Tag Archives: Cork


The River Lee in Cork above the Jack Lynch tunnel

Eoin English, in today’s Irish Examiner, reports:

Toll fears have emerged again following confirmation last night that the Jack Lynch Tunnel in Cork is to be ‘privatised’ within months in a deal believed to be worth up to €12m.

The management of the tunnel, which has been maintained by the city council since it opened to traffic in 1999, will be outsourced to Egis Road and Tunnel Operation Ireland (ERTO), the company which manages Dublin’s tolled Port Tunnel.

Running of Jack Lynch Tunnel to be outsourced (Irish Examiner)

Pic: Flying In Ireland

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Fianna Fáil finance spokesman Michael McGrath

“[Fianna Fáil finance spokesman, Michael] McGrath said the number of Civil Ejectment Bills or repossession cases coming before Cork Circuit Court had increased dramatically since the beginning of last year.”

“He said that in the first six months of 2013 there were 44 repossession bills, which rose to 246 in the second half of the year and in the first six months of this year that had grown to 335 civil ejectment bills.”

There you go now.

Dáil told of surge in home repossession cases before courts (Irish Times)

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A clip of the forthcoming short ‘Rockmount’ which will be shown at the Cork Film Festival.

Rockmount tells the story of an 11 year-old Roy Keane and his schoolboy football days with the team of the same name.

It’s already won at the Galway Film Fleadh.

Directed by Dave Tynan, who you may know from Just Saying.

Contains NSFW language (what did you expect like?)

Previously: The Leaving

Just Selling


An oft repeated quote attributed to Jimi Hendrix, with unfortunately no verifiable evidence.

On the site of what was formerly Sir Henry’s, South Main Street, Cork.


Ireland’s ambassador to Britain, Daniel Mulhall marked the 40th anniversary of Rory Gallagher’s Irish Tour ’74 at an event at the embassy in London last night.

In related news, Crowley’s Music Store which closed last year and where Rory bought his iconic Fender Stratocaster (above) has reopened as Crowley’s Musician Centre in the Oliver Plunkett Bar, Cork.

Ferrero play though, in fairness.

Previously: A Blue Day For The Blues

Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fender

A Million Miles Away

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Children protest outside the Kinsale Road Direct Provision Centre in Cork.

Brian O’Connell, of RTÉ, tweets:

Residents have been blocking access to the Kinsale Road Direct Provision Centre since 5am. Report on Today With Sean O’Rourke after 10am.

Previously: “He Took Me Around Some Bushes”

Pics: Brian O’Connell and Jonathan Healy


Fair play, in fairness.

Previously: Unworldly Nazarene Missing