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High Court action threatened over Bantry Bay fish farm escape report

WEST Cork based environmental group Friends of the Irish Environment have threatened High Court action in their attempts to obtain the report on the escape of 230,000 salmon in Bantry Bay last February.   The storm on February 1, 2014, saw a cage break loose from its mooring and upend itself into another cage at Gerahies in Bantry Bay. The Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney refused to release the report on the grounds that the work is not completed and

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Bantry SuperValu plans rejected by An Bord Pleanála

PLANS to relocate Bantry’s largest supermarket to a new development at the old railway pier, next to the former ESB offices have been rejected on appeal to An Bord Pleanála.   The application to relocate Biggs SuperValu to the new development at Reenrour West was successfully appealed by Donal Hunt and An Taisce. Cork County Council planners had previously approved the proposed development which would have seen the existing buildings on the site demolished and the removal of the halting

The Jig - Entertainment & Arts

Country Star Annmarie O’Riordan in Macroom for one night only!

Already establishing a truly distinctive and increasingly popular singing style in the world of traditional Irish music Annmarie O’Riordan hails from the wonderfully picturesque Rathcoole area some three miles east of Millstreet, Co. Cork in the renowned Barony of Duhallow. As a seven year old Annmarie joined the Millstreet branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóiri Éireann and took part in many Feiseanna winning her first County Medal at Freemount. While she enjoyed participating in the various cultural competitions her heartfelt desire to

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Rosscarbery annual school – 26-28 September 2014

Ireland and Germany have had strong cultural and ecclesiastical links back to the Middle Ages. St. Mary’s Abbey, Rosscarbery, is the only definitely known daughter-house of the famous Schottenklöster, Irish Benedictine monasteries founded in the 11th century in Bavaria and Austria.  The monks from Rosscarbery went from St James in Regensburg which was to become the mother-house of some twelve monasteries, as far away as Kiev and Vienna. Building on the strength of these historical and cultural connections, the Rosscarbery