AS part of the national day of action against the introduction of water charges, West Cork Right2Water will hold a protest at Emmet Square, Clonakilty at 2pm this Saturday, January 31st. Confirmed speakers include local Sinn Féin county councillor Paul Hayes; Cllr Michael Collins (Ind.) and Ed Harper of West Cork People Before Profit.
Pictured at a public meeting at the Deerpark Centre, Bandon to announce details of the “Bandon says no to water meters” protest march at Bandon on Saturdar, November 1st at 12pm was event organiser Denise Horgan with Bandon residents and also at the meeting was Rachel McCarthy MCC who was on hand to answer questions. The protest march shall meet at the bridge at Bandon and parade down Patricks Quay
ANTI-austerity protest group SkibbereenSaysNO has joined the growing ranks of weekly demonstrations across the country to hold a weekly protest at the policy of bailing out bondholders. The group held its first demonstration recently and plans to continue doing so every Sunday in Skibbereen starting at the library at 12pm.
MEMBERS from Save Our Small Schools (SOSS) West Cork attended a meeting to form a national committee in Athlone over Easter. The meeting was organised and facilitated by SoNS (Save Our National Schools) which is an organisation representing parents and based in Westmeath.
BALLYDEHOB can look forward to a bumper weekend of traditional Irish music, song, dance and entertainment as part of the 2012 Ballydehob Traditional Music Festival which will take place in the village on the weekend of Friday, March 30th to Sunday, April 1st. The festival which is now in its sixth year will opens with a céilí in Ballydehob Community Hall with music by the Johnny Reidy Céilí Band.
THE SOS campaign to retain four 24-hour, full-time ambulances in West Cork stepped up another gear in Skibbereen on Saturday as hundreds of marchers took to the streets in protest at HSE proposals to remove nighttime ambulances from Skibbereen and Casteltownbere. Skibbereen’s mayor Frank Fahy led the march accompanied by local TDs Noel Harrington and Michael McCarthy, and Senator Denis O’Donovan. Sandra McLennan, Sinn Féin TD from Cork East also
THE West Cork SOS campaign to save the night-time ambulances in Castletownbere and Skibbereen enters a new phase this week as the group organisers plan to intensify opposition to the cuts. The loss of the two ambulances would leave just two, one based in Bantry and one in Clonakilty to cover all of West Cork from 8pm to 8am. The area has a population of some 82,000 and from the