Ballycotton

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Garda Mick O’Brien in Ballycotton, east Cork:  ‘Traffic now is nearly non-existent... people aren’t travelling since the full lockdown kicked in.’ Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

What a difference a day – or, in this case, six weeks – makes. Just ask Garda Mick O’Brien, who became an internet sensation when footage of him direc(...)

An Airbus A350 Helicopter, piloted by Brad Lake, removed oil barrels and other waste from the MV Alta off the coast of Ballycotton, Co Cork on Wednesday. Photograph: John Hennessy

Over 90 oil barrels have been removed from the “ghost ship” MV Alta, stranded near Ballycotton in East Cork during Storm Dennis. Air services company(...)

The abandoned cargo ship MV Alta  stuck on rocks near the village of Ballycotton south-east of Cork. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/AFP via Getty

Preparations are continuing over the weekend to use a helicopter to airlift off barrels of oil from a ghost ship stranded on rocks near Ballycotton in(...)

The MV Alta, a 77m Tanzanian registered cargo ship which had been abandoned and drifting in the Atlantic Ocean for 17 months, washed up on rocks near Ballycotton in east Cork last weekend.   Photograph: Cathal Noonan/AFP via Getty

Oil and other waste materials are due to be airlifted from the wreck of the MV Alta in Cork next week. Cork County Council’s oil spill assessment tea(...)

The cargo ship MV Alta on rocks near the village of Ballycotton, Co Cork. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/AFP

THE MV ALTA – DISCOVERED BY A JOGGER NEAR BALLYCOTTON LAST WEEK – WASHED UP IN CORK AFTER A 17-MONTH CREWLESS ATLANTIC VOYAGE A winter afternoon(...)

Marine salvage experts will assess how best to remove a number of sealed barriers containing fuel and oil from the ghost ship, MV Alta which remains stranded on rocks near Ballycotton in East Cork.  Photograph: David Creedon /Anzenberger

Marine salvage experts will assess how best to remove a number of sealed barriers containing fuel and oil from the ghost ship, MV Alta, which remains (...)

Personnel from Cork County Council board the wreck of the ghost ship MV Alta, driven aground during Storm Dennis near Ballycotton, Co Cork. Photograph:  David Creedon/Anzenberger

A person claiming to represent the owner of the “ghost ship” which washed up on the Cork coast during Storm Dennis has come forward. The Revenue Comm(...)

The MV Alta seen beneath cliffs near Ballycotton, Co Cork. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

A pollution control team has been deployed to east Cork after a ghost ship washed up onto rocks after drifting across the Atlantic over the last year.(...)

Work in progress: Chefs Niall Davidson, Christine Walsh and Hugh Higgins will open Allta on November 19th

Wild wine Allta, a new Dublin wine bar which has been more than a year in the making, will open in the city centre on November 19th. Chef Niall (...)

Gus O’Reilly (aged 6), from Navan, Co Meath, with Dr Paddy Gargan and Dr Cathal Gallagher of Inland Fisheries Ireland, at the launch of new National Salmon Scale Project.  Photograph: Andres Poveda

The Minister of State with responsibility for inland fisheries, Seán Canney, is seeking assistance from anglers to become citizen scientists for the N(...)

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