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Failure to address child poverty entrenching a two-tier society says TD

FIANNA Fáil TD for Cork South West Margaret Murphy O’Mahony is calling on the Government to take urgent action to address child poverty.  She has warned that unless the issue is addressed, child poverty will further entrench the existing two-tier society and blight children’s’ lives into the future. Commenting on the issue Deputy Murphy O’Mahony explained, “The number of children experiencing poverty and social exclusion is appalling and it is

Bandon’s Conor Hourihane’s football successes honoured

THIS year Conor Hourihane became the first West Cork man to captain an English professional soccer team to their first Cup Final victory at Wembley Stadium. Conor captained the Barnsley side to their very first League One Cup victory, making history for himself and his club. Barnsley are now also promoted to the Championship, achieved after they defeated Millwall in the play-off final at Wembley on May 29th last. Conor’s

Sponsorship Evening – Kilmacsimon Rowing Club

On July 22nd a cheese & wine reception was held in the Kilmacsimon Community centre as a special thank you to our kind sponsors for our club gear and new set of oars. Each oar blade has the company logo applied which will be on show at all forthcoming regattas and for the All Ireland Rowing Championships which will be held in Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal on Aug 13th & 14th

Kilmacsimon rowing club notes

Fourth 2016 SWCYRA Championship This year’s fourth SWYCRA Championship was held on Sunday 17th July 2016 in Castletownshend. Kilmacsimon crews had a successful day, with a total of 19 crews entered representing the club and bringing home 3 Gold Medals; 5 Silver Medals and 2 Bronze Medals.

Carbery Macra Na Feirme news

On Tursday the 11th of July four of our Carbery Macra members went to Michelstown to take part in Macra na Feirme Leadership awards interviews. The four members that went up were Padraig O’Driscoll, Patrick Deasy, Patrick McCarthy and John O’Driscoll.

Disturbing report highlights shameful treatment of people with disabilities says TD

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Disability Margaret Murphy O’Mahony has expressed her dismay following a Prime Time Investigates report into the care of adults with intellectual disabilities. The report highlighted a series of failures in the care of hundreds of patients. Deputy Murphy O’Mahony said, “These revelations are disturbing and once again shine a light on the State’s neglectful treatment of people with disabilities. “I will be raising this issue with

HIQA report highlights need for renewed effort on congregated settings – Murphy O’Mahony

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Disability Margaret Murphy O’Mahony says a new disability report published by HIQA highlights the need for further action to help support people with disabilities to live in a community environment. Deputy Murphy O’Mahony said, “While this report makes it clear that regulation has helped bring about steady improvements in the standard of care provided to people with disabilities, it nonetheless highlights that further work is needed.

Wayne Lloyd sweeps the board at national hairdressing awards

WAYNE Lloyd Hair founder and owner, Wayne Lloyd swept the board at the ‘BEST of the BEST Irish Photographic Hair Awards’ held on Sunday, June 26th at the Mansion House in Dublin, picking up a phenomenal six awards, including the title of ‘Ireland’s BEST Hairdresser 2016’. Now in their 19th year, these annual awards encompass all that is the best in Irish hairdressing, giving stylists and salons nationwide an opportunity

Kilmacsimon Swimming and Rowing Club notes

Third 2016 SWCYRA Championship This year’s third SWYCRA Championship was held on Sunday 03 July 2016 in Union Hall. Kilmacsimon crews had a successful day, with a total of 19 crews entered representing the club and bringing home 4 Gold Medals; 2 Silver Medals and 4 Bronze Medals.

Kilmacsimon Swimming and Rowing Club notes

Second 2016 SWCYRA Championship This year’s second SWYCRA Championship was held on Sunday, 26th June, in Glandore. Initially this was due to be held on June 19th due was postponed due to weather conditions.

Top German media on gardening leave in West Cork

WEST Cork will take centre stage this week as a group of top German journalists who have a combined circulation and online readership of over 6 million will get to see for themselves what the south west has to offer.   The press trip, South West Gardens, was organised by Fáilte Ireland in conjunction with Tourism Ireland and provides a great opportunity to highlight a number of Cork’s amazing gardens and

25,000 Members Given Real Alternative to Traditional Banking with Stronger Skibbereen CU

TUESDAY 21st June marked the first official day of operations for Bandon Credit Union under Skibbereen Credit Union. The merger, which was the culmination of many months of planning and negotiation sees Bandon members become part of Skibbereen CU which now has the largest common bond area of any other Credit Union in Ireland, spanning from the Mizen peninsula to Innishannon.

