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Courts Service asked to explain proposed Skibb Courthouse closure to Oireachtas Justice Committee

CORK Southwest Fine Gael TD has confirmed that the Courts Service has been summoned to appear before the Oireachtas Justice Committee in relation to the proposed closure of Skibbereen Courthouse. Deputy Daly confirmed that he has lobbied his party colleague and chairman of the Oireachtas Committee on Justice David Stanton TD to invite the Irish Courts Service to appear before the committee to answer questions relating to their intention to

Spooky goings on in Schull this Halloween

Maybe it is something in the name but Schull has a long tradition of inspiring Halloween nights with a huge participation by the community who all get involved in some scary stuff! This year is no different with a day filled with spooky activities for little goblins, ancient ghouls and groovy ghosts! As the day turns to night and the veil between this world and the other grows ever thinner

Bantry Lions Club news

ON Monday, 29 September, the Bantry Bay Lions made a presentation of a cheque for €500 to Ms. Dympna Daly, Principal of Our Lady of Mercy School for the Special Needs Unit. This was proceeds from Lions Garden fete kindly hosted by Nora Lynch and family at her home in July. Ms Daly thanked the Lions and explained that the school receives some funding from Central Government, so much for

Planning permission for Sheep’s Head walk

by Brendan Roche PLANNING permission has been sought by the Sheeps Head Way Committee for the repair and upgrade of one of its best known walking trails known as “the Lighthouse Loop”. The trail, which starts at Tooren trailhead car park, is approximately 4.2 kilometres long and needs repiars made to 1.7 kilometres of it.

Wild Atlantic Way inspired crafts on display at Cork Airport

THE inaugural “Crafts from the Wild Atlantic Way” exhibition opened at Cork Airport recently. The exhibition by Cork Craft & Design, which showcases the best of locally produced craft, was opened by the Mayor of County Cork Cllr Alan Coleman and will run for two weeks until the 28th October. Cork Craft & Design is a social enterprise supporting over 120 craftspeople living and working in Cork city and county.

Two major Clonakilty developments sold

FURTHER evidence of an improving property market in West Cork has come with confirmation that two of Clonakilty’s most significant developments have found buyers. Five buildings and 13 undeveloped acres in the West Cork Business & Technology Park just outside the town are understood to have been sold off by the receivers for around €1.4 million, about €200,000 more than expected, following bids from several interested parties.

Kenmare, Bonane win recognition at Kerry Community Awards

by Stephen Johnson THE Kenmare Chamber of Commerce and Tourism and the Bonane Community Council won recognition at the Annual Kerry Community Awards Night in Killarney on Wednesday, October 15. The Awards were established to recognise, reward and encourage the efforts of the community and voluntary sector, which works to improve the social, economic, cultural and environmental quality of life in Kerry communities.

Jeep for Jason fund on target

THE “Jeep for Jason” fundraising is going really well and the fundometer in Ballinascarthy village is going up and up each week, thanks to the generousity of the people of West Cork and all the events they have organised for this fund. At the moment we are on target to present the jeep to Dr Jason Van der Velde and The West Cork Rapid Response on Sunday the 30th of November