Published: 12:01 Thu 24 Jul 2014
Doors closed at Berehaven Credit Union yesterday.

THERE is widespread shock in Beara this week at the news that a liquidator has been appointed to Berehaven Credit Union

Published: 08:44 Thu 24 Jul 2014
ed harper

THIS year marks the 35th anniversary of Ed Harper's goat farm on Cape Clear Island.


Published: 07:53 Wed 23 Jul 2014
john kelly

JOHN Kelly the Irish, Australian and British artist is exhibiting at Doswell Gallery in Rosscarbery.

Published: 12:33 Tue 22 Jul 2014

It's been through a few tough years, but now the stylish town is ready to be revitalised by a new injection of visitors, writes Nick Bramhill

Published: 17:14 Mon 21 Jul 2014
Dunmanway Retail Group

WEDNESDAY last, July 16th, saw the completion of the Cork County Council's Beacon Retail Programme for fifteen Dunmanway retailers.

Published: 07:33 Mon 21 Jul 2014
Eilish O'Carroll who plays Winnie McGoogan (inset) in 'Mrs Brown's Boys D'Movie'.

Eilish O'Carroll is back home in Castletownshend after the media frenzy at the opening of her new movie, writes Aisling Meath

Published: 12:33 Sun 20 Jul 2014
Objector Tony Cohu.

THE decision by An Bord Pleanla (ABP) to refuse planning permission for a wind farm in an upland region of West Cork has been hailed as a landmark decision

Published: 07:55 Sun 20 Jul 2014
Timber awaiting removal to sawmills during the clear-fell.

AS Gougane Barra National Forest Park re-opens to the public this week, controversy still surrounds its clear-felling

Published: 18:03 Sat 19 Jul 2014
 Labour's Ann Phelan

West Cork Communities Alliance welcomes new Minister of State

Published: 09:23 Sat 19 Jul 2014

REMEMBER those happy days when a cock-a-hoop Kenny floated on air, joyously announcing that Fine Gael was the party of 'openness, transparency and accountability'?

Published: 11:43 Thu 24 Jul 2014
Drinagh logo

Drinagh's EuroSpar store in Skibbereen will celebrate its new-look supermarket with a Food Fair for customers today.

Published: 21:02 Wed 23 Jul 2014
Cara House

THE announcement of €120,000 Lottery funding for Cara House in Skibbereen has been welcomed.

Published: 19:59 Tue 22 Jul 2014
Tragumna Island

The fifth annual Tragumna Island Swim will take place this Saturday, July 26th. This year's swim is in aid of development works in Tragumna, which suffered a lot of damage after the recent storms.

Published: 07:34 Tue 22 Jul 2014
Tomasz Madajczak at his exhibition 'All the Places I Call Home' in Skibbereen.

A camera can be a hugely powerful chronicler of the past, artist Tomasz Madajczak tells Siobhn Cronin

Published: 12:37 Mon 21 Jul 2014
Ailis McCarthy with some of her delicious treats at The Coffee Dock at Garretstown beach.

Liz Dunphy took time to chat to this summer's mobile caterers at the popular beach

Published: 18:09 Sun 20 Jul 2014
Entrepreneur Conor O'Callaghan and his girlfriend, Kelly Gaughan, pictured at The Welly Club, Market Street, Bandon, with his range of handmade welly stands.

A LECTURE from his mum about leaving his mucky wellies lying around has inspired an unemployed West Cork man to launch a business.

Published: 12:19 Sun 20 Jul 2014

A RESEARCH station licensed to grow seaweed near Bantry has dismissed concerns that its activities would have a negative impact on marine life, despite local residents lodging an appeal to its licence.

Published: 22:05 Sat 19 Jul 2014
Fine Gael councillor Noel O'Donovan.

A DEPUTATION, led by the Mayor of Cork County, Alan Coleman, is to travel to Dublin in the coming weeks to meet the new Minister for Transport

Published: 12:33 Sat 19 Jul 2014
The yachts in Courtmacsherry Harbour last week, photographed from a robot gyrocopter operated by Elgan Loane.

COURTMACSHERRY Harbour has again broken its record for the largest number of visiting yachts on one night.

Published: 07:44 Sat 19 Jul 2014
The outdoor wedding altar at Fernhill House Hotel and Gardens in Clonakilty.

THE attorney general has ruled that couples will now be able to hold their wedding in the grounds of hotels and other approved wedding venues


Southern Star Poll

Will Dr Reilly’s Universal Health Care proposals work?


Published: 17:22 Wed 27 Feb 2013

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