attack on a number of people at a soccer pitch in a Cork suburb.

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Simon Coveney briefed on manpower issues at Haulbowline naval base

Simon Coveney briefed on manpower issues at Haulbowline naval base

Defence Minister Simon Coveney made his first official trip in his new role to the Naval Service's base at Haulbowline Island, Co Cork where he was briefed on manpower ...

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An Taisce lodges objection to Bord Gas Networks multi-million euro project in north Cork

An Taisce lodges objection to Bord Gas Networks multi-million euro project in north Cork

An Taisce has lodged an objection with An Bord Pleanála against a multi-million euro plan to create a plant in north Cork which will inject farm-produced ...

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Soldiers isolating at army camp in Cork weren't tested for nearly 2 weeks

Soldiers isolating at army camp in Cork weren't tested for nearly 2 weeks

Covid-19 testing regimes in the Defence Forces may have to be altered after it emerged that soldiers awaiting deployment to Lebanon weren't tested for the virus ...

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PDForra not backing independent pay review model for military

PDForra not backing independent pay review model for military

PDForra, which represents more than 6,000 enlisted personnel in the Defence Forces, has broken ranks with officers' association, RACO, and is not advocating the ...

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Fermoy leisure centre faces long closure

Fermoy leisure centre faces long closure

A hugely-popular county council-run leisure centre in North Cork will not reopen for several months as the replacement for its malfunctioning air filtration system ...

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UN peacekeeping mission to Lebanon in doubt after soldiers test positive for Covid-19

UN peacekeeping mission to Lebanon in doubt after soldiers test positive for Covid-19

The number of Irish troops about to be sent to Lebanon is uncertain after two of them quarantined at a Co Cork military barracks prior to departure tested positive ...

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Defence forces group PDForra lodges High Court case to allow Ictu link

Defence forces group PDForra lodges High Court case to allow Ictu link

The association which represents the country's frontline Defence Forces has lodged papers in the High Court in an attempt to force the government to allow it affiliate ...

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RACO says Defence Forces cannot wait three years for pay review completion

RACO says Defence Forces cannot wait three years for pay review completion

The Defence Forces are suffering from “review fatigue” and can't wait another 36 months for an Independent Pay Review Body to find the obvious - improved ...

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Sean O'Riordan: Name reversal helped to put Cobh on the map

Sean O'Riordan: Name reversal helped to put Cobh on the map

One hundred years ago this week, a small town took on the might of the world’s largest empire with an act of defiance which reverberated globally, writes Sean ...

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Call for Coveney to address naval service manpower crisis

Call for Coveney to address naval service manpower crisis

Tánaiste Simon Coveney, who is taking control at the Department of Defence, says one of his immediate priorities in the role will be to address the manpower ...

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Aer Lingus redundancies could be fewer than expected following talks between Siptu and management

Aer Lingus redundancies could be fewer than expected following talks between Siptu and management

The 500 redundancies initially sought by Aer Lingus for its 'Covid Crisis Recovery Plan' could turn out to be fewer following management talks with Siptu about work ...

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Holohan 'beyond worried' coronavirus infections could increase when air travel restrictions lifted

Holohan 'beyond worried' coronavirus infections could increase when air travel restrictions lifted

Chief medical officer, Dr Tony Holohan, says he's “beyond worried” Covid-19 infections could increase here when more air travel is allowed into the country. ...

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Not one former Defence Forces member re-inducted after Covid-19 recruitment drive

Not one former Defence Forces member re-inducted after Covid-19 recruitment drive

Three months after a new recruitment drive was unveiled to entice former members of the Defence Forces to rejoin, not one of the 646 applicants is back in uniform.

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Bandon road works cause 40-minute jams

Bandon road works cause 40-minute jams

Councillors have claimed works on two major projects in a Co Cork town have turned into “a shambles,” leading to 40-minute traffic jams, residents being ...

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HSE told Navy that LÉ Eithne could become floating morgue during Covid-19 crisis

HSE told Navy that LÉ Eithne could become floating morgue during Covid-19 crisis

A senior Naval Service officer has said it was “extremely sobering, serious and grim” to be told by HSE officials that his ship could become a floating ...

