In this week's Southern Star...

20:02 Wed 25 Feb 2015

Bandon Community Hospital revamp gets the go-ahead; Cllrs furious as no cash allocated for N71; Bandon Flood Scheme legal challenge is settled; Bantry neighbours host 'thank you' evening for getting online; Operation Transformation - Veronica's new look revealed; Danica Holland's novel way to raise funds for her career; Graham Dwyer trial: wife gives evidence; Bailey case continues; Inquest hears evidence from drowned sailor's wife; Don't miss our 36-page full-colour Weddings 2015 magazine; Interview with Cork footballer Brian Hurley; Dunmanway Town advance in Cup; Colaiste Pobail Bheanntrai girls lose All-Ireland lots, lots more

AN 'iconic' phone booth in West Cork has been granted a reprieve by Eircom.

Published: 20:49 Thu 26 Feb 2015
Graham Dwyer is on trial for the murder of Elaine O'Hara

Murder accused Graham Dwyer told his wife he knew his alleged victim Elaine O'Hara - and called her an 'awful girl', his trial heard this week.

Published: 15:33 Thu 26 Feb 2015
Rachel Cronin died at the age of 15, in August 2013.

A specialised isolation unit for children with cystic fibrosis needs to be established at Cork University Hospital without delay, a bereaved West Cork mother said this week.

Published: 10:17 Thu 26 Feb 2015
Veronica Horgan on the catwalk tonight

Tonight Dunmanway's Veronica Horgan will strut her stuff on the Operation Transformation catwalk, after eight weeks of the show.

Published: 22:10 Wed 25 Feb 2015

West Cork is to get its first ever Spring-time Fit Up Theatre Festival.

Published: 20:22 Wed 25 Feb 2015
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Cork County Council is carrying out urgent repairs to a collapsed culvert on the R-572.

Published: 11:49 Wed 25 Feb 2015

A former musical director with the Riverdance troupe is coming to Ballyvourney next week.

Published: 20:14 Tue 24 Feb 2015

Fiona Meade, Ireland's elite women's national road race champion is heading for West Cork to help Breakthrough Cancer Research's Jagged Edge Tour - with elements of both 'Pain' and 'Pleasure'.

Published: 11:55 Tue 24 Feb 2015
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The Southern Star, in partnership with Clonakilty Chamber of Commerce, will host a business breakfast session at the Fernhill House Hotel next Friday, February 27th.

Published: 07:15 Tue 24 Feb 2015
Major facelift

ONE of West Cork's most iconic colleges has undergone a major facelift.

Published: 16:50 Mon 23 Feb 2015
Ballydehob community

Ballydehob Community Hall will welcome local chefs on Friday, February 27th, when Alan Shannon and Matthew Brownie will give an exciting food demonstration using the finest local ingredients.

Published: 18:03 Thu 26 Feb 2015
Retired garda Jim Fitzgerald gave evidence in the High Court this week. (Photo: Courts Collins)

A retired detective garda has denied he was so convinced Ian Bailey had murdered Sophie Toscan du Plantier that he was 'scratching around' for any evidence when gardai had none.

Published: 13:48 Thu 26 Feb 2015
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Gardai in Douglas, Cork are investigating a serious assault which occurred on Sunday morning, February 22nd, 2015 between the hours of 1.30am and 1.50am.

Published: 07:28 Thu 26 Feb 2015
Glandore church

A cross-community battle to save an iconic church from ruin is culminating in a final push to raise funds.

Published: 21:39 Wed 25 Feb 2015
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The HSE has introduced strict visitor restrictions at St Finbarr's Hospital in Cork.

Published: 17:32 Wed 25 Feb 2015

Colaiste Pobail Bheanntra, Schull Community College, Mercy Heights Secondary School in Skibbereen and Clonakilty Community College, have all been named as 'Anchor Schools' for the 2015 Cycle Against Suicide.

Published: 07:20 Wed 25 Feb 2015
Brother Kevin Crowley

A West Cork-born monk, who runs an organisation which is one of the biggest providers of hot meals for homeless people in Dublin, is to be conferred with the Freedom of the City later this month.

Published: 16:18 Tue 24 Feb 2015

An irate motorist claimed Cork County Council would want 'a size eleven in the backside' after the resurfacing of a sharp bend at Kilshinihan in Timoleague has allegedly turned it into a traffic hazard.

Published: 11:30 Tue 24 Feb 2015
Jeremy Irons to discuss

Ballydehob resident, actor Jeremy Irons will take part in a discussion following a free screening of ground-breaking environmental documentary Trashed at UCC on Monday February 23.

Published: 22:05 Mon 23 Feb 2015
Jonathan Healy

Jonathan Healy's popular Newstalk lunchtime show will be broadcast 'live' from the Quality Hotel in Clonakilty from 12.30 to 1.30pm on Tuesday next, February 24th, and members of the public are invited to come along and participate.

Published: 11:55 Mon 23 Feb 2015
45 years service

On what was a bittersweet occasion, a cheque for €5,520 was presented to children's charity Bumbleance by Carrigaline man Derry McSweeney, who retired after 45 years of loyal and dedicated service with UCC General Services and Security.


Southern Star Poll

Has Valentine's Day become too commercialised?


Published: 17:22 Wed 27 Feb 2013

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