Summer is here! Temperatures to soar up to 24C today (and 27C tomorrow!)

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☀️ Looks like summer is finally here, though we also ask the question – for how long? 🍦

Image: Met Eireann
Image: Met Eireann

Met Eireann are forecasting that temperatures today could soar to 24°C in places, so if you can, head to one of our beautiful Cork beaches and soak up the sun! Be smart about it though, and ensure you wear plenty of factor 50.

Tomorrow is set to be even warmer, with top temperatures of up to 27°C in parts of Munster. Who needs the Iberian Peninsula when all you need is Cork!

Are you working outdoors this summer? Get the low down on protecting your skin here. Not sure about the best type of sun cream to wear?

We thought we’d get the facts for you, so here they are in a nutshell:

  • What is UVA, UBB and SPF? UV Radiation is transmitted in different wavelengths, UVA/UVB/UVC. However, UVC can’t penetrate the atmosphere. We need only protect against UVA/UVB rays.
    • UVA affects the elastin and pigmentation in the skin, which can lead to skin ageing but it’s also what causes you to tan – due to melanin being produced. It can also lead to skin cancer.
    • UVB is the culprit behind sunburn, and also has very strong links to malignant melanoma and basal cell carcinoma, as well as other types of skin cancer. Sunscreen with high sun protection factor (SPF) helps to block most UVB rays which prevent skin from burning. It also helps reduce the risk of skin cancer.
  • Which should I choose? Sunscreens are labelled based on their SPF rating, and UVA star rating. You should be choosing a sunscreen with a high SPF (30+, and 50+ for children ideally) and a 4/5 star UVA rating. The star rating indicates the percentage of UVA rays that are absorbed, in comparison to UVB. It’s the ratio between the protection offered by the sunscreen.
  • What does that mean? If you buy a SPF30, with 2 stars – this means the level of UVA protection is lower than that of the UVB protection being offered. We recommend always going with both a high SPF, and 4/5 star rating.
  • Remember: More expensive doesn’t always mean better! Some of the best sunscreen can be purchased from discount stores, and budget supermarkets!

Information References: bad.org.uk & melanomaireland.ie.

 

 




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Working in the great outdoors? Protect your skin this summer – Here’s the HSE’s top tips!

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Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in Ireland. Over 11,000 people are diagnosed with skin cancer in Ireland each year. This figure is expected to over double by 2045. Thankfully, most skin cancers are preventable by protecting your skin from UV (ultraviolet) radiation, the main risk factor.

The sun emits UV radiation naturally and UV is also emitted from artificial sources, such as sunbeds. UV damages DNA, which leads to skin cancer. Most people living in Ireland have fair skin, the type which burns easily and tans poorly, so we have a high risk of UV damage.

In Ireland, UV is strongest between April to September – an important fact to remember as we spend more time outdoors over the summer. If you work outdoors for example, you will be exposed to 2-3 times higher amounts of UV from the sun than people who work indoors, and so have a higher risk of developing a skin cancer. Whether you work in farming, construction, fishery, gardening, postal, defence forces, tourism or any other job where you are outdoors, protect your skin from UV rays to reduce your risk of skin cancer. The same goes for golfers, walkers, hikers, surfers, cyclists, and park-goers  – we all need to protect our skin from UV rays.

Exposure to UV causing sunburn is the most damaging, but long term exposure even without burning also significantly increases the risk of skin cancer.  For this reason, outdoor workers are a priority group for skin cancer prevention, recognised by the National Skin Cancer Prevention Plan.


Reduce your risk of skin cancer by protecting your skin. Here are 10 Top Tips from the experts:

1.       The sun does not need to feel hot to need to protect your skin: don’t be fooled by mild temperature.

2.       The UV index tells you the strength of the sun. When it is 3 or above, protect your skin, even when it is cloudy. You can check today’s UV index here: www.met.ie/uv-index.

3.       Slop on Broad-Spectrum (UVA/UVB) Sunscreen: Apply sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 30+ for adults and 50+ for children, with high UVA protection, and water resistant. Reapply regularly. No sunscreen can provide 100% protection, it should be used alongside other protective measures such as clothing and shade.

4.       Slide on Sunglasses: Guard your eyes from harm by wearing sunglasses with UV protection.

5.       Stay safe by limiting time in the midday sun when UV is strongest, typically between the hours of 11:00am-3:00pm.

6.       Seek shade: use a sunshade on prams and try to sit in shade.

7.       Slip on Clothing: Cover skin as much as possible, wear long sleeves, collared t-shirts, clothes made from close-woven material that does not allow sunlight through. This is very important for outdoor workers, who may not always be able to work in the shade.

8.       Slap on a Wide Brimmed Hat: Protect your face, ears and neck.

9.       Babies and children are particularly vulnerable to sun exposure, keep babies and children out of direct sunlight.

10.   Do not try to get a suntan. Avoid getting a sunburn and never, ever, use a sunbed. People who use sunbeds for the first time before the age of 35 increase their risk of developing melanoma by 75 per cent.

International Agency for Research on Cancer Working Group. The association of use of sunbeds with cutaneous malignant melanoma and other skin cancers: a systematic review. Int J Cancer 2006; 120: 1116–22


 

Dr Triona McCarthy, Consultant in Public Health Medicine, explains how UV rays affect our skin:

“As with many cancers, skin cancer develops when cells are damaged and grow uncontrollably. Exposure to Ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun, even on cloudy days, or from artificial sources like sunbeds is the most common cause of skin cancer. Overall, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in Ireland with over 11,000 cases of skin cancer diagnosed annually.

