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Two-year-old boy killed in farm accident

A TWO-year-old boy died in hospital yesterday after a heavy horsebox gate fell on top him as he played in a farm yard. The toddler was critically injured in the horrific accident at his parent’s equestrian centre near Schull.

West Cork says Yes

WEST Cork along with every constituency in the country except one, has backed the same sex marriage referendum by a considerable margin.   The final vote in the Cork South West constituency was 56% Yes, 44% No the turnout was 61.7%. In actual numbers there were 37,107 votes cast in the constituency with 20,627 voting Yes, 16,225 voting No and 255 spoiled papers giving the Yes side a winning margin

Bandon students get road safety message at crash simulation

THE combined resources from An Garda Siochana, HSE National Ambulance Service, Fire Service, West Cork Rapid Response and the Red Cross organised a traffic collision simulation exercise in Bandon recently More than of 250 Transition Year students from three secondary schools in Bandon town, St Brogan’s College, Bandon Grammar School and Hamilton High School attended the road safety awareness exercise. Initially, all the students gathered in the clubhouse of Bandon

More than €14,000 raised for Nepal in Clonakilty

THE people of Clonakilty displayed amazing generosity recently when two fundraisers organised to provide assistance for children and families of the just-one organisation in Nepal in the aftermath of the recent earthquakes raised more than €14,000 between them. The Clonakilty Lions Club held a coffee morning at the Emmet Hotel and, in the space of a few hours, had raised more than €4,000. The just-one committee, with the help of

Non-gaeltacht island funding restored

THE Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs, Joe McHugh has confirmed that funding of more than €300,000 has been confirmed for non-gaeltacht islands to the end of this year. There was an outcry from islanders late last year when it was announced that funding was due to be cut off this year with many claiming it could spell the end for viable communities on the islands in question.

Locals urged to join Clean Coasts clean up in West Cork

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.

Six-year-old boy hit by coach in Dunmanway

A SIX-year-old boy was seriously injured when he was hit by a coach at Tonafora on the Bantry Road in Dunmanway. The accident happened at around 4pm; he was taken from the scene by ambulance to Cork University Hospital. The road was partially closed to traffic and Garda forensic collision investigators have examined the scene.

More than five tonnes of rubbish cleared from Clon – Dunamanway road

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.