AN amateur singer and barman from West Cork is set for musical stardom after being snapped up by a recording studio after they heard him on local C103 radio. John Horgan was famously recorded singing Jimmy McCarthy’s song ‘Bright Blue Rose’, while tending the Crossroads Bar in Knockavilla, near Innishannon last month.
A DUTCH tourist swept into the sea off the Cork coast during a powerful storm died of blunt force trauma. A resumed inquest into the death of Othman Rathmouni (33) from Amsterdam concluded in Bantry with a verdict of accidental death.
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
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
A MAJOR planning application has been lodged with Cork County Council seeking to transform the Baltimore Harbour Hotel and Leisure Centre in Baltimore into a residential development with a community leisure centre.
MORE than a thousand people took to the streets of Kinsale at the weekend for the fourth annual Kinsale Pink Ribbon Walk. The event has quickly become one of the highlights of the year in Kinsale with local businesses and streets decked out in pink especially for the event in aid of Action Breast Cancer, a programme of the Irish Cancer Society.
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
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.
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
A VERY pleasant function was held in the Munster Arms Hotel in Bandon recently, where 11 young people were honoured. All of them had been nominated for the West Cork Garda Youth Awards (in association with SuperValu) 2014.