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.
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
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
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.
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
Pictured at the slip road from Ballinhassig onto the main Bandon Cork road at the start of the climbing lane was Kevin Murphy MCC who confirmed that more than €100,000 in funding has been approved for improvments at this dangerous junction. Pic: Denis Boyle
FINE Gael councillor and local election candidate Jerry Sullivan has welcomed the news announced by the Minister of Transport , Tourism and Sport, Leo Varadkar, that additional funding is being made available to Cork County Council for local and regional road works.
LABOUR local election candidate Norma Thomson has welcomed the announcement of funding for vital local road improvements. “I am happy to report that additional funding has been granted to Cork County Council to conduct a mix of pavement renewal (road surface maintenance) and improvement schemes.
THE main N71 West Cork Road at Goggin’s Hill, near Ballinhassig has been earmarked for major resurfacing works as part of a new €50 million stimulus investment programme for road surface improvements across the country.
DeCourcey Classic and Vintage club will present a talk on the West Cork railway 1845 to 1961 by Mr Chris Larkin of the Irish Railway Record Society on Monday May 5th at 7:30 P.M. The event will take place at new Kilmacsimon Community Centre, Bandon (The centre is located between Innishannon and Ballinadee).