IN one of her first actions as EU Ombudsman, Emily O’Reilly has instructed her office to seek an explanation from the European Commission’s Environmental Directorate as to why they have not replied to allegations of maladministration brought by West Cork environmental group, Friends of the Irish Environment (FIE) in June of this year.
ONE of West Cork’s best known footballers of recent years, Bantry’s Graham Canty has announced his retirement from the inter-county game.
The 33-year-old Bantry Blues clubman captained Cork to their most recent All-Ireland title in 2010 and has won numerous national and county awards in a stellar career.
O’CONNOR’S Seafood Restaurant in Bantry has been named been shortlisted as a finalist for the Good Food Ireland Seafood Restaurant of the Year 2013.
The finalists have been chosen by the Good Food Ireland Quality Assurance Panel throughout the year and by consumers who have voted online at www.goodfoodireland.ie.
AS the reality of abolition looms for West Cork’s town councils, opposition to the biggest shake up in Irish local government in decades is growing across the region.
The Local Government Bill which will seal the fate of 80 town councils across the country was published by Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan last month.
Among the 80 councils facing the axe are Bandon, Bantry, Clonakilty, Kinsale, Macroom, and Skibbereen.
A LOCAL musician who was seriously injured following a road traffic collision in Bantry in the early hours of Sunday, October 20th has died as a result of his injuries.
The man, Taidhg Burke (32) from the Mealagh Valley near Bantry was pronounced dead at 12 midday on Tuesday, October 22nd at Bantry Hospital where he was on life support.
He is understood to have sustained serious neck injuries in the single vehicle accident that happened on Bridge Street in the town shortly after 4am.
GARDAÍ in Bantry who are investigating a serious injury road traffic collision have appealed for any witnesses to the incident to get in contact with them.
The accident occurred in Bantry shortly after 4am on the morning of Sunday, October 20th.
MELFEST, the one day festival at the Tin Pub in Ahakista, was a resounding success. A total of €5,500 was raised, which was a fantastic achievement. It would not have been possible without the kindness, generosity and patience of the sponsors:The Tin Pub, Karma Parking, Ciara ‘O Driscoll, John O’Connor, CoCoMoJo, The Calvinists, Ikarhumba, Lionheart, W!ld, Jaime Dare, Mac Westie, Stuart Wild, Bean and Irene, Noel Maguire, Sultans of Sin.
WITH just a few weeks to go, anticipation is building for the first ever Cork Rebel Week in West Cork. From October 14th to 20th October, the festival being run jointly by Cork County and City Councils and supported by The Gathering Ireland and a wide range of local organisations, will celebrate Cork’s rich heritage and strong identity, with over 60 leisure, entertainment and corporate events and activities taking place throughout the county and city in nine Cork Rebel Week Host Towns.
A FORMER boxer who had recently been sentenced for his part in an assault in the village of Durrus near Bantry has been found dead at his home.
William “Billy” Isaac (45) who was originally from Manchester was found dead at his secluded house at Dromreagh near Durrus on Tuesday just after 11.30am.