“The strength of UV radiation in sunlight is measured using the UV index.  It is more likely to cause skin damage when it is it at 3 or above, so you should take particular effort to protect your skin on those days.  It is important to know that UV is in sunlight, and can cause damage even when the weather doesn’t feel warm and also can damage your skin even on a cloudy day.  You can check the daily UV atwww.met.ie/uv-index.  A good guide is that UV index in Ireland is highest between April to September, so you should act to protect your skin during those months.”

Find further information at:

www2.hse.ie/skin

https://health.gov.ie/blog/publications/national-skin-cancer-prevention-plan-2019-2022/




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Missing Person Appeal: Alaa Mohammed Al Naser – 17 Years – Kanturk

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Gardaí in Kanturk are seeking the publics assistance in tracing the whereabouts of a missing 17 year old, Alaa Mohammed Al Naser who is missing from his home in Kanturk since Sunday morning, 23rd June 2019.

Alaa was last seen Sunday morning, 23rd June 2019.

Alaa is described as being:

  • 6′ Tall
  • Clean Shaven
  • Short Dark Gelled Back Hair
  • Brown Eyes

When last seen, he had a green rain jacket and black backpack with him.

Anyone who has seen Alaa who can assist in locating him is asked to contact Kanturk Garda Station, or any Garda Station.

  • Kanturk Garda Station:  (029) 20680
  • Garda Confidential: 1800 666111

A status yellow weather advisory has been issued for Ireland – Monday 24 June 2019 12:00 to Monday 24 June 2019 22:00

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Met Éireann have issued a status yellow – weather advisory nationwide, valid from Monday 24 June 2019 12:00 to Monday 24 June 2019 22:00.

  • There is the risk of heavy thundery downpours, especially over Munster and Leinster which may lead to spot flooding.

Issued/Updated: Monday 24 June 2019 12:00
Valid: Monday 24 June 2019 12:00 to Monday 24 June 2019 22:00




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As World reels from the impact of ‘Chernobyl’ series, Shannon airport welcomes 120 ‘Chernobyl children’ to Ireland for Summer Rest and Recuperation

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Following the conclusion of the chilling HBO ‘Chernobyl’ TV mini-series, a very special group of 120 children from the Chernobyl affected regions of Belarus will fly into Shannon Airport at 15.50 on Tuesday, 25th June as part of a long-standing campaign by Irish host families to prolong their lives against the ongoing effects of the world’s worst nuclear accident.

The children are third generation victims of Chernobyl and live with health, societal, economic and environmental fallout every day. Their Rest and Recuperation stays in Ireland, funded by Adi Roche’s Chernobyl Children International (CCI), have been organised each year since 1991. Ireland is now acknowledged as the country which has provided the most valuable ongoing aid and advocacy support for the victims of the Chernobyl disaster and continues to be at the forefront of an international campaign, through the United Nations, to focus attention on their plight.

Irish families – from nine counties – will reunite with the Belarusian children and young adults whom they have opened their hearts and homes to for the past 3 decades, since the 1986 disaster.  Since then 25,500 children from Belarus and Western Russia have come to Ireland on this flagship programme.

 

The Summer Rest and Recuperation Programme gives children, who come from impoverished backgrounds and state-run institutions, a health-boosting reprieve from the toxic environment and high levels of radiation to which they have been exposed. During the month-long stay, radiation levels in the children drop by nearly 50% and up to two years is added to their life expectancy.

Speaking ahead of the group’s arrival, Voluntary CEO of Chernobyl Children International Adi Roche said, “Our wonderful volunteers have opened their hearts and their homes to these children every summer. These are children who so desperately need our help.  While the Chernobyl accident happened 33 years ago, the consequences last forever”.

“It has been our pleasure and privilege at Shannon Airport and Shannon Group to be part of the welcome for the Chernobyl children and their host families over the years. The sense of excitement here on the day is palpable, and our own staff are hugely invested in the event.  The success of this programme which started back in 1991 is a fantastic endorsement of the work of Trojan Adi Roche and the Chernobyl Children International team. With many of the children regular visitors to Shannon each year, it is more like a wonderful family homecoming,”says Mary Considine, Acting CEO, Shannon Group.

 

Many of the children, who will spend the month with loving host-families in Ireland, reside in Vesnova Children’s Mental Asylum – an institution for abandoned children which was hidden in a veil of secrecy during the years of the Soviet Union.  It is now the base for the Cork charity’s most ambitious programme ever – the Restoration of Rights Programme and Life Skills Home which the charity hopes will offer children the hopes of a safe alternative to life in an orphanage over time.

“We have two young men here who, despite every obstacle thrown in their way, have had earned their Right to live outside an institution.  They are our heroes and have set precedence for so many others behind them. It’s a light at the end of a tunnel that we never thought we would see.”

“Our work on de-institutionalisation and finding alternatives to orphanages, is the most important body of work that we have ever undertaken.  It is amazing to see some of the children and young adults here learn to read and write and for the first time have their abilities and skills be the focus, rather than any disabilities they may have.” Roche continued.

Since 1991, over 25,500 children from Belarus and Western Russia have come to Ireland through Adi Roche’s charity on this Rest and Recuperation programme.

Chernobyl, and Chernobyl Children International is something that’s close to our hearts here at Cork Safety Alerts. Anna Gabriel, the first child to be adopted by an Irish family is a very close friend of ours and we aim to support Chernobyl Children International as much as we can!



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No further assistance from the public is required – Missing person appeal for a missing 36 year old from Carrigaline

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Update: Andrew’s body has been recovered. No further action from the public is required. Please respect Andrew’s family at this time.

Gardaí in Togher are seeking the publics assistance in tracing the whereabouts of a missing 36 year old, Andrew Willis who is missing from his home in Coolmore, Carrigaline since Tuesday, 18th June 2019.

