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Deceased overcome by toxic fumes – inquest finds

A CORONER issued a plea to farmers to operate safe farm practices with renewed vigilance following a tragic slurry accident in West Cork. Michael McCarthy (37) from Cahermackee, Kealkil, Co Cork was overcome by toxic fumes as he agitated slurry prior to spreading on the family farm on June 20th 2014. “Mike” McCarthy, a butcher, was a father of two young children who helped with the daily running of the

Future funding for non-Gaeltacht islands secured says TD

FINE Gael West Cork TD Noel Harrington, has says that funding for the Development Offices on non-Gaeltacht islands has been secured for the future. The news will allay fears that funding for the islands, which include six of West Cork’s inhabited islands, could have been permanently cut. There was an outcry from islanders late last year when it was announced that funding was due to be cut off this year

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

Seán Óg Ó hAilpín launches Just One Trek to Nepal

ONE of Cork’s best-known sportspeople has thrown his support behind a charity founded by a Clonakilty man that provides education opportunities for disadvantaged, homeless and street children in Nepal. Former Cork dual star Seán Óg Ó hAilpín launched the “just-one” Trek to Nepal yesterday in Clonakilty, praising the work of the organisation, and encouraging people to support the trip which takes place next November.

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