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Kenmare GPs sign up to offer free care for children under six

by Stephen Johnson ALL six GPs at the Kenmare Medical Centre have registered to provide parents with free care for their children under six under a new HSE scheme that goes into effect on July 1st. The six are: Dr Rory O’Driscoll; Dr Bernie O’Driscoll; Dr Hilda Crushell; Dr Rose Crushell; Dr Aideen Russell and Dr Maria Quille.

TD seeks stamp of approval for Wild Atlantic “passport”

THE Wild Atlantic Way (WAW) is to get a further boost next year as Fáilte Ireland have confirmed to local Fine Gael TD Jim Daly that they will consider implementing a WAW “passport” in next years work programme. Deputy Daly said he was delighted to receive such a positive response from Fáile Ireland after he submitted the proposal to Minister Paschal Donohoe for consideration. ??Jim Daly said, “The whole idea

Continuing fall in local live register figures

THE latest figures from the CSO show there has been a 12.74% fall of people signing on the Live Register in Cork County in the past year. There were declines across Cork South West with Bandon, Clonakilty, Kinsale and Skibbereen all showing evidence of falls of more than 15%.

Rural areas in West Cork to benefit from broadband expansion

EIRCOM have announced that they are to significantly expand access to high speed fibre broadband in rural Ireland benefiting a number of areas in West Cork. In West Cork broadband will be expanded to Allihies, Ardgroom, Ardfield, Crossbarry, Caheragh, Churchcross, Dunderrow, Goleen, Inchydoney, Kilcrohane, Lislevane, Newcestown, Pedlar’s Cross and Rossmore. This expanded footprint means eircom will invest €400 million in fibre over the next five years, hugely benefiting families and

President Michael D Higgins to officially open Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre

PRESIDENT Michael D. Higgins will preform the official opening of Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre on Thursday, 11th June, 2015 at 2.30 pm. This is a great occasion for West Cork Arts Centre and Skibbereen celebrating the opening of the new building. The President, will meet dancers at The University College Cork & Bollinger Family Space, speak with the Artists in Residency Studios, view the exhibitions of artists Cormac Boydell,

Bantry Salmon & Trout Anglers Club suspended for 12 months due to low numbers

The 2015 Annual General Meeting of Bantry Salmon & Trout Anglers Club was held recently in Boy’s Club Bantry. Due to the low membership of the club over the last number of years, a discussion ensued on the future of the club. Low membership means much reduced income so that in the long term the club would not be able to cover insurance payments and affiliation fees.

West Cork students win Texaco Children’s Art Awards

TWO West Cork students have been presented with top awards in this year’s 61st Texaco Children’s Art Competition. Pictured is Pippa McIntosh (7), a pupil at Kinsale Art Academy, who won a second prize in the 7-8 years age category of the Competition. Presenting her with the award is Minister for Arts, Heritage & Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys TD and James Twohig, Director Ireland Operations of Valero.

New Chain of Office presented to Clonakilty Mayor

WHEN town councils were abolished last year the people of Clonakilty led by a sub-committee of the local Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage group, organised a special election so that the people could directly elect five people to hold the position of Mayor of Clonakilty on a rotation basis over the following five years.