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Warning as scammers target West Cork phone numbers

COMPUTER owners in West Cork are being warned to be extra vigilant following a spate of scam calls from cyber criminals claiming to represent tech giant Microsoft. The scam works with the caller ringing random phone numbers and if someone answers they claim to be calling from Microsoft. They then claim that there is a problem with the user’s computer and offer to fix the issue there and then by helping them download software to fix the problem – they

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Councillors vote for 10% reduction in Local Property Tax

MEMBERS of Cork County Council have voted to reduce next year’s Local Property Tax by 10%.   The move comes at a time when the council is running a surplus of 4m but according to County Manager Tim Lucey will see income reduced by some €4.1m and will inevitably lead to some cuts in services. A motion from Sinn Féin to reduce the LPT by the maximum 15% was defeated and the Sinn Féin group then backed a Fianna Fáíl

The Jig - Entertainment & Arts

Lilting : A wholly rewarding viewing experience

by Stephen Johnson THE award-winning film Lilting will be screened at the Carnegie Arts Centre, Kenmare at 7:30pm on Friday evening, October 10th, as part of the 15th Kerry Film Festival. Tickets are €7. A moving and sharply-wrought screenplay supported by several elegant performances marks Cambodian-born director Hong Khaou as a director to keep note of with his directorial debut. In contemporary London, a Cambodian-Chinese mother mourns the untimely death of her son. Her world is further disrupted by the

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Schools urged to make most of farm safety resources

LABOUR TD Michael McCarthy is urging primary schools in the West Cork area to take advantage of free online farm safety learning resources, currently being offered by the Health and Safety Authority (HSA). “Farm workplace accidents continue at a disproportionately high level and, tragically, such accidents have increased dramatically in 2014. The Health Safety Authority says farms are the most dangerous type of workplace in Ireland, and tractors and machinery are key hazards for those working on farms. Older and