Calls for security review on grounds of former psychiatric facility in Cork after another suspicious fire

There have been calls for a full review of security on the grounds of a fire-damaged former psychiatric facility in Cork city after another suspicious fire.

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The landmark St Kevin’s building has been boarded up since it was gutted in an arson attack in July 2017.

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The alarm was raised just after 9pm on Wednesday when onlookers on the other side of the river Lee spotted flames to the left of the listed building.

Two units of Cork City Fire Brigade were tasked to the scene where they found several wheelie bins ablaze in a covered walkway. They contained the fires quickly. Sinn F’in Cllr Thomas Gould, who has repeatedly called for the site to be used for housing, described the latest incident as a worrying development.

  • Date: 2018-12-27T14:28:00+00
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Puma sightings in Cork are ‘too credible to ignore’ – animal welfare experts

Several reports of a puma in the south county Cork region are “too credible to ignore”, according to animal welfare experts.

The Cork Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (CSPCA) has said that it has received several reports of a puma in the region.

Unconfirmed puma sightings have been reported over the past two weeks in Fountainstown, Crosshaven and Togher in Co. Cork. The gardai have received no official reports of these sightings.

Speaking on the Neil Prendeville Show on Cork Red FM about this subject, Vincent Cashman of the CSPCA said a puma at loose in the region would be “slightly out of the ordinary but not impossible.”

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