In this week's Southern Star...

19:52 Wed 28 Jan 2015

Labour TD 'in difficulty' over possible Aer Lingus vote; Elderly man in court on sex assault charges on minor; Anger following yet another crash on N71 at Rosscarbery; Meet Castletownbere's 'human' goat and Skibbereen's three-legged calf!; Cllrs want Bandon roads addressed urgently; West Cork motorist told by judge: 'Don't come out of Cork'; Bandon architect on trial for murder; Bailey case continues in High Court; Preview of Cork NFL opener; SW JAFC draws; Day of shocks in Cup; Stephen Carey takes our 'In a West Cork Minute' challenge; Reduce your risk of cancer; The soothing effects of sound; Neasa Ni Annrachain remembered



THE local horseracing community is 'much the poorer' without the late John 'Red' O'Donovan who died in a tragic accident near his home in Leap last Sunday morning.

Published: 18:02 Fri 30 Jan 2015
Sheeps Head

Witness the Wild Atlantic Way's sweeping sandy beaches, sheer cliffs, ancient forts and rocky outcrops from a bird's eye view in this video.

Published: 07:05 Fri 30 Jan 2015
Floods Committee

THE Skibbereen Flood Committee says the town is getting closer to construction of the scheme, following their meeting at Leinster House last week with Simon Harris TD, Minister of State with special responsibility for the OPW and Public Procurement.

Published: 16:50 Thu 29 Jan 2015
Clon protest

AS part of the national day of action against the introduction of water charges, West Cork Right2Water will hold a protest at Emmet Square, Clonakilty at 2pm this Saturday

Published: 12:55 Thu 29 Jan 2015
Veronica Horgan

VERONICA Horgan's insightful interview with Dith S and Maura Derrane on RTE's 'The Today Show' was praised by viewers.

Published: 07:30 Thu 29 Jan 2015
Martin Robbins


A guide to expressing our own unique potential, a book by Martin Robbins, is now available in West Cork bookshops.

Published: 07:25 Wed 28 Jan 2015
Readers Pic

READERS of The Southern Star have cast their votes and made their choice of their favourite picture of the past year.

Published: 21:30 Tue 27 Jan 2015
Small Firms

WHILE small firms in Cork and Kerry are less positive about the year ahead than companies elsewhere in Ireland, 57% are confident about the future and one in 13 plans to open a new premises this year.

Published: 17:05 Tue 27 Jan 2015
Eibhlin O'Sullivan



EIBHLN O'Sullivan has, for the second time, been appointed chairperson of the Federation of Irish Fishermen (FIF).

Published: 12:30 Tue 27 Jan 2015
Water Meter



DESPITE installing water meters a little over two months ago, contractors for Irish Water have returned to an estate in Belgooly to carryout out essential maintenance on the original ground works, surrounding at least twenty water meters.

Published: 07:59 Tue 27 Jan 2015

Southern Star January 31 2015

Published: 09:54 Fri 30 Jan 2015

Southern Star January 31 2015

Published: 22:05 Thu 29 Jan 2015
By Rose O'Donovan

EU Farm Ministers travelled to Brussels for the first Agriculture and Fisheries Council under the Latvian Presidency on Monday 26th.

Published: 14:30 Thu 29 Jan 2015
Jim Kennedy

ATLANTIC Sea Kayaking founder Jim Kennedy is a star in Australia, after appearing on an Aussie travel show.

ExploreTV, which airs on the Nine Network, is now in its 11th season, having visited 35 countries.

Published: 10:48 Thu 29 Jan 2015
Alex Ott appeal

Kinsale Point to Point have organised a special Fun Day event this weekend, in aid of the Alex Ott campaign.

Published: 22:06 Wed 28 Jan 2015

This Saturday morning (Jan 31) the West Cork Association of Community First Responders will be launched by Steve Redmond, World Champion Open Water Sea Swimmer in Skibbereen and Clonakilty.

Published: 07:14 Wed 28 Jan 2015

Southern Star January 31 2015

Published: 17:29 Tue 27 Jan 2015
RNLI vid

The RNLI has just unveiled a stunning video of its activities, which features a number of its West Cork bases.

Published: 16:00 Tue 27 Jan 2015
The body of a young woman is taken from a house in Bandon earlier today

Gardai have reported that the body of a woman in her 20s was discovered in a house in Bandon today.

Published: 12:01 Tue 27 Jan 2015
Dursey Cliffs

Tourism interests in West Cork are invited to a meeting in Bantry tomorrow night (January 28) to discuss plans for a region-wide campaign.

Published: 07:09 Tue 27 Jan 2015

Southern Star January 24 2014


Southern Star Poll

What is the most romantic place in West Cork?


Published: 17:22 Wed 27 Feb 2013

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