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State-of-the-art new fire engine for Cork Airport

Crew Commander Ted Brady, Fire Fighter Alan Crowley, Chief Fire Officer Jim Johnson, Fire Fighter Michael Hegarty and Fire Fighter Stephen O’Mahony introducing the latest Fire Engine to their fleet. As part of its ongoing commitment to be at the forefront of safety, Cork Airport has added a modern, next generation fire fighting vehicle to its fleet. The vehicle, known as an Avenger, will replace an older machine that has

The schooner ‘Spirit of Oysterhaven’ Visits Bantry Port

The schooner ‘Spirit of Oysterhaven’, currently Ireland’s national sail training vessel, arrived in Bantry Port on Friday afternoon on a rare visit to the southwest, skippered by local Coomhola man Owen Boyden. This magnificent schooner will be tied up at the Railway Pier in Bantry for the weekend and will be open to the public from 10:30 to 12:30 on Saturday morning August 13th, and people are invited to drop

Clune rejects  “flag of convenience” claim re Norwegian Airlines Ireland

Ireland South MEP Deirdre Clune has rejected claims made by US Congressman Peter De Fazio that Norwegian Airlines Ireland is merely a flag of convenience. She has compared opposition to Norwegian flying from Cork and Shannon airports to the United States as the same kind of negativity and opposition that faced Ryanair when it sought out a license to fly to the UK in 1986.   “I utterly refute the

EU Commission move to begin arbitration over Norwegian Air license

Ireland South MEP Deirdre Clune has welcomed moves by the EU Commission to launch an arbitration procedure over the failure of the US authorities to grant Norwegian Air Ireland a license to fly between Cork and Shannon to the United States. Speaking after she recently called on the Commissioner to begin arbitration, the Ireland South MEP and EU Transport Committee member Deirdre Clune said the move is unprecedented but necessary

World First for Cork Airport

DURING the Summer 2015 Kieran O’Regan a Station Officer within the Airport Police took on a Dublin International Aviation Training Academy (DIATA) project to draft a new worldwide document for the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) regarding the training of Wildlife Control Operators under the leadership of Eoin Ryan.

Cork tops list of counties for drink driving related fatalities on our roads – Clune says it’s time to consider alcohol interlocks for repeat drunk drivers

Cork accounts for nearly a fifth of all road deaths in the country this year Ireland South MEP and member of the EU Transport committee Deirdre Clune has said she is extremely concerned at figures from An Garda Síochána that show that Cork has one of the worst records in the country when it comes to drink driving related fatalities and that almost a fifth of all road deaths this

Fáilte Ireland host Spanish media on back of new route to Cork

A GROUP of Spanish journalists, accompanied by a representative from Iberia Express will touch down in Cork Airport from Madrid today to find out what Cork can offer Spanish visitors when they arrive at the gateway to the South of Ireland.  It is hoped that the new summer service from Madrid to Cork will open up opportunities for Spanish tourists to see for themselves what the Wild Atlantic Way and

Minister Creed officially launches Local Link Cork

LOCAL Link Cork is officially launched by the Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine Deputy Michael Creed TD. Local Link Cork provides rural and community transport throughout County Cork. It follows on from a restructuring of the rural transport groups in Cork under the new branding of Local Link. It is under the auspices of the National Transport Authority both at local county level and nationally.

On your bike for 5,000 students – Bike Week celebrations take place in schools

Schools across West Cork have been taking part in National C.O.W Day (Cycle on Wednesday/Weekdays) as part of Bike Week 2016. This is the eighth annual national celebration of cycling and, as a key partner of Bike Week, An Taisce Green-Schools Travel is encouraging all schools to get on their bikes and get mooving to school as part of our popular COW initiative. This year Green-Schools hopes to achieve the

Fatal motorcycle accident at Cousane

GARDAÍ in Dunmanway are investigating a single vehicle road traffic collision that occurred at Cousane, on the Kealkil to Coppeen road (R585) also known as the Bantry Line, on Thursday, June 9th.

RSA and IFA issue joint road safety appeal

THE Road Safety Authority (RSA) and the Irish Farmers Association (IFA) have urged road users to take extra care as the number of tractors, trailers and other farm machinery using the roads increases. The appeal comes as farmers around the country avail of the improved weather conditions to bring in the first cut of silage in 2016.

Leap surfacing works to begin in coming months

Fine Gael TD Jim Daly has confirmed that Cork County Council is progressing design work on the road pavement between Leap and Dromihilly. It is currently anticipated that the Council will be in a position to tender the scheme in the coming months.

Clune rejects Bernie Sanders’ ‘flag of convenience’ claim

FINE Gael Ireland South MEP, Deirdre Clune, has rejected claims made by US Presidential hopeful, Senator Bernie Sanders, that Norwegian Airlines International is merely a flag of convenience. She has compared the opposition to Norwegian Airlines flying between Cork and Shannon airports and the United States, to the negativity and opposition that faced Ryanair when it sought out a licence to fly to the UK in 1986.

New Düsseldorf service takes off from Cork Airport

THE new Aer Lingus service between Cork and Düsseldorf is now underway with the official launch taking place at Cork Airport. The German Ambassador to Ireland H.E Matthias Höpfner officially launched the new service and was one of the first passengers to fly to Düsseldorf. He was joined by a delegation of Cork representatives which included Lord Mayor of Cork, Chris O’Leary and Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr

Cork – US flights could begin in August

IRELAND South MEP and member of the EU Transport Committee Deirdre Clune has met with CEO of Norwegian Airlines Bjørn Kjos in Brussels to discuss transatlantic flights from Cork to the US.

Sadness in West Cork as second road accident victim dies this week

A MAN involved in a road traffic accident on the Bantry line on Wednesday, March 9th last has died at Cork University Hospital (CUH). Thirty four-year-old John Strahan who was the branch manager of the Bank of Ireland in Bantry was airlifted to CUH following the accident at Togher on the R585 north of Dunmanway. Mr Strahan was described as being is a critical condition on arrival at hospital.

Bandon to Kilbrittain reopens to traffic

THE road between Bandon and Kilbrittain reopened to traffic ton Feruary 12th last following severe flood damage that forced its closure in the aftermath of Storm Frank, the road was one of the worst hit in West Cork by the recent bad weather.

Funding announced for road projects in Kenmare

ALMOST €13 million will be invested in Kerry’s regional and local road networks under a national tranche of €298 million for 2016. The announcement of the funding allocation by Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe, will allow Kerry County Council to plan its work programme for the year.

Minister must act to protect ‘Open Skies’ deal to benefit Cork Airport

CORK South-West election candidate Margaret Murphy O’Mahony has expressed serious concern about the possible delay to the introduction of Cork-to-Boston flights under the 2007 ‘Open Skies’ agreement. A low-cost airline is due to operate flights from Cork to the US from May but now the deal in jeopardy.

Commitment to Macroom bypass called into question as N22 funding cut

FIANNA Fáil General Election candidate for Cork North-West Cllr Aindrias Moynihan has revealed that the Government has allocated less money to the Macroom Bypass for next year.??When the Transport Infrastructure Ireland allocations were announced just before Christmas the Macroom Bypass was allocated €3.8m for 2016. This is a reduction on what was allocated for the bypass in 2014 and 2015 and it casts doubt on the Government’s commitment to the

Have your say on speed limit review

WEST Cork Sinn Fein Cllr Paul Hayes is calling on the public to contact the county council to highlight roads they feel need their speed limit reviewed. “Road safety and in particular the dangers of speeding drivers are a constant concern for road users. Many of the accidents on our roads are caused by motorists driving inappropriately fast on roads not suitable for such speeds,” he said.