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Navy flagship LÉ Eithne departs Cork after Covid-19 deployment

Navy flagship LÉ Eithne departs Cork after Covid-19 deployment

The navy's flagship left Cork city this morning after finishing her deployment on Covid-19 operations.

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Cork County Council launches tourism and hospitality website

Cork County Council launches tourism and hospitality website

Cork County Council has said it is the first local authority to launch a comprehensive online tourism directory focused on helping reopening businesses to capitalise ...

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Councillors query 215% rise in the cost of Ballinhassig's main water pipe

Councillors query 215% rise in the cost of Ballinhassig's main water pipe

Cork county councillors have questioned how the cost of replacing a main water pipe could have rocketed by 215% in just four years.

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RACO says Defence Forces can't wait for pay commission

RACO says Defence Forces can't wait for pay commission

The association representing the country's military officers says the Defence Forces cannot wait more than a year for the completion of yet another report on its ...

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Cork County Council's €23m deficit could take five years to recover

Cork County Council's €23m deficit could take five years to recover

Cork County Council is urgently looking for Government funding as it faces into the "stark" reality of a budget deficit of at least €23m from which it could ...

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Cork teenager stabbed after refusing to give attacker €2 for bus

Cork teenager stabbed after refusing to give attacker €2 for bus

The brutal stabbing of a teenager in a Cork suburb is believed to have been sparked after he refused to give his attacker €2 for a bus fare.

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Protecting Pearl Mussel to cost Irish Water millions

Protecting Pearl Mussel to cost Irish Water millions

Irish Water will have to invest millions of euro in upgrading sewerage treatment plants along the River Blackwater and its tributaries if legislation protecting ...

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Irish soldiers in Lebanon raise almost €30,000 for charities

Irish soldiers in Lebanon raise almost €30,000 for charities

Soldiers delayed from returning home from Lebanon have raised nearly €30,000 for cancer charities and a suicide-prevention organisation.

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PDForra to challenge lack of top-up pay for Defence Forces officers on Covid duties

PDForra to challenge lack of top-up pay for Defence Forces officers on Covid duties

PDForra is to take a case on behalf of some of its members who were taken off training and put on duties as part of the battle against Covid-19 - but not given the ...

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Carrigtwohill still in the running for Eirgrid electric converter site

Carrigtwohill still in the running for Eirgrid electric converter site

Eirgrid is re-examining the possibility of building a massive electric converter, which will form part of a €1bn interconnector project with France, on a site ...

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Defence Forces officers have 'lost faith' in government

Defence Forces officers have "lost faith" in government

The association representing Defence Forces officers says it has lost faith in the government's willingness to address the retention and recruitment crisis and declared ...

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Call to halt depletion of Defence Forces

Call to halt depletion of Defence Forces

The next government must draw up a six-point plan to reinvigorate the ever-depleting Defence Forces, which are now at their lowest strength for more than 50 years, ...

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Archaeologists claim to have found Red Hugh's remains in Spain 400 years after his death

Archaeologists claim to have found Red Hugh's remains in Spain 400 years after his death

Spanish archaeologists believe they've found the final resting place of one of Ireland's most famous rebels, more than 400 years after he was buried in a chapel ...

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Ex-Army officer calls for special commission to examine Defence Forces issues

Ex-Army officer calls for special commission to examine Defence Forces issues

A special commission should be set up to examine all aspects of the Defence Forces and a senior minister appointed to run the Department of Defence.

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PDFORRA lodges complaint with European Social Rights Committee on ICTU affiliation issue

PDFORRA lodges complaint with European Social Rights Committee on ICTU affiliation issue

The association which represents frontline members of the Defence Forces has made a written complaint to the European Social Rights Committee (ESRC) about the government's ...

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New Cork build puts stop to off-duty sailors sleeping on ships

New Cork build puts stop to off-duty sailors sleeping on ships

Work will start next year on building a new accommodation block at the naval service headquarters in Haulbowline Island, Cork, with the aim of bringing an end to ...

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Former senior officer claims army pair have been 'abandoned' in DRC

Former senior officer claims army pair have been 'abandoned' in DRC

A former senior Irish Army officer has claimed two serving colleagues “have been completely abandoned” after the Department of Defence was unable to ...

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Council chief executive supports Cork shopping village plans

Council chief executive supports Cork shopping village plans

Cork County Council's chief executive is to provide councillors with a robust account of why he and his senior planners believe it's right to support the construction ...

