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17 May 2018 00:53 Rampaging feral goats tormenting motorists are a protected native species

At least two members of the herd of feral goats which has been rampaging through Ennis, Co Clare, in recent weeks have been identified as Old Irish goats — an ancient breed protected under the Convention of Biological Diversity. A herd of more than 20 goats has been tormenting residents and motorists in Ennis for the past month, and, according to Fine Gael councillor 1

17 May 2018 00:53 Street compensation system ‘like an ATM to be exploited’

Almost €1m has been paid out in compensation on foot of 54 public liability claims within a decade, following incidents on some of Cork City’s most pedestrian-friendly streets. The disclosure led to calls last night for the publication of names and addresses of successful claimants. Fianna Fáil’s councillor Tim Brosnan said the public is entitled to know where 1

29 April 2018 23:00 Bid to ease summer gridlock in Killarney

Faced with another summer of congestion in Killarney, local representatives as well as the town’s jarveys are coming up with solutions. Gardaí on permanent point duty at key junctions along with direct access for jarveys to the national park from their stand in the town centre are now being sought. Gridlock in Killarney has been the subject of a previous 5

18 April 2018 18:30 Future of Sherkin Island arts programme secured as money pledged for next three years

The course is estimated to bring €150,000 to the island of around 100 people. THE FUTURE OF an arts course on an island off the southwest coast has been secured for the next three years after Cork County Council pledged the money to keep the programme afloat. Cork County Council pledged €20,000 in funding to the BA visual arts programme on Sherkin Island 14

09 April 2018 16:57 Hero garda saves the life of newborn baby whose face 'had turned blue'

Garda Patrick McCormack has less than four months’ service. AN ENNIS Garda has been hailed a hero after performing CPR on a nine-day old baby who was rushed to the Garda Station in Ennis. The incident occurred on the evening of 4 April at 5.50pm, reports Elaine Tubridy of the Clare Echo. The newborn’s parents were walking their pram in the Abbey Street 7

08 April 2018 18:00 'I will always regret the events of that evening': The week in quotes

Here’s what was said and who said what this week. Former language commissioner Seán Ó Cuirreáin on the Mám Trasna murders. TG4 aired a documentary about the case this week (still seen above). The words of Andrea Brannigan, the mother of Danielle McLaughlin from Buncrana in Co Donegal who was murdered in the Goa area of India last year. US President Donald 34

06 April 2018 13:43 'It's devastating': Permission granted for major 536 unit housing development beside Dublin park

Local politicians have argued that the land is not zoned for housing. The plans for the north-west corner of St Anne’s Park in Raheny were announced back in 2015 but locals have continuously objected on various grounds, including that the land is not zoned for housing. The initial plans by IMG Planning on behalf of Crekav Landback Investments would have seen 381 new housing 9

03 April 2018 01:02 Deer association warned NPWS about Inisfallen herd

The country’s biggest wild deer association has said it had warned the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) about the condition of deer on Inisfallen Island in Lough Lein in Killarney, Co Kerry, in December 2014, “but with no follow up”. There has been widespread shock locally after a number of sika were found to have starved to death last week; several 9

01 April 2018 23:00 Cork Civil Defence volunteer numbers drop from 354 to 301 in four years

They were praised for selfless acts during Storm Ophelia and during Storm Emma, but fears have been raised about the declining number of Civil Defence volunteers in Cork city and county. The Department of Defence provides about 70% of annual funding for Civil Defence units. Sinn Féin councillor Eoghan Jeffers told Cork County Council that more needs 6

31 March 2018 05:30 Dublin City Council looking at plans to ban disposable coffee cups at its offices and parks

Ireland is the top producer of plastic waste in the European Union. AN INTERNAL COMMITTEE at Dublin City Council is set to look at banning non-recyclable coffee cups in its buildings and other areas within its control. The move comes after a series of motions put forward by Green Party councillor Claire Byrne. The committee will review catering arrangements 7