Gardaí appeal for witnesses following a fatal collision on the N27 today





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Gardaí in Togher are appealing for witnesses following a single vehicle fatal collision in Co Cork.

At approximately 1.15pm today, Monday 17th February 2020, Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of the collision on the N27, Main Cork to Kinsale Road.

The car left the road and struck a ditch. The driver (40s) left his car and walked into the path of an oncoming truck. He was the sole occupant of the vehicle.

The driver of the truck was uninjured but treated at the scene for shock.

Garda forensic collision investigators conducted a examination of the scene and the road has since reopened.

Gardaí are appealing to any road users who travelled on the road prior to the collison and may have dash cam footage, to contact Togher Garda Station 021 4947120 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.




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Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following a robbery in Drimoleague on 7th February





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Gardaí are appealing for witnesses in relation to a robbery that occurred at a premises in the Baurnahalla area of Drimoleague, Co. Cork on Friday, 7th February, 2020. This location is just off the main Dunmanway to Drimoleague road between Drinagh Cross and Dromoleague Village

At approximately 8.30pm a man was approached by two men who threatened him and stole a sum of money. It is it not known how the two men left the area.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses or any road user with camera footage who was in the area between 8pm and 9pm to contact Bantry Garda Station on 027 20860, The Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111 or any Garda Station.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.




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Man in his 50s arrested following burglaries on Lower Glanmire Road yesterday





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Gardaí have arrested and charged a man in his 50s in relation to three burglaries at houses in the Lower Glanmire Road area of Cork city that occurred on the 16th February, 2020.

Shortly after 4am, Gardaí received a report when a man had entered a house but was disturbed by the occupant.

Gardaí from Mayfield carried out an extensive patrol of the area and eventually found a man on Boherboy Road who was in possession of two torches and a screwdriver.

The man was arrested and brought to Mayfield Garda where he was detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984. Gardaí later received two further reports of burglaries that had occurred in the area.

The man has since been charged in relation to all 3 burglaries and is due to appear before Cork City District Court this morning, 17th February, 2020 at 10.30am.




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A boil water notice has been issued for the Whitegate Regional Public Supply effective immediately





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Irish Water has this evening issued a Boil Water Notice for the Whitegate Regional Public Water Supply, effective immediately. Irish Water issued the following statement:

It has come to the attention of Irish Water and Cork County Council that the water supply served by the Whitegate Regional Public Water Supply is potentially unsafe to drink due to inadequate disinfection at the plant.

As a result, following consultation with the Health Service Executive, Irish Water and Cork County Council are issuing a Boil Water Notice with immediate effect to protect the health of consumers.

This notice applies to all consumers supplied by the Whitegate Regional PWS. All consumers affected by this notice must boil their water before drinking.A map of the Whitegate Regional PWS, detailing the areas affected, is available on www.water.ie

Areas Affected: All customers supplied by the Whitegate Regional PWS.

1: Water must be boiled (rolling boil for 1 minute and then cooled) for:

  • Drinking
  • Preparing Drinks made with water
  • Preparation of salads and similar foods, which are not cooked prior to eating
  • Brushing of teeth and/or gargling
  • Making of ice. However, ensure you first discard all existing ice cubes in fridges and freezers and filtered water in fridges

IMPORTANT: Boil water by bringing to a vigorous, rolling boil and allow to cool. Cover and store in a refrigerator or cold place. Water from the hot tap of kitchen or bathroom sinks is not safe to drink.

2: You do not have to boil your water for the following:

  • Personal hygiene, baths and showers
  • Flushing of toilets
  • Watering plants and flowers

3: Caution:

  • Domestic water filters will not render water safe to drink
  • Caution should be taken when bathing children to ensure that they do not swallow the bathing water
  • Discard ice cubes in fridges and freezers and filtered water in fridges. Make ice from cooled boiled water
  • If you have pets and are concerned about the impact of providing mains water while this BWN is in place, you should ask your local vet for advice

4: Only use Prepared Water (boiled and cooled) for the following situations:

  • When preparing foods that will not be cooked (e.g. washing and preparing salads)
  • Preparing Infant Formula. Where a Boil Water Notice is in place, you can prepare infant formula from tap water that has been boiled once (rolling boil for 1 minute) and cooled beforehand. Bottled water can also be used to make up infant formula. All bottled water, with the exception of natural mineral water, is regulated to the same standard as drinking water. It is best not to use bottled water labelled as ‘Natural Mineral Water’ as it can have high levels of sodium (salt) and other minerals, although it rarely does. ‘Natural Mineral Water’ can be used if no other water is available, for as short a time as possible, as it is important to keep babies hydrated. If bottled water is used to make up infant formula it should be boiled once (rolling boil for 1 minute), and cooled in the normal way. Ready-to-use formula that does not need added water can also be used.

5: Always Take Care:

Care should be taken with boiled water to avoid burns and scalds. Accidents can easily happen, especially with children.

6: How long before the boil water notice can be lifted?

We do not know at present, but Irish Water will continue to liaise and consult with the Health Service Executive with a view to lifting the Boil Water Notice as soon as practicable.

7: How will Irish Water keep you informed?

You will be kept informed through the following media:
Website: www.water.ie
Irish Water Customer Contact Centre: 1850 278 278

Vulnerable customers who have registered their details with IW will be directly contacted.

8: Awareness for commercial premises

Irish Water requests that this Boil Water Notice is placed in a prominent position within your commercial premises.




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Gardaí are appealing for information following collision in Ballygarvan this afternoon





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Gardaí are appealing for witnesses in relation to a single vehicle collision that occurred in the Rathmacullig area of Ballygarvan, Co. Cork on the 14th February, 2020.