Andrew was last seen in the Coolmore area of Carrigaline in the early hours of the morning of Tuesday 18th June, 2019. 

Andrew is described as being:

  • 6′ Tall
  • Athletic Build
  • Dark Red Hair
  • Brown/Green Eyes

It is not know what Andrew was wearing when last seen.

Anyone who has seen Andrew who can assist in locating him is asked to contact Togher Garda Station, or any Garda Station.

  • Togher Garda Station:  (021) 4947120
  • Garda Confidential: 1800 666111

A status yellow rainfall warning is now in affect – Sunday 23 June 2019 06:00 to Sunday 23 June 2019 18:00

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Met Éireann have issued a status yellow – rainfall warning for Cork, valid from Sunday 23 June 2019 06:00 to Sunday 23 June 2019 18:00.

  • Outbreaks of heavy rain during Sunday will lead to rainfall accumulations of 25 to 40mm, with the highest values in coastal areas.

Issued/Updated: Saturday 22 June 2019 17:00
Valid: Sunday 23 June 2019 06:00 to Sunday 23 June 2019 18:00




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R597 outside Glandore closed following discovery of a body overnight

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Gardaí in Clonakilty are investigating the discovery of a body of a man (late 50s) that was discovered in the early hours of this morning Saturday 22nd June, 2019 on the roadway at Glandore, Co. Cork.

The scene is currently being examined and the State Pathologist has been notified.  The body remains at the scene and the results of the post mortem will determine the course of the investigation.  The road at Glandore is currently closed and local diversions are in place.

Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have travelled through, or been in the vicinity of Glandore Village between 12 mid-night and 2am today Saturday, 22th  June, 2019 and perhaps any persons who may have observed any pedestrians in the area to contact Clonakilty Garda Station on 023-8821570.




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Cork City – Road Closures and Diversions

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Road Closures and Diversions for this week by Cork City Council

Ongoing Road Closures and Diversions:

MacCurtain Street: Lane restriction in place in the bus lane from 0930hrs Monday 13th of May until 1800hrs Friday 28th of June from its junction with St. Patricks Hill to York Street  to facilitate water main installation on the Northside of MacCurtain Street. (Coffey Northumbrian)

Sawmill Street: Road Closure in place westbound only, until October 2019, from its junction with Rutland Street and Junction with White Street, to facilitate Rutland Square Social Housing Development (O’Shea Builders)

Carbery Grove, Knocknaheeny: Road closure in place form 0930hrs on Monday the 2nd of July 2018 until Friday 21st of June 2019 on Carbery Grove (Between its Junction with Harbour View Road and Junction with Ardmore Avenue at the rear of Bernardos Brighter Future Centre) as part of the City Northwest Quarter Regeneration Scheme Phase 2A. (Murnane & O’Shea)

  • Access for residents on Carbery Grove will be via a new temporary road entering/existing on Ardmore Avenue for this period.
  • A new temporary entrance/exit will be provided from Dunmanus Park for residents of 98-110A Harbour View Road.

Merchants Quay: Lane restriction in place to facilitate preparatory works for Harley Street Bridge Installation (L&M Keating)

St. Patrick’s Quay: Lane restriction in place to facilitate preparatory works for Harley Street Bridge Installation, expect delays (L&M Keating)

Millerd Street: Road Closure in place from Friday 22nd of March 2019 until March 2020 from its junction with Francis Street to its junction with Henry Street to facilitate apartment block redevelopment (Vision Contracting)

Coleman’s Lane: Road Closure in place from Monday 15th of April 2019 until 31st of July 2020 from its junction with Grattan Street to its junction with North Main Street to facilitate apartment block redevelopment (MMD Construction)

Harbour View Road: Road Closure in place (Eastbound Only) from 0930hrs on Tuesday 04th of June until 1800hrs on Friday 05th of July 2019 from its junction with Courtown Drive to its junction with Knocknaheeny Avenue to facilitate site service works to Northwest Quarter Regeneration Scheme Phase 2A. Diversion will be in place via Courtown Drive / Kilmore Road Lower / Knocknaheeny Avenue. (Murnane & O’Shea)


 

Daily Road Closures and Diversions:

Saturday 22nd of June 2019

Irish Independant Park – The Coronas Concert

Road Closures in place:

  • Junction of Kinsale Road and Tramore Road 1500-2315hr;
  • Junction of Kinsale Road and Pearse Road 1600-2315hr;
  • Junction of Tramore Road and Lower Friars Walk 1500-2315hr;
  • Junction of Pearse Road and Connolly Road 1600-2315hr;
  • Junction of Botanic Road and Tory Top Road 1600-2315hr;
  • Junction of Kent Road and Tory Top Road 1600-2315hr;
  • Mick Barry Road eastbound lane closure 1500-2315hr;

Stop/Go on Mick Barry Road to facilitate event traffic management plan.

Shandon Street Festival: Road closures in place 0900-1800hr at  Church Street, Dominick Street and Exchange Street. John Redmond Street will be open to residents only.

Cork Carnival of Science:

Mardyke Walk: Road Closure in place 0800hrs on Saturday 22nd June until 1900hrs on Sunday 23rd June for public event at Fitzgerald Park

Ringmahon Road: Road closure in place (access maintained for buses) 0930-1400hr to facilitate hedge/tree trimming (CCC Parks)

North Gate Bridge: Lane restrictions in place 0500-1200hr to facilitate line repainting (CCC Traffic)

Sunday 23rd of June 2019

Irish Independant Park – Liam Gallagher Concert

Road Closures in place:

  • Junction of Kinsale Road and Tramore Road 1500-2315hr;
  • Junction of Kinsale Road and Pearse Road 1600-2315hr;
  • Junction of Tramore Road and Lower Friars Walk 1500-2315hr;
  • Junction of Pearse Road and Connolly Road 1600-2315hr;
  • Junction of Botanic Road and Tory Top Road 1600-2315hr;
  • Junction of Kent Road and Tory Top Road 1600-2315hr;
  • Mick Barry Road eastbound lane closure 1500-2315hr;

Stop/Go on Mick Barry Road to facilitate event traffic management plan.

