The much awaited reshuffle of the cabinet took place this week with new faces taking up their positions in the various departments. This however was just theatrics according to Bandon County Cllr Rachel McCarthy SF. It is her contention that the May elections called for a new direction in policy and not just new faces in cabinet and a general election was now needed.
The attractive village of Castletownshend and Castlehaven Harbour was the setting on yet another balmy summer’s afternoon on Sunday last July 20th, for the third round of the SWCYRA 2014 Championship where Kilmacsimon crews again fared very well on the day, winning 7 races, finishing second in 6 and coming in third in 2 races – a considerable achievement out of a total of 18 race categories.
Met Eireann has issued a weather alert covering West Cork. The following Weather Advisory was issued by Met Eireann at 07:00 hours Thursday, 17-Jul-2014: Warm and very humid weather with possible heavy showers/ thunder storms/ hail may lead to local flooding/ disruption/ damage tonight, Friday and Saturday. Valid from 21:00 hours Thu, 17-Jul-2014 Valid until 21:00 hours Sat, 19-Jul-2014.
BANDON’S Old Market Shopping Centre, the former home of Caulfields SuperValu before their move to the Riverview Shopping Centre is on the market with agents Downing Commercial.
MORE than 600 walkers, runners and joggers turned out for the second annual Make Your Mark on Cancer walk from The Viaduct to Bandon recently. The event which was officially launched by football star John Hartson proved to be a huge success and special goes to The Viaduct Inn, Red Cross, Civil Defence, Bandon Gardaí (in particular Community Garda Damien White), Crossbarry Motorcycle Club, Bandon Vintage Club, Des, Breda
THOUSANDS of hurling fans were left disappointed when the computer system used to sell tickets for the upcoming Munster Hurling Final between Cork and Limerick crashed. An additional 4,500 tickets for the match in Páirc Uí Chaoimh were made available through tickets.ie which could be purchased in person at some SuperValu and Centra stores as well as online.
THE number of people signing on in West Cork has fallen by more than 9% year-on-year according to the latest figures released for June 2014. The drop of 9.31% in West Cork is slightly lower than the drop for the whole of Cork which was recorded at 11.15%.
THE Cork Autograss Racing Club are holding the thirrd round of the All Ireland Autograss Series in Castletown Kenneigh, Enniskeane on July 19th and 20th.
Bandon AC’s youngest athletes were in action again on Saturday 21st June when they headed to Tullamore for their final competition of the season, the U9-U11 All Ireland team competition. We had 9 pairs and 4 relay teams competing at this very high level.
THE combined resources from An Garda Siochana, National Ambulance Service, Fire Service, West Cork Rapid Response and the Red Cross organised a traffic collision simulation in Bandon recently. In excess of 300 Transition Year students from the four secondary schools in Bandon town, namely Saint Brogans College, Bandon Grammar School, Hamilton High School and Colaiste na Toirbhirthe attended this Road Safety Awareness exercise.