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One killed in Crookstown accident

ONE person has died and another has been seriously injured following a road traffic accident at the Crookstown junction of the N22 Cork – Macroom Road.   The collision between a car and a truck happened just after 1.15pm. The deceased is understood to be a 74-year-old woman who was travelling in a Toyota Avensis car with her husband. He has been taken to Cork University Hospital for treatment. The

Kenmare Relief Road finally opens

by Stephen Johnson THE Eastern Relief Road in Kenmare was finally opened last week — to mixed reviews. Work on the 700-metre stretch of road, which cost 2.5 million euro, began more than three years ago. The Relief Road connects R569 (the Kilgarvin Road) with Railway Road. There are concerns that the new road will divert visitors away from the small businesses along Henry Street and Main Street in centre

New bus route proposal for Bandon

CORK Southwest Fine Gael TD Jim Daly has received confirmation from West Cork Rural Transport that they are currently considering a new bus route around the town of Bandon to replace the previous route which was run by Martin Crowley Bus Services in the town of Bandon for 14 years.

Pay parking will not be forced on West Cork towns

THE Roads and Transportation Strategic Policy Committee at Cork County Council has cladified that pay parking will not be imposed on towns that don’t currently have it. In recent months, especially since town councils were abolished, traders expressed fears that Cork County Council would attempt to impose a system of harmonised pay parking across the county. The Strategic Policy Committee is tasked with formulating a draft policy to present to

Crumbling road surface on N71 in Leap to continue until 2016

LOCAL Fine Gael TD Jim Daly has criticised the National Roads Authority and the stated position of their programme manager Gary Lynch in relation to the condition of the road surface at Leap. In a letter issued by the NRA in response to Deputy Daly’s representations, Mr Lynch stated that “strengthening works have been identified on the N71 in Leap and the works are currently scheduled to be undertaken in

Kerry Airport experiences major drop in passenger traffic

by Stephen Johnson   THE number of passengers using Kerry Airport declined by almost a third between 2008 and 2013 according to Irish aviation statistics published recently. According to figures were released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO), the number of passengers using Kerry airport fell sharply in the period, dropping from a high of 426,115 in 2008 to 306,042 in 2013.

Council called on to improve condition of “Gateway to West Cork”

FINE Gael TD for Cork South West Jim Daly has expressed his dissatisfaction with the current condition of the area surrounding the Halfway Roundabout which he labelled as the Gateway to West Cork.   In a letter written to the County Manager Tim Lucey by Deputy Daly he stated that the current condition of the verges, the road edge and the roundabout centre was something that caused him great annoyance

TD seeks safety audit for Clonakilty Hospital junction on N71

LOCAL Fine Gael TD Jim Daly has raised the issue of the Clonakilty Hospital junction on the N71 with Cork County Council and the National Roads Authority with a view to having a safety audit carried out at this junction.   Deputy Daly pointed to access to Clonakilty Hospital as a major issue and concern for staff and relatives of patients who are forced to use this dangerous entrance often on

West Cork set for pay parking battle

BATTLE lines are being drawn between newly elected councillors and county officials over proposals to introduce pay and display parking across West Cork.   At a recent meeting of the council at County Hall, County Manager Tim Lucey said that a clause in the recent local government legislation may make it impossible for councillors to prevent the introduction of pay parking.

Enough is enough – action needed to stop carnage on N71

MORE lives will be lost unless funding is found to improve a dangerous stretch of road between Clonakilty and Rosscarbery on the N71, that’s according to local Fine Gael councillor Noel O’Donovan.   Cllr O’Donovan confirmed to West Cork Times he will be putting a motion before the next meeting of councillors at County Hall calling on Cork County Council to demand funding is released from the National Roads Authority