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The OPW Minister has pleaded with those objecting to the Lower Lee Flood Relief Scheme to withdraw their objections. It follows severe flooding in the city this morning which has left many traders on Oliver Plunkett St and adjoining streets devastated with stock contaminated by flood waters and damage caused to shop fronts. Flood waters […]

Under level 5 restrictions it was due to be just 10 people – but will now be increased to 25, in line with weddings. The new restrictions will come into force at Midnight tomorrow night with all non essential retail closed and a travel ban of 5 kilometres. Minister of State Mary Butler said she […]

Patrick O’Donovan was in the city today following this morning’s flood It comes as traders on Oliver Plunket St and the surrounding streets continue to count the cost of another severe flooding event in the city this lunchtime. Our senior reporter Fiona O’Donovan is in the city for RedFM News: “Their businesses are being crucified […]

Officers from Gurranabraher carried out a search of a house in the Hollyhill area of the city yesterday at around 7:30pm. They found drugs, €280 in cash, a weighing scales and plastic bags. A man in his late teens were arrested at the scene. He has since been released and a file will be prepared […]

In a conference call with 10 business groups last night, Leo Varadkar said the country would likely be on Level 3 restrictions when the country comes out of lockdown. Level 3 restrictions would mean indoor dining would be banned, with limits of 15 people outdoors at pubs and restaurants. CEO of the Restaurants Association of […]

Reaction from the City and County following this morning’s flood The City Council’s Flood Assessment Team says flood waters have receded although there is some pooling on Oliver Plunkett Street and the surrounding streets. Council crews, Civil Defence and the Fire Service are on site with jet vacs and pumps to remove water from the […]

Bantry and Castletownbere are among the worst impacted in the county, with flood waters now receding. Many routes are starting to clear, however motorists are advised to slow down as some spot flooding and debris remains on several roads. Speaking to RedFM News, Director of Services, Roads and Transportation at Cork County Council Padraig Barrett […]

High tide was at 8:35, however the flood waters have not yet receded. Areas such as the South Mall, Oliver Plunkett Street, South Terrace and low lying quays around Morrison’s Island are under water. Speaking to RedFM News, Director of Operations with Cork City Council David Joyce says its been between five and ten years […]

Heavy rain and a storm surge overnight are combining with this morning’s high tide to bring Cork City to a standstill this morning. A status yellow warning for rain remains in place nationwide until three o’clock this afternoon. Cork City Council officials say flooding in the riverside area this morning is likely to be worse […]

There’s been a restoration of the higher, €350 a week rate of the Pandemic Unemployment Payment for those who earned more than €400 a week before losing their jobs. Six weeks of level five restrictions will kick in from midnight Wednesday night with the likely loss of 150,000 jobs. People will be told to stay […]


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