Michael McCarthy TD, Chairman of the Oireachtas Committee of the Environment and Local Government, has welcomed news that progress has been made to resolve water supply issues in Belgooly. “I have campaigned for sometime now alongside local residents to have the village connected to the mains supply in Riverstick – as planned in 2009, before the scheme was put on hold because of the economic downturn.
by Stephen Johnson A public meeting will be held at the Brook Lane Hotel Kenmare from 2pm – 7:30pm on Wednesday, October 15th, to discuss past flooding in Kenmare and possible damage to Kenmare from flooding in the future. In October 2008, Kenmare suffered its worst flood in living history. The flood caused tens-of-thousands of euro worth of damage. The town was completely cut off as the River Finnihy burst
FOLLOWING a meeting with Minister of State at the Department of Finance, Simon Harris and officials from the Office of Public Works (OPW), re-assurance was given, that all three West Cork Flood Relief Schemes, Bandon, Clonakilty and Skibbereen, were being advanced under the Arterial Drainage Act.
by Eoghan O’Connell TO Celebrate Ireland Coastal Champions, Clean Coasts have launched their annual Ocean Heroes Awards. The Clean Coasts Ocean Heroes Awards are an annual initiative run by An Taisce which recognise the invaluable contribution that individuals, community groups, businesses and schools make in protecting and conserving Ireland’s spectacular coastline. The prestigious awards forms part of the Clean Coasts programme which encourages the public to care for, and celebrate
Clean Coasts’ Big Beach Clean will be taking place in September. Clean Coasts is teaming up with the International Ocean Conservancy again for the International Coastal Cleanup event. Last year 645,015 volunteers in 92 countries removed 5,580 tonnes of marine litter from the world’s oceans.
The Cork Branch of the Irish Wildlife Trust are working with Coastwatch Europe to ask for help with surveying the state of the Cork Coastline. This is an important annual survey to find out what is happening and identify where improvements regarding coastal management can be made. This is the first time that we have hosted this event and we are delighted to work with Coastwatch Europe. We are delighted
CLONAKILTY Town centre is set for a major revamp with works including flood relief measures costing up to €2 million euro due to commence in the coming weeks. Speaking this week, local Fine Gael TD Jim Daly outlined the nature of the works to be carried out and acknowledged that the developments will come at a “big price” to the businesses and residents of the town who will have to
TOWNS, villages and islands across the region were among the winners at the 2014 SuperValu Tidy Towns competition this year. Regular strong performers in the Category C section Clonakilty, Kinsale and Kenmare all picked up gold medals.
CORK city and county councils along with all other local authorities are being warned that they must take seriously the threat posed by invasive plant species Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia Japonica) before it’s too late. The plant establishes itself along roadsides, railways, riverbanks and hedgerows proving to be a driving hazard by blocking sightlines and damaging road surfaces. It can grow through concrete and tarmac causing dangerous and expensive structural damage
A BEACH Prohibition Notice has been issued for Pallas Strand and Bathing Advisories for Trahallan and Traverra beaches on the Beara Peninsula.