Update from Cork County Council Fire in Ringaskiddy 10/01/2021 1.00PM (Bilingual)

Cork County Council can confirm that fire service operations remain active at the R and H Hall site in Ringaskiddy.

A crew from Kinsale Fire Station were on site throughout the night while crews from Carrigaline and Crosshaven now continue to expose and extinguish any hot spots that may exist within the storage facility.

Due to the nature of this incident, this will be an ongoing process and Cork County Council would again like to reassure members of the public that all operations are being undertaken in a highly controlled manner.

Update from Cork County Council on Fire Incident in Ringaskiddy (Bilingual)

Cork County Council can confirm that an incident was reported in the R and H Hall Grain Store at 8.40am this morning.  Crews arrived on site at 9.00AM with tenders from Carrigaline, Cobh and Crosshaven together with an aerial appliance from Midleton and a Command Vehicle from Bandon.  There were no injuries reported as a result of this incident. The Port of Cork suspended all shipping operations in Ringaskiddy, however shipping is expected to resume in the morning.

Contract signed for Construction of New Fire Station for Kanturk

In County Hall this morning Cork County Council signed a contract for the construction of a new fire station in Kanturk, with Cork based company HG Construction (Irl) ltd. At a cost of €1.5 million the build will be funded by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government.

Chief Executive of Cork County Council Tim Lucey welcomed the step, saying,