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It’s a case of ‘digital first’ for West Cork

NEXT month influential business leaders will convene in West Cork to talk ‘digital’ at the third annual OFFSITE event organised by the West Cork Development Partnership (WCDP). Pictured at the launch are David Tuohy, WCDP with speakers Julia Lynes, Director of EazyCity and Fabien Peyaud, co-founder of Herdwatch. Offsite 2014 will run from 9am to 3pm on Monday 29th September at the Celtic Ross Hotel, Rosscarbery and tickets are available

Bantry General Hospital introduces electronic referral system for public outpatient appointments

BANTRY General Hospital has introduced an electronic referral system for GPs referring patients for public outpatient hospital appointments.   Dr Brian Carey, Consultant Geriatrician at Bantry General Hospital said, “The consultants at Bantry General Hospital welcome this initiative, which aims to facilitate and streamline out-patient referrals. The hospital provides a very wide range of high quality out-patient services that continues to grow year on year. We hope that this initiative

Clonakilty Heritage Week programme launched

Clonakilty is participating as usual in National Heritage Week from this Saturday 23rd to next Saturday 31st August. Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage has put an interesting programme together with a mix of indoor and outdoor events which was launched at the Museum on Monday evening last by Mayor Colette Twomey. All events during the week are completely free, although voluntary donations will be accepted at some.

One stop diabetes health check opportunity Diabetes Ireland in West Cork

DIABETES Ireland, Southern Office will hold a screening and information event in Scannell’s Pharmacy, Ballineen on Friday, August 29th. Any member of the general public is welcome to pop in between 10am and 4pm ( exc. Lunch 1pm to 2pm).   The screening consists of a risk assessment and blood glucose testing, a simple five second test, which is a tool used to help identify people who may be at

Donations sought for Kealkill Community Charity Shop

A new community charity shop will shortly open in Kealkill Creamery (formerly Drinagh Co-op) In advance of the opening donations of the following items are requested: clothes, footwear, children’s toys & equipment, furniture / antiques, bric-a-brac, books & comics, media – vinyl / cd’s / dvd’s / tapes, old agricultural equipment & tools, art / paintings, jewellery.

Council called on to improve condition of “Gateway to West Cork”

FINE Gael TD for Cork South West Jim Daly has expressed his dissatisfaction with the current condition of the area surrounding the Halfway Roundabout which he labelled as the Gateway to West Cork.   In a letter written to the County Manager Tim Lucey by Deputy Daly he stated that the current condition of the verges, the road edge and the roundabout centre was something that caused him great annoyance

Government accused of “abandoning” rural Ireland as it withdraws funding from National Broadband Scheme

THE Government’s withdrawal of funding for the National Broadband Scheme could lead to a 75% price hike for rural broadband users according to critics.   The National Broadband Scheme was set-up under the previous government to deliver basic affordable broadband to rural areas where the service was poor. The scheme will now expire on August 25th.