In this week's Southern Star...

19:10 Wed 17 Dec 2014

Tragic homeless man was Skibbereen native; Durrus landmark shop closes its doors this month; Pensioner says men came to evict her; Pop band made Rosy's final wish come true; Louise O'Keeffe critical of State's plan for abuse victims; Glandore Inn opens under new owners; Mixed reaction to new fish quotas; Author recalls Whiddy disaster; Ian Bailey case continues; Interview with Cork hurling manager Jimmy Barry-Murphy; New award to be presented at West Cork Sports Award night in January; Skibbereen record impressive away win in Munster Junior League; Picture special from Carbery minor hurling medal presentation night

How to access credit for SMEs

12:05 Wed 17 Dec 2014

THE first briefing by the Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI) was hosted by O'Connor Pyne & Co last week at the recently reopened Kingsley Hotel, in Cork.

Published: 07:30 Wed 17 Dec 2014
Cian Murphy, owner of Chart Datum handmade wood charts, which is based in Castletownbere. (Photo: Emma Jervis Photography)

A NEW Castletownbere-based business has the world at its feet with its crafted wooden charts.

Published: 16:45 Tue 16 Dec 2014
Kids enjoying the MPT classes on a Saturday morning in UCC

Each Saturday morning, over 80 young enthusiasts head to UCC to learn how to code, on the course that led to Coder Dojo's creation.

Published: 07:20 Tue 16 Dec 2014
Catherine Fennell, Codladh Samh, (Best Presentation) with Dee Mangan of the Kinsale Leather Company, (Best Business Opportunity) and Jennifer Erin Lee, photographic artist, (Best Stand) at the PINC awards at the Rubicon Centre at CIT. (Photo: Neil Danton)

A KINSALE business woman has won an award for her innovative design.

Published: 16:50 Mon 15 Dec 2014
O' Keeffe

CAMPAIGNER for victims of sexual abuse Louise O'Keeffe was among those honoured at this year's People of the Year Awards.

Published: 11:50 Mon 15 Dec 2014
Cork Airport

FIANNA Fil Leader Michel Martin has said Cork Airport is at a major disadvantage, losing passengers and money, as a result of Government policy decisions.

Published: 21:50 Sun 14 Dec 2014
Garry O'Donovan, IT Dept, Cork County Council with Trevor Collins and County Mayor Alan Coleman. (Photo: Denis Boyle)

TWO West Cork teachers have issued an SOS to large firms planning to upgrade their IT systems in a bid to help out schools which need good quality IT computers.

Published: 19:51 Sun 14 Dec 2014

Some interesting ties in the opening round of the 2015 Cork Intermediate Football Championship.

Published: 19:32 Sun 14 Dec 2014

First and second round draws for the 2015 Cork premier intermediate football championship were made today.


Published: 19:00 Sun 14 Dec 2014
Carbery hurlers

2015 Cork senior hurling championship draw

Published: 11:28 Sun 14 Dec 2014

Southern Star December 13 2014

Published: 21:50 Tue 16 Dec 2014
Moira and Denis Deasy

IT drew more than 2,000 visitors and raised nearly 5,000 for charity - but now, say organisers, it's time to change.

Published: 11:50 Tue 16 Dec 2014
Allihies Hall is to get funding from the National Lottery

TWO local groups are to receive funds through National Lottery Funding.

Published: 21:50 Mon 15 Dec 2014

THE chief executive of one of Ireland's leading charities has paid tribute to a West Cork woman whose efforts contributed hundreds of thousands to end hunger and poverty in the Developing World.

Published: 15:17 Mon 15 Dec 2014
Magic of Kinsale

IF you're feeling homesick for Kinsale this Christmas, this probably won't help!

Published: 07:25 Mon 15 Dec 2014
Pat and Dan: Clancy Bros tribute show next week.

FANS of the Clancy brothers and Tommy Makem will be delighted with the latest fundraising event in the Jeep for Jason fundraising drive.

Published: 19:59 Sun 14 Dec 2014
Cork GAA crest

Opening round draw of the 2015 Cork intermediate hurling championship.

Published: 19:39 Sun 14 Dec 2014
Eugene Desmond

Defeated 2014 Cork PIHC finalists Newcestown will take on Tracton in the first round of the 2015 championship.

Published: 19:15 Sun 14 Dec 2014
Cork SFC draw

Find out who drew who in the opening round of the 2015 Cork SFC.

Published: 11:50 Sun 14 Dec 2014
Karen O'Regan, Jack Archbold and Coman Duke waiting to go on air on C103fm last Friday to sing the Clonakilty song 'Home'

HAVING broken into the Top 50 of the Irish iTunes charts, a group of Clonakilty school kids are now heading for a stage performance at the Cork Opera House.

Published: 07:35 Sun 14 Dec 2014
The wedding ring which has been returned to Michael Desmond (Photo: Garry Minihane)

This story has an element of the 'Lord of the Rings' about it because a precious ring that went missing was found in the shallow waters of Lough Hyne and restored to its rightful owner.


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Published: 17:22 Wed 27 Feb 2013

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