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Transport infrastructure improvements for Cork, Dublin

A €215 million upgrade of the Dunkettle Interchange in Cork has been approved by Government in advance of Budget 2021 .

Dunkettle interchange is a road junction in east Cork City, forming a junction between the M8, N25 and the N40. Minister of State for Transport Hildegarde Naughton described the upgrade as “vital” for Cork city and region.

The appointment of contractor Sisk to carry out the the upgrade had been delayed for over a year as Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) was not satisfied with initial bids.

It is understood TII saved more than €40 million in putting the project out to tender for a second time. The figure of €215 million includes land costs.

The project involves putting in place an interchange just north of the Jack Lynch Tunnel to allow traffic travelling north-south on the M8 and traffic travelling east-west on the N25 move freely in either direction

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Noelle takes us inside her dream kitchen in Co Cork


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“WE WANTED TO have a big fridge. We’ve always lived in homes with tiny fridges, so we wanted one with enough space.”

Along with more refrigerator space, another top priority for Noelle Sloane was having a kitchen that could comfortably host guests – something many of us are looking forward to being able to do more freely once current Covid-19 restrictions lift.

“We wanted somewhere that we could host and have family and friends over,” says Noelle, who moved into her self-build home in Ballymacoda, Co Cork with her boyfriend Paul last year. “We wanted the kitchen to be lovely and bright and fresh and still inviting.” 

For me, it was important that we had an island with a hob on it. It makes hosting much easier. You can be involved in conversation while you’re cooking for people.

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Noelle Sloane in her dream kitchen, the Hampton

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