The Eucharistic Procession

A number of city centre streets will be closed to facilitate the event from 1430hrs to 1800hrs. Half Moon Street, St Augustine Street, Paul Street, St Patrick’s Street & Daunts Square will be closed to traffic. Lane restrictions will be in place on Washington Street, Grand Parade and Merchants Quay.

Cork Carnival of Science

Mardyke Walk: Road Closure in place 0800hrs on Saturday 22nd June until 1900hrs on Sunday 23rd June for public event at Fitzgerald Park

Barrack Street: Road Closure in place from 0930hrs on Sunday 23rd June until 1800hrs on Monday 24th June 2019 from its junction with Noonan Road to its junction with Reed Square to facilitate ESB ducting works (MGOS)

Douglas Road: Stop/Go in operation 0930-1600 at the junction with Rosebank to facilitate water connection repair (CCC Water)

Monday 24th of June 2019

****Jack Lynch Tunnel Closure****: Northbound bore closure will be in place from 2200-0500hrs to facilitate scheduled maintenance. South bore will operate as contraflow. (EGIS)

Skehard Road: Stop/Go in operation from 0930-1600hr from Oakdene to Bessboro Road junction to facilitate water main installation. (Coffey Northumbrian)

MacCurtain Street: Lane restriction in place in the bus lane from 0930hrs Monday 13th of May until 1800hrs Friday 28th of June from its junction with St. Patricks Hill to York Street  to facilitate water main installation on the Northside of MacCurtain Street. (Coffey Northumbrian)

Coburg Street: Lane restriction in place 1000-1530hr daily Monday 24th of June until Friday 28th of June to facilitate water main installation works. (Coffey Northumbrian)

Rock Borough Road: Road closure in place 0930-1600hr daily from Monday 24th June until Wednesday 26th June to facilitate water main installation works. (Coffey Northumbrian)

Eastville: Stop/Go in operation from 0930-1800hr to facilitate water main installation. (Coffey Northumbrian)

Mount Pleasant Road: Stop/Go in operation from 0930-1700hr at its junction with Fr. Mathew Road to facilitate water main installation. (Coffey Northumbrian)

Mount Pleasant Avenue: Stop/Go in operation from 0930-1700hr to facilitate water main installation. (Coffey Northumbrian)

Riverview Estate: Stop/Go in operation 0800-1800hr to facilitate underground connection works. (KN Group)

Ashgrove Drive: Stop/Go in operation 0800-1800hr to facilitate pole replacement works. (TLI Group)

N8 Lower Glanmire Road/Tivoli: Lane restriction in place 0930-1530hr daily to facilitate maintenance works as part of the MMARC contract (EGIS Lagan)

Park View / Court / Lawn: Stop/Go in operation 0800-1800hr to facilitate underground connection works. (Siro)

Pinewood Grove: Stop/Go in operation 0800-1800hr to facilitate underground connection works. (Siro)

Glenwood Grove: Stop/Go in operation 0800-1800hr to facilitate underground connection works. (Siro)

Knockpogue Avenue: Stop/Go in operation 0930-1600hr to facilitate underground connection works. (Siro)

Greenvalley: Stop/Go in operation 0800-1800hr to facilitate underground connection works. (Siro)

Dunvale: Stop/Go in operation 0800-1800hr to facilitate underground connection works. (Siro)

Broadale: Stop/Go in operation 0800-1800hr to facilitate underground connection works. (Siro)

Douglas East: Stop/Go in operation 2000-0600hr to facilitate broadband ducting works (Siro)

Douglas Relief Road West: Stop/Go in operation 2000-0600hr to facilitate broadband ducting works (Siro)

Wellington Road: Stop/Go in operation 0930-1600 daily Monday 10th of June until Saturday 29th of June 2019 to facilitate tree trimming. (Tree Pro)

Barrack Street: Road Closure in place from 0930hrs on Sunday 23rd June until 1800hrs on Monday 24th June 2019 from its junction with Noonan Road to its junction with Reed Square to facilitate ESB ducting works (MGOS)

Lower Glanmire Road: Lane restriction in operation 2000-0600hrs to facilitate ducting works (E-Net)

Sunday’s Well Road: Lane restriction in operation 0930-1600hr to facilitate ducting works (KN Group)

Ballinlough Road: Stop/Go in operation 0930-1600 daily Monday 24th of June until Friday 28th of June 2019 to facilitate trenching works. (Centurion Homes)

Lower Glanmire Road: Stop/Go in operation 2000-0600hrs between Water Street and The Ferryman to facilitate ducting repair works (E-Net)

South Main Street: Cycle lane restriction 0930-1800 daily Monday 24th of June until Friday 05th of July to facilitate electrical connection works. (DW Utilities)

Lower Glanmire Road: Lane restriction in operation 0800-1600hr to facilitate footpath resurfacing works (Lagan Group)

Tuesday 25th of June 2019

****Jack Lynch Tunnel Closure****: Northbound bore closure will be in place from 2200-0500hrs to facilitate scheduled maintenance. South bore will operate as contraflow. (EGIS)

Irish Independant Park – Hozier Concert

Road Closures in place:

  • Junction of Kinsale Road and Tramore Road 1500-2315hr;
  • Junction of Kinsale Road and Pearse Road 1600-2315hr;
  • Junction of Tramore Road and Lower Friars Walk 1500-2315hr;
  • Junction of Pearse Road and Connolly Road 1600-2315hr;
  • Junction of Botanic Road and Tory Top Road 1600-2315hr;
  • Junction of Kent Road and Tory Top Road 1600-2315hr;
  • Mick Barry Road eastbound lane closure 1500-2315hr;

Stop/Go on Mick Barry Road to facilitate event traffic management plan.

