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Gardaí in Cork are appealing for witnesses in relation to an investigation into an alleged serious sexual assault on a woman last Saturday, August 24. 

Gardaí wish to make contact with anyone who was in the Connolly Road or Vicars Road area between 4am and 7am on the morning of August 24, 2019 and noticed anything suspicious.

They are also appealing to possible motorists who may have dash-cam footage to please contact investigating Gardaí at the incident room at Togher Garda Station.

The incident allegedly occurred in the vicinity of Ballyphehane in Cork during the early hours of the Saturday morning.

Anyone with information are asked to contact the Togher Garda Station on 021-494712, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any local Garda station.


Fresh from a hugely successful run of concerts in Cork, Galway and Belfast, Ed Sheeran will close his biggest ever Irish tour in Dublin's Pheonix Park this weekend. 

The flame-headed singer will take to the stage this Wednesday, Friday and Saturday with over 180,000 expected to attend over the three days. 

As with all large-scale events, there are a few vital pieces of information to be aware of: 

Getting there 

Gates will open at 5pm and early queueing will not be permitted. 

Concert-goers and locals have also been warned of road closures over the course of the concerts, including:

  • Castleknock Road from junction at Auburn Avenue up to Ashtown Gate – all days from 4pm to 1am.

  • Blackhorse Avenue from Ashtown Gate to Nephin Road – all days from 4pm to 1am.

  • Chesterfield Avenue East Bound – all days from 4pm to 1am.

  • Chesterfield Avenue West Bound – all days from 6pm to 1am.

  • Parkgate Street Wolfe Tone Quay to Father Mathew Bridge – all days from 9pm to 1am.

  • Conyngham Road (from Island Bridge to Parkgate Street – all days from 9pm to 1am.

Shuttle buses will depart form Custom House Quay every half an hour between 3pm and 7pm on each day. You can book your spot here

Entry requirements 

In order to gain access to the venue you'll need to bring tickets as well as the credit/ debit card (a photocopy will do) you used to buy the tickets. 

A valid ID that reflects the family name of the person who booked the tickets will also be required. 

Bags and banned items 

A spokesperson for Aiken promotions has advised concert-goers to not bring a bag unless it's "totally necessary."

People without bags will be Fast-tracked. If you must bring a bag it needs to be less than A4 size. Bags larger than A4 size will not be allowed into the stadium.

Support acts and stage times 

Irish trad band Beoga will kick things off a 5.45pm, before singer-songwriter Jamie Lawson takes to the stage at 6.30pm. 

Ciao adios hit-maker Anne Marie will be tasked with hyping up the crowed form 7.30pm before Ed Sheeran takes the spotlight at 8.45pm.