Missing Teenager (16): Robert Hanratty

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Update: Gardai have confirmed that Robert has been located safe and well, and thank the public for their assistance.

Gardai are seeking the public’s assistance in tracing the whereabouts of missing 16-year-old; Robert Hanratty who has been missing from his home in Youghal, since last Sunday afternoon.

It’s believed that he may have travelled to Dublin.

Robert is described as being:

    • 5ft 9” Tall
    • Brown Hair
    • Blue Eyes

When last seen, Robert was wearing:

  • Grey Tracksuit
  • White Runners

If you have any information, contact:

  • Midleton Garda Station: 021 4621550
  • Garda Confidential: 1800 666111



Poulavone Roundabout Closure: 24th April – 5th May

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The Poulavone Roundabout, #Ballincollig / #Carrigrohane will close nightly, from Tuesday 24th April – Saturday 5th May between the hours of 20:00 – 06:00 to facilitate resurfacing works.

Local diversions will be in place: 

  • The diversion route will be the Link Road, Ballincollig from the junction of the R608 with the Link Road to Killumney Link East Roundabout.
  • Traffic wishing to access Poulavone Roundabout from Ballincollig Town will be diverted at the junction of the R608 with Link Road to Killumney Link East Roundabout. From here, traffic wishing to head north to either Model Farm Road or Carrigrohane Road will continue on the Poulavone Link Road to Poulavone Roundabout.
  • Traffic wishing to access Ballincollig from Model Farm Road will be diverted at Poulavone Roundabout to the N22 Poulavone Link Road.
  • At Killumney Link East Roundabout, traffic will be diverted to the Link Road and on to the R608 to Ballincollig.
  • Traffic wishing to access Ballincollig from Carrigrohane Road will be diverted at Poulavone Roundabout to the N22 Poulavone Link Road.
  • At Killumney Link East Roundabout, traffic will be diverted to the Link Road and on to the R608 to Ballincollig.
  • Traffic wishing to access Ballincollig from Bridgewater Estate will be diverted at Poulavone Roundabout to the N22 Poulavone Link Road.
  • At Killumney Link East Roundabout, traffic will be diverted to the Link Road and on to the R608 to Ballincollig.
  • Traffic wishing to access Ballincollig from the N22 Poulavone Link Road will be diverted at Killumney Link East Roundabout on to the Link Road until they join the R608 to Ballincollig.

The diversion route will be fully signposted. Local access will be maintained.

Source: Cork County Council

Missing Teenager (15): Sarune Jankauskaite

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UPDATE: Gardai are confirming that Sarune has now been located safe and well.

Gardai are seeking the public’s assistance in tracing the whereabouts of missing 15-year-old; Sarune Jankauskaite who has been missing since Friday. An appeal was issued to locate two missing teenagers, however, Adrian Waligora has since been located safe and well. Sarune is still reported missing. 

The teenagers were last seen by their parents on Friday morning; when both left home with the intentions of heading to school.

Sarune is described as being:

    • 5ft 6” Tall
    • Blonde Hair
    • Blue Eyes
    • Slim Build

When last seen, Sarune was wearing:

  • A light blue jumper, and navy trousers. It’s reported, however, that she may have had a change of clothes.

If you have any information, contact:

  • Togher Street Garda Station: 021 4947120
  • Garda Confidential: 1800 666111



Two weather warnings in place for Cork this week ⛈

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The storm has been named by the Portuguese Met Service as #StormIrene.

Met Éireann has issued two status yellow weather warnings this afternoon; Rainfall for Cork and a nationwide wind warning.

  • Yellow Wind Warning: Forecasters are saying that south to southeast winds will reach mean speeds between 50 and 65km/h with gusts between 80 and 110km/h. Winds strongest along Atlantic coastal counties at first but the strong winds will extend countrywide through the course of the Monday afternoon and evening.

Issued: Sunday 15 April 2018 14:00
Valid: Monday 16 April 2018 09:00 to Tuesday 17 April 2018 06:00 


  • Yellow Rainfall Warning: Rainfall accumulations of 25 to 50mm expected over the period, with the potential for higher amounts on hills and mountains. Localised spot flooding possible.  

Issued: Sunday 15 April 2018 13:00
Valid: Monday 16 April 2018 09:00 to Tuesday 17 April 2018 09:00 


Weather Outlook: 14th April 2018

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14th April 2018

Starting out rather dull today, Saturday but forecasts are showing today to be a brighter day with some patchy mist or drizzle. However, as the morning progresses some sunny spells are set to develop with only a few scattered showers.

Towards the evening, it’s set to become cloudier with outbreaks of rain coming from the southwest. Highs of 11°C – 14°C, with a moderate S to SE breeze becoming fresh in the afternoon.

We’ve got the outlook for the week from Carlow Weather below, some bad news but some good – temperatures could hit the 20’s next week in some areas ☀️. Do I hear BBQ? 🌭 



Weather Warning: Status Yellow – Rainfall

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Met Éireann has has issued a status yellow weather warning for rainfall.

  • Forecasters say; some heavy thundery downpours this afternoon and evening, with a risk of local spot flooding.  
Issued: Sunday 08 April 2018 12:00
Valid: Sunday 08 April 2018 12:00 to Sunday 08 April 2018 20:00

Precautionary Gritting: Wednesday/Thursday April 4th/5th 2018

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Precautionary gritting starting at 02:00am overnight as low temperatures are expected. Further monitoring of road conditions during the night.

Routes: The South Ring Road N40 as far as Ovens bridge, M8 as far as the toll plaza, the N25 as far as Junction 6 (Whitegate,) the N20 starting at The Commons Inn as far as the Killarney roundabout, the N71 as far as the end of the dual carriageway, all routes start at the DunkettleInterchange.

Information provided to us by Egis Lagan Services, Motorway Maintenance. These are only the roads maintained by Egis Lagan, other roads may be gritted by the relevant local authorities.

Reminder: A status yellow Weather Warning remains in place for rainfall

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Met Éireann has has issued a status yellow weather warning for rainfall.

  • Update on previous warning. 30 to 50 mm of rain expected this evening, overnight and for a time on Friday with the risk of spot flooding.
Issued: Thursday 05 April 2018 15:43
Valid: Thursday 05 April 2018 18:00 to Friday 06 April 2018 15:00

MetroLight – Underground Metro Service planned for Bantry Town

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An underground metro service, which travels at the speed of light is to be planned for Cork. 

The new service will run from Bantry to Mallow as public transport numbers for this route have risen in the past five years. Speaking directly to Cork Safety Alerts, MetroLight CEO Mark Tonto said:

“We’re delighted to be bringing this exciting project to Cork, and especially West Cork where we’ve seen traffic congestion increase in the past number of years. The metro link will be the fastest underground metro in the world, and we’re excited to have this service coming to Cork.”

An additional shuttle service is due to commence from Bantry aerodrome to Bantry town, as an increase of air traffic is also expected.

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The trains will be state of the art, and will include 3 classes (First, Business and Economy) and will also host a 2-tyre star restaurant ‘Le Chateau Imbécile” – serving only the finest in French cuisine.

The service expected to be in operation from April 1st, 2045 will revolutionise public transport in Cork.

 

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Weather Advisory: Status Yellow – Heavy Rain

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Met Éireann has has issued a status yellow weather advisory warning for Sunday night, into Monday morning.

  • Forecasters are saying that a band of heavy rain in southern counties on Sunday night, will extend northwards overnight and during Monday, turning wintry with falls of sleet and snow in some areas.

Issued: Friday 30 March 2018 15:00
Valid: Sunday 01 April 2018 18:00 to Monday 02 April 2018 18:00