Skehard Road: Stop/Go in operation from 0930-1600hr from Oakdene to Bessboro Road junction to facilitate water main installation. (Coffey Northumbrian)

MacCurtain Street: Lane restriction in place in the bus lane from 0930hrs Monday 13th of May until 1800hrs Friday 28th of June from its junction with St. Patricks Hill to York Street  to facilitate water main installation on the Northside of MacCurtain Street. (Coffey Northumbrian)

Coburg Street: Lane restriction in place 1000-1530hr daily Monday 24th of June until Friday 28th of June to facilitate water main installation works. (Coffey Northumbrian)

MacCurtain Street / Bridge Street Junction: Lane restriction in place 1930-0600 Tuesday 25th of June and Wednesday 26th of June to facilitate water main installation works. (Coffey Northumbrian)

Rock Borough Road: Road closure in place 0930-1600hr daily from Monday 24th June until Wednesday 26th June to facilitate water main installation works. (Coffey Northumbrian)

Eastville: Stop/Go in operation from 0930-1800hr to facilitate water main installation. (Coffey Northumbrian)

Mount Pleasant Road: Stop/Go in operation from 0930-1700hr at its junction with Fr. Mathew Road and its junction with Doyle Road to facilitate water main installation. (Coffey Northumbrian)

Mount Pleasant Avenue: Stop/Go in operation from 0930-1700hr to facilitate water main installation. (Coffey Northumbrian)

York Street: Road closure in place 2100-0600hr to facilitate water main connection works. (Coffey Northumbrian)

Summerstown Road: Stop/Go in operation 0800-1800hr to facilitate underground connection works. Summerstown Drive will also be affected by these works. (KN Group)

Ashgrove View: Stop/Go in operation 0930-1800hr at the junction with North ring Road to facilitate pole replacement works. (TLI Group)

N8 Lower Glanmire Road/Tivoli: Lane restriction in place 0930-1530hr daily to facilitate maintenance works as part of the MMARC contract (EGIS Lagan)

Fairhill: Stop/Go in operation 0930-1600hr to facilitate overhead connection works. Kerryhall Road will also be affected during this period. (Siro)

North Monastery Road: Stop/Go in operation 0930-1600hr to facilitate overhead connection works. (Siro)

Park View/ Court/ Lawn: Stop/Go in operation 0800-1800hr to facilitate underground connection works. (Siro)

Pinewood Grove: Stop/Go in operation 0800-1800hr to facilitate underground connection works. (Siro)

Glenwood Grove: Stop/Go in operation 0800-1800hr to facilitate underground connection works. (Siro)

St. John’s Well: Stop/Go in operation 0800-1800hr to facilitate underground connection works. (Siro)

Oakville Drive: Stop/Go in operation 0800-1800hr to facilitate underground connection works. (Siro)

Greenvalley: Stop/Go in operation 0800-1800hr to facilitate underground connection works. (Siro)

Dunvale: Stop/Go in operation 0800-1800hr to facilitate underground connection works. (Siro)

Broadale: Stop/Go in operation 0800-1800hr to facilitate underground connection works. (Siro)

Douglas East: Stop/Go in operation 2000-0600hr to facilitate broadband ducting works (Siro)

Douglas Relief Road West: Stop/Go in operation 2000-0600hr to facilitate broadband ducting works (Siro)

Lower Glanmire Road: Lane restriction in place 2000-0600hr to facilitate ducts installation across the carriageway. (BAM Construction)

Wellington Road: Stop/Go in operation 0930-1600 daily Monday 10th of June until Saturday 29th of June 2019 to facilitate tree trimming. (Tree Pro)

Lower Glanmire Road: Lane restriction in operation 2000-0600hrs to facilitate ducting works (E-Net)

Sunday’s Well Road: Lane restriction in operation 0930-1600hr to facilitate ducting works (KN Group)

Ballinlough Road: Stop/Go in operation 0930-1600 daily Monday 24th of June until Friday 28th of June 2019 to facilitate trenching works. (Centurion Homes)

Lower Glanmire Road: Stop/Go in operation 2000-0600hrs between Water Street and The Ferryman to facilitate ducting repair works (E-Net)

Blarney Street: Stop/Go in operation 0930-1600 daily Tuesday 25th of June until Thursday 27th  of June 2019 to facilitate broadband ducting installation works. (Virgin Media)

South Main Street: Cycle lane restriction 0930-1800 daily Monday 24th of June until Friday 05th of July to facilitate electrical connection works. (DW Utilities)

Togher Road: Stop/Go in operation 0930-1600hr to facilitate electrical connection works. (DW Utilities)

Lower Glanmire Road: Lane restriction in operation 0800-1600hr to facilitate footpath resurfacing works (Lagan Group)

Wednesday 26th of June 2019

****Jack Lynch Tunnel Closure****: Northbound bore closure will be in place from 2200-0500hrs to facilitate scheduled maintenance. South bore will operate as contraflow. (EGIS)

Irish Independant Park – Ms. Lauryn Hill Concert

Road Closures in place:

  • Junction of Kinsale Road and Tramore Road 1500-2315hr;
  • Junction of Kinsale Road and Pearse Road 1600-2315hr;
  • Junction of Tramore Road and Lower Friars Walk 1500-2315hr;
  • Junction of Pearse Road and Connolly Road 1600-2315hr;
  • Junction of Botanic Road and Tory Top Road 1600-2315hr;
  • Junction of Kent Road and Tory Top Road 1600-2315hr;
  • Mick Barry Road eastbound lane closure 1500-2315hr;

Stop/Go on Mick Barry Road to facilitate event traffic management plan.

