TWO West Cork towns are vying for the title of 2014 Filte Ireland Tourism Town, with eight other towns from around the country.

Published: 17:35 Sun 23 Nov 2014
Leap PO

A DECISION on the future of Leap Post Office will be announced on Friday, November 21.

Published: 10:27 Sun 23 Nov 2014

Southern Star November 22 2014

Published: 19:55 Sat 22 Nov 2014
Diarmuid Cronin, Muintir na Tire Community Development Officer for Cork, Limerick and Kerry.

COMMUNITY alert alarms for the elderly are likely to jump in price, along with the cost of monitoring them, a community worker has warned.

Published: 16:05 Sat 22 Nov 2014
Dariana Allen receives her award from Gillian Keating, president, Cork Chamber; John Higgins, partner, EY and Conor Healy, CEO, Cork Chamber.

DARINA Allen, owner of the Ballymaloe Cookery School, was presented with an Outstanding Achievement in Business Award at Cork Chamber's Dublin Dinner.

Published: 07:40 Sat 22 Nov 2014
Marion Creedon-Hegarty

Put Wednesday, November 26th in your diary because on that date there will be a unique Winter Fashion and Beauty Extravaganza at The Church restaurant in Skibbereen.

Published: 18:37 Fri 21 Nov 2014
Phil Hogan: Backing beef farmers

BIG Phil Hogan, the new European Commissioner for Agriculture has, this week, waded into the Irish beef prices row, accusing supermarkets and meat processors

Published: 12:05 Fri 21 Nov 2014
At the launch of the Garda Youth Awards scheme were, from left: Insp Brendan Fogarty, Bandon Garda Station, chairman of the Organising Committee; Gda James O' Mahoney, Juvenile Liaison Officer Bandon Garda Station; Gerry Devine, regional manager, SuperVal

THIS year, a total of 147 young people were nominated for the West Cork Garda Youth Awards.

Published: 20:01 Thu 20 Nov 2014
RTE star Diana Bunici on a recent trip with Hope to Swaziland

FAMILIES in West Cork that didn't get a chance to send in their shoeboxes for the Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal on time, now have a second chance to donate.

Published: 13:46 Thu 20 Nov 2014
Miriam Reidy: died after being overcome by fumes at the Trident Hotel

A CORK plumber has been found not guilty of the manslaughter of a 35-year-old AIB Bank official who died from carbon monoxide poisoning when she was overcome by fumes in a West Cork hotel.

Published: 12:04 Thu 20 Nov 2014
O'Donovan Rossa: plans for commemoration to be discussed

A PUBLIC meeting to discuss suitable ways to mark the forthcoming centenary of the death of the famous Cork Fenian, Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa, is to be held in the Celtic Ross Hotel in Rosscarbery, at 7.30pm on December 5.

Published: 12:10 Sun 23 Nov 2014
In happier times: Carolyn and Maureen hold hands at a function at the Eccles hotel in Glengariff, just two years ago.

'This is my local paper. This counts,' Carolyn Murphy said after she succeeded in taking a defamation action against Charles FitzSimons, the nephew of the Hollywood icon, Maureen O'Hara.

Published: 07:30 Sun 23 Nov 2014
Operation Transformation presenters and candidates, including Veronica Horgan from Dunmanway, far left.

The people of West Cork may have the opportunity to cheer on Dunmanway's Veronica Horgan who has put herself forward to take part in the eighth series of RTE's Operation Transformation.

Published: 16:35 Sat 22 Nov 2014
Bere Island: concerns as funding to be withdrawn

THERE are fears for the future of several services on five West Cork islands, following the axing of government funding for their Community Development offices from next March.

Published: 12:30 Sat 22 Nov 2014
Brendan Lyons, Des Redmond, Adrian O'Brien, Florrie and Claire McCarthy, Johnny and Margaret Maloney, Lauren O'Brien, Gloria Greenwood and Heidi Redmond sit at the rowdy table during the Cambodian Mission Dinners.

A Cambodian Mission Dinner held at the community hall in Union Hall on Saturday, November 8 last was an unlikely smash.

Published: 21:45 Fri 21 Nov 2014
At BIM's Seaweed Conference were, from left: Amarjit Sahota, Michael Keatinge, BIM; Dr Michele O' Dwyer, UL, and Donal Maguire BIM

THERE could be a major opportunity for jobs in West Cork as Ireland aims for a slice of a rapidly-expanding global market for seaweed.

Published: 16:05 Fri 21 Nov 2014
Garda Logo

WEST Cork gardai are holidng their annual meeting with the business people of Dunmanway next week.

Published: 07:34 Fri 21 Nov 2014
Film director John Crowley is to be honoured by his alma mater, UCC

A MOVIE director, a surgeon, an academic, an IT expert and a judge are to be honoured by UCC later this month.

Published: 16:50 Thu 20 Nov 2014
Jim Daly CCTV



CLOSED Circuit Television cameras are set to change the nature of policing in many West Cork towns, with Clonakilty being the latest to go 'live' this week.

Published: 13:14 Thu 20 Nov 2014
An all-island schools history competition has been launched this week

The 2015 'Decade of Centenaries' all-island schools history competition has been launched, sponsored by Mercier Press.

Published: 22:09 Wed 19 Nov 2014
Cape Clear on the Wild Atlantic Way: one of our best assets

CORK County Council and Cork City Council have announced that, in conjunction with Failte Ireland, they are to establish a high level Tourism Strategy Group to develop a vision and action plan for Cork city and county.