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Schull Committee seek Minister’s assistance to progress harbour development

A meeting recently took place between members of the Schull Community Council, The Minister for the Marine, Michael Creed and management of Cork County Council. The meeting took place at the Department of the Marine Clonakilty and was facilitated by Cork South West TD Jim Daly (FG) who has been assisting the committee over the past while.

West Cork Tourism group hails meeting with Minister Paschal Donohoe

Tourism West Cork, the recently formed promotional steering group consisting of tourism representatives from Kinsale to Beara, today (Wednesday 25 March) met with Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe TD and Jim Daly TD in Clonakilty, West Cork. The aim of the meeting was to highlight the urgent need for a cohesive, adequately funded marketing strategy to actively promote the entire West Cork tourism experience domestically and internationally.

Lots of interest in Kinsale Men’s Shed

THE Kinsale Men’s Shed held their information evening last Thursday night at the Temperance Hall in Kinsale. The event was well attended by over 30 men. Committee member of the Kinsale Men’s Shed, Simon Toussifar said, “It was a great night, we weren’t expecting so many to turn up. There was a healthy mix of different aged men from their 20s up to their late 60s and 70s. Many of

Collins walks out over civic amenity site cut backs

INDEPENDENT councillor Michael Collins walked out from the recent West Cork Municipal District meeting in Dunmanway’s Methodist Hall in protest at cuts to civic amenity site opening times. Cllr Collins said that recent reduced hours brought in at the Derryconnell (Mizen) and Castletownbere recycling sites were a major inconvenience for local people and said that local councillors had not been consulted in any way about the move.

Commitment to Skibbereen Flood Relief Scheme welcomed

FOLLOWING a meeting with Minister of State at the Department of Finance, Simon Harris and officials from the Office of Public Works (OPW) and the Skibbereen Flood Relief Committee re-assurances were given that the Skibbereen Flood Relief Scheme is being advanced. The next step is the despatch of the tender documents and approval from the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, which is expected in mid February. It is further

History made in Dunmanway with first West Cork Municipal District meeting

HISTORY was made in Dunmanway as the new West Cork Municipal District held one of its official meetings in the town for the first time. Local independent county councilor Declan Hurley welcomed the November Municipal District meeting to Dunmanway stating, “This is a historic day for the town of Dunmanway, as for years the town has been referred to as the forgotten town in West Cork.

Clonakilty access group and chamber of commerce reps meet

THE Clonakilty Access Group welcomed the positivity of their recent meeting when a number of it’s officers along with two local visually-impaired people and one wheelchair-user met with three Directors of the Clonakilty Chamber of Commerce.   The Access Group had sought the meeting and thanked the Chamber reps for taking time to meet with them. The meeting started with everyone viewing the five minute video compiled by TY students

Rural revolt over LEADER funding plans

THE Government is facing a growing rural revolt over its plans to take LEADER funding out of the control of local communities and their voluntary elected boards. Thousands of people have already attended public meetings countrywide in protest at the move to transfer the key rural development functions to County Councils. They warned that the proposals will make it impossible for LEADER companies to survive. Over 800 people packed a

West Cork farmers warn politicians: SFP over claims to be major election issue

A meeting of farmers in West Cork highlighted the devastating impact Single Farm Payment clawbacks will have on family farms, and made it clear that the issue will have to be addressed by politicians running in the upcoming local and European elections.   Well over 100 farmers attended the meeting at the Castle Hotel in Macroom, which was organised and chaired by ICSA West Cork chairman Dermot Kelleher.

Meeting scheduled to air concerns about threats to Kenmare ambulance service

by Stephen Johnson   A PUBLIC meeting will be held in Killarney on 3rd September to air concerns about the threatened ambulance service in Kenmare and the surrounding area.   Some 10,000 signatures have been collected by Save Our Kenmare Ambulance (SOAK), calling for the availability of a 24/7 ambulance service with patient carrying capacity in Kenmare and across South Kerry.

Packed meeting vows to fight for West Cork

THE residents of rural West Cork are facing a very uncertain future when it comes to the delivery of much needed essential services.   More than 100 people packed a meeting room in the Westlodge Hotel in Bantry last Friday as the West Cork Communities Alliance (WCCA) group discussed the problems and effects cuts to health care, transport, schools and Gardá deployment in the region.

Clon encouraged to say “dia dhuit”

THERE are many Gaelgóirí i gCloch na gCoillte, and many more people who may not be fluent, but would love the opportunity to use the “cúpla focail” they have every now and again.   However, in many instances these people don’t know each other, and probably pass each other on the street every day not knowing they could exchange a simple “Dia dhuit” or “Conas atá tú?” as they go

Sustainable Clon

The next public meeting of Sustainable Clonakilty is next Wednesday 27th June at 8pm in O’Donovan’s Hotel, with the interesting subject title, “Biodiversity And Health” with Dr Paddy Sleeman, Senior Researcher At UCC.

West Cork Philosophical Society

After a very successful first night on the subject of Love, the second meeting of the West Cork Philosophical Society will be held on Thursday 21st June at the Parish Hall at Church Cross (at the Cedar Tree) at 7.30pm. Subject: Happiness! All welcome, call Anne on 085 851 6172 for details.

Water fluoridation presentation at Bandon Town Council

A MOTION at Bandon Town Council inviting water fluoride expert Declan Waugh to attend the May Town Council Meeting was passed at the April meeting. Declan Waugh will present the findings of his recent report titled “Human Toxicity, Environmental Impact and Legal Implications of Water Fluoridation” at the meeting on Tuesday, May 8th next.

Allianz Sciath na Scol

Séamus O Connor  THE 2012 Allianz Sciath na Scol hurling/camogie fixtures meeting was held in the Rochestown Park Hotel recently. The meeting marks the start of the hurling/camogie fixtures for the coming year. More than 140 schools were represented, with four new schools entering hurling or camogie teams for the first time.

Council want State to back Swansea-Cork Ferry

CORK county councillors have written to the Taoiseach and Simon Coveney, the Minister for Agriculture, Marine and Food urging them to look at State intervention to save the Swansea – Cork ferry. A last gasp rescue plan to save the ferry, which was operated by the West Cork Tourism Co-op, failed at the final hurdle two weeks ago when Enterprise Ireland declined to stump up €400,000 for the service citing