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Bandon

No funding for N71 this year is a disgrace says councillor

A REPORT this week on the allocation of funding for roadworks in the county for the coming year was issued to the councillors on Cork County Council at their forthnightly meeting. The omission of any funding for the N71,the scene of many fatalities over recent years,has been met with condemnation by Bandon based Cllr Rachel McCarthy. The Sinn Féin councillor has said that it was “a disgrace” that the N71

Tenders for Bandon flood scheme to be issued in the coming weeks

EFFORTS to progress the flood scheme for Bandon town have moved forward with confirmation that the legal challenge to the tendering process has been resolved and tenders for the scheme will issue in the next two to three weeks. Speaking from his Constituency Office in Bandon, local Fine Gael TD Jim Daly confirmed that he has been informed by his colleague Minister Simon Harris that the tenders for the Bandon

Evolution of Bandon lecture

“The Evolution of Bandon Bridge from a Protestant stronghold to its position in ‘Independent’ Ireland” is the title of the next Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage lecture at The Parish Centre, Clonakilty next Wednesday 25th Februry at 8.30pm. It will be delivered by Kieran Doyle who is a teacher of English and History at Clonakilty Community College. In 2014 he completed an MA in Local History in UCC, with his thesis focussing

West Cork Centra stores clean up at Quality Awards

FOUR West Cork Centra stores scooped the much coveted Excellence Ireland Supreme National Hygiene Award recently. The accolade identifies and reward retailers who have maintained the highest standards of food safety, quality, and hygiene in their stores over a three year period. The stores were O’Donovan’s Centra Enniskeane; Fuller’s Centra Union Hall; Galvin’s Centra Dunmanway and Andrew’s Centra, Bantry.

Tractor run for Cork autism

INSPIRED by the success of last year’s event, 23-year-old Alex Kingston from Cork is organising a tractor run in aid of the Cork Association for Autism (CAA) on Sunday March 1st. It will start at 12pm from the Ramble Inn, Halfway, Ballinhassig and with 87 tractors taking part in the run last year, the organisers hope to have an even bigger turnout this year.

Employment figures continue to improve

NEW figures from the CSO confirm the number of people in the Cork area signing on has fallen by 4,337 in the past year indicating that the recovery is slowly starting to be felt locally. The Central Statistics Office figures show that the unemployment rate fell once again in January to 10.5%. This is down almost two thirds since the crisis peak of 15.1% three years ago. There are now

Funding allocation announced for regional and local roads

REGIONAL and local roads across West Cork are set to received a badly-needed investment following the announcement of funding road infrastructure in Cork by Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe. A total of €32.2 million has been allcated for regional and local roads in County Cork, part of a national investment programme of €294 million which will allow approximately 2,000km of regional and local road to be maintained and strengthened in