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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

Help make a miracle happen by becoming a Mercy Miracle Maker this December with C103

FROM December 3rd to 6th, The Mercy Miracle Appeal will be live on air on Cork’s C103, supporting heart and stroke services in The Mercy University Hospital, Cork. Throughout the appeal, C103 will interview heart and stroke patients from The Mercy, who will share their stories, and give people an understanding of what it is like to experience heart disease and stroke related illnesses. Over 10,000 people in Ireland have

Kilmeen & Castleventry Community Development Association -Community spirit at work

AN amazing total of 84 volunteers took part in environmental projects in the community this year, reported Jason Collins, Chairman, Kilmeen & Castleventry Community Development Association, at a special meting held to review the year’s progress in Bealad recently. These included several enthusiastic members of Kilmeen Macra na Feirme, led by Branch Chairperson and then reigning ‘Queen of the Land,’ Geraldine Barrett.

Close affair in Gardaí v Youth Project pool tournament

GARDAÍ from Bandon Garda Station recently played a pool tournament against young people in the Bandon Youth Project. This project is a Garda Youth Diversion Project that seeks to divert young people from anti-social behaviour and from criminal activity. The project also helps young people develop their sense of community and their social skills through different activities. It also seeks to improve relations between the Gardaí and the young people

Little Voices, songs from a school

LISHEEN is a small, rural, farming and fishing community 8km west of Skibbereen, County Cork. At the heart of this close-knit community is the vibrant and active Lisheen National School. There are 70 boys and girls (aged 4 – 12) attending the school and they are passionate about music and song. Almost all children attend either guitar, tinwhistle, ukulele or piano lessons which are taught in the school after hours,

Basketball in West Cork becomes Bearable

Thirteen girls from the Beara Peninsula made history recently by being the first ever team from Beara to compete in the Cork Ladies Basketball League. The under 16 girls team are entered in the C league and played their first match against Bantry in the local Castletownbere Community Hall. The girls looked particularly smart in their uniforms sponsored by the Creperie and Marine Harvest. As Katie Waschkowitz said “It’s great