THE West Cork Development Partnership (WCDP) is set to appeal the decisoon to grant the adminstration of the new LEADER rural development programme to the new County Council backed Local Community Development Committee (LDC). In an open letter, WCDP Chief Executive Officer Ian Dempsey said that the WCDP board had met to discuss the situation and had decided to lodge a formal appeal.
THE annual fundraiser will be held in the “Timberland Shop”, Bantry (next to Bantry Book Shop, William Street) from Saturday March 26th to Monday April 04th inclusive (9.30am to 5.30pm) Donations: any items surplus to requirements welcome – unwanted gifts, unused purchases, jewellery, bags, ornaments, bric –a- brac, household and nursery items, arts and crafts, pictures, paintings, glass, ware and china, good toys and games, exercise equipment, radios, music centres,
Concern Worldwide’s Nepal Emergency Appeal Reaches €250,000 in first five days as agency’s disaster response underway
“Amazing Irish public response” says Concern CEO as business and Nepalese community also rally to help earthquake response. Role of Irish business support also vital to overall response. With Concern Worldwide’s Emergency Response Team on the ground in Nepal and now helping in the relief effort following last Saturday’s massive earthquake in the country, the agency’s CEO has praised the Irish public’s response to its emergency appeal.
THE annual fundraiser for the Cork Cancer Research Centre will be held in the “Timberland” Shop, Bantry (next to the Book Shop, William Street) from Saturday March 14th to Monday March 23rd inclusive (9.30am to 5.30pm)
Wanted for our current recycling project?used unwanted bicycles and parts in good condition.?If you have any please contact Dunmanway Men’s Shed on 023 885 6818 or check out our Facebook page, or just please wheel them along on to the shed any Tuesday or Thursday. We are also having a Open Day at Mens Shed Dunmanway on Thursday 5th March from 10am-2pm.
The annual fundraiser for the Cork Cancer Research Centre will be held in the Timberland Shop, Bantry (next to the Book Shop, William Street) from Saturday March 14th to Monday March 23rd inclusive (9.30am to 5.30pm) Donations Do you have any items surplus to requirements – unwanted gifts, unused purchases, jewellery, bags, ornaments, bric –a- brac, household and nursery items, arts and crafts, pictures, paintings, glass, ware and china, good
GARDAÍ in Clonakilty are seeking the public’s assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 45-year-old Patrick O’Driscoll, missing from Clonakilty since 11thFebruary 2015.
CORK University Hospital (CUH) Charity has launched an appeal to raise the remaining €40,000 to complete the €80,000 overhaul needed for the existing Hydrotherapy Pool in the hospital’s Physiotherapy Department. The pool which is used by by over 600 patients and has had problems with leaking, heating and filtration since 2011. Pictured at the launch of the appeal are Cork hurling captain Pa Cronin and former football captain Graham. For more
GAELSCOIL Mhichíl Uí Choileáin in Clonakilty has launched an appeal to families of the school and the community of the greater Clonakilty area to donate old mobile phones to the school which can be turned into a voice for children in the school’s ASD Classes. For every 220 phones collected, Autism Ireland will donate an iPad to a pupil. Since the initial class was set up in September 2011, teachers and
THE annual fundraiser for the Cork Cancer Research Centre will be held in the former “Timberland” Shop, Bantry (next to the Book Shop, William Street from Monday March 31st to Tuesday April 08th (9.30am to 5.30pm).
Gardaí in Macroom wish to seek the public’s assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 16-year-old Tammy Duggan. Tammy was last seen on 14th February. She is described as being 5ft 2” tall, slim build, with brown shoulder length hair and brown/green eyes. When last seen she was wearing a black jacket and faded blue jeans.
OVER he last few months, a group of men in Clonakilty have been meeting regularly with a view to setting up a “Men’s Shed” in the town. Much progress has been made to date, and identifying a suitable empty building is now the next step.
A VERY well attended AGM of Clonakilty Special Olympics Club took place recently with an appeal for more volunteers to get involved in the club activities. Club Manager/Chairperson, Rose Dempsey welcomed all present and herself and Secretary Mary O’ Donovan outlined the club’s activities and achievements over the last year or so. The main highlight was having three club athletes qualifying for the Ireland Games in Golf Skills, but
GARDAÍ in Bantry who are investigating a serious injury road traffic collision have appealed for any witnesses to the incident to get in contact with them. The accident occurred in Bantry shortly after 4am on the morning of Sunday, October 20th.
ONE of the countries worst traffic bottlenecks is a step closer to be eradicated thank to a recent High Court decision. The decision which dismissed the final challenge to the proposed Macroom Bypass finally clears the way for detailed design work and compulsory purchase orders to proceed for the 22km €231 million road scheme.
