FINE Gael Cork South West Deputy, Noel Harrington, has written to the Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan TD, to ask him to resolve the situation which currently sees low income farmers, who are below the tax threshold, being unable to supply the HSE with either a Notice of Assessment or a letter from Revenue which is needed to retain their medical cards as part of a review being undertaken by the HSE.
FINE Gael Cork South West Deputy, Noel Harrington, has welcomed the commitment by the Minister Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Pat Rabbitte TD, to undertake a review of the fiscal terms for oil and gas production, saying this could go a considerable way to increasing the confidence of the oil and gas exploration industry and attract future investment in Ireland.
THE Forge night club in Castletownbere was filled to capacity when Peninsula Players performed Dario Fo’s hilarious comedy One was Nude and One wore Tails.
MEMBERS of Bandon Town Council have passed a motion calling on Minister for Health Dr James O’Reilly to review the fluoridation of Irish water.
The move follows a presentation given to the council at its the April meeting by environmental scientist Declan Waugh.
by Alex Millar
Like a phoenix, MAKO have risen from the ashes of two of Ireland’s great rock bands. Their music has evolved from their constituent parts, while keeping the best bits of what they used to be. The result is electrifying, as anyone who caught them in De Barras’ Sitting Room last week will testify.
Spearheaded by three-fifths of Cyclefly and backed by two-fifths of Rulers of the Planet, (but one Cycefly member short on the night) the band has an impressive pedigree. Cyclefly being arguably the most popular band to have come out of Cork in the last decade, and Rulers of the Planet don’t sit far behind. MAKO’s ancestry promises a lot. And luckily, they deliver.
New Zealand, that stunningly beautiful pair of islands in the Pacific, is just starting to get itself back to normal after a momentous year in 2011. On the dark side, they had the awful earthquakes in Christchurch which caused so much heartache, but on the bright side, they had all the excitement of World Cup Rugby and the limelight that shone on them, especially when the invincible All Blacks won the tournament. But New Zealand has another reason to be proud, and that is its world-beating wines and wineries.
This coming March 1st, one of New Zealand’s most well known ladies of wine, Barbara Lawson will be in West Cork visiting her many customers. Lawsons Dry Hills wines have a place in the heart of very many consumers all over Ireland.
ON Saturday night at around nine o’clock I started to get hungry.
I had already had a pint in town and decided to eat out, something quick but tasty.
With the clear goal to discover something new I walked down Pearse Street, and passed by several spots I had tried before.
At the start of the Western Road I found what I was looking for, the Fastnet Catch take away and restaurant.