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Large turnout in West Cork at online trading voucher information seminar

MORE than 100 Cork based small businesses were keen to take their slice of Ireland’s €4 billion online sales market in Rosscarbery at an Information seminar on the Online Trading Vouchers. The scheme is being rolled out by the local enterprise offices in Cork City and County and offers small businesses funding to the value of €2,500 up to a maximum of 50% of the total cost to develop and

Call for extension of Wild Atlantic Way to include the coastal route from Clonakilty to Timoleague

CORK County Council has backed a motion calling for the route of the Wild Atlantic Way to be extended to include the coastal route from Clonakilty to Timoleague. Asking for support for the motion from Council colleagues, Sinn Fein councillor Paul Hayes highlighted the fact that the route currently bypasses this headland “of incredible natural beauty” where active communities work hard to promote the area.

TD seeks safety audit for Clonakilty Hospital junction on N71

LOCAL Fine Gael TD Jim Daly has raised the issue of the Clonakilty Hospital junction on the N71 with Cork County Council and the National Roads Authority with a view to having a safety audit carried out at this junction.   Deputy Daly pointed to access to Clonakilty Hospital as a major issue and concern for staff and relatives of patients who are forced to use this dangerous entrance often on

Your chance to see the light as Galley Head Lighthouse opens to the public

THE finale of the upcoming Ardfield Festival which runs from August 3rd will see one of West Cork’s iconic landmarks, the Galley Head Lighthouse, open to the public as part of a special gala day on Sunday, August 10th. The “Gala Day at the Galley” will feature music, stalls, family fun and the unique opportunity to climb the lighthouse free of charge.

Monthly fishing quota should be replaced by “days at sea” system

THE current fishing quota system needs a radical overhaul to attract more young people into the industry and make fishing communities along the West Cork coast viable into the future, that’s according to the Beara branch if Young Fine Gael.   Chairman of the group Wayne O Sullivan said that the current system which uses a monthly fishing quota simply does not work.

Dunmanway retailers delighted with Beacon Retail Programme

CORK County Council’s Beacon Retail Programme for 15 Dunmanway retailers was completed in the town recently.   The programme commenced in early March this year and following an onsite meeting with the business owners in the town, a strategic working document was tailor made for each individual outlet. This document was designed by an external expert team who specialise in the retail industry and for the duration of the programme,