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#Co Cork

# co-cork - Friday 18 March, 2011

Three die in two separate Cork road traffic accidents

A man and a woman were killed in one accident in Glanmire while a woman was fatally injured in a collision between Kibeheny and Mitchelstown.

# co-cork - Wednesday 4 August, 2010

A FACEBOOK GROUP entitled “The invasion of Jews in Midleton” has caused controversy abroad. The facebook group featured in this morning’s Jerusalem Post. The paper said the page “appeared online earlier this week, using words and images that could easily be construed as anti-Semitic.”

The page notes the growing presence of Orthodox Jews in Midleton, Co Cork. There is a link to the song “Throw the Jew Down the Well” – which features in the Sacha Baron Cohen movie Borat.

The profile photo for the page contains a picture of an ultra-Orthodox Jew bending down in an awkward position in the street with the caption “Jew Jitsu.”

Yesterday the page had just over 380 “likes” but the number has since grown to over 410 despite the outrage of some Facebook users.

Uri Gobey wrote “it is a form of racism and creates hate speech…Currently a lot of Jews and Israelis travel to Ireland but if they feel threatened by things like this, they may not bother coming there any more, this also damages your countries tourism market”

The group also appeared on an Israeli blog that lists cites full of  “anti-Israel / hate speech”. The blog owner is encouraging users to report the page to Facebook. A number of other Irish groups are also listed on the blog – Boycott all Israeli products in IrelandBoycott Israel and Israeli business in Ireland.

# co-cork - Tuesday 27 July, 2010

CARRIGALINE in County Cork has become the first town in Ireland to offer rewards to locals who shop local. The town, part of Cork’s commuter belt is suffering increasing competition from large shopping centres in nearby Mahon and Douglas, so it has decided to take matters into its own hands.

The loyalty card will give consumers in the Cork suburb rewards based on how often they shop local or use locally based services. Because the business is not giving a discount to every one-time visitor who walks through the door, they can give bigger rewards to their most regular customers.

Points earned in a particular business can be reclaimed in that business, the scheme means locals will only have to carry one card to avail of rewards from multiple stores. Eight independent businesses covering a wide range of markets including bookshops, shoe stores, tyre centers and pet shops have already signed up and the organisers are hoping to add many more over the coming weeks.

“The response from the community has been fantastic.” says Damian McCarthy, Sales Director with myrewardcard.ie. “Independent businesses know they need to work together and create a sense of community if they want to compete with the larger chains. localrewards.ie helps them do that”.