GARDAÍ in Kenmare have issued a public appeal seeking help to identify a dead woman whose body was found at a holiday home on the Sneem Road two weeks ago. A British passport was found at the scene giving the name of Lalita Sarna, aged 51 but gardaí say the dead woman bears little resemblance to the woman in the passport photo, though they are not discounting entirely that
A CONVICTED drug smuggler’s appeal against his conviction for his part in the Dunlough Bay drugs haul has been refused by the Court of Criminal Appeal. Fifty three-year-old Perry Wharrie, from Essex in England, was sentenced to 30 years in prison for his part in the biggest ever drugs seizure in the history of the state discovered at Dunlough Bay on the Mizen Peninsula in July 2007.
GARDAÍ at Skibbereen investigating the fatal road traffic collision that happened in the early hours of Monday morning are appealing for witnesses to contact them. Investigating officers are particularly anxious to speak to two men who were at the scene of the collision and gave valuable assistance to ambulance personnel.
WITH the poor weather, the RNLI is calling on people to put their wellies to good use and support their forthcoming Mayday appeal. The charity that saves lives at sea is asking the public to hold or support a welly themed fundraising event or buy a special yellow welly RNLI Mayday key-ring to raise funds for the lifeboat service which has seven lifeboat stations in Cork. The RNLI Mayday
by Brian Moore SWIMMING legend Steve Richmond has offered a reward for the recovery of a stolen laptop. The laptop in question was taken from offices in Market Street, Skibbereen.
GARDAÍ in Kinsale are seeking the public’s assistance in relation to a serious assault that occurred on Tuesday, January 29th last at approximately 10.30pm at Compass Quay in the town. A 18-year-old woman sustained injuries as a result of the assault.
GARDAÍ are asking anyone with any information relating to the body discovered in Glandore on Sunday to come forward. The body of a 65-year-old man was discovered at 11:15am in a rented flat near the Marine Hotel in the village on Sunday, he has since been identified as Stanley Giles who was originally from Rosscarbery.
THE Skibbereen Arts Festival is looking for your old movie footage. During the 2010 Festival a great night of archive film screenings was held in the Town Hall.
THE Supreme Court in Dublin has upheld Ian Bailey’s appeal against his extradition to France. The five judges of the court made the decision unanimously. Mr Bailey is wanted for questioning by the French authorities who have initiated a new investigation into the 1996 murder of French woman Sophie Toscan du Plantier at Toormore, near Schull. Mr Bailey who lives near Schull was questioned twice in relation to the killing
West Cork Riding Club is always on the lookout for new members. If you have a horse and wish to get involved in local competitions or just a hack out with a group of like minded friends phone Dena at 087 415 3285
MORE than 200 people will be involved in the most thorough search yet in Glandore Harbour over the weekend as efforts continue to recover the bodies of the two missing fishermen from the Tit Bonhomme, skipper Michael Hayes (52) and crewman Saied Aly Eldin (24). Garda and Navy divers will be joined by volunteers from as far away as Dundalk and Galway working in teams to search the seabed in
OFFICIALS organising the ongoing search for the two missing crewmen of the Tit Bonhomme say they have been overwhelmed by offers of help from divers. Two crewmembers, skipper Michael Hayes (52) and crewman Saied Ali Eldin (24) are still missing presumed drowned following the sinking of the vessel in stromy seas at the entrance to Glandore Harbour on Sunday, January 15th last. Caitlin Ní Aodha, the wife of Mr Hayes,
Louise Roseingrave in Union Hall THE WIFE of missing skipper Michael Hayes has issued an appeal for experienced divers to join the search effort at Glandore Harbour this weekend. Caitlin Ni Aodha appealed to diving clubs around the country to make the most of favourable weather conditions in a bid to recover her 52-year-old husband and Egyptian crewman Saied Ali Eldine (24.) “We feel that because it’s a harbour, a contained space,
THE Supreme Court in Dublin reserved its judgement on Ian Bailey’s appeal against extradition to France for two to three weeks today. Mr Bailey is wanted for questioning in France in connection with the killing of French national Sophie Toscan du Plantier near her holiday home at Toormore, Schull in 1996.
THE Supreme Court in Dublin will today begin hearing the appeal from Ian Bailey against his extradition to France which was ordered by the High Court. Mr Bailey is wanted for questioning by French authorities as part of a new investigation into the death of Sophie Toscan du Plantier near her holiday home near Toormore, Schull in 1996. He was questioned twice as part of the original garda investigation but