By Siobhn Cronin


FOUR publicly-run nursing homes in West Cork are under threat of either losing beds or outright closure, according to Fianna Fil's Micheal Martin.

Published: 16:50 Sat 24 Jan 2015



THE Carbery Group, which is headquartered in Ballineen, has officially opened Nutrifont in Brazil, a whey processing joint venture between the Irish company and BRF, one of South America's leading food companies.

Published: 20:35 Fri 23 Jan 2015

Gardai are reporting that there have been no fatalities after tonight's head-on two car crash outside Rosscarbery in West Cork.

Published: 16:50 Fri 23 Jan 2015
Water Meter

By Catherine Ketch


IRISH Water has confirmed that additional works carried out at a Macroom housing estate were due to issues with the 'standard of workmanship'.

Published: 07:27 Fri 23 Jan 2015
De Courcey

DE COURCEY Classic and Vintage Club held a presentation night recently to distribute funds raised at the 2014 Harvest Working Day on the farm of Jim and Eileen O'Regan at Coolyrahilly, Barrel's Cross, Kinsale.

Published: 14:02 Thu 22 Jan 2015
Dunmanway pool

GOVERNMENT approval has been given to develop a new state-of-the-art swimming pool in Dunmanway.The existing Dunmanway swimming pool, which is to be replaced by a new pool and added leisure facilities.

Published: 14:48 Wed 21 Jan 2015

SINGER Songwriter Evan Murray is appearing in the first of a series of Southern Star Sessions, having won the top prize in the recent X Factor Dunmanway competition.

Published: 10:09 Wed 21 Jan 2015

THERE are reports this morning that one person has been fatally injured in a two-car collision at Coppeen East.

Published: 20:05 Tue 20 Jan 2015

TEAGASC Moorepark Research and the Teagasc Advisory service is starting a series of dairy seminars throughout the country later this month

Published: 16:45 Tue 20 Jan 2015
Published: 07:21 Tue 20 Jan 2015
The team get ready for their investigation at the Eldon; Room 28 at the hotel, which was decorated for the recent Hallowe'en event

Siobhn Cronin spoke to Jackie Clarke, a paranormal investigator, who recently spent a night in two well-known locations, with interesting histories, in West Cork

Published: 07:20 Sat 24 Jan 2015
Cork Person of the Year

By Liz Dunphy


'It's lovely to be here, boy,' were Mary Kennedy's opening words to this year's Cork Person of the Year awards, said in an impressive Cork accent for a Dubliner to muster.

Published: 20:10 Fri 23 Jan 2015
West Cork Islands



FUNDING for the six non-Gaeltacht islands of West Cork - namely Bere, Sherkin, Dursey, Whiddy, Heir and Long Island - has been secured following a late-breaking announcement that their community development offices will remain open in 2015.

Published: 12:50 Fri 23 Jan 2015
David Mitchell

By Louise Roseingrave


INTERNATIONALLY acclaimed novelist David Mitchell has teamed up with a west Cork artist to create a limited edition pendant in aid of Autism Ireland.

Published: 20:05 Thu 22 Jan 2015

TEAGASC, in association with the Forest Service, is holding a nationwide series of information meetings about the newly-announced Forestry Programme 2014-2020.

Published: 18:55 Wed 21 Jan 2015
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Four West Cork nursing homes are 'under threat' ... Jason gets the keys to his jeep ... Fatal second crash this week on Bantry Line PLUS LOTS MORE

Published: 11:55 Wed 21 Jan 2015
The Crowley family from Enniskeane, who are taking part in 'Feirm Factor' on TG4 - from left - Tim Crowley, Helena Walsh, James Crowley and John Crowley.

EIGHT families are competing in TG4's Feirm Factor

Published: 07:25 Wed 21 Jan 2015

A VERY special traditional concert will be held in the Ionad Cultrtha in Baile Mhirne on Tuesday, January 27

Published: 18:13 Tue 20 Jan 2015
Atlantic Companion: engines restarted

A CONTAINER ship which appeared to have engine trouble earlier looks set to be heading for Bantry now, under its own power.

Published: 11:57 Tue 20 Jan 2015
Killian is heading off to Chamonix for a fortnight

KILLIAN O'Riordan from Clonakilty is one of 25 Irish outdoor activity instructors who have been chosen to participate in this year's Leonardo Da Vinci Programme as part of the Carve initiative

Published: 17:50 Mon 19 Jan 2015
National Lotto

A lucky 27-year old young man from Skibbereen has had a very welcome return home to Ireland after working abroad for several months.


Southern Star Poll

Have you kept up your New Year's resolution?


Published: 17:22 Wed 27 Feb 2013

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