Students from Bandon, Ballincollig and Clonakilty recently visited MSD's site in Brinny where they participated in an 'Engineer Speed Dating' event.

Published: 18:09 Tue 03 Mar 2015
Alzheimer Numbers

The second highest number of queries to the national Alzheimers helpline came from Cork last year.

Published: 11:00 Tue 03 Mar 2015
EU Funds

Coastal areas of West Cork could be in for a financial windfall, if they secure funding from an EU programme to link Irish and Welsh communities.

Published: 18:43 Mon 02 Mar 2015

AN exhibition of work by local artist Tadhg McSweeney will take place in Ballyvourney next month.

Published: 10:50 Mon 02 Mar 2015

Festivals, heritage groups and disability agencies can benefit from a number of grants offered to voluntary organisations, which could make a very real difference to them.

Published: 09:25 Mon 02 Mar 2015
The scene of the crash on the N71 last summer

AN EIGHT year old girl died almost instantly after a horrific road traffic accident while on holiday in West Cork

Published: 17:03 Sun 01 Mar 2015
Collins:'huge blow'.

THE decision to exclude the N71 from the 2015 national road grant allocation has provoked an angry response among the members of Cork County Council

Published: 14:02 Sun 01 Mar 2015
By Siobhan Cronin

By Siobhan Cronin

BANDON Community Hospital is to be undergo major redevelopment to bring it up to Hiqa standards, the HSE has said.

The hospital was named by the health authority last week as one of a

Published: 11:07 Sun 01 Mar 2015
Local Feirm Factor

Enniskeane family the Crowleys have claimed the top prize

Published: 23:05 Sat 28 Feb 2015
Retired teacher

A retired public school teacher from Oxfordshire died after a summer sailing trip turned to disaster in West Cork. Douglas Perrin (66) had retired to live at Ard na Gaotha, Dunmanus, Goleen, Co Cork, a year before his death last August.

Published: 21:06 Sat 28 Feb 2015
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A NEW tender process for Bandon's long-awaited flood scheme will begin shortly, with the news that the legal challenge has been settled

Published: 15:45 Tue 03 Mar 2015
Puppy Walkers

Irish Guide Dogs is urgently looking for volunteer puppy walkers in Cork and the surrounding areas. The puppy walker's job is to foster and socialise the pup from six weeks to 12-14 months.

Published: 08:22 Tue 03 Mar 2015
Suicide Bereavement

The organisation You Are Not Alone will hold a coffee morning for those who are bereaved or affected by suicide in the Montenotte Hotel in Cork today at 11.30am-1pm and the first Tuesday of every month.

Published: 13:45 Mon 02 Mar 2015

A forum for the exchange of views took place at the Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre this week to discuss the possibility of an Arts Trail throughout West Cork, from Beara to Bandon.

Published: 10:00 Mon 02 Mar 2015
Crash Victims

A Dunmanway learner driver who crashed his car after drinking, injuring one of his passengers was fined €3,500 as the judge said the four young men in the car that Christmas night were not just carefree, they were careless.

Published: 20:01 Sun 01 Mar 2015

A top West Cork charity has joined forces with a local 'green' group in a visionary initiative to generate its own electricity at its soon-to-be-completed centre.

Published: 15:07 Sun 01 Mar 2015
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The Carrigaline to Crosshaven walking route plays host to a charity fundraising event this St Patrick's Day, aimed at raising funds for Aware.

Published: 13:33 Sun 01 Mar 2015

Drimoleague's Finbarr Collins, a 4th Year Bachelor of Business in Hospitality Management student at Cork CIT has won a major cocktail competition.

Published: 23:42 Sat 28 Feb 2015
Cork Astronomy

This Sunday's Junior Space Camp at CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory in Cork city will teach 5-7 year olds how to safely view the upcoming partial solar eclipse on March 20th.

Published: 22:10 Sat 28 Feb 2015
Neighbours in Coomhola

IT'S not often that there's a positive story about internet coverage in West Cork, but this week a small community outside Bantry were happy to tell theirs.

Published: 18:03 Sat 28 Feb 2015
Oak Tree

A GROUP of West Cork tree-lovers with an eye to the future are ensuring that their grand-children, and great-grand-children will experience the beauty of a real Irish oak forest.


Southern Star Poll

Has Valentine's Day become too commercialised?


Published: 17:22 Wed 27 Feb 2013

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