Skehard Road: Stop/Go in operation from 0930-1600hr from Oakdene to Bessboro Road junction to facilitate water main installation. (Coffey Northumbrian)

MacCurtain Street: Lane restriction in place in the bus lane from 0930hrs Monday 13th of May until 1800hrs Friday 28th of June from its junction with St. Patricks Hill to York Street  to facilitate water main installation on the Northside of MacCurtain Street. (Coffey Northumbrian)

Coburg Street: Lane restriction in place 1000-1530hr daily Monday 24th of June until Friday 28th of June to facilitate water main installation works. (Coffey Northumbrian)

MacCurtain Street / Bridge Street Junction: Lane restriction in place 1930-0600 Tuesday 25th of June and Wednesday 26th of June to facilitate water main installation works. (Coffey Northumbrian)

Rock Borough Road: Road closure in place 0930-1600hr daily from Monday 24th June until Wednesday 26th June to facilitate water main installation works. (Coffey Northumbrian)

Eastville: Stop/Go in operation from 0930-1800hr to facilitate water main installation. (Coffey Northumbrian)

Mount Pleasant Avenue: Stop/Go in operation from 0930-1700hr to facilitate water main installation. (Coffey Northumbrian)

Beaufort Park: Road closure in place 0930hr on Wednesday 26th June until 1800hr  on Friday 28th June to facilitate water main installation. (Coffey Northumbrian)

York Street: Road closure in place 2100-0600hr to facilitate water main connection works. (Coffey Northumbrian)

Southbury Road: Stop/Go in operation 0800-1800hr to facilitate underground connection works. (KN Group)

Riverview: Stop/Go in operation 0800-1800hr to facilitate pole replacement works. (TLI Group)

N8 Lower Glanmire Road/Tivoli: Lane restriction in place 0930-1530hr daily to facilitate maintenance works as part of the MMARC contract (EGIS Lagan)

Fairhill: Stop/Go in operation 0930-1600hr to facilitate overhead connection works. Inniscarra Road and Innishannon Road will also be affected during this period. (Siro)

Park View/ Court/ Lawn: Stop/Go in operation 0800-1800hr to facilitate underground connection works. (Siro)

Pinewood Grove: Stop/Go in operation 0800-1800hr to facilitate underground connection works. (Siro)

Glenwood Grove: Stop/Go in operation 0800-1800hr to facilitate underground connection works. (Siro)

St. John’s Well: Stop/Go in operation 0800-1800hr to facilitate underground connection works. (Siro)

Oakville Drive: Stop/Go in operation 0800-1800hr to facilitate underground connection works. (Siro)

Greenvalley: Stop/Go in operation 0800-1800hr to facilitate underground connection works. (Siro)

Ardfield: Stop/Go in operation 0800-1800hr to facilitate underground connection works. (Siro)

Broadale: Stop/Go in operation 0800-1800hr to facilitate underground connection works. (Siro)

Douglas East: Stop/Go in operation 2000-0600hr to facilitate broadband ducting works (Siro)

Douglas Relief Road West: Stop/Go in operation 2000-0600hr to facilitate broadband ducting works (Siro)

Lower Glanmire Road: Lane restriction in place 2000-0600hr to facilitate ducts installation across the carriageway. (BAM Construction)

Wellington Road: Stop/Go in operation 0930-1600 daily Monday 10th of June until Saturday 29th of June 2019 to facilitate tree trimming. (Tree Pro)

Lower Glanmire Road: Lane restriction in operation 2000-0600hrs to facilitate ducting works (E-Net)

Sunday’s Well Road: Lane restriction in operation 0930-1600hr to facilitate ducting works (KN Group)

Ballinlough Road: Stop/Go in operation 0930-1600 daily Monday 24th of June until Friday 28th of June 2019 to facilitate trenching works. (Centurion Homes)

Blarney Street: Stop/Go in operation 0930-1600 daily Tuesday 25th of June until Thursday 27th  of June 2019 to facilitate broadband ducting installation works. (Virgin Media)

Lower Glanmire Road: Stop/Go in operation 2000-0600hrs between Water Street and The Ferryman to facilitate ducting repair works (E-Net)

South Main Street: Cycle lane restriction 0930-1800 daily Monday 24th of June until Friday 05th of July to facilitate electrical connection works. (DW Utilities)

Lower Glanmire Road: Lane restriction in operation 0800-1600hr to facilitate footpath resurfacing works (Lagan Group)

Thursday 27th of June 2019

****Jack Lynch Tunnel Closure****: Northbound bore closure will be in place from 2200-0500hrs to facilitate scheduled maintenance. South bore will operate as contraflow. (EGIS)

Skehard Road: Stop/Go in operation from 0930-1600hr from Oakdene to Bessboro Road junction to facilitate water main installation. (Coffey Northumbrian)

MacCurtain Street: Lane restriction in place in the bus lane from 0930hrs Monday 13th of May until 1800hrs Friday 28th of June from its junction with St. Patricks Hill to York Street  to facilitate water main installation on the Northside of MacCurtain Street. (Coffey Northumbrian)

Coburg Street: Lane restriction in place 1000-1530hr daily Monday 24th of June until Friday 28th of June to facilitate water main installation works. (Coffey Northumbrian)

