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All smiles as Bantry Dental win national award

STAFF at local dental practise Bantry Dental are celebrating after being named as Best Dental Team at the 2016 Irish Dentistry Awards. Bantry Dental were also highly commended in Practice of the Year Munster category at the awards ceremony at Dublin’s Mansion House recently. The awards reward excellence in dentistry throughout the island of Ireland. More than 50 Dental practices were nominated for what has become the blue riband event

Bandon remedial flood works set to start

CORK County Council CEO Tim Lucey has confirmed that remedial flood relief works in Bandon will commence this week. The works will include the instillation of non-return valves at all entry points from the river and extending the defensive banks along the River Bandon adjacent to the Lidl store in the town.

Fianna Fáil pledge to increase the state pension by €30

FIANNA Fáil Cork South-West general election candidate Margaret Murphy O’Mahony has said that in Government Fianna Fáil will raise the State Pension, both the Contributory & Non-Contributory, by €30 over the lifetime of the Government.

West Cork estate agents win Sherry FitzGerald Franchise of the Year 2015

THE winner of the Sherry FitzGerald Franchise of the Year Award 2015 was announced at the company’s annual Countrywide Conference which was held recently in Killashee Hotel, Naas Co. Kildare recently. Fighting off stiff competition from 67 franchised offices, Sherry FitzGerald O’Neill, with branches in Clonakilty and Skibbereen emerged victorious, a reflection of their excellent standard of service, business acumen and professionalism.

West Cork IFA debate set for February 9th

THE West Cork debate in the IFA national election campaign will take place at the Parway Hotel, Dunmanway on Tuesday, February 9th. Three candidates are running for President, IFA Livestock Chairman Henry Burns from County Laois; IFA Farm Business rep from Galway Joe Healy and IFA Rural Development Chairman Flor McCarthy from Kenmare. The IFA Executive Council has agreed a number of rule changes ahead of the national elections that

Funding announced for road projects in Kenmare

ALMOST €13 million will be invested in Kerry’s regional and local road networks under a national tranche of €298 million for 2016. The announcement of the funding allocation by Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe, will allow Kerry County Council to plan its work programme for the year.

Davitt’s in Kenmare wins CIE Tours award

DAVITT’S Restaurant & Bar in Kenmare has won a prestigious CIE Tours International Award of Excellence for 2015 for its lunches. The CIE Tours awards, which are in their 26th year, were announced at a ceremony in Dublin Castle recently.

Welcome for proposed new road safety measures in Timoleague

AT the January meeting of the Cork County Council Western Committee, councillors supported a call to improve pedestrian safety near Timoleague national school. The motion, proposed by Sinn Fein Cllr Paul Hayes, called for a pedestrian crossing and traffic calming measures to be installed on the public road outside of the school.