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Guns, ISIS: Has Donald Trump finally gone too far?

By Stephen Johnson Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump continued to self-implode this week with two of the most outlandish remarks of his rapidly disintegrating campaign. Speaking about Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s plans to reform gun control in the United States, at a rally in North Carolina on Tuesday, Mr. Trump claimed that Mrs. Clinton ” wants to abolish the Second Amendment”  (the Constitutional right of Americans to keep and bear

New poll shows Clinton widening her lead over Trump

by Stephen Johnson Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton currently holds an eight-point lead over her Republican opponent Donald Trump, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll released on Sunday, August 7.    Mrs Clinton now leads Mr. Trump by 50 percent to 42 percent amongst registered voters, double the four-point advantage she enjoyed in mid-July, before the Republican and Democratic national conventions.  

Sinn Fein to select election candiate this Friday

WEST Cork Sinn Féin members and supporters are invited to the Clonakilty Hotel this Friday evening (February 20th) at 8pm where the convention to select the candidate to contest the upcoming General Election in Cork South West will be held. The convention will be chaired by Cork City-based TD Jonathon O’Brien, with guest speaker being Ireland South Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada.

Double for West Cork in European election vote

TWO of the four candidates returned by the Ireland South constituency to the European Parliament will be from West Cork.   Perennial poll-topper Bandonian Brian Crowley once again secured a huge first preference vote as was widely predicted.   The Fianna Fáil man polled a whopping 180,329 votes representing some 27% of the huge electorate and exceeding the quota by almost 50,000 votes.

Seventh Count Result Bandon Kinsale

Total electorate 31,472 Turnout 16,165 Quota 2,281 McCarthy, Rachel (SF) ELECTED Coleman, Alan (FF) ELECTED Lombard, Tim (FG) ELECTED Murphy O’Mahony, Margaret (FF) 2,249 +16 O’Donovan, James (FG) 2,089 +10 Murphy, Kevin (FG) 1,827 +46 Ring, Michael (Ind) 1,353 +13 O’Brien, Tomas (Lab) 1,312 +18 EXCLUDED

Third Count Result Bandon / Kinsale

Total electorate 31,472 Turnout 16,165 Quota 2,281 Lombard, Tim (FG) 2,224 +7 Murphy O’Mahony, Margaret (FF) 2,081 +12 O’Donovan, James (FG) 1,986 +4 Murphy, Kevin (FG) 1,708 +33 O’Brien, Tomas (Lab) 1,156 +55 Ring, Michael (Ind) 1009 +46 Dunphy, Liz (Green) 599 +13 Boyle, Denis (Ind) 596 +32 Hayes, Cormac (Ind) -238 EXCLUDED

Two polling days for Clonakilty as town set to elect Ireland’s first directly elected mayor

AS polling continues around the country today in the County Council and European Elections, Clonakilty in West Cork is preparing for another election tomorrow.   With the formal abolition of its (and all other) Town Councils next Saturday 31st May, the community has come together under the auspices of the local Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage Group to hold an election tomorrow Saturday which will see the people elect five people who

Labour election promise holds no credibility says Sinn Fein candidate

SINN Féin Candidate for the Bandon/Kinsale area Rachel McCarthy has this week reacted to a new election promise by Labour to cut the property tax.Labour leader Eamon Gilmore has said if his party is in control of a council they will use this power to reduce the tax by 15%.   Cllr McCarthy said, “Labour promises hold no credibility with me or the vast majority of the electorate.I fear that

Phil O’Regan is new Clon mayor

COUNCILLOR Phil O’Regan was elected as the new mayor of Clonakilty at the town Council’s AGM.   Phil O’Regan’s deputy will be Ann Cullinane.   She is likely to be the last mayor of Clonakilty as all of the country’s 82 town councils are facing abolition at next year’s local elections.

At last, Cionnaith is Clon’s first citizen

WHOEVER said a week is a long time in politics clearly didn’t have the patience of Clonakilty town councillor Cionnaith Ó Súilleabháin, who after 18 years in the job has finally been elected as the town’s mayor. Having served on the council for almost two decades the election of the Sinn Féin councillor to the highest office in Clonakilty proved a popular choice among the public as well as political

Higgins’ election an “outstanding achievement”

THE election of Michael D Higgins as the ninth President of Ireland has been hailed by his supporters in West Cork as an “outstanding achievement”. The President Elect received more than one million votes after the fourth and final count was completed, beating his nearest rival, independent candidate Sean Gallagher by more than 370,000 votes. The Cork South West constituency was one of only four across the country that favoured

Cork says no to Norris

CORK County Council has dealt what could be a fatal blow to the campaign of David Norris to get the Dublin senator onto the presidential election ballot sheet. Mr Norris needs the support of four local authorities to gain an official nomination but looks like he may fall one short.

McGuinness hopeful of “great support” from West Cork voters

SINN Féin presidential candidate Martin McGuinness hopes the people of West Cork will support his bid to reach the Áras in the upcoming election. Speaking to the West Cork Times on a visit to Cork yesterday (Sept. 22nd) Mr McGuinness said, “We’ve always had great support in West Cork and Kerry and I hope people will support me in this election and I’m very optimistic about my electoral prospects in