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West Cork News

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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Here’s Danny! Second Healy-Rae joins the election fray in Kerry

WHY vote for one Healy-Rae when you can vote for two? That seems to be the message from the famed Kerry political dynasty as Danny Healy-Rae joined his brother Michael on the ticket for the Kerry constituency for General Election 2016.

The Jig - Entertainment & Arts

Clonakilty ready for 2016 Games Festival

THE streets and venues of Clonakilty once again become a playground for all ages between 19th and 21st February at the third Clonakilty Games Festival. The Festival begins 7pm Friday 19th in O’Donovan’s Hotel when Pirate Pete presents his Magic and Puppet Show. Pirate Pete sailed up the Lee fifteen years ago, and quickly became Cork’s favorite family entertainer. A skilled magician and a puppet master, his show both entertains and mystifies, mixing classic magic with comedy and slapstick.

Community News

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,