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Big turnout for candidates debate in Bandon

MORE than 300 people packed into the Munster Arms Hotel in Bandon recently to attend a General Election debate among the 11 candidates seeking election to the 32nd Dáil for the Cork South West constituency. The event was organised by The Opinion magazine and moderated by editor Eddie Goggin. All of the 11 candidates were gathered together for the first time in the campaign, giving West Cork voters their first opportunity to put questions to them as a group.

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West Cork Fine Gael outline plans to support older people

FINE Gael candidate in Cork South West, Noel Harrington has highlighted Fine Gael’s plans to “support older people in West Cork and ensure that older years are better years”. The plan will safeguard and improve State entitlements for older people, and will provide enhanced supports for older people to live independently in their homes amongst their own communities in West Cork.

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West Cork Literary Festival announces its workshop programme

THIS summer’s West Cork Literary Festival runs from 17th – 23rd July and booking for the programme of workshops is now open. Songwriting with Jack L is the latest workshop to be announced. He invites participants to come on a journey with him that will be thought-provoking , educational, insightful, personal and fun. Jack will also take them step by step, through the entire songwriting process, integrating the craft’s many skills into a seamless artistic whole. Most importantly, they will

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New 1916 commemorative centre opens in Cork this Thursday

CORK’S Lord Mayor, Cllr Chris O’Leary will officially open the new Commemorative Centre at St Peter’s Church on North Main Street in Cork city this Thursday, February 11th where it will host a wide range of exhibitions and cultural events during 2016 to mark Cork City Council’s centenary programme, marking the 100 years since the Proclamation of the Irish Republic.   Pictured are Faye Cotter, Blarney St; Rachel Abraham, Curator; Christine Moloney, CEO Leisure World; Aoife Abraham, Togher; Ava Cotter,