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West Cork’s Rowing Heroes attend Civic Reception at County Hall

Mayor of the County of Cork, Councillor Seamus McGrath, held a Civic Reception at County Hall to honour Skibbereen’s Paul and Gary O’Donovan on Wednesday, August 31st 2016. The rowing heroes created Irish sporting history in winning a silver medal in the lightweight double sculls at the Olympic Games in Rio. Paul duly followed this with gold in the single sculls at the World Championships in Rotterdam. The duo garnered

County Mayor’s Hooley

BBQ and bands will feature at The County Mayor’s Hooley in The Hall at County Hall on Friday 17th June. In aid of Mercy University Hospital Foundation and Pieta House, the event is sponsored by The Fota Collection/Kingsley Hotel with The Irish Examiner as media sponsors, party-goers from all over Cork county are expected to attend and raise funds for these deserving charities.

Road bowlers honoured at County Hall

COUNTY Mayor Cllr John Paul O’Shea recently held a Civic Reception for the Irish Road Bowling Association (Bol Chumann na hÉireann) in recognition of their work over their 62 year history.

Sinn Féin councillor sleeps out to highlight homelessness

WEST Cork Sinn Fein councillor Paul Hayes joined with his party colleagues recently to highlight what they say is the Government’s inaction on homelessness and the housing crisis. The councillors held a sleep out from 6pm to 6am outside County Hall. Councillor Hayes said, “The purpose of the sleep out was twofold. We were collecting money for homelessness charities but also trying to highlight the government’s inaction on a crisis

Cork County Council agrees to 15% property tax reduction

CORK County Council has become the first local authority in the country to agree to reduce the Local Property Tax (LPT) in its area. The motion proposed by the now 10 strong Sinn Féin grouping was passed after a lengthy debate on the matter.   Bandon-based Sinn Féin councillor Rachel McCarthy said, “When we canvassed over the past few months the property tax and the inability of people to afford

West Cork artist launches new exhibition at County Hall

MATERIALS, an exhibition of a new film-artwork by Rossmore-based visual artist David Ian Bickley, will be opened by singer-songwriter and artist Colin Vearncombe (AKA Black) in the presence of the Mayor of the County of Cork, Councillor Noel O’Connor, at Cork County Library Headquarters at 6pm on Wednesday December 11th 2013. The exhibition is an immersive single channel audio visual piece produced through a project award from the Arts Council

New plan wants more cruise liners for West Cork

A NEW strategy on cruise tourism in West Cork was formally launched at County Hall this week. Under the plan Cork County Council is to establish a special agency tasked with bringing more cruise liners into West Cork. The council is acting on a consultant’s report that shows the region could benefit significantly from chasing cruise line firms. Forty eight cruise ships have dropped anchor in Bantry Bay in the

West Cork Islands Community Council launched

THE recently established West Cork Islands Community Council was formally launched by the Deputy Mayor of County Cork, Cllr Declan Hurley at a meeting of Cork County Council in County Hall yesterday. Syd Cheatle, a resident of Sherkin Island was elected chairperson of the new body which will be in a position to speak for all of the islands’ communities and work for their long-term overall interests, as a voluntary,