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Tuesday, July 23, 2019


Cllr Linehan-Foley was nominated by Cllr Michael Hegarty (FG) and seconded by Fianna Fáil’s Cllr James O’Connor. There were no other nominations.

Eirgrid signs application for European Commission funding for Celtic Interconnector

Mark Foley of EirGrid and Francois Brottes of RTE, Minister Richard Bruton TD, Minister Francois de Rugy and Simon Coveney TD, An Tánaiste are pictured on the occasion that Ireland’s electricity grid operator EirGrid and its French counterpart Réseau de Transport d’Electricite

Midleton Electoral area: New council announced

The Midleton Electoral area of Cork County Council has its new representatives, after a mammoth count at County Hall last Friday (and Saturday).

New Teagasc and Microsoft partnership will enable Ireland’s farming community to benefit from evolving...

which will see the roll out of a pilot Airband rural broadband initiative to help address rural connectivity.


Willie Scannell, originally from Ballycotton but now living in Shanagarry, was one of the recipients of the recent Cork County Mayor’s Community Awards which took place at Cork County Hall.

Midleton & Area Chamber welcome Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to East Cork

Midleton & Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a lunch with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister of State David Stanton last week. The lunch, taking place in the Malt House at the Jameson Experience Midleton, will include speeches on the thriving tourism and agriculture industries in East Cork from Irish Distillers and Dairygold.

Ballycotton Harbour granted funding of almost €37,000

Ballycotton Harbour is to benefit from Local Authority Harbour Programme funding of €36,844 for two separate projects

Cllr. Mary Linehan Foley’s ‘urgent call’ for dedicated respite house in East Cork

At the meeting of the Regional Health Forum on March 28th, Cllr. Mary Linehan Foley called on the HIQA and HSE to consider using empty houses and associated units at St. Raphael’s Centre, Youghal for urgent respite care and ancillary services in East Cork.

Cllr. Collins seeks extra Gardaí and closed stations to be re-opened

Cork County Councillor Noel has called on Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan to “make adequate finance available for the recruitment of additional Garda manpower” to tackle a perceived threat of terrorism, Christy Parker reports.

Carrigtwohill School Campus Planning Application Advertised – Minister David Stanton

Cork East Fine Gael TD and Minister of State at the Department of Justice, David Stanton, has welcomed progress with the development of three new school facilities at a greenfield site in Carrigtwohill.

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