Published: 19:00 Sun 20 Apr 2014
Castletownshend National School

CASTLETOWNSHEND National School Parents' Association is embarking on a fundraising drive to help complete the new extension to the school.

The population of Castletownshend NS has continued to expand. There are currently 119 pupils and they have outgrown the current facilities at the school.

Published: 18:00 Sun 20 Apr 2014
Leap Post Office



THE organisers were conservative in their estimation of the number of chairs that would be needed.

They'd provided chairs for 100 but 100 more had to be brought out before the meeting to discuss the future of Leap Post Office could take place.

Published: 11:00 Sun 20 Apr 2014



GLANDORE Pier - a piece of West Cork infrastructure that was built in the late 1800s - is to get a major facelift as part of a €200,000 investment by the Department of Agriculture, in conjunction with Cork County Council.

Cllr Adrian Healy confirmed that the pier - which was damaged during the recent storms - is in need of urgent repairs, but he said the work would not commence until September, or October at the latest.

Published: 20:52 Sat 19 Apr 2014
Alan Cadogan

An injury-time Donal Murtagh free broke Cork hearts in a gripping All-Ireland U21 football championship semi-final against Roscommon in Portlaoise this afternoon.

Published: 17:00 Sat 19 Apr 2014

Southern Star APRIL 19 2014

Published: 11:00 Sat 19 Apr 2014

Southern Star April 19 2014

Published: 20:15 Fri 18 Apr 2014
lamb recipes

A Bord Bia audit carried out in March 2014, found that the use of the Bord Bia Quality Assurance logo continues to grow with 95% of all lamb facings in Irish retailers carrying the mark, up 7% on the same quarter last year.

Published: 07:33 Fri 18 Apr 2014
Bright Ideas

KBC Bank is looking for ideas which are innovative, creative and that will make a difference to a community in Cork.

Published: 12:35 Thu 17 Apr 2014

Following an appeal process, planning permission has been granted by An Bord Pleanla for a discount store development at the Fairfield in Skibbereen, which will be operated by German retailer Aldi.

Published: 17:45 Tue 15 Apr 2014
Glenilen Farm

West Cork's Glenilen Farm has launched its layered fruit and 'live' probiotic natural yoghurt pots in a new 125g four-pack with a little help from brand ambassador Sonia O'Sullivan.

Published: 18:03 Sun 20 Apr 2014
Supt Eddie MacEoin, Bandon.

VERY encouraging was how Bandon Garda Superintendent Eddie McEoin, described the most recent crime statistics

Published: 12:00 Sun 20 Apr 2014
Danica Holland



'I LOVED it and I loved you' - that was what Jamelia said after hearing Danica Holland perform Christina Aguilera's song 'Lady Marmalade' on The Voice on Sunday night.

Jamelia, like all of Danica's fans in West Cork, loved the performance - which packed as much power as even Christina could muster - but, sadly, despite excellent votes from the three judges, the Glengarriff songstress did not make it through to the semi-finals.

Published: 21:03 Sat 19 Apr 2014
A view across Bantry Bay of the tanks on Whiddy Island, which are of strategic importance, as they hold the national oil reserve.

BANTRY Bay's oil storage facilities will remain a major employment provider in the years ahead

Published: 20:03 Sat 19 Apr 2014
Mayor of Clonakilty, Cllr Phil O'Regan (centre), pictured outside the town's old Market House, which was the civic centre from 1642 to 1953, with members of the Dúchas Mayoral Group - from left - Tomás Tuipéar, Frank McCarthy, Jerome O'Sullivan and Traol

Only town

in country

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choose its

first citizen

Published: 15:11 Sat 19 Apr 2014
Organising committee members Martin Galvin, David Mulligan, Ger Buckley, John O'Mahony, Colm Hartnett, David O'Donovan Barry O'Regan, Peter O'Sullivan, Declan O'Mahony and Aidan Buckley pictured at Nyhan's Bar for the launch of the Bandon Vintage Club vi

ENTERTAINMENT for everyone is guaranteed on Easter Sunday

Published: 00:35 Sat 19 Apr 2014
125th anniversary

As this newspaper celebrates its 125th anniversary, we want you, our readers, to briefly tell us what The Southern Star means to you.

Published: 10:44 Fri 18 Apr 2014
Pint of lager

The Restaurants Association of Ireland today condemned the ban of alcohol sales on Good Friday, saying that the law is unacceptable at such a busy time for the tourism, restaurant and hospitality industry.

Published: 14:59 Thu 17 Apr 2014
Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh (centre) at the launch of the inaugural National Pilgrim Paths Day, which takes place this Saturday, April 19th. Included also are David Ross, Drimoleague, from St Finbarr's Pilgrim Path; Michael Starrett, chief executive of the

THOUSANDS of people are expected to retrace their ancestral heritage as they take to Ireland's ancient pilgrim paths - including the St Finbarr's Pilgrim Walk which leaves Drimoleague for Gougane Barra

Published: 07:10 Thu 17 Apr 2014
Dan MacSweeney

BALLINEEN-based Carbery Group has announced a strong operational and financial performance in its 2013 accounts.

Published: 15:43 Tue 15 Apr 2014
Tammy Duggan

Garda in Anglesea Street Garda Station, Cork, are seeking the public's assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 17-year-old Mid Cork girl Tammy Duggan.


Hayes named in Cork team for league clash with Dublin

CARBERY Rangers' John Hayes has been handed a starting place in the Cork attack for Saturday night's Allianz Football League top-of-the-table clash against Dublin in Croke Park (7pm).

Southern Star Poll

Will Dr Reilly’s Universal Health Care proposals work?


Published: 17:22 Wed 27 Feb 2013

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