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Ballyhooly residents without proper water supply for 10 years

A mother of four children has said her life revolves around the low pressure water issues at her home at Lios Árd Estate in...

We’ll pretend we didn’t know this time, too

There’s a sunny afternoon in our future, not thirty years from now, a bittersweet day when hundreds of people will gather at Áras an...

“That’s not scaremongering, that’s telling the truth.” – Cllr Tobin

When Cllr James Tobin first raised a question about the proposed wind farm in Knockanore at a Dungarvan/Lismore District Council meeting a number of...

Fears that local post offices may be in jeopardy

It is feared that unless An Post and the Government change tack, many areas of the country including many communities in rural Cork, will be...

Honest to God, Leo, have you never seen Philomena?

I kept wondering last week if I was the only person in Ireland who had seen Stephen Frears’ 2013 Oscar-nominated comedy-drama  'Philomena', writes Donal...

Yes 66.4%

Under the green gaze of John Mandeville, a red-faced man roars at a pregnant woman that she is a murderer. In the Square in Mitchelstown,...

Request for Skateboard Park in Mitchelstown

A request for Cork County Council to build a Skateboard Park in Mitchelstown has been backed by members of the Fermoy Municipal District. In a...

Why I am voting Yes on May 25th

By Sean Sherlock For me, it’s simple: Like it or not, Ireland already has abortion. The question is not whether we want abortion here, it’s whether...

Abortion is a local issue. One day, someone you love may...

Abortion affects people in Clogheen, in Burncourt, in Glanworth, in Kilworth, in Rathcormac. This Friday, you decide whether Ireland continues to exile a dozen...

Anger in Glengoura as Lackan polling station closed

People in the East Cork community of Glengoura are very upset this week having discovered that Lackan Hall, which is their local community hall, will not...

The Eighth Amendment is a minefield planted during a war long...

The Eighth Amendment was never really about abortion, writes Donal O’Keeffe. That might seem a very odd thing to say, in the only country in...

A No vote won’t end Ireland’s 35-year abortion nightmare

I dreamed the referendum to repeal the Eighth Amendment had been lost, claims Donal O’Keeffe, and – after 35 years – the ‘pro-life’ still had...

The ordinary extraordinary women who exposed the Tuam Babies scandal

Bridget Dolan was 26 years old when she entered the Tuam Mother and Baby Home. It was 1946, and Bridget was pregnant, alone, and...

“We’ll all be above in Kilcrumper before Fermoy Weir is fixed.”

Fermoy Weir is the cornerstone of the town. It’s a listed, protected structure, and its owners, Cork County Council, seem happy to see it...

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