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

CAPE Clear Island Heritage Centre is seeking help from the public to complete a special display

Published: 18:35 Fri 27 Feb 2015
Fergus O'Mahony of the Warren Gallery in Castletownshend which hosted an exhibition to honour the memory of artist William Crozier last Friday night, with Katharine Crouan (the artist's wife), Séan Kissane (curator, IMMA) who opened the exhibition and Eoi

The raffle of a rare book about the life and work of William Crozier will raise funds for a special exhibition

Published: 13:11 Fri 27 Feb 2015
Whytes: 'Moth' event on tonight

Whyte Books in Schull will be hosting its second 'Moth' storytelling event in the bookshop tonight at 7.30 pm.

Published: 11:03 Fri 27 Feb 2015
Margaret O'Dwyer

A WALK has been organised from Belgooly GAA pitch in May for a local woman who has suffered from a debilitating illness since she was 15

Published: 22:23 Thu 26 Feb 2015
Rathbarry phone box: providing a vital service in an area with poor phone reception

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

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: 15:03 Fri 27 Feb 2015
SINN FEIN in Cork South West have chosen Bandon-Kinsale Cllr Rachel McCarthy to contest the upcoming General Election.

SINN FEIN in Cork South West have chosen Bandon-Kinsale Cllr Rachel McCarthy to contest the upcoming General Election

Published: 12:30 Fri 27 Feb 2015
Seán Óg Ó hAilpín

A CLONAKILTY charity has managed to get one of Ireland's most famous sports on board to help promote its fundraising trek.

Sen g hAilpn has thrown his support behind a charity founded by a Clonakilty

Published: 07:24 Fri 27 Feb 2015

A new marketing initiative that will showcase the best of West Cork's food and cultural treasures is about to have its 'soft' launch.

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'.


Southern Star Poll

Has Valentine's Day become too commercialised?


Published: 17:22 Wed 27 Feb 2013

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