Published: 13:03 Tue 28 Jul 2015
 Maxine Linehan

Cork singer Maxine Linehan may be a long way from home, but home is never far away.

Published: 18:05 Mon 27 Jul 2015

Balanced economic recovery must be a key Government objective and this requires a greater focus on, and investment in, rural Ireland

Published: 11:05 Mon 27 Jul 2015
At the launch of the app were Minister Alan Kelly, Laura Burke, director general, and EPA inspector Cormac MacGearailt.

A new app designed to highlight and identify pollution and litter issues, has been launched by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Published: 08:03 Mon 27 Jul 2015
Michael Kingston with Captain John Mauger, commanding officer, US Coastguard Maritime Safety Centre, as Michael receives the US Coastguard Challenge Coin Medal at the U S National Naval Memorial Centre, in Washington DC

The talk, which takes place on Tuesday July 28th, at 8pm in the West Cork Hotel in Skibbereen, is in aid of Bantry Hospital.

Published: 10:25 Sun 26 Jul 2015
Manager: Brian Cuthbert.

Loss to Kildare leads to question marks over Brian Cuthbert's role as his two-year term has come to an end

Published: 22:15 Sat 25 Jul 2015
Actor Michael Neeson.

LIAM Neeson's eldest son, Michael Neeson is set to reprise the role made famous by his father in the 1996 movie Michael Collins.

Published: 13:05 Sat 25 Jul 2015
Business people and residents of Rosscarbery at the unveiling of the village's confident new logo (inset) and tagline.

It's certainly a very confident claim being made by the businesses and residents of Rosscarbery.

Published: 12:20 Fri 24 Jul 2015
Matthew Brownie

Brownie's Bite - Food with Chef Matthew Brownie

Published: 20:05 Thu 23 Jul 2015
Pictured at the Primary Schools' Science of Life Fair, run by the West Cork Education Centre, Dunmanway, were organisers and guests - from left - Noel Coakley, management committee member, West Cork Education Centre; Dympna Daly, chairperson, do; Michael

THE inaugural Primary Schools' Science of Life Fair, held in Dunmanway before the summer holidays, was enjoyed by pupils from across West Cork.

Published: 12:55 Thu 23 Jul 2015
Actor Rowan Finken, artistic director Geoff Gould and actor Denis Foley at the launch of the 2015 West Cork Fit-Up Theatre Festival in the Porcelain Room Restaurant, Ballydehob . (Photo: Pat Mantle)

NOW in its seventh season, the West Cork Fit-up Theatre Festival returns this week.

Published: 22:03 Mon 27 Jul 2015
Young film makers in action earlier this summer which comes to West Cork next week

Cork Young Filmmakers is heading to West Cork this summer with a great opportunity for the region's would-be Scorseses or JJ Abramses

Published: 15:03 Mon 27 Jul 2015
The Energy Descent Action Plan team at the 'Fuelling the Future' conference in Kinsale in 2005, top. Right: The 'Green Team' at

A possible solution to Ireland's energy problems had its origins in West Cork ten years ago, writes Robert Hume

Published: 10:45 Mon 27 Jul 2015
March Back in Time

LAST Friday's March Back in Time in Skibbereen drew some of the biggest crowds to the town in recent years with hundreds lining the streets to watch the spectacle.

Published: 12:10 Sun 26 Jul 2015
Nuffield scholars having their picture taken with their hosts in a wheat field in Hikkiado, Japan. They were entertained by a young farmers' discussion group, taken on tour of the farm and given a beautiful barbecue, which wives and families attended too.

MIRE McCarthy of Innishannon, a Nuffield Scholarship winner, is travelling around the world investigating farming practices and meeting government agriculture officials across the globe.

Published: 07:15 Sun 26 Jul 2015
Sophie Healy Thow.

MULITIPLE award winner, Sophie Healy Thow from Kinsale was appointed a Generation Next Ambassador by Nissan Ireland last week.

Published: 20:15 Sat 25 Jul 2015
Vivian Buttimer, Ballinascarthy.

Kieran O'Mahony meets Ballinascarthy farmer Vivian Buttimer whose family has been farming there since the 17th century.

Published: 12:40 Fri 24 Jul 2015
Cal McCarthy (left), who is in charge of operations and new product development at Carbery Plastics, Clonakilty, pictured with Jill Turner, sales co-ordinator.

CLONAKILTY-based heating oil tank specialists, Carbery Plastics' presence in British market has been further strengthened.

Published: 07:10 Fri 24 Jul 2015
Eight-months-old Beau Montgomery-Callaghan admires the programme for the 2015 Skibbereen Arts Festival with her mum, Susan Montgomery from Clonakilty, and Sarah Ruttle, Ballydehob, at the festival launch at Kalbo's Uillinn on Tuesday evening. The Southern

LAUNCHING the seventh Skibbereen Arts Festival on Tuesday night, Ann Davoren, director of Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre, urged people to support the extensive programme of events.

Published: 17:55 Thu 23 Jul 2015

A WELL deserved standing ovation brought the opening night of Maria Young's play 'Rossa' to an end, last Sunday night in Skibbereen's Town Hall.

Published: 07:15 Thu 23 Jul 2015
Cllr. Declan Hurley

AN investigation has been carried out by the Roads Design Office into a spate of accidents that have occurred at the redesigned bypass junction in Dunmanway.


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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