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West Cork kids support Jeans4Genes Day

Pictured At the Muintir Bhaire Community Playschool in Durrus were children Cillian O’Shea, Micheala Johnson Kelleher, Tom Daly, Grace O’Brien and Fion Wiseman donning their denims for the inaugural Jeans4Genes Day organised by the Mercy Hospital Foundation. Picture: Denis Boyle courtesy of Mercy Hospital Foundation.

New bus route proposal for Bandon

CORK Southwest Fine Gael TD Jim Daly has received confirmation from West Cork Rural Transport that they are currently considering a new bus route around the town of Bandon to replace the previous route which was run by Martin Crowley Bus Services in the town of Bandon for 14 years.

Coastguard rescue four daring doggies from disused mineshaft

THE Toe Head and Glandore Coastguard are being hailed as heroes after a dramatic two-day rescue operation to save four dogs who had fallen down a disused mineshaft near Glandore came to a successful conclusion. The four young dogs, three beagles and a terrier got trapped at the bottom of the 30-metre mineshaft after running off from owners Patrick O’Sullivan and Graham Curley who eventually found where they were by

Armed incident in Crookstown

GARDAÍ were involved in a protracted standoff in Crookstown for several hours on Monday (October 20th). Gardaí from Macroom are investigating the incident which occurred in Crookstown where a firearm was discharged from a house during the incident. Armed Gardaí, attended the scene and a media blackout was put in place at the farm located between Crookstown and Beal na Blath.

Jack & Jill Foundation launch Little Ones appeal

MasterChef presenter Nick Munier with Orlaith O’Sullivan from Montforts College at the launch of The Little Ones Appeal 2014 at The River Lee Hotel, Cork. The Jack & Jill Foundation are calling on restaurants nationwide to participate in the Little Ones scheme throughout November and December whereby diners are encouraged to add a voluntary donation of just €1 to their bill at the end of their meal. Picture: Emma Jervis

Foot in the Door jobseeker’s event comes to Clonakilty

FOOT in The Door – an Irish co-operative industry initiative targeting potential new employees for the agri-food sector is coming to Clonakilty at the Fernhill House Hotel from 9am – 1pm on Thursday, October 23rd. Foot in The Door is a training and advisory event for currently unemployed job seekers. It was launched in May by ICOS Skillnets and Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and the Marine, Simon Coveney. The initiative

Huge turnout for West Cork “surviving or thriving” conference in Kilmacsimon

JOB creation, developing enterprises and improving the economic landscape of West Cork were some of the main topics discussed at the West Cork Development Partnership (WCDP) forum entitled “West Cork: Surviving of Thriving?” at Kilmacsimon. The forum took an in-depth look at the current trends and statistics for West Cork and how the Region can progress.