Shortly before 12.30pm, Gardaí were called to the scene of a single vehicle collision in which a car had struck a wall.

The passenger of the car, a man in his 30s, was brought to Cork University Hospital with what is believed to be serious injuries. The driver of the car failed to remain at the scene.

The road is currently closed and diversions are in place.

Gardaí are appealing for anyone who was in the Rathmacullig area, particular road users with any video footage, to contact Togher Garda Station on 021-4947120, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111 or any Garda Station.



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Gardaí issue ‘Romance Fraud’ warning ahead of Valentines Day





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An Garda Síochána wish to warn members of the public to be aware of ‘Romance’ fraud as we approach St Valentine’s Day. In 2019, 75 cases of Romance Fraud were reported to Gardaí. The victims were both male and female. The total losses suffered were in excess of €1,000,000.

This particular fraud is enabled via online dating sites or other social media by fraudsters who will provide the victims with well-prepared stories designed to deceive. The victims develop online relationships with the fraudsters, who use fake identities, photographs and life stories. Inevitably, the fraudster will ask their victim for money. The fraudster will continue to ask for money until the victim has no more money to give or realise they are being conned. This crime often leaves vulnerable people with a feeling of hurt and mistrust in addition to their financial loss.

The warning signs include:

  • The fraudster asking the victim to communicate by instant messaging, text or phone calls rather than messaging through the dating website
  • The fraudster will start asking for money for various reasons, starting with low amounts:
    • to pay for travel to meet the victim
    • to pay moving expenses (ship furniture and pay customs)
    • to pay medical expenses for a sick child or relative
    • to invest in a guaranteed business opportunity
    • to pay a tax bill or other spurious reason
  • No meetings in person take place. The fraudster will present reasons for not meeting, or may arrange to meet and then cancel
  • The fraudster will avoid personal questions, but will ask plenty
  • They will ask for money to be transferred to bank accounts abroad or via money transfer agencies to locations outside of Ireland
  • Phone calls from Irish numbers or lodgements to Irish bank accounts should not be considered as evidence that the person is genuine

In one case an Irish victim developed a relationship with a male on a dating website. He gained her trust and she sent him €62,000 over a period of time. In another case, a victim linked up with a female in an on-line chat room and ended up sending her €50,000.

Detective Chief Superintendent Pat Lordan of the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau advises the public as follows:

  • STOP AND THINK! ASK YOURSELF, IS THIS PERSON REAL? – If you are asked for money by a person with whom you are in an on-line relationship
  • NEVER share personal or banking details with unknown persons online.
  • NEVER receive money from, or send money to persons unknown.
  • THINK twice before using a webcam (intimate images can be used for blackmail).
  • TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS – if it sounds like it is too good to be true, it is probably not true.
  • IF IN DOUBT, talk to a family member or a friend.
  • If you have been the victim of this type of crime, please report it in confidence to your local Garda station.




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Yet another status yellow – wind warning has been issued for Cork





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Met Éireann have issued a status yellow – wind warning for Cork, which is valid from 23:00 Wednesday 12/02/2020 to 04:00 Thursday 13/02/2020

  • Forecasters are warning that south to Southeast winds will reach 50 to 60 km/hr gusts 90 to 100 km/hr, mainly in coastal areas and on high ground.

Issued/Updated: 16:00 Wednesday 12/02/2020
Valid: 23:00 Wednesday 12/02/2020 to 04:00 Thursday 13/02/2020




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Missing Person Appeal – Cormac Ryan – 31 years





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Gardaí at Anglesea Street are appealing to the public for assistance in tracing the whereabouts of Cormac Ryan, 31 years, who has been missing from Cork City since Sunday 9th February 2020.

Cormac is described as being approximately 5 foot 11 inches in height with a stocky build, brown hair and brown eyes.

Cormac was last seen wearing a dark green coat, blue jeans, wine coloured shirt and black shoes with a thick white sole.

Gardaí and Cormac’s family are concerned for his welfare.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Anglesea Street Garda Station on 021 4522000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.




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Storm Dennis – Live Updates





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We’ve compiled a list of emergency numbers that you may need throughout #StormDennis. Be informed and stay safe!






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Emergency Contact Numbers – #StormDennis





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  • Gardaí, Fire, Ambulance and Coast Guard:
    • 999/112
  • ESB Networks:
    • 1850 372 999 (021 2382410)
  • Gas Networks Ireland:
    • 1850 20 50 50
  • Irish Water:
    • 1850 278 278 (or 01 7072828)
  • Cork City Council Emergency:
    • 021 496 6512
  • Cork County Council Emergency:
    • 021 480 0048
  • AA Breakdown Assistance:
    • 01 649 7460
  • South Doc:
    • 1850 335 999
  • Cork University Hospital:
    • 021 492 2000
  • Cork University Maternity Hospital:
    • 021 492 0500
  • Cork Dental School & Hospital: 
    • 021 490 1100
  • Mercy University Hospital:
    • 021 427 1971
  • Mercy Urgent Care Centre:
    • 021 492 6900
  • South Infirmary Hospital:
    • 021 492 6100
  • Bon Secours Hospital:
    • 021 454 2807
  • Mater Private:
    • 021 601 3200
  • Marymount Hospice:
    • 021 450 1201
  • St Finbarrs Hospital:
    • 021 496 6555
  • Bantry General Hospital:
    • 027 50 133
  • Mallow General Hospital:
    • 022 30 300
  • Gilabbey Veterinary Hospital (24hr Emergency Number):
    • 021 496 2799

The above list is not exhaustive, and if you’re in doubt – dial 999/112 for the Emergency Services.




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