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Woman dies in house fire in Union Hall

A WOMAN has died in a house fire in Myross, Union Hall. The body of the 58-year-old woman was discovered at the cottage in Myross, Union Hall when emergency services arrived on the scene. She was named locally as Delores Elward.

Briery Gap shifts programme to alternative venues following fire

FOLLOWING a damaging fire at Macroom’s Briery Gap Theatre, the much loved institution that has strong community support across mid and west Cork has issued a statement thanking the local community and emergency services and has stated that the cultural programme will continue at alternative venues while repairs are carried out.

Fatal House Fire in Macroom

TWO men have died following a house fire in Macroom. Gardaí and fire services attended the scene of a house fire in St Coleman’s Park, Macroom, at 4am on the morning the May 2nd last.

No injuries in Caheragh fire

AN empty house went up in flames in Caheragh on Thursday morning and the scene was attended by local fire service units.   Thankfully nobody was injured in the blaze which was brought under control by fire crews.   Gardaí are investigating the circumstances that led to the blaze,

Soccer club hit by vandals

THE dressing rooms at the Dunmanway Town AFC soccer pitches suffered an attack by vandals last week. The rubbish bin outside the building was set alight as was a bag inside the home dressing room and a Window Broken.

Life jackets could have saved drowned sailors

AN inquiry into the deaths of three men near Adrigole in 2010 has found that if they were wearing lifejackets at the time of the incident, the outcome would have been “significantly different”. Sixty two-year-old Wolfgang Schroder, and friends Wolfgang Schmidt and Richard Harmon drowned when they were forced to abandon their motor cruiser “Castaway” due to a fire while on a fishing trip.

Top of Coom destroyed by fire

THE iconic Top of Coom pub on the Cork / Kerry border between Coolea and Kilgarvan has been destroyed by fire. Fire brigade units from Kenmare and Killarney attended the blaze last night at the pub, famous for being the highest in Ireland at 1,045 ft above sea level.

Investigation launched over €200,000 drugs blaze

SKIBBEREEN gardaí want to talk to a number of people in connection with a major drug operation that was uncovered in the town  yesterday (Wednesday), lunch time. A fire, believed to be due to an electrical fault with a heater used to aid the growth of cannabis plants  broke out in a first-floor front room in the building sometime after midday. Fire crews from Skibbereen and Schull were called to

Massive blaze at pallet factory

A MASSIVE blaze at the country’s biggest pallet manufacturer could see 70 people lose their jobs in the week before Christmas. The blaze broke out at the 20,000 sq m Mid-Cork Pallets facility at Clondrohid near Macroom early on Sunday morning. Several fire crews from the Cork County Fire Service attended and eventually brought the huge inferno under control.