Category: Portrane

Paying Household Charge at Council Offices

According to the Household Charge website – people who don’t want to register or pay online should be able to get registration forms and make payments at their local County Council or City Council offices. See more here about the new Household Charge which is payable by all home owners from Jan 2012. We did

Best Beaches in Ireland

The Blue Flag is an international sign of a good , clean, safe beach. In 2011 – these are the Irish beaches that were awarded Blue Flags…. County Cork Blue Flag Beaches  – Barleycove , Claycastle Garryvoe, Garretstown, Garrylucas, Inchydoney, Owenahincha, Redbarn ,  , Tragumna,  Warren , Youghal front strand. County  Clare Blue Flag Beaches

Disability Figures

9.3% of the population of Ireland stated that they had some type of disability in the 2006 Census. The town with the highest percentage of people with a disability is Portrane – with 27.4% of the population. The presence of a fairly large hospital in a small town would easily raise the percentages. Portrane has a

Rathcoole short of children?

Rathcoole has the least children in Ireland With just 13.66 percent of the population of Rathcoole aged 14 or less – the townt has the lowest percentage of under 15s out of all the large towns in Ireland (towns over 1500 population). The ten towns with the lowest percentage of children under 15 are: Rathcoole

Lowest Rate of Unemployment in Ireland

Annacotty has Lowest Unemployment Rate in Ireland: The town of Annacotty had just 2% of the workforce classified as unemployed in the 2006 census. But only 67% of the total workforce are in work – which is not the highest in the country. Kinsealy – Drinan holds that position – with 78.82% of it’s possible

Unable to Work

Census figures show that the town of Portrane has the highest percentage of people who are unable to work because of illness or disability. The figures show that 20.75% of the workforce are in this category. The average for the whole of Ireland is just 4.1% – so Portrane’s  population is almost 5 times more