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Corcaigh, Ireland


Social protection system must be focused on getting people back to work or into education says TD

Fianna Fáil’s Cork North West TD, Aindrias Moynihan has said that the entire social protection system needs to re-focus itself on providing opportunities rather than putting barriers in front of people. “To my mind, every scheme that the DSP offers to those who are unemployed must have, as one of its primary outcomes, an objective of moving people into further education, training and ultimately paid employment.”

West Cork Women Mean Business – Local Enterprise Office Working to Power Female Entrepreneurship

Twelve West Cork business women who successfully completed a unique Women in Business programme funded and managed by the Local Enterprise Office Cork North & West are on their way to building stronger businesses for themselves while creating 10 new jobs between them in the next 12 months in West Cork. The four month intensive programme which was aimed at women who have been in business for a minimum of

Kilmeen GAA notes

Juniors & U14’s unlucky in finals! The South West Junior B Football final was held in appalling wet weather conditions in Ballinacarriga on Sunday morning.  Dohenys provided the opposition for this final.  Given these conditions the first half of his encounter was particularly low scoring.  It took Kilmeen fifteen minutes to get on the scoreboard.  The half time score was Kilmeen 0-3 to Dohenys 0-2.  An early Kilmeen goal in

Kilmeen & Kilbree GAA Notes

U21 County Football Final Kilmeen footballers make their second trip back to Pairc Ui Rinn for a county final on Friday evening.  This time the U21 footballers play Cill na Martra.  We wish them the very best of luck!  

Changes to Social Inclusion programme delivery in West Cork.

THE West Cork Development Partnership is pleased to announce the commencement of the new Social Inclusion Community Activation Programme (SICAP) with effect from April 1st 2015. The funding provided for this programme has been made available as a result of a public procurement process in which the WCDP was awarded contracts for programme delivery in the West Cork and Bandon/Kinsale municipal areas.

Talented West Cork students win Texaco art awards

TWO West Cork students have been presented with top awards in this year’s 60th Texaco Children’s Art Competition.   Pictured is Pia Barrett (15), a pupil at Mount Saint Michael, Rosscarbery who won a Special Merit Award for her work entitled ‘Morgan Freeman Watercolour’. Presenting her with the award is James Twohig, Director Ireland Operations of Valero.

Kelly shocked at 31% drop in West Cork medical cards

FIANNA Fáil local election candidate in West Cork, Deirdre Kelly, has expressed her shock at figures which reveal that since 2012 the number of discretionary medical cards or GP visit cards in West Cork have dropped by an astonishing 31%. New figures reveal that there are now 1,362 discretionary medical cards or GP visit cards in West Cork, compared to 1,963 in 2012.

Ed Harper, an unusual candidate for unusual times

Ed Harper is standing in the May 23rd County Council election for West Cork. He farms 27 acres on Cape Clear Island, where he has lived and worked for the last 34 years. For a lot of that time he has had some involvement in community politics on and off the islands, including many years as a member of the County Council’s adhoc Islands Advisory Committee; helping to initiate waste

Ten point plan to help West Cork SMEs

PAUL Hayes, West Cork candidate for Sinn Féin in the upcoming Local Elections has outlined the party’s 10 proposals to boost the Small and Medium Enterprises sector.   Announcing the local launch of Sinn Féin’s policy document Putting SMEs First, Paul Hayes said, “The greatest potential for jobs growth in this State is within the Small and Medium Enterprises sector (SME’s). Almost 70% of people employed in Ireland are employed

Scouts head for Liss Ard

Sheep’s Head Beaver Sea Scouts enjoyed a fun packed day orienteering in Liss Ard Estate recently. This was the first opportunity for the Sheep’s Head Sea Scout Beavers to take part in activities with other beaver, cubs and scouts from Kilbrittain, Bantry, Innishannon, Skibbereen and Caheragh.

Giant trawler spotted off West Cork

LOCAL fisherman have raised concerns following the news that the world’s second largest fishing factory ship, the FV Margiris has been spotted in Irish waters off the West Cork coast.   The Dutch-owned trawler which is registered in Lithuania is understood to be in the area for the start of the blue whiting season.

Galley Flash Notes

A meeting of GalleyFlash Rowing Club will be held in the boathouse at Kilkern Lake on Friday next, March 14th at 9pm. Meanwhile, preparations are well underway for the club’s upcoming Afternoon Tea Dance which will be held on Sunday, March 23rd in Rathbarry Hall from 3pm to 6pm. Music will be provided on the afternoon by Ger Deasy. For ticket information please contact 0857439146. Rowing training continues on Sundays

Reenascreena are Credit Union quiz champs

Scoil Náisiúnta Rae na Scríne recently enjoyed success at the Clonakilty Credit Union Quiz. The senior team claimed fist place in their competition.   Team members were Evan Browne, Cillian Fitzpatrick, Anna Hourihane and Kate Quinlan. As is school policy, they pooled their winnings to treat all their classmates.

A Viennese musical evening in Inchydoney

by Hannah Humphreys   THE ‘Evening in Vienna’ on Valentine’s Day in the Inchydoney Island Lodge and Spa Hotel took off in style.   With a red rose flower arrangement a reminder of the romantic nature of the day, and  strawberries adding a touch of class to the champagne flutes, guests were treated to a drinks reception followed by an evening of good food, wine and great entertainment hosted by

Sentencing postponed for playground perv

  EXCLUSIVE   A MAN who has admitted to photographing young girls in their school uniforms at a playground in Ballydehob and masturbating has had his sentencing postponed while a report is completed by the Probation Services.   Judge James McNulty, sitting at a District Court hearing in Bantry this week, told Petras Petrikauskas (36) from Chapel Lane Skibbereen that while the charges were indeed very serious he was referring

Cake sale rescheduled

There will be a cake sale in the Euro Bar Dunmanway this Friday 21st Feb from 9.30 – 12.30. Gorgeous home baking, Children’s activity area and face painting and fabulous raffle prizes. Money raised will go to the Dunmanway Boxing Club. Sorry we had to cancel last week due to the weather/power situation