In this week's Southern Star

19:15 Wed 27 May 2015

Rave style party for Schull island

Strong local support for Aer Lingus sale to IAG

Mass of the angels for toddler Ben Regan

Kitty's an internet sensation - again

Jason set to paddle with no canoe

Innishannon's Brigid meets Prince Charles

Council needs role in suicide prevention

Skibb Gaelscoil gets go-ahead

Forever home for Gus

FREE guide: 50 Things to do in the Skibbereen area

Jason McAteer to play in Drinagh

Clonakilty footballers shell-shocked!

Skibbereen rowers bidding for European glory

SW hurling championship off to a great start

'We all felt we knew Bill'

Exam Special - eat well, manage stress

Welsh mezzo soprano Katherine Jenkins interviewed





Solus invites all attendees of Bloom at the Phoenix Park, Dublin to take a bright 'selfie' at the Solus Garden from now until midday Sunday May 31st and upload it to the Solus facebook page #BrightestAtBloom.

Published: 12:14 Thu 28 May 2015

It's all hands on deck once again for the 18th Innishannon Steam and Vintage Rally which will be held on the June Bank Holiday weekend.

Published: 07:25 Thu 28 May 2015
Malin to Mizen

WEST Cork businessman, Michael Minehane, is gearing up to run 15 marathons in 15 days.

Published: 12:40 Wed 27 May 2015

Firefighter Alex O'Shea, who last year set a new Guinness World Record for running a marathon in full firefighting gear, has a new challenge.

Published: 21:18 Tue 26 May 2015

West Cork food blogger Kate Ryan has started guided food tours of the region.

Published: 16:55 Tue 26 May 2015

Distance and bad weather made a recovery mission arduous for the crew of the Baltimore lifeboat recently.

Published: 21:45 Mon 25 May 2015
Little Gus

A RESCUED Shitzu King Charles cross is looking for 'a forever home' after having been seriously abused by children.

Published: 12:00 Mon 25 May 2015

We're a nation of fatties. And that's official!

According to the World Health Organisation, Ireland has all the signs of becoming a European leader in obesity.

Published: 07:20 Mon 25 May 2015
Sheeps Head

Objections to a planning application by Bantry Bay Mussels Ltd have been lodged with Cork County Council.

Published: 20:15 Sun 24 May 2015
Duchess of Cornwall

WHEN Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, visited Galway earlier this week, a West Cork woman was one of the first people to extend her a warm welcome.

Published: 23:24 Sat 23 May 2015

A two-year-old boy who was airlifted from Goleen to Cork University Hospital this (Saturday) afternoon has died from injuries he suffered in an accident at an equestrian centre.

Published: 09:59 Thu 28 May 2015

Some blue lines that have appeared in Bantry recently have confused readers who contacted the paper to enquire if the parking spaces were being changed.

Published: 16:05 Wed 27 May 2015

The director general of the Law Society of Ireland will be making the case for the retention of Skibbereen's courthouse when he meets the Minister for Justice this week.

Published: 07:15 Wed 27 May 2015
Darren Lynch

CASTLETOWNBERE'S Development Association has presented the West Cork Municipal District with a shopping list.

Published: 17:59 Tue 26 May 2015
Tragumna beach: bathers advised not to swim until further notice

An advisory notice is being placed at Tragumna beach due to an increase in the levels of bacteria found in the bathing water sample taken on Monday May 25th.

Published: 12:30 Tue 26 May 2015
Grace O'Leary

A UCC student from Crossbarry has been fighting the cause for redheads everywhere with her call for Apple to include ginger 'emojis' in their latest iOS 8.3 Update.

Published: 16:30 Mon 25 May 2015
Cape Clear

CAPE Clear could once again be facing a water crisis this summer, as it was confirmed this week that no progress has been made on the Capital Water Schemes since last year.

Published: 07:20 Mon 25 May 2015
Mary Hegarty

THE delays in road surface repairs in Bantry have been blamed on Irish Water.

Published: 21:05 Sun 24 May 2015

Cork County Council has taken delivery of three more velocity patchers, custom built trucks for road repair, bringing its fleet to twelve vehicles servicing the county road network.

Published: 12:40 Sun 24 May 2015

Since we launched our Keep West Cork Tidy campaign last month, we have received several photographs from around the region, showing the scourge of dumping.

Published: 20:23 Sat 23 May 2015

A realistic crash simulation for students was performed by An Garda Siochana, the HSE National Ambulance Service, Fire Service, West Cork Rapid Response and the Red Cross in Bandon recently.


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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