The cheers that greeted captain Ciarán O’Sullivan’s celebratory roar ‘Up the Village’ when he raised the silverware in Páirc Uí Chaoimh yesterday said it all. It was a day that will dwell long in their memory as Ballincollig regained their Cork Premier IHC status. They did ply their trade in the top tier in the past but were forced to drop down over the years.
It’s a story that mixes Flann O’Brien and Liam Neeson’s role in Taken — how a farmer harnessed the power of social media and the West Cork bush telegraph to get his stolen coat back from a cycling Dutchman, and all within 24 hours.
An environmental health and safety officer for one of the three contracted firms being prosecuted for an alleged fish kill has said staff were incensed by an Inland Fisheries Ireland description of their actions as “panicked”.
A solicitor representing a junior minister’s brother facing a charge of failing to declare €400 of cigarettes he had for sale in his shop yesterday queried why the Revenue Commissioners were seeking “a pound of flesh”.