Eastville: Stop/Go in operation from 0930-1800hr to facilitate water main installation. (Coffey Northumbrian)

Mount Pleasant Road: Stop/Go in operation from 0930-1700hr at its junction with Derrynane Road to facilitate water main installation. (Coffey Northumbrian)

Beaufort Park: Road closure in place 0930hr on Wednesday 26th June until 1800hr  on Friday 28th June to facilitate water main installation. (Coffey Northumbrian)

Sawmill Street: Road Closure in place 0930-1930hrs from its junction with Rutland Street and junction with White Street, to facilitate Rutland Square Social Housing Development (O’Shea Builders)

Old Youghal Road: Lane restriction in place 0930-1800hr adjacent to the Military Barracks to facilitate pole replacement works. (TLI Group)

N8 Lower Glanmire Road/Tivoli: Lane restriction in place 0930-1530hr daily to facilitate maintenance works as part of the MMARC contract (EGIS Lagan)

Farranferris Avenue: Stop/Go in operation 0930-1600hr to facilitate overhead connection works. Farranferris Green, Rathpeacon Road and Kilnap Place will also be affected during this period. (Siro)

Park View/ Court/ Lawn: Stop/Go in operation 0800-1800hr to facilitate underground connection works. (Siro)

Pinewood Grove: Stop/Go in operation 0800-1800hr to facilitate underground connection works. (Siro)

Glenwood Grove: Stop/Go in operation 0800-1800hr to facilitate underground connection works. (Siro)

St. John’s Well: Stop/Go in operation 0800-1800hr to facilitate underground connection works. (Siro)

Oakville Drive: Stop/Go in operation 0800-1800hr to facilitate underground connection works. (Siro)

Greenvalley: Stop/Go in operation 0800-1800hr to facilitate underground connection works. (Siro)

Ardfield: Stop/Go in operation 0800-1800hr to facilitate underground connection works. (Siro)

Broadale: Stop/Go in operation 0800-1800hr to facilitate underground connection works. (Siro)

Sunday’s Well Road: Lane restriction in operation 0930-1600hr to facilitate ducting works (KN Group)

Lower Glanmire Road: Lane restriction in place 2000-0600hr to facilitate ducts installation across the carriageway. (BAM Construction)

Ballinlough Road: Stop/Go in operation 0930-1600 daily Monday 24th of June until Friday 28th of June 2019 to facilitate trenching works. (Centurion Homes)

Blarney Street: Stop/Go in operation 0930-1600 daily Tuesday 25th of June until Thursday 27th  of June 2019 to facilitate broadband ducting installation works. (Virgin Media)

South Main Street: Cycle lane restriction 0930-1800 daily Monday 24th of June until Friday 05th of July to facilitate electrical connection works. (DW Utilities)

Lower Glanmire Road: Lane restriction in operation 0800-1600hr to facilitate footpath resurfacing works (Lagan Group)

Friday 28th of June 2019

Skehard Road: Stop/Go in operation from 0930-1600hr from Oakdene to Bessboro Road junction to facilitate water main installation. (Coffey Northumbrian)

MacCurtain Street: Lane restriction in place in the bus lane from 0930hrs Monday 13th of May until 1800hrs Friday 28th of June from its junction with St. Patricks Hill to York Street  to facilitate water main installation on the Northside of MacCurtain Street. (Coffey Northumbrian)

Coburg Street: Lane restriction in place 1000-1530hr daily Monday 24th of June until Friday 28th of June to facilitate water main installation works. (Coffey Northumbrian)

Eastville: Stop/Go in operation from 0930-1800hr to facilitate water main installation. (Coffey Northumbrian)

Rosehill and Kingston Avenue: Stop/Go in operation from 0930-1800hr to facilitate water main installation. (Coffey Northumbrian)

Beaufort Park: Road closure in place 0930hr on Wednesday 26th June until 1800hr  on Friday 28th June to facilitate water main installation. (Coffey Northumbrian)

Ballincollie Road: Stop/Go in operation 0930-1800hr to facilitate pole replacement works. (TLI Group)

N8 Lower Glanmire Road/Tivoli: Lane restriction in place 0930-1530hr daily to facilitate maintenance works as part of the MMARC contract (EGIS Lagan)

Knockpogue Avenue: Stop/Go in operation 0930-1600hr to facilitate overhead connection works. The junction with Fairfield Avenue will also be affected during this period. (Siro)

Park View/ Court/ Lawn: Stop/Go in operation 0800-1800hr to facilitate underground connection works. (Siro)

Pinewood Grove: Stop/Go in operation 0800-1800hr to facilitate underground connection works. (Siro)

Glenwood Grove: Stop/Go in operation 0800-1800hr to facilitate underground connection works. (Siro)

St. John’s Well: Stop/Go in operation 0800-1800hr to facilitate underground connection works. (Siro)

Oakville Drive: Stop/Go in operation 0800-1800hr to facilitate underground connection works. (Siro)

Greenvalley: Stop/Go in operation 0800-1800hr to facilitate underground connection works. (Siro)

Ardfield: Stop/Go in operation 0800-1800hr to facilitate underground connection works. (Siro)

Broadale: Stop/Go in operation 0800-1800hr to facilitate underground connection works. (Siro)

Wellington Road: Stop/Go in operation 0930-1600 daily Monday 10th of June until Saturday 29th of June 2019 to facilitate tree trimming. (Tree Pro)

Sunday’s Well Road: Lane restriction in operation 0930-1600hr to facilitate ducting works (KN Group)

Ballinlough Road: Stop/Go in operation 0930-1600 daily Monday 24th of June until Friday 28th of June 2019 to facilitate trenching works. (Centurion Homes)

