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Wednesday 27 September 2023 Dublin: 16°C

# Ballycotton

This month
September 2023
Wreck of 'ghost ship' in east Cork posed an 'unacceptable' risk to members of the public
The report indicated that the potential cost of the full removal of the wreck would be “of low order several millions.”
This year
12 people rescued from boat with engine trouble near Ballycotton lighthouse
The group got into difficulty and were at risk of getting pushed onto the rocks.
Last year
Ravaged farmland and nightime scavengers: Locals at breaking point over impact of MV Alta
Locals told The Journal their lives had been changed for the worse by the presence of the ship.
MV Alta 'ghost ship' splits in two off Cork coast following successive storms
The ship washed ashore in Co Cork during Storm Dennis in February 2020.
All time
Lifeboat rescues fishing crew from vessel suffering engine problems off coast of Cork
The Irish Coast Guard requested the launch of an RNLI lifeboat this morning.
Gardaí launch investigation into cause of fire on MV Alta 'ghost ship'
The fire broke out on Thursday evening and now gardaí believe it was started intentionally.
Firefighters substantially extinguish blaze aboard wreck of 'ghost ship' MV Alta
The MV Alta is slowly being ripped apart by waves on the rocks near the village of Ballycotton on the east Cork coast.
The MV Alta is slowly being ripped apart by waves on rocks off the east Cork coast.
Smoke was reported coming from the wreck's bridge earlier today.
MV Alta ghost ship may have been undetected in Irish waters for over a month, marine investigation finds
Public asked to stay away from Cork ghost ship as 'hazardous materials' analysed
Council asks public to stay away as ghost ship on Cork coast 'now essentially empty'
Dozens of barrels of oil were removed by helicopter from the MV Alta.
'Extremely dangerous': Council says members of the public have been boarding 'ghost ship'
The ship ran aground in east Cork during Storm Dennis and there were concerns about a fuel spillage.
Contractor to board Cork 'ghost ship' at low tide tomorrow morning
Cork County Council has convened its oil spill assessment team in response to the grounding.
'Whoever made it, they put an atmosphere in the walls': The magic of the Blackbird in Ballycotton
“The lads are playing and you’re just sitting next to them.”
'People have a right to know' about murder suicides, says bereaved wife and mother
Una Butler, who lost her husband John and two daughters in such an incident in 2010, argues that it is better for the public to understand how often such cases happen.
Man (40s) dies after car crashes into wall in Cork
The man was pronounced dead at the scene.
Girl rescued off the Cork coast after her inflatable dinghy floats out to sea
An off-shore breeze pulled the inflatable dinghy out from Ardnahinch beach.
Fancy owning a piece of rock n' roll history AND helping save lives at sea?
Alright, that’s a slightly loaded headline… One of Rory Gallagher’s amps is for sale, though – and it’s for a very good cause.
Man airlifted from yacht following coast guard rescue
Mine Head coast guard received a call from the lone sailor at approximately 3.30am. The Ballycotton RNLI lifeboat was tasked with the rescue.
Swimmers brave the sea to raise money for Ballycotton Lifeboat
Up to 20 brave swimmers took to the water to raise funds for the volunteer-run lifeboat service.
Irish boat detained by Naval Service over fishing rules
The boat was stopped at around 2.30am this morning off the Cork coast.
Naval Service detain Irish fishing boat
The Naval Service have carried out 946 boardings and detained 12 vessels so far this year.
Five people rescued by lifeboat off Cork coast
Five anglers were aboard the vessel which experienced mechanical difficulties and needed assistance.
Three lifeboat operations see 20 people rescued over weekend
It was a busy weekend at sea for the RNLI and Irish Coast Guard.
Lifeboat called after vessel gets into difficulty off southeast Cork
The Ballycotton RNLI lifeboat was called after a vessel carrying four people began to take in water off the southeast coast of Cork.
Inquest opens into death of Cork father who killed daughters
The man’s widow and bereaved mother of the two girls has said that spouses and partners should be involved in the treatment of those suffering from mental illness.
The week in photos
Some of the week’s biggest stories in pictures.
Ballycotton deaths dad won't be buried with his daughters
Zoe and Ella Butler to be laid to rest today – their father John is due to be cremated after his funeral tomorrow.
Bodies of two girls found after father dies in Cork crash
Gardaí investigate triple tragedy in an East Cork village, as the two daughters of a car crash victim are found dead at home.