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Maria Immaculata Community College students visit Carbery Group

As part of the Schools in Businesss programme, 5th Year LCVP students from MICC were invited to Carbery Group, for an information session and tour of the plant. The Information session was given by Mike Larkin, Human Resources Manager at Carbery. The students learned about the company, its history, products and locations. They were then given a tour of the plant showing the cheese making and packaging areas. Pictured are

Bantry woman settles defamation case with Maureen O’Hara’s nephew

THE Bantry woman who was formerly PA to Hollywood star Maureen O’Hara during her time spent living in West Cork has settled a defamation action she brought against Ms O’Hara’s nephew Charlie FitzSimons. In the High Court lawyers for Mr FitzSimons with an address at Kinna, Sweden read out a personal apology to Carolyn Murphy from Bantry relating to a number of statements made by Mr FitzSimons about Carolyn Murphy.

Kenmare Wins All Ireland Pride of Place Award

by Stephen Johnson KENMARE won an All Ireland Pride of Place Award at a ceremony held in Ennis, Co. Clare last Saturday evening Kenmare won the award for the category of towns with a population of 1,500-4,000. The IPB Pride of Place competition, which began in 2003, focuses about people coming together to shape, change and improve daily lives in their communities. In presenting the trophy to group of Kenmare

Courtmac lifeboat rescues stricken fishing vessel

THE Courtmacsherry lifeboat was called out on Sunday morning to go to the aid of a 90ft fishing vessel that had got into difficulties while fishing 35 miles off the coast of Seven Heads in West Cork and sought assistance. The lifeboat with a crew of seven volunteers were underway within minutes and headed to the scene of the casualty which was due south of the Old Head of Kinsale,

McCarthy calls for road safety audit of Dunamanway junction

LOCAL Labour TD Michael McCarthy has called on Cork County Council to conduct a road safety audit on the Park Road/ Quarry Road/ East Green Junction in Dunmanway. Deputy McCarthy said, “Since the council changed priority last year there has been a high number of accidents at this junction and many more local residents have contact my office to report close mishaps.

Cork West Garda Division Retail/Business Fora

The Annual Cork West Garda Division Retail/Business Fora will take place in the Main Hall, Parkway Hotel, Dunmanway on Tuesday 25th of November 2014 at 7.30pm sharp. It is essential that businesses support this event so we raise issues of current concern and discuss ways to address these matters with the ultimate aim of reducing and preventing commercial crime

Presenter “goes postal” on air over rural issue

PATRICIA Messinger, host of C103’s Cork Today for the past 25 years, fired back at a caller who suggested that rural post offices should be closed to save the country’s coffers. Her enraged comments came as part of a discussion about how austerity has affected people’s day to day lives. Broadcasting to Cork City and County, the show has regularly been involved in campaigns to highlight the detrimental effects of

Gold Star Award for West Cork Citizens Information Service

At a ceremony held in Bantry this week, West Cork Citizens Information Service was awarded an EFQM (European Foundation for Quality Management) Gold Star Service Excellence Award. The award is formal recognition of the high standards of customer service present across the Citizens Information Service in West Cork and also acknowledges the huge commitment and dedication of the staff and volunteers working with the service. In fact the validation report

Centra Ballylickey sponsors new energy technologies at St Colums GAA Club

ST Colums GAA club has benefited from €8,000 worth of energy upgrades, thanks to a donation from Cronin’s Centra Ballylickey coupled with an SEAI energy grant. The funding, which was invested in the installation of a new boiler and internal lighting, will improve their energy efficiency, and the energy savings made can be redirected elsewhere into club development. This is part of a nationwide scheme by Musgrave and the SEAI