Weekly clinics to assist job seekers will be offered in towns across West Cork including Bantry, Castletownbere, Ballydehob, Skibbereen, Clonakilty, Dunmanway, Bandon, Kinsale and Carrigaline.

Published: 16:50 Mon 20 Apr 2015

Bandon Fire Station is a busy station but the ten fire fighters there still find the time to organise fire safety and training courses, put up people's fire alarms on a voluntary basis, and take part in charity events.

Published: 07:20 Mon 20 Apr 2015

The Men's Shed in Skibbereen was among the many groups which contacted The Southern Star last week to thank us for highlighting the issue of littering.

Published: 17:10 Sun 19 Apr 2015
Rachel McCarthy

SINN Fein Cllr Rachel McCarthy has spoken of her shock and disappointment at finding out that Cork County Council has handed over the details of its 7,500 tenants to Irish Water without notifying them in advance.

Published: 07:30 Sun 19 Apr 2015

THE recent warm weather has resulted in a beautiful continental bird being sighted throughout West Cork.

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: 11:50 Mon 20 Apr 2015

The Wild Atlantic Way is featuring on an ITV show which will expose it to millions of UK viewers.

Published: 20:50 Sun 19 Apr 2015

When athlete Jim Breen arrived in West Cork last week, he found huge support from locals along his route.

Published: 12:55 Sun 19 Apr 2015
Macroom Boxing

THE future of Macroom Boxing Club is in doubt as the club struggles to find a new home.

Published: 00:35 Sun 19 Apr 2015
Family Plot

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: 18:36 Sat 18 Apr 2015

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.


Southern Star Poll

Would you give Lucinda Creighton's new party, Re Nua, a Top Three vote if there is a candidate in your area?


Published: 17:22 Wed 27 Feb 2013

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