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Calls for People's Park in Cork harbour to be opened

Calls for People's Park in Cork harbour to be opened

A year-long delay in opening a 'People's Park' in Cork harbour has been criticised with calls made to immediately allow public access to it as the Covid-19 lockdown ...

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Council to hold special meeting to outline case for East Cork outlet village

Council to hold special meeting to outline case for East Cork outlet village

A special meeting of Cork County Council will be held on Friday to discuss how it will put a case to government supporting the development of a €100m Kildare ...

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€6m fund to help Cork's recovery from Covid-19

€6m fund to help Cork's recovery from Covid-19

Cork County Council has set aside a €6m fund to help communities and businesses recover from the impact of Covid-19.

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Wildlife trust urges Govt to reject Cork council request to remove pearl mussel's protected status

Wildlife trust urges Govt to reject Cork council request to remove pearl mussel's protected status

The Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) has waded into the controversy over the redesignation of the whole of the River Blackwater in Co. Cork as a protected area for the ...

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Govt look at private charter to bring army officers home from Congo amid rising tensions

Govt look at private charter to bring army officers home from Congo amid rising tensions

The Department of Defence says it's looking at chartering a private jet to extrIcate two Irish Army officers from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) amid fears ...

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Irish troops returning from Lebanon could face two-week quarantine period

Irish troops returning from Lebanon could face two-week quarantine period

Troops delayed in returning from UN deployment in Lebanon may not be able to see their families for another two weeks after touching down on Irish soil, as it's ...

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Council: Ruling on River Blackwater’s pearl mussel will limit growth

Council: Ruling on River Blackwater’s pearl mussel will limit growth

The chief executive of Cork County Council has said a High Court decision to reclassify an entire river as a special protection area for the freshwater pearl mussel ...

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Cork County Council chiefs planning more pedestrian zones to help towns re-open

Cork County Council chiefs planning more pedestrian zones to help towns re-open

Plans are to be put in place to provide more pedestrianised areas in 23 towns in Co Cork to help businesses to reopen and allow for social distancing.

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Gardaí planning 'ring of steel' around to Cork town to prevent horse fair

Gardaí planning 'ring of steel' around to Cork town to prevent horse fair

Gardaí are planning to put “a ring of steel” around a Cork town to prevent a well-known horse fair taking place amid fears it would be a hotbed ...

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No development on Blackwater if pearl measures not reversed

No development on Blackwater if pearl measures not reversed

The new government will have to try and negotiate a deal with the European Commission to reverse conservation measures for the freshwater pearl mussel, otherwise ...

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Sean O'Riordan: West Cork pirates' lucrative Atlantic operation

Sean O'Riordan: West Cork pirates' lucrative Atlantic operation

A new book offers a fascinating insight into the activities, lives, and influence of an alliance of pirates based along the south-west coast, says Sean O'Riordan

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Cork couple battling it out for 'Web Oscars' with Great Barrier Reef tracker

Cork couple battling it out for 'Web Oscars' with Great Barrier Reef tracker

A Cork couple is battling it out with NASA and National Geographic for one of the world's most prestigious internet awards.

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15,000 burial records from west Cork digitised and put online

15,000 burial records from west Cork digitised and put online

A total of 15,000 burial records have been digitised and put online for the first time, which will prove a huge boost to people looking to trace ancestors buried ...

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Cocooners terrified of dying alone as many feel like burden on society

Cocooners terrified of dying alone as many feel like burden on society

Many of those cocooning feel they're a burden on society, are terrified of dying alone and believe the country doesn't care about them any more.

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Special Report: Pub Crisis - Rural publicans fear reopening before vaccine is in place

Special Report: Pub Crisis - Rural publicans fear reopening before vaccine is in place

Ireland's pubs have suffered significantly as a result of the Covid-19 crisis.In a special report, Sean O'Riordan speaks to some Cork and Kerry publicans about the ...

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Close shave on offer for those out to support Clonakilty Community Hospital

Close shave on offer for those out to support Clonakilty Community Hospital

Virtually the whole non-cocooning population of Clonakilty is expected to take part in a variety of sponsored activities this May Bank Holiday weekend in an attempt ...

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