Man Arrested For Spate Taxi Robberies

Man Arrested For Spate Taxi Robberies

A man in his 30s has been arrested by Gardaí at Mayfield following a number of recently reported robberies from Taxi drivers in Cork City.

On the 6th of October, a sum of cash was taken after a male Taxi driver (60s) was threatened and robbed at knife point by a male passenger at Spring Lane, Blackpool. On the 12th of October a male Taxi driver (60s) was threated and robbed at knife point after picking up male passenger on Thomas Davis Street. A sum of cash and mobile phone was taken from the driver. In a third incident, a male Taxi driver (70s) was threatened at knife point after picking up a passenger in the Mayfield area on the 13th of October. No property was taken.

It’s understood that in each case none of the drivers were physically injured.

Following these incidents a man aged in his 30s was arrested by investigating Gardaí on Saturday 16th October, in Cork City. He is currently being detained for questioning at Mayfield Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

Enquires are ongoing.

Machete And Shotgun Used In Robbery In  Ballinhassig

Machete And Shotgun Used In Robbery In Ballinhassig

Gardaí in Bandon are appealing to the public for information in relation to a robbery that took place at a business premises in Ballinhassig, Co. Cork on Thursday afternoon, 9th September 2021.

At approximately 3.55pm, two masked men entered the Post Office section of a shop in Ballinhassig and demanded a sum of money. One man was armed with a shotgun and the second man was armed with a machete. The men fled the scene in a grey Citroen C3 vehicle, which is believed to have been driven by a third male.

No injuries were reported during the incident.

The suspected offenders drove in the direction of Spur Hill / Liberty Hill. At approximately 4.20pm, the grey Citroen C3 vehicle was located alight in a field near Spur Hill.

Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this incident to come forward. Anyone who was on Spur Hill Road in Ballinhassig between 3.45pm and 4.30pm on Thursday afternoon is asked to contact investigating Gardaí.

Anyone who may have seen the Citroen C3 set alight in the Spur Hill area is also asked to contact investigating Gardaí. Any road users who were travelling on the Spur Hill Road and who may have camera (including dash cam) footage is asked to make it available to Gardaí.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Bandon Garda Station on 023 885 2200, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.



Cork Family Turns Hard Work Into Success

Cork Family Turns Hard Work Into Success

In the currrent economic climate It is great to read a good news storyFrom a small holding on Gerald Griffin Street. Where Trevor St Ledger  produced their range of batterred products ( Potato Pies Cheese And Onion pies, Batter Burgers , Battter Sausages etc)

Due to the demand for their range of products. they expanded their manufacturing to a state of the art premices at Northside for Business Campus. Thiet products are now available in major retail outlets.

On their recent visit Minister Robert Troy TD and deputy Padraig O’Sullivan td for cork north central to the northside of Cork City said it’s great to see families turning hard work into success

Text Scam Offering Vaccine At A Price

Text Scam Offering Vaccine At A Price

The HSE told the public it does not charge the public for coronavirus services, including vaccinations.

The HSE have advised the public to be aware of a text scam offering the vaccine for a fee They will request your card or bank details. Testing and vaccination is not subject to any charges.

Do not click on any links. If you are due a vaccine contact HSE support number

Anyone who receives a similar text is asked to contact gardai.

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Cherish the Dog

Cherish the Dog

No one tells you how quickly dogs age. How one day you wake up and suddenly their face is all white, how their eyes start to seem more milky than before, how you have to call their name a few more times than you used to.

People tell you not to blink when you have children, but what about the dog who was with you before your children were even thought of? The dog who was by your side before you found the love of your life, the dog who jumped from apartment to apartment in your early 20’s. No one tell’s you to cherish every moment you have with them…

Cherish the dog. The one who’s been there through every break up and every dumb fight with your best friend. That dog who slept in the bed with you when you were lonely and made you feel safe when you left home. Cherish him, because one day you’ll take him on a walk and he’ll start to get tired before you and you’ll realize just how many years he’s been walking by your side. 

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City Council Votes To Increase Property Tax By 9%

City Council Votes To Increase Property Tax By 9%

Cork City Council tonight voted to increase the Local Adjustment Factor (LAF) of Local Property Tax in Cork City by 9% (with 19 votes).

Under Section 20 of the Finance (Local Property Tax) Act 2012, a Local Authority may vote to vary the basic rate of the Local Property Tax by a maximum of plus or minus 15% of the basic rate.

