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Near Fatal Accident At Rusbrooke Links Entrance

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Pic shows the extremely dangerous turn into the Rusbrooke Links estate

The entrance to Rushbrooke Links came close to having it’s first fatal accindent early Monday morning when a male driving up Ballynoe Hill, for whatever reason found himself on he wrong side of the road and ended up in a near fatal accident when a car coming down the hill had no alternative to a head-on collision. The accident happened at approximately 12.45am and was heard by some Rushbrooke Links residents. Gardai and the Ambulance service quickly attended the scene and both occupants of the car travelling down the hill were rushed to hospital. At this stage we can confirm that one of those occupants has serious back injuries. The driver of the vehicle travelling up Ballynoe Hill was arrested at the scene.

Sources close to the seriously injured girl in the car are very concerned and one went so far as to tell us that ‘she is in a serious condition in hospital and and her work collegues at Centra Rushbrook Links are rooting for her’.

It has to be said, as our images show, even for someone travelling up Ballynow Hill wishing to turn right into Rushbrooke Links, that this right turn is without doubt 100% treacherous and it’s totally amazing that someone has not yet been killed at the junction. It’s now time for the people of Cobh to have this rectified and immediate action be taken by the relevant Council to ensure we do NOT have a repeat of Monday morning.

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Cllr John Mulvihil, a Rushbrooke Links resident himself when contacted by Cobh Edition said ‘ Obviously the primary concer here is for those involved in the accident and my immediate thoughts are with the families. From a Health & Safety point of view I think we need to look at the entrance as a whole and I will certainly be making contact with  those concerned with same.

At the time of publising this report Cobh Edition can confirm that a man has been cherged with ‘Drunk Driving’ and will appear at Cobh District Court this coming Wednesday – 28th July

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Cobh Community Centre give generous donation to St. Vincent De Paul

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The cheque of €500 was presented to St. Vincent de Paul on Tuesday evening at the Community Centre. It was part of the proceeds from the Centre’s ‘Christmas Variety Concert’. John Coleman, Chairman of the Cobh Community Centre, thanked all the groups that performed at the concert last December, including nearby colleges St. Mary’s National School, Bunscoil Rinn an Chabhlaigh and Scoil Iosaef. Members of the Fundraising Committee – Manager, Gwen O’Halloran, Majella Smith, Martin O’Leary and Catherine Jefferson – also expressed their appreciation for the spirited and uplifting performances that were given last December by the Children’s Theatre, the Cope Foundation Day Unit, Pop & Rock and the Carrigtwohill Gospel Choir. Thanking the Cobh Community Centre, Liz O’Driscoll and Aine O’Regan from St. Vincent de Paul said, “Our charity receives much focus around Christmas time, which is a great thing, but our work is ongoing, year-round. Therefore, donations at this time of year are especially important to us.”

The Chairman used the presentation of the cheque to St. Vincent de Paul to announce ambitious plans to increase the usage of the Centre’s many and varied facilities. John noted, “Cobh Community Centre has great potential for hosting a variety of both community and commercial activities as well as training sessions. We offer convenience plus first-class facilities. That’s a package that’s hard to top! We are also constantly expanding and upgrading our classes and events. So, there is something here for everyone in the Cobh community…the Centre literally does what it says on the tin!”

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