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Thursday 18th January 2018 14:19


Bereavement: Mary Egan, mother of Fergal Egan, Innovation /
The death has occurred of Mary Egan (née Maher) mother of Fergal Egan, Innovation.
Removal Thursday to the Church of the Nativity, Beaumont arriving for 6pm. Funeral Mass Friday at 11am followed by burial in St. Fintan’s Cemetery, Sutton. Family flowers only. Donations, if so desired, to My (D.R.E.A.M. Ireland).
The 2018 Customer Service Awards / Garron Clarke
Electric Ireland has entered the Awards Customer Service category, and we want your vote!
Electric Ireland have always been market leaders and innovators when it comes to providing the best possible customer service in the utility sector. With over 1 million customers, it comes as no surprise that we need to remain as dynamic as possible in the approach we take when handling our customer queries.
Help us win the vote! are now accepting votes at this link and we would like to invite you to help us win the recognition we worked so hard for by placing a vote! Voting Closes on Friday 19th of January.


Death of Leonard Cotter, Brother of Brendan Cotter, formerly ESB Wilton /
I regret to inform you of the death of Leonard Cotter, brother of Brendan Cotter.
Funeral Arrangements as follows: Lying in repose at his home Glebe Gardens, Clonakilty on Thurday 18h January from 4pm to 7pm.
Reposing in Timoleague Parish Church on Friday from 1pm followed by requiem Mass at 2pm. Funeral afterwards to Molaga cemetery. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam dilis.

Health, Safety & Wellbeing

Road Safety Alert – Orange and Yellow Weather Warnings for Snow Showers and Strong Winds /
Road Safety Alert – Orange and Yellow Weather Warnings for Snow Showers and Strong Winds
17 January 2018: The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is advising all road users to take extra care when using the roads Wednesday and for much of Thursday as Met Éireann have issued an orange weather warning for scattered snow showers and a yellow weather warnings for strong winds.
An orange weather warning is in place for Cavan, Monaghan and Donegal for scattered snow showers from 6pm today until 12am on Thursday. The main risk of appreciable accumulations is limited to Ulster. Snow accumulation in northern counties overnight may cause disruption to travel in the morning.
A yellow weather warning is also in place for Munster, Leinster and Galway for strong winds from 5pm this evening until 3am on Thursday. Southwest to west winds are expected to reach means of 50 to 65km/hr with gusts of between 90 to 110km/hr. Seas along the Atlantic coasts are expected to be high which may mean risk of flooding
The RSA is asking road users to check local weather and traffic conditions and be aware of the conditions before setting out on a trip.
The RSA has the following advice for road users, when driving in icy and snowy conditions:
• Clear your windows and mirrors before you set out, carry a screen scraper and de-icer. Do not use hot water on the windscreen as it can crack the glass.
• Watch out for “black ice.” If the road looks polished or glossy it could be, black ice” one of winter’s worst hazards: Black Ice is difficult to see! It is nearly transparent ice that often looks like a harmless puddle or is overlooked entirely. It can occur especially in sheltered / shaded areas on roads, under trees and adjacent to high walls.
• Use dipped headlights at all times of poor visibility to ensure you are seen by other motorists
• Watch out for vulnerable road users such as pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists and allow extra space.
• Remove ALL snow from your vehicle before commencing your journey. Snow left on the roof will become loose and can drop onto the windscreen during braking, thereby causing sudden and severe restriction to your vision. It can also fall off during your drive and cause injury to pedestrians or a reflex action by another driver.
• In snow and icy conditions slow down, use all controls delicately and leave extra distance between you and the vehicle in front. Too much steering is bad and avoid harsh braking and harsh acceleration. Use the highest gear possible to avoid wheel spin. Select a low gear when travelling downhill especially if through bends.
• Do not drive on the tail-lights of the vehicle in front (Target Fixing). This can give a false sense of security and you will be too close to be able to brake safely. In heavy fog, turn off your radio and let down your driver’s window a fraction, so as you can hear other traffic. The RSA has the following advice for road users when travelling in strong winds:
• Beware of objects being blown out onto the road. Expect the unexpected. Watch out for falling/fallen debris on the road and vehicles veering across the road. Control of a vehicle may be affected by strong cross winds. High sided vehicles, motorcyclists and cyclists are particularly vulnerable to strong winds
• Drivers should allow extra space allow between themselves and vulnerable road users such as cyclists and motorcyclists as they may be blown off course by strong winds. • Use dipped headlights at all times
Pedestrians and cyclists are advised to:
• Be seen. Wear bright clothing with reflective armbands or a reflective belt.
• Take extra care when crossing the road or cycling in extremely windy conditions as a sudden gust of wind could blow you into the path of an oncoming vehicle.
• Walk on a footpath, not in the street. Walk on the right hand side of the road, facing traffic if there are no footpaths.
• DO NOT underestimate the danger of ice. Many slips and falls happen in places people regard as safe and secure, typically outside their front door, on the door step, on the path or while getting out of the car. It is possible that a thin sheet of transparent ice or “Black Ice” is covering your pathway putting you at risk. When you approach a footpath or roadway that appears to be covered with ice, always use extreme caution.
For advice on severe weather driving tips, please see severe weather advice on the RSA website or check out the RSA Facebook and Twitter pages.
Please also see our severe weather warning videos created in collaboration with Teresa Mannion with advice for driving in strong winds, ice or snow.