Corcoran thrilled with historic title for Riverside Athletic

by John Bohane Riverside Athletic captured the West Cork Premier League title for the first time in their history recently after a brace from Chris Daly, which was followed by a late Peter Daly goal propelled them to a 3-1 home win against Dunmanway Town.

Bandon Red Cross Carer of the Year Award

ON Friday the 10th of June the Bandon Branch of the Irish Red Cross held the fourth Eileen Hayes Memorial Perpetual Award for Carer of the Year in the Munster Arms Hotel.

Kilmacsimon Annual Fun Regatta

THE annual fun regatta for Kimacsimon was held on June 18th last at 4pm. Although we shared the date with Euro 2016 Ireland v’s Belgium it was great to see clubs from near and far participating. Clubs who participated were Galley Flash, Kinsale & Dock, Ring, Courtmacsherry, Rosscarbery & Castletownbere. For our avid soccer fans it was great to have the clubhouse setup with TV to view the match as

Kilmacsimon win Ocean to City – An Rás Mór

On June 4th last Kilmacsimon Rowing Club took the 1st Veteran ICRF title in the 12th Ocean to City – An Rás Mór. For three consecutive years now a record number of entries took part. Over 200 craft competed on the day including currachs, longboats, skiffs, cutters, sloeps, kayaks, dragon boats, SUPs and many more! Kilmacsimon Rowing Club are extremely proud of our team who completed the course in 2

Making a Mark on Cancer – Comedian Alan Shortt and Irish race walker Alex Wright step out to launch charity walk in aid of Mercy Cancer Appeal

COMEDIAN Alan Shortt and Irish Race Walker Alex Wright put on their walking shoes to help launch the 4th annual Make Your Mark on Cancer charity walk that takes place from the The Viaduct to Bandon on Sunday, July 17th in aid of The Mercy Cancer Appeal. The walk starts at The Viaduct Inn and ends in the Town Hall, Bandon, with a starting point in Innishannon for those who

Kilmacsimon Rowing Club notes

First 2016 SWCYRA Championship This year’s first SWYCRA Championship was held on Sunday, 12th June, in Glandore. Glandore is a great host to the races, with a prime viewing spot over the course. Races kicked off at 12pm where spectators enjoyed good weather conditions despite the water being a bit on the choppy side.

Bandon hits high note on 20th anniversary of music festival

BUS loads descended on Bandon during the recent June Bank Holiday Weekend for Bandon Music Festival which has weathered the storms and 20 years on is growing in popularity. Over the years Bandon has hosted the top acts Ireland had to offer and this year was no different with stellar acts like The Riptide Movement and Delorentos.

62nd Annual O’Mahony gathering

LITTLE did the late Eoin O Mahony, KM, imagine the when he ‘summoned’ all the O’Mahonys to meet at meet at Gurranes fort in Templemartin’, the cradle of the O’Mahonys, on a Sunday in September 1955, that the clan would gather annually – but this is what is happening. Because the O’Mahonys have links to much of Munster, mainly in County Cork, the annual clan meetings have also took notice

National Bike Week returns to West Cork this June – where will your bike take you?

NATIONAL Bike Week, which takes place annually, returns toWest Cork this summer from Saturday, 11th June to Sunday, 19t June. Enjoy eight days on two wheels celebrating and promoting all that is great about cycling. There are a wide range of events taking place throughout County Cork including: Valley Wheelers Bike Week Family Cycle 11th June Family Fun with Bandon Cycling Club 12th June Skibbereen Cycling Games and Town Cycle

Concern about reported changes to disability payment criteria

FIANNA Fáil Spokesperson on Disability Margaret Murphy O’Mahony has expressed concern following reports that the eligibility criteria for disability payments could be changed.  This would see teens having to wait an extra two years before being able to claim these essential payments.

Bandon refuses to be washed away this June Bank Holiday weekend

THE Bandon Music Festival returns for its 20th year this June bank holiday weekend, 3rd to 5th June, and are looking for the support from all of the residents of the People’s Republic. Bandon was devastated by flooding in November 2009, December 2015 following Storm Frank and most recently during Storm Desmond with up to a month’s rain falling over one weekend.