South Main Street: Cycle lane restriction 0930-1800 daily Monday 24th of June until Friday 05th of July to facilitate electrical connection works. (DW Utilities)

Lower Glanmire Road: Lane restriction in operation 0800-1600hr to facilitate footpath resurfacing works (Lagan Group)


 

Road Closures due to events:

Saturday 22nd of June 2019

Irish Independant Park – The Coronas Concert

Road Closures in place:

  • Junction of Kinsale Road and Tramore Road 1500-2315hr;
  • Junction of Kinsale Road and Pearse Road 1600-2315hr;
  • Junction of Tramore Road and Lower Friars Walk 1500-2315hr;
  • Junction of Pearse Road and Connolly Road 1600-2315hr;
  • Junction of Botanic Road and Tory Top Road 1600-2315hr;
  • Junction of Kent Road and Tory Top Road 1600-2315hr;
  • Mick Barry Road eastbound lane closure 1500-2315hr;

Stop/Go on Mick Barry Road to facilitate event traffic management plan.

Shandon Street Festival: Road closures in place 0900-1800hr at  Church Street, Dominick Street and Exchange Street. John Redmond Street will be open to residents only.

Cork Carnival of Science:

Mardyke Walk: Road Closure in place 0800hrs on Saturday 22nd June until 1900hrs on Sunday 23rd June for public event at Fitzgerald Park

Sunday 23rd of June 2019

Irish Independant Park – Liam Gallagher Concert

Road Closures in place:

  • Junction of Kinsale Road and Tramore Road 1500-2315hr;
  • Junction of Kinsale Road and Pearse Road 1600-2315hr;
  • Junction of Tramore Road and Lower Friars Walk 1500-2315hr;
  • Junction of Pearse Road and Connolly Road 1600-2315hr;
  • Junction of Botanic Road and Tory Top Road 1600-2315hr;
  • Junction of Kent Road and Tory Top Road 1600-2315hr;
  • Mick Barry Road eastbound lane closure 1500-2315hr;

Stop/Go on Mick Barry Road to facilitate event traffic management plan.

The Eucharistic Procession

A number of city centre streets will be closed to facilitate the event from 1430hrs to 1800hrs.

Half Moon Street, St Augustine Street, Paul Street, St Patrick’s Street & Daunts Square will be closed to traffic. Lane restrictions will be in place on Washington Street, Grand Parade and Merchants Quay.

Cork Carnival of Science

Mardyke Walk: Road Closure in place 0800hrs on Saturday 22nd June until 1900hrs on Sunday 23rd June for public event at Fitzgerald Park

Monday 24th of June 2019

N40 South Ring Road – Special Works Speed Limit

  • N40 Westbound Carriageway from top of the Kinsale Flyover to a point 300m west of where the Togher merge lane meets the N40.
  • N40 Eastbound Carriageway from where the merge lane from the Bandon Road Roundabout meets the N40 to a point 150m east of where the Sarsfield Road Roundabout merge lane meets the N40.

In accordance with Section 10 of the Road Traffic Act, 2004 Cork City Council hereby wishes to advise that a Road Works Speed Limit Order has been made at two separate locations on the N40 as per synopsis below:

  • A 60 KPH special works speed limit to apply (in place of the current speed limit of 100KPH) on the N40 South Ring Road Westbound from the top of the Kinsale Flyover (E: 536475.45, N: 5747089.18) to a point 300m west of where the Togher merge lane meets the N40 (E: 535103.40,N: 5747343.63) and including merge ramps from the Kinsale Road Roundabout taking vehicles westbound on the N40.

The westbound special speed limit order will apply temporary speed limits at the above location from 24th June 2019 to the 30th August 2019.

  • A 60 KPH special works speed limit to apply (in place of the current speed limit of 100KPH) on the N40 South Ring Road Eastbound from where the merge lane from the Bandon Road Roundabout  meets the N40(E: 533528.80, N: 5747351.90), to a point 150m east of where the Sarsfield Road Roundabout merge lane meets the N40 (E:534519.41, N: 5747384.96). Eastbound Merge and Diverge lanes at the Sarsfield road roundabout are to be included.

The eastbound special speed limit order will apply temporary speed limits at the above location from 2nd July 2019 to the 20th September 2019.

Tuesday 25th of June 2019

Irish Independant Park – Hozier Concert

Road Closures in place:

  • Junction of Kinsale Road and Tramore Road 1500-2315hr;
  • Junction of Kinsale Road and Pearse Road 1600-2315hr;
  • Junction of Tramore Road and Lower Friars Walk 1500-2315hr;
  • Junction of Pearse Road and Connolly Road 1600-2315hr;
  • Junction of Botanic Road and Tory Top Road 1600-2315hr;
  • Junction of Kent Road and Tory Top Road 1600-2315hr;
  • Mick Barry Road eastbound lane closure 1500-2315hr;

Stop/Go on Mick Barry Road to facilitate event traffic management plan.

Wednesday 26th of June 2019

Irish Independant Park – Ms. Lauryn Hill Concert

Road Closures in place:

  • Junction of Kinsale Road and Tramore Road 1500-2315hr;
  • Junction of Kinsale Road and Pearse Road 1600-2315hr;
  • Junction of Tramore Road and Lower Friars Walk 1500-2315hr;
  • Junction of Pearse Road and Connolly Road 1600-2315hr;
  • Junction of Botanic Road and Tory Top Road 1600-2315hr;
  • Junction of Kent Road and Tory Top Road 1600-2315hr;
  • Mick Barry Road eastbound lane closure 1500-2315hr;

Stop/Go on Mick Barry Road to facilitate event traffic management plan.



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