The elected members of Cork City Council have previously voted for a 0% LAF for the years 2017, 2018 and 2019. This generated additional income of €777,000 per annum in the budget which equates to €2.331m over those three years. For the 2021 budget, the elected members increased the LAF to 7.5% which generated an additional €1.58m.

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We won’t like Monday

We won’t like Monday

A cold front crossing Ireland on Monday afternoon will bring widespread heavy showers with the possibility of thunder.

Met Éireann has warned that the downpours will result in hazardous driving conditions and may also lead to spot flooding.

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The areas most at risk includes east Munster where the thundery showers are expected on Monday afternoon and evening.


Permanent TSB Scam Texts

Permanent TSB Scam Texts

An Garda Síochána at the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau (GNECB) are warning the public of a recent smishing scam where persons are receiving text messages purporting to be from Permanent TSB advising of ‘unusual activity’ or a ‘suspicious log-in attempt’ on their account.

Once the person clicks on the link they will be brought to a cloned website where the fraudsters will seek their pins, passcodes and other personal information from them. The information sought is far and beyond what a bank would ever seek.

The fraudsters wants your personal data so they can steal money from your bank account or purport to be you when contacting banks.

GNECB would like to warn the public to be wary of such text messages and if in any doubt of the authenticity of the text, contact their bank on the numbers they usually use.

Do not use a number supplied by these texts.

There are other ‘smishing’ texts being received and these can purport to be from service providers, revenue, banks and/or delivery businesses. Some can fit into the threads of previously received genuine texts which adds an air of authenticity to them.

An Garda Síochána’s advice to the public is as follows:

– Never click on a link of an unsolicited text, email or respond to cold callers seeking personal information.
– Never give away personal data like PIN number, card numbers, passwords, one time codes, PPS numbers
– If you are expecting a delivery and receive such a text be very careful.
– Banks will never text you seeking personal information like account numbers, passwords, pin codes, mother’s maiden’s name
– If you have been a victim its vital to change your passwords/pin codes
– If you have responded to such a text contact your bank immediately
– It is also important to report the matter to Gardaí.


Fit-Up Festival Is Back In West Cork

Fit-Up Festival Is Back In West Cork

An important milestone is being marked in West Cork this week with the return of live performing arts events. The West Cork Fit-Up Theatre Festival got underway on Tuesday and will run until Sunday, August 1st. Nine one-actor plays will be shown during the 12-day festival.

Due to continuing Covid safety requirements, strict audience limits and Covid-19 safety measures will apply. Pre-booking is essential and tickets must be purchased directly from the Box Office on 087 6076745

For further information please visit

Fit-Up Theatre Festival Schedule

Padraig Potts – Tue July 20th 2021 – 8:00 pm

Indigestion – Wed July 21st 2021 – 8:00 pm

Indigestion – Thu July 22nd 2021 – 4:00 pm

The Story – Thu July 22nd 2021 – 8:00 pm

Padraig Potts – Fri July 23rd 2021 – 1:00 pm

The Story – Fri July 23rd 2021 – 4:00 pm

In One Eye Out the Other – Fri July 23rd 2021 – 8:00 pm

The Story – Sat July 24th 2021 – 1:00 pm

In One Eye Out the Other – Sat July 24th 2021 – 4:00 pm

Indigestion – Sat July 24th 2021 – 8:00 pm

In One Eye Out the Other – Sun July 25th 2021 – 1:00 pm

Wake – Sun July 25th 2021 – 4:00 pm

Padraig Potts – Sun July 25th 2021 – 8:00 pm

Wake – Tue July 27th 2021 – 8:00 pm

Wake – Wed July 28th 2021 – 4:00 pm

The Man From Moogaga – Wed July 28th 2021 – 8:00 pm

Wake – Thu July 29th 2021 – 1:00 pm

Around the World on 80 Quid – Thu July 29th 2021 – 4:00 pm

The Words Are There – Thu July 29th 2021 – 8:00 pm

The Man From Moogaga – Fri July 30th 2021 – 1:00 pm

The Words Are There – Fri July 30th 2021 – 4:00 pm

Appropriate – Fri July 30th 2021 – 8:00 pm

The Words Are There – Sat July 31st 2021 – 1:00 pm

Appropriate – Sat July 31st 2021 – 4:00 pm

Wake – Sat July 31st 2021 – 8:00 pm

Appropriate – Sun August 1st 2021 – 1:00 pm

The Words Are There – Sun August 1st 2021 – 4:00 pm

Around the World on 80 Quid – Sun August 1st 2021 – 8:00 pm