by Stephen Johnson KERRY County Council has voted to name the new Kenmare relief road after the late politician and businessman Pat O’Connor-Scarteen. O’Connor-Scarteen (1906-1989) was born in the town land of Scarteen, Blackwater. He spent his early years working on the family farm and at the family bakery and grocery store on Main Street in Kenmare. In his 20s, he emigrated, first to London and then to New York.
WEST Cork TD Michael McCarthy has called for urgent action to be taken to protect and promote Cork airport. At a meeting of the Dáil Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport, Deputy McCarthy directly raised Cork Airport with the Minister for Transport, Paschal Donoghue pointing out the critical issues currently facing the airport most notably declining passenger numbers, lost routes and the now urgent need to restart the Cork to
PUNCTURE problems, an all-to-common occurrence for West Cork motorists, could soon become a thing of the past when technology being developed by Michelin comes into popular use. At its recent Challenge Bibendum event in China, the tyre maker demonstrated the effectiveness of its Selfseal technology.
THE Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Transport, Tourism and Sport Timmy Dooley TD has called on Irish Rail to engage in bold thinking in order to secure the future of the Western Rail Corridor. The call comes following reports that the Government is currently reviewing the rail network with the possibility of line closures. Deputy Dooley believes that if a proper InterCity Service was established between Cork via Limerick and Ennis
A WOMAN has died as the result of a road traffic accident that occurred at 9:25 am on Wednesday morning, January 21st on the R585 near Coppeen. The accident happened in the townland of Coppeen East, 2km east of Coppeen village on the main Bantry to Cork road.
A new EU report on road surfaces shows that Ireland drastically reduced our road maintenance budget between 2008 and 2011 due to the economic crisis. The report singles out Italy, Ireland, Slovenia and Spain as having serious reductions in the amount of investment in road maintenance according to Ireland South MEP and member of the European Parliament Transport Committee Deirdre Clune.
THE main route from Clonakilty to Lislevane will be closed for almost a month to facilitate the replacement of a bridge, Cork County Council have confirmed. The L-4018-0 will be closed from its junction with the L-4015-4 at Ring to its junction with the L-4016-0 at Ballintemple, near Darrara from 8am on Monday 26th January to 6pm on Friday 20th February 2015.
by Stephen Johnson A TWO-YEAR, 4-million euro project designed to improve safety on a 1.6-kilometre stretch of N71 in Bonane is finally underway. A spokesman for the National Roads Authority (NRA) told the West Cork Times this week that the project will involve the removal of more than 11,000 cubic metres of rock, which will widen the narrow road and improve safety.
LOCAL Labour TD, Michael McCarthy has welcomed news that Goggins Hill (N71) Hill Drainage Improvement Scheme has been included in a €33m Roads Programme announced today. The announcement was made as part of the Select Committee to recommend a Supplementary Estimate of €162 million for the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport.
by Stephen Johnson The Department of Transport announced this week that it will retain scheduled airline service between Kerry Airport in Farranfore and Dublin Airport under the terms of the Public Service Obligation (PSO).