The lord mayor of Cork has called for firefighters tackling blazes near a Cork halting site to be supported by garda personnel in the wake of multiple assaults over the last two years.
Wed, 07 Aug, 2019
The fire crew from Cork City Fire Brigade was forced to withdraw from the entrance to Spring Lane halting site in Ballyvolane at around 11pm for health and safety reasons.
Tue, 30 Jul, 2019
The new draft Traveller Accommodation Plan for Cork city includes plans to build a Traveller group housing scheme on the Ellis’s Yard site in Ballyvolane.
Fri, 21 Jun, 2019
A Cork City Council election candidate who has campaigned against illegal dumps and anti-social behaviour has been subjected to vandalism at her home.
Fri, 17 May, 2019
It is hoped that a CCTV system installed as part of the extensive week-long cleanup of the Ellis’s Yard site in Ballyvolane in February will help identify the culprits behind this incident.
Tue, 16 Apr, 2019
Five people could face prosecution for illegal dumping after information was found in rubbish cleared from a vast illegal dump on the northside of Cork city last week.
Tue, 12 Mar, 2019
Another fire at a vast illegal dump on the northside of Cork City has prompted renewed calls for the authorities to act.
Fri, 05 Oct, 2018
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been asked to investigate illegal dumping activity on a site on the northside of Cork City after a spate of suspicious fires in recent days.
Tue, 17 Jul, 2018
Cork City faces a potential €250,000 bill for the clean- up of a notorious illegal dump site — again.
Illegal dumping alongside one of Ireland’s worst Traveller halting sites has sparked health fears and prompted calls for the site to be shut down quickly.
Fri, 12 May, 2017
City officials have revealed a damning catalogue of obstruction, threats, and intimidation which have thwarted efforts to resolve issues at what has been branded Ireland’s worst Traveller halting site.
Wed, 27 Apr, 2016
Goats gathering in growing numbers on an embankment are creating a risk of rocks falling on caravans and on children playing near them, it was claimed by Cork City Council yesterday.
Wed, 17 Dec, 2014
Travellers have called for urgent action to resolve serious health and safety issues at an overcrowded halting site which has been branded one of the worst in Ireland.
Thu, 26 Jun, 2014
Travellers living in one of Ireland’s worst halting sites have drafted their own plans to resolve what’s been branded a "humanitarian crisis".
Mon, 23 Jun, 2014
The taxpayer has had to fork out more than €500,000 to clean up illegal dumping from waste ground next to one of the country’s worst Traveller halting sites.
Wed, 05 Mar, 2014
A large lagoon of water and raw untreated sewage poses a serious health and drowning risk to almost 100 children living alongside it, a damning report has warned.
Two politicians have agreed to spend a night at one of the country’s worst Traveller halting sites to experience the appalling conditions.
Travellers living in one of the country’s worst halting sites have invited politicians to spend a night there to experience first-hand the appalling conditions they have to endure.
Wed, 05 Feb, 2014
A Travellers’ rights group has lodged a formal complaint with the Council of Europe about appalling living conditions at an overcrowded halting site, which was at the centre of a stand-off with city workers yesterday.
Tue, 04 Feb, 2014
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