IRISH Water welcomed members of the local community to view upgrades to the value of €7 million at Clonakilty, Wastewater Treatment Plant. The project, which is in the final stages of construction, will provide four times the capacity of the existing wastewater treatment plant in Clonakilty using state of the art technology.
CLONAKILTY is set to benefit from the allocation of €106,541 for a number of sustainable projects in the town under the Government’s 2015 Better Energy Communities scheme. The Better Energy Communities programme is run by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) on behalf of the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources. This year €13m will be provided to community and not-for-profit organisations to undertake energy upgrades across residential,
by Stephen Johnson FAMILIES from Kenmare were out in force in Reenagross Wood on Saturday May 30th. The families were marking Biodiversity Week by unveiling plaques to mark their own newly-planted family trees in the woodland. Under the guidance of Kenmare Tidy Towns and Gortbrack Organic Farm, Kenmare families planted over 100 native trees in the woodland over the winter and early spring, each tree dedicated to a family.
FINE Gael Cork South West TD, Noel Harrington, has welcomed the news that Irish Water is to invest €5 million in the water supply scheme on Cape Clear. The announcement was made during a public meeting organised by Deputy Harrington. “We had a very productive meeting today on Capre Clear with representatives of Irish Water and I welcome their commitment of a €5 million investment in the water supply scheme
ALL of the West Cork beaches entered for Blue Flag or Green Coast status this year have passed and they are joined this year by the first marina in the area to also be awarded Blue Flag status. There were eight Blue Flags awarded for Cork in total with seven of these being in the west of the county. The five Blue Flags for 2014 were retained: Garrylucas, Inchydoney,
A CALL for volunteers to join Ireland’s largest coastal cleanup was made today by Clean Coasts ambassador and pro surfer Easkey Britton. Coca-Cola Clean Coasts Week 2015 takes place from May 8th to May 17th and everybody is invited to get involved in protecting and celebrating a beach they love.
A MASSIVE spring clean –up of roadside litter from the Ballygurteen, Bealad and Rossmore areas has now been successfully completed by the members of Kilmeen & Castleventry Community Development Association. One hundred and two different volunteers, working over three Saturdays, collected three hundred and seventy bags of rubbish weighing over five tonnes from an estimated fifty miles of roadsides in these and surrounding areas.
Kerry County Fine Gael Cllr Patrick O’Connor-Scarteen has warned that many people in rural areas around Kenmare are “prisoners in their own homes” due to overgrown hedges on approach roads to their properties.
by Stephen Johnson ILLEGAL gorse fires continued to rage across South Kerry this week, damaging oak woods in Killarney National Park and scorching neighbouring grass lands, foot hills and mountain sides, and threatening nearby homes. There were no reported injuries. Last weekend, the Kerry Fire Service was called to extinguish gorse fires in Kenmare and Tuosist.
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