IN THE STAR THIS WEEK: Suicide support centre opens in Skibbereen ... Coolmountain residents angry over music-playing neighbour ... Kathryn Thomas' €1,000-a-week bootcamp


This month the West Cork Chamber Music Festival will be in Dublin - as the National Concert Hall (NCH) pays tribute to the Bantry-based festival.

Published: 12:55 Fri 06 Mar 2015
Philip Joyce

A GRAND nephew of James Joyce won the Clonakilty Heat of the Over 60's Talent Competition last week.

Phil Joyce, originally from Dublin, was one of the eight contestants to participate on the night.

Published: 21:50 Thu 05 Mar 2015
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CLONAKILTY has the happy knack of putting its best foot forward and that certainly was the case at The Southern Star business breakfast, which was held at The Fernhill House Hotel on Friday morning.

Published: 12:30 Thu 05 Mar 2015
Witness Maurice Walsh arriving at the Four Courts this week (Photo:Courts Collins)

A Garda has rejected suggestions he and another Detective were asked to 'put the frighteners' on Martin Graham in June 1997 after gardai lost trust in Mr Graham as an informant in the Sophie Toscan du Plantier murder investigation.

Published: 17:03 Wed 04 Mar 2015
Little Piggy

One of the Cork pig sculptures sent to Dublin to raise funds for the Jack and Jill Foundation has received 5,000 sponsorship.

Published: 13:05 Wed 04 Mar 2015

Teenagers, aged 13-16, with an interest in drama are invited to become part of a play that will be staged at the Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre in Skibbereen on Saturday May 9th.

Published: 10:04 Wed 04 Mar 2015
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Senior management in Cork City have written to trade union Impact with concerns about the proposed amalgamation of Cork's city and county library services.

Published: 18:09 Tue 03 Mar 2015
Alzheimer Numbers

The second highest number of queries to the national Alzheimers helpline came from Cork last year.

Published: 11:00 Tue 03 Mar 2015
EU Funds

Coastal areas of West Cork could be in for a financial windfall, if they secure funding from an EU programme to link Irish and Welsh communities.

Published: 18:43 Mon 02 Mar 2015

AN exhibition of work by local artist Tadhg McSweeney will take place in Ballyvourney next month.

Published: 10:50 Mon 02 Mar 2015

Festivals, heritage groups and disability agencies can benefit from a number of grants offered to voluntary organisations, which could make a very real difference to them.

Published: 07:25 Fri 06 Mar 2015

FORMER London gangster John Pridmore will be talking about his rehabilitation when he visits Bantry Parish Church next week.

Published: 17:55 Thu 05 Mar 2015
Witness Darci Day gave evidence in the Graham Dwyer trial this week

An American witness has told Graham Dwyer's murder trial that she formed an online relationship with him when she was feeling depressed and suicidal.

Published: 10:23 Thu 05 Mar 2015
Veronica Horgan OT

The girl's got rhythm and she looked hot too: Veronica Horgan's boyfriend looked stunned, her sister cried, and her dad told her he loved her.

Published: 16:02 Wed 04 Mar 2015
Joanne O'Riordan: studying Criminology at UCC

UCC will be the sole focus of RTE's Nationwide programme this Friday 6 March at 7pm.

Published: 12:55 Wed 04 Mar 2015
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CORK County Council, on behalf of Irish Water, is advising customers on the Bantry High Level Water Supply Scheme that there is a loss of supply due to a waterbreak.

Published: 23:06 Tue 03 Mar 2015
Speed Dating

Students from Bandon, Ballincollig and Clonakilty recently visited MSD's site in Brinny where they participated in an 'Engineer Speed Dating' event.

Published: 15:45 Tue 03 Mar 2015
Puppy Walkers

Irish Guide Dogs is urgently looking for volunteer puppy walkers in Cork and the surrounding areas. The puppy walker's job is to foster and socialise the pup from six weeks to 12-14 months.

Published: 08:22 Tue 03 Mar 2015
Suicide Bereavement

The organisation You Are Not Alone will hold a coffee morning for those who are bereaved or affected by suicide in the Montenotte Hotel in Cork today at 11.30am-1pm and the first Tuesday of every month.

Published: 13:45 Mon 02 Mar 2015

A forum for the exchange of views took place at the Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre this week to discuss the possibility of an Arts Trail throughout West Cork, from Beara to Bandon.

Published: 10:00 Mon 02 Mar 2015
Crash Victims

A Dunmanway learner driver who crashed his car after drinking, injuring one of his passengers was fined €3,500 as the judge said the four young men in the car that Christmas night were not just carefree, they were careless.


Southern Star Poll

Has Valentine's Day become too commercialised?


Published: 17:22 Wed 27 Feb 2013

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