In this week's Southern Star

19:00 Wed 15 Apr 2015

Bantry harbour €8.5m plan gets the green light

More flights cut from Cork Airport

Warm weather brings the exotic Hoopoe with it

Council hands over tenants' details to Irish Water

Leader funding cuts 'a kick in the teeth' for West Cork

Dog rescue a first for Courtmac lifeboat

Special feature on Ghost Estates

Carbery crash out of Cork SFC

mygaff.ie Cup final preview

Cork footballers into league final


Skibbereen Theatre Society won the Best Presentation award in the 2015 All-Ireland Confined Drama Finals in Kilmuckridge, Co Wexford, this weekend for their production of 'Family Plot' by Darragh Carville.


Published: 20:05 Sat 18 Apr 2015
Bantry Harbour

Bantry harbour is set for a major 8.5m redevelopment which will see a new 20-berth marina, a deeper inner harbour, and a longer and wider pier completed by 2017.

Published: 17:10 Sat 18 Apr 2015
Tim Lucey

CORK County Council says it is committed to rural community development, despite the recently announced cuts to Leader funding in the county.

Published: 07:30 Sat 18 Apr 2015
Cork Airport

CORK Airport has been hit by the announcement of yet another cut in scheduled flights.

Published: 16:15 Fri 17 Apr 2015
Kinsale Chowder

KINSALE is once again on the lookout to find Ireland's Champion Chowder Chef on Sunday April 19th at the All-Ireland Chowder Cook-Off at Acton's Hotel.

Published: 11:55 Fri 17 Apr 2015
Cannabis plant

GARDAI in Macroom seized cannabis with an estimated street value of €500,000 after a planned search of a premises at Annahala West, near Terelton, in Macroom earlier this week.

Published: 07:23 Fri 17 Apr 2015
Barney Bennett

There were celebrations all 'round last Sunday at the Care Choice Nursing Home in Clonakilty where Barney Bennett from Bandon celebrated his 100th birthday.

Published: 22:10 Thu 16 Apr 2015
Scripture graduates

Cork Scripture Group has just announced the second graduation, involving 19 graduates from the West Cork area.Scripture graduates

Published: 12:51 Thu 16 Apr 2015
Conor O'Flynn

Conor O'Flynn (12) from Scoil Mhuire Barra Rua, Lislevane, Bandon, is the winner of the Eason Cork County Bee heat.

Published: 17:41 Wed 15 Apr 2015
Garda sign

Details of the first pan-European 24-hour speed enforcement marathon have been released by TISPOL, the European Traffic Police Network. In total, 22 countries are taking part tomorrow.

Published: 12:05 Wed 15 Apr 2015
News

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney's refusal to defer implementation of the TB regulations is 'very disappointing,' according to IFA Animal Health chairman Bert Stewart.

Published: 18:36 Sat 18 Apr 2015
Archon

A MOST charming pic surfaced last week of four all-time GAA greats: Sen Sherlock, Kathleen Lynch, Jerry Buttimer and The Dear Leader, Dame Enda Kenny. There they were in the crumbling vastness of Cork's

Published: 12:00 Sat 18 Apr 2015
Jules Thomas

The State has moved to halt an action for damages brought against it by Jules Thomas, the long-time partner of Ian Bailey, alleging she was twice wrongfully arrested by gardai investigating the late 1996 murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier.

Published: 20:00 Fri 17 Apr 2015
Dog Rescue

KAYDO the dog - a Rhodesian Ridgeback - and its owner Rali Akhmed from Leap, were part of an unusual rescue operation by the crew of the all-weather Courtmacsherry Lifeboat at the weekend.

Published: 16:05 Fri 17 Apr 2015
Vinyl Love

BALLYDEHOB will mark International Record Day on Saturday (April 18th) with a celebration of vinyl records in Levis Corner House.

Published: 09:06 Fri 17 Apr 2015
Global Shares

Global Shares in Clonakilty is to create up to new 80 jobs in a major expansion plan.

Published: 23:24 Thu 16 Apr 2015
Christopher O'Sullivan 2013

With a major re-surfacing and drainage scheme costing €7m having begun in Clonaklity this week, the chairman of Clonaklity Chamber of Commerce has said that despite the potential upheaval to a section of the town, Clonakilty will be open for business.

Published: 17:21 Thu 16 Apr 2015
Nick Knowles

BBC presenter Nick Knowles, will host the very popular Filmmakers Quiz at the Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival in Schull on Saturday May 23rd.

Published: 09:45 Thu 16 Apr 2015
RCYC: marketing role in new Cork-Norway sailing route

Cork's CIT has been awarded a significant project to develop a new maritime tourism route between Cork and the Arctic Circle areas of Norway.

Published: 15:03 Wed 15 Apr 2015
News

Clonakilty-based solicitors McCarthy & Co have every reason to celebrate, as they have been shortlisted for the prestigious Irish Law Awards 2015 in two separate categories.

Published: 10:22 Wed 15 Apr 2015
News

IFA has teamed up with the Irish Farm Film Producers Group (IFFPG) to encourage members, during the month of April, to actively participate in a rural Spring Clean initiative, as part of the its ongoing campaign to tackle the scourge of litter dumping by passing motorists in rural Ireland.

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Published: 17:22 Wed 27 Feb 2013

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