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Preferred tenderer appointed for new Skibbereen Community School – construction expected to begin in early 2015

THE Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan has announced that BAM PPP has been selected as the preferred tenderer to build the new Skibbereen Community School as part of a contract to build four new schools across the country under the department’s Public Private Partnership (PPP) programme.   Under the PPP model, the school will be designed, built, financed and maintained for 25 years by BAM PPP.

Clonakilty’s ultimate act of kindness for LauraLynn

INSPIRED by their upcoming Random Acts of Kindness Festival (19th-20th July), Clonakilty locals have connected with LauraLynn, Ireland’s Children’s Hospice, to perform a unique act of kindness. Since 2012 the town is the permanent residence for 24 life-sized endangered animal sculptures, who have been installed in various nooks and crannies throughout the town.

Weather Alert issued for West Cork

Met Eireann has issued a weather alert covering West Cork.   The following Weather Advisory was issued by Met Eireann at 07:00 hours Thursday, 17-Jul-2014:   Warm and very humid weather with possible heavy showers/ thunder storms/ hail may lead to local flooding/ disruption/ damage tonight, Friday and Saturday.   Valid from 21:00 hours Thu, 17-Jul-2014 Valid until 21:00 hours Sat, 19-Jul-2014.

President “looking forward to reading” new West Cork novel

President and Mrs Higgins hosted a Community Garden Party at Áras an Uachtarán recently to which community representatives from around the country were invited. Among those who were in attendance was Cionnaith Ó Súilleabháin, who received an invitation as he was the Town Mayor when President and Mrs. Higgins visited Clonakilty on 5th May 2013 for the Clonakilty 400 celebrations.

Man killed in single vehicle accident near Macroom

GARDAÍ in Macroom are investigating a single vehicle fatal road traffic collision that occurred at Knockyrourke, Stuake at approximately 8.45am on Wednesday morning.   A male in his 70s was fatally injured when his car collided with a ditch. He was pronounced dead at the scene and his body removed to Cork University Hospital. He was the driver and sole occupant of the car.

Hundreds of West Cork walkers make their mark on cancer

MORE than 600 walkers, runners and joggers turned out for the second annual Make Your Mark on Cancer walk from The Viaduct to Bandon recently.   The event which was officially launched by football star John Hartson proved to be a huge success and special goes to The Viaduct Inn, Red Cross, Civil Defence, Bandon Gardaí (in particular Community Garda Damien White), Crossbarry Motorcycle Club, Bandon Vintage Club, Des, Breda

Fish farm campaigners claim Minister refusing to release Bantry fish escape report

ANTI fish farm campaigners have accused Minster Simon Coveney of refusing to release the Department’s Report on the loss of 230,000 salmon in Bantry Bay last February.   The decision they say, claims that the work is not completed and that the public interest would not be served by the disclosure of the Department of Marine’s Engineering Division report.