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Two dead, one missing in Baltimore tragedy

TWO people have died following a tragic accident in Baltimore and a third is currently missing. A man and a woman who were part of a group that were walking along the headland near the Baltimore Beacon are understood to have drowned.

RNLI honours contribution of West Cork volunteers at annual awards

THE RNLI held its Annual Presentation of Awards at the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin recently where the charity presented 55 awards to volunteers, groups and businesses from across the country that have made a significant contribution to the RNLI in Ireland. Six of those awards were made to West Cork volunteers from Baltimore, Courtmacsherry, Kinsale and Union Hall.

€7 million upgrades to Clonakilty Wastewater Treatment Plant nearing completion

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.

Cork County Mayor Alan Coleman leaves Fianna Fáil with parting shot – announces independent bid

THE outgoing County Mayor, Alan Coleman has resigned from Fianna Fáil and announced that he will stand as an independent candidate at the next General Election. Coleman was highly critical of the party which just last week selected Bandon town councillor Margaret Murphy O’Mahony as its only General Election candidate in Cork South West. Coleman had withdrawn from the selection process as had veteran Bantry-based senator Denis O’Donovan leaving a

Air India Flight 182 remembered 30 years on

FOR the families of those who died it seems incredible that 30 years have now passed since Air India Flight 182 was blown out of the sky 30,000 feet above the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of West Cork. The aircraft, en-route from Canada to India was destroyed by a terrorist bomb on June 23, 1985 killing all of the 329 men, women and children on board. It was the

Humpback whale wows onlookers at Inchydoney

by Calvin Jones via www.irelandswildlife.com INCHYDONEY beach is one of the undisputed jewels along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. This outstanding blue flag beach draws visitors from far and wide, but earlier this week it was a visitor of a different kind that was getting all the attention. The sandy bottom in the bay off Inchydoney is perfect for small fish called sand eels — and earlier this week they accumulated

President pays tribute to O’Donovan Rossa on visit

by John Bohane   PRESIDENT Michael D Higgins paid tribute to the outstanding legacy Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa created following a memorable commemoration held to honour the great Fenian leader in O’Donovan Rossa Memorial Garden in Skibbereen recently. The President was speaking at the unveiling of a monument to the West Cork native in the newly renovated and resplendent O’Donovan Rosa Memorial Garden. O’Donovan Rossa was a founder member of the

Rob Heffernan launches 2015 Make Your Mark on Cancer charity walk

OLYMPIC race-walker Rob Heffernan officially launched this year’s Make Your Mark on Cancer walk in aid of the Mercy Hospital Foundation, which will take place on Sunday 19th July from The Viaduct on the N71 to the Town Hall in Bandon, and this year will raise funds for the Mercy Cancer Care Centre at Sheares Street.

President Higgins offically opens West Cork Arts Centre’s impressive new building in Skibbereen

President Michael D Higgins and Mrs Sabina Higgins were in West Cork to officially open the €3.5M Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre in Skibbereen recently. The President and Mrs Higgins were welcomed by The County Mayor, Cllr Alan Coleman, Tim Lucey (Chief Executive Cork County Council), Ann Davoren (Director of the Centre), Declan Tiernan (Chairman of the Board of Uillinn) and the Board of the Centre.