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Housing approvals will cut waiting list by 25% says TD

THE housing list in County Cork will be reduced by 25% as a result of 1,217 social housing units to be delivered by the end of 2017; that’s according to local Labour TD Michael McCarthy. Details of the new Build, Buying & Leasing Programme were confirmed by Environment Minister Alan Kelly who outlined the plan that is aimed at “significantly reducing” the numbers of people on housing lists locally. Nationally

Kilmeen & Kilbree GAA Club Notes

U21 Crowned Worthy Champions The U21 footballers were crowned worthy West Cork B Champions on Sunday in a sun soaked Dunmanway. Diarmuid O’Mathunas were the opposition but the Kilmeen lads were deemed comprehensive winners. The final score was Kilmeen 4-08 to Diarmuid O’Mathunas 1-08. Kilmeen displayed a cohesive team effort from the start. Both B & C finals were great games of football. Kilmeen led throughout the entire match in

Smells like Nirvana with Paradox

Sat. April 11th – DeBarra’s Folk Club, Clonakilty After a successful set of shows marking the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain in 2014 Cork based Alternative Rockers Paradox are back with a full set of Nirvana classics and more. Paradox recently launched their 4th album to date titled ‘Chapters’ which has been gaining momentum since it’s release in January. Although the Paradox sound has varied their sound over the years

GalleyFlash Rowing Club notes

Thirty years ago, Dinny Hayes, PatJoe Harrington and Barry McSweeney traveled to Baltimore to collect “The Rising Sun” from boat builder Billy ‘Andy’ O’Driscoll. Little did they know that the club would become the success story it now is. In its first year, in 1985, the GalleyFlash Junior crew won the SWCYR championship. This was to be the first of many West Cork titles. In the years that have followed

Community gathers in Clonakilty to unveil colourful mural

LOCALS gathered in Clonakilty recently as a striking mural was unveiled on Seymor Street. Members of the Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA) worked alongside Transition Year students from Mount Saint Michael Secondary School to design and paint the mural which takes pride of place on the street and is entitled ‘Inclusion’.   The mural which dominates a wall in the village incorporates themes of cultural diversity, social inclusion, integration and community.

Minister announces €241 million Seafood Development Programme in Clonakilty

THE Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney announced plans for a new €241 million development programme for the seafood sector for the period up to 2020 at a recent event at the Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) Seafood Development Centre in Clonakilty. A public consultation on the Minister’s proposals for the new Programme and a strategic environmental assessment were published, with comments invited by 1 May 2015. In

Kilmeen GAA notes

Successful weekend for U21 & U16 footballers!   U21 Football Championship   The Kilmeen U21 footballers opened their championship campaign on Friday evening last against Tadgh Mac Carthaigh. This was a very close and tense affair with Tadgh Mac Carthaigh having the better exchanges in the first half. Trailing by four points at half time, Kilmeen created better scoring chances in the second half and the teams could not be