In this week's Southern Star

19:40 Wed 02 Sep 2015

Horror attack on puppy shocks Skibbereen,

Bandon teenagers protest at shopping centre, AND

Brothers 'on cusp' of getting to Rio among stories in this week's Star.

Published: 17:05 Fri 04 Sep 2015
Bandon Teens

A PARENT who attended a protest by about 40 teenagers at the Riverview Shopping Centre in Bandon last Sunday afternoon has described their actions as 'positive' because they for stood up for themselves.

Published: 11:50 Fri 04 Sep 2015
Caz Jeffreys leading her choirs in concert at St Finbarr's Cathedral in Cork earlier this summer.

WOLFE Tone Square in Bantry will be the place to be on World Mental Health Day on Saturday, October 10th.

Published: 07:15 Fri 04 Sep 2015
Pupils from the Gaelscoil in Skibbereen harvesting some of the fruits of the orchard

THE Skibbereen Community Orchard's volunteers have been busy since September last, maintaining the garden off Market St, on the Gortnaclohy Road.

Published: 16:55 Thu 03 Sep 2015
Guy Pendred, who spoke movingly about the loss of his father in the Fastnet race, when he was aged just 12.

A MEMORIAL service was held on Cape Clear Island last week to honour the memory of those who died, both in the race and as spectators.

Published: 07:15 Thu 03 Sep 2015
Participants in this year's Macroom Food Festival gathered for the recent launch at the Riverside Park Hotel. (Photo: Emma Jervis Photography)

MACROOM is gearing up for its fourth food festival, which takes place at the end of September.

Published: 11:50 Wed 02 Sep 2015
Rachel McCarthy

SINN Fin's general election candidate for Cork South West has criticised news that PPS numbers will be required by Irish Water for customers to receive the so-called 'conservation grant'.

Published: 22:05 Tue 01 Sep 2015
This photo, right, of Colm, was taken by a friend, just minutes before a wave washed him in.

COLM Plunkett from Birr in Co Offaly found himself in the middle of a dramatic sea rescue in Beara last Sunday after he was swept into the sea by a freak wave while fishing off the Dursey

Published: 11:55 Tue 01 Sep 2015
Saoirse Hayes and her mum Mary. Saoirse has designed a sensory room for her school. (Photo: John Allen)

IT might be back to school this week for eight-year-old Saoirse Hayes from Kinsale, but the third class pupil at Scoil Naomh Eltin is celebrating great news with her school.

Published: 17:05 Mon 31 Aug 2015
Irish Water says supplies are 'safe' despite delays

DELAYS in improving three public water supplies in West Cork, including one in Schull which caters for 2,000 residents, are causing 'concern' to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Published: 11:50 Mon 31 Aug 2015
Elmarie Kelleher, AIB's regional business banking manager, with Helen Wycherley, Network Cork president, at the launch of the Network Cork event which will take place in AIB's iconic building on 66 South Mall on September 2nd.

NETWORK Ireland's Cork branch is partnering with AIB to host their next event in the bank's iconic 100-year-old building at 66 South Mall in Cork city.

Published: 16:40 Fri 04 Sep 2015

This Sunday September 6th is our 20th Annual Show and the venue is at The Beaches Bantry, by kind permission of Mrs Brigetta Wagner.

Published: 10:32 Fri 04 Sep 2015
Richard Coffey is organising tonight's golf classic

A BANTRY man is behind a unique fundraising event that is taking place tonight in Dublin.

Published: 21:55 Thu 03 Sep 2015
Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Chris O'Leary, left, with Diarmuid Gavin and Frances O'Brien from Cluiid Housing, present the award to overall winner Michael Foley from Bandon.

BANDON man Michael Foley was named as the overall winner of the 2015 Great Places to Live Competition at a ceremony in Cork's City Hall recently.

Published: 11:50 Thu 03 Sep 2015
Jamie Searls is still 'Zayn Malik' in the 1D tribute band

WITH One Direction fans still reeling from the news that their favourite band is expected to take an extended break from March next year, the show will most definitely go on for Kinsale's Jamie Searls.

Published: 17:10 Wed 02 Sep 2015
Gearing up for the Taste of West Cork festival were chefs Tessa Perry, Glebe Gardens; Rachel Dare, Organico; Christian Pozimski, West Cork Hotel; Luke Matthews, The Mews; Youen Jacob, The Lookout; Mario Chevez, An Sugán; Luca Boggieni, Arís, Richy Virahsa

BOOKINGS for various events in the Taste of West Cork Food Festival are well up on last year, with some venues considering additional events to meet demand.

Published: 07:10 Wed 02 Sep 2015
Macra Girl's 'crime family', from left: Michael Linehan; Ann Gries; Denis Keily; Rebecca Munnelly, and Senan Byrne.

WEST Cork locals are the eal stars of Ireland's newest comedy movie, which was filmed in Dunmanway, Ballingurteen and Timoleague.

Published: 17:05 Tue 01 Sep 2015
Fr Chris O'Donovan cutting the tape to officially open the new Rath National School Playground funded by the Parents Association. Included in the photo are principal Maura Collins and Ruth Field, chairperson, Parents Association

BSOME primary school students may be dreading returning to school on Monday, August 31st next, but not the 98 pupils attending Rath National School.

Published: 07:20 Tue 01 Sep 2015

THERE will be a strong flavour of West Cork at this year's Electric Picnic festival in Co Laois.

Published: 12:10 Mon 31 Aug 2015
Cllr Coleman(right): wants school holidays standardised

FORMER County Mayor Alan Coleman says that all schools should return for the new academic year, on September 1st.

Published: 09:35 Mon 31 Aug 2015

A SELF-EVIDENT truth is seeping into the collective brain of the Cloth Cap Brigade and Fine Gael. Poll after poll is confirming that the Labour Party is b..lixed - a phrase congenial to the taste of the