Referendum Results for Cork North West

Here are the results of the 36th Amendment to the Constitution Bill 2018 – for Cork North West, from the count centre in Colaiste Colm, Ballincollig:

  • Electorate 68,830;
  • Total poll 45,379 (66% – nationally 64%)
  • Invalid papers 131
  • Total valid poll 45,248
  • YES 27,194 (60.1% – nationally 66.40%)
  • NO 18,054 (39.9% – nationally 33.60%)

In 1983 Cork North West voted 80% the other way. It would be interesting to see results from the Millstreet area. Other local tallies suggest that Carriganima voted NO at 54%. Ballinagree YES 54%, Clondrochid YES 61%.

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Parish Newsletter – The Most Holy Trinity- 27th May, 2018

The Most Holy Trinity- 27th May, 2018
TEL NOS. MILLSTREET 029-70043/MOBILE 087-7752948
10.00A.M.-1.00P.M. & 2.00P.M.-5.00P.M.

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the souls of the following and for those whose anniversaries occur around this time, and for those for whom masses will be offered during the week:

RECENT DEATHS: Donal Guiney, Drishane Road

Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Bridget & Patrick O’Sullivan, Dooneen
Ballydaly 9.00 a.m. Connie McSweeney, Gortavehy
Cullen 10.15 a.m. Nan O’Donoghue & the deceased members of the O’Donoghue Family, Gortnacreeha
Millstreet 11.30 a.m. Denis O’Hare, Coole

ANNIVERSARIES: Ellen Kelleher, Aubane; Finbarr O’Sullivan, Claraghatlea; Kathleen Forde, Murphy’s Terrace; Eddie Ambrose, Murphy’s Terrace; Ellen & the deceased members of the Cleary Family, Murphy’s Terrace; Sonny Dennehy, Gneeves; Pat, Kit & the deceased members of the Cashman family, Tullig; Donal O’Riordan, Tullig; Jimmy Buckley, Aubane; John Francis Ryan, Cockhill; Paddy O’Keeffe, Dooneen; Hugh O’Keeffe, Glountane; Richard Hartigan, Derrinagree & Cullen; Mary Curtin, Kiskeam; Sr. Kathleen O’Riordan, Laught & Magherahmore; Mary Lucey, Coachford & Canovee.  [read more …] “Parish Newsletter – The Most Holy Trinity- 27th May, 2018”

 39 battery storage compounds planned for Caherdowney

Recent objections to the Energy Storage Facility in Ballydesmond has been making headlines in the news, but few realise that there is a much larger one planned for Caherdowney, which has been in for planning since this January.

Battery storage compounds capture surplus energy from wind farms during times of excess energy (high winds, nighttime) and release it back into the power grid during times of peak consumption.

The planning states: “a battery energy storage facility which will comprise of rechargeable battery units contained within up to 39 no. 40 foot containers on site and the associated development of unit substations, a 110kV substation, security fencing, security cameras, lightning mast, new site roads and the upgrading of the existing vehicular access. The facility will connect into the adjoining Ballyvouskill ESB substation via underground cable. All associated site development, landscaping and boundary treatment works above and below ground.” [read more …] ” 39 battery storage compounds planned for Caherdowney”