by John Bohane NEWLY elected Independent Councillor Danny Collins was elated to be co-opted onto Cork County Council following the election of his brother Michael to represent Cork South West following the recent general election. The Bantry based publican is hoping to carry on the good work his brother has achieved within the council chambers over the last two years before his subsequent election to the Dail.
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John Bohane in Clonakilty MARGARET Murphy O’Mahony made history in Clonakilty when she was elected the first female TD to serve the South West constituency. The Fianna Fail candidate was elected along with Independent Michael Collins and sitting Fine Gael TD Jim Daly. Margaret Murphy O’Mahony topped the poll after she received an extra 1,942 votes following the distribution of Independent candidate Alan Coleman’s votes. These extra votes propelled her
John Bohane in Clonakilty NEWLY elected Independent TD Michael Collins hailed his election to serve the Cork South West constituency following his dramatic election. The Mizen-based councillor told West Cork Times he was overwhelmed with the support he received throughout the constituency. “Absolutely delighted with my election. We worked very hard to achieve this result. I have worked hard over the last 25 years and especially over the last number
John Bohane in Clonakilty INDEPENDENT Cllr Alan Coleman has just been eliminated from the hunt for a seat in the Cork SW constituency following the distribution of Sinn Fein candidate Rachel McCarthy’s total transferable vote of 3,346. Independent Cllr Michael Collins has moved into second place in the race for the three seats after he gained 1,465 which moved him onto a current total of 9,258. Margaret Murphy O’Mahony (Fianna
Claims under-resourced service is under huge strain by David Forsythe AMBULANCE crews in West Cork are seriously considering taking industrial action to highlight what they say is an under-resourced and underinvested service, the West Cork Times has learned. Emergency crews who belong to the SIPTU union have already met to discuss ongoing problems in the service both in West Cork and in other parts of the county and country.
by Niamh Herlihy CORK County Council are set to carry out major improvements to the Michael Collins ambush site memorial at Béal na Bláth. The site, where Collins was assassinated by the anti-treaty forces on August 22nd, 1922 will get a facelift as part of the centenary celebrations for the 1916 Rising.
THERE has been an angry reaction to the Leader funding allocation announced for Cork County recently by Minister Alan Kelly which one local councillor says represents a 68% cut to the annual allocation. Alan Kelly, Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government and Ann Phelan, TD Minister of State for Rural Affairs announced €220 million overall for LEADER including €13,938,823.22 for Cork County.
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.
FEARS that dozens of mobile phone transmitters across West Cork could be dismantled following the merger of Three and 02 are unfounded according to Three. There were concerns that any benefits seen in reception following the merger of the two networks into one could be lost if masts were dismantled.
by Colm Power THE former home of West Cork’s “Big Fella” in Clonakilty is set to be converted into a museum dedicated to the life of Michael Collins. The building, located in Emmet’s Square, will tell the life story and struggle for Independence of this national icon. The project is part of the €1m being pumped into urban renewal projects in Clonakilty, with an estimated €500,000 going towards the museum.
HUNDREDS turned up despite the rain at a wet and windy Béal na Bláth to hear veteran broadcaster and rugby pundit George Hook deliver the 2014 Michael Collins commemoration address. Mr Hook was welcomed by members of the Collins family including Dermot Collins and Helen Collins and the event was attended by a number of politicians including Agriculture Minister, Simon Coveney; County Mayor, Alan Coleman and MEP Deirdre Clune.
CORK born broadcaster and rugby pundit George Hook will deliver this August’s Michael Collins oration at Béal na Bláth it has been confirmed.
Irish Selection Goleen were celebrating once again with the success of one of their own with local girl Mair Kelly who received a call up to represent Ireland at the International Senior Schools in Cardiff at the end of this month. Mair is currently West Cork No.1 and a member of the Goleen Table Tennis Club which is based in their local community centre. 15 year old Mair is
INDEPENDENT candidate from Schull Michael Collins is set to top the poll in the West Cork electoral area. With more than three-quarters of the boxes now open, Collins looks set to poll more than 3,000 first preferences and is picking up strong vote in areas far from his Schull base.
Michael Collins from Lowertown, Schull is the latest candidate to declare for the upcoming local elections, Michael will stand in the West Cork electoral division as an independent. Mr Collins has a lifelong experience of working in a voluntary capacity with various community organisations in West Cork and says that the people of West Cork are entitled to have “a different and better type of representation”.
MICHAEL Collins from Lowertown, Schull is the latest candidate to declare for the upcoming local elections, Michael will stand in the West Cork electoral division as an independent. Mr Collins has a lifelong experience of working in a voluntary capacity with various community organisations in West Cork and says that the people of West Cork are entitled to have “a different and better type of representation”.
THE Beara Historical Society’s first talk of the winter season promises to be most interesting and entertaining. “Not in my own county” is an account of the last journey of Michael Collins through his native West Cork on the day he was shot in August 1922.
EVENT management company Corporate.ie have apologised following a major gaffe with promotional material printed for Cork Rebel week. The error came to light when the material was distributed to councillors at a meeting of Cork City Council.
POPULAR RTÉ broadcaster Bill O’Herlihy delivered the oration at this year’s Beal na mBlath Michael Collins commemoration. In a wide-ranging speech Mr O’Herlihy, who is a Fine Gael supporter, called for a “sea change” in Irish politics, advising that Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil should join forces and attempt to truly live up to the ideals of Collins and hi colleagues when they founded the State.
WHILE scenes from a war zone are, sadly, all too common these days, historians have described photos discovered recently which, were taken at the aftermath of the ambush at Béal na mBláth in 1922 as simply “remarkable”. The photos which, turned up at the Revolutionary Decade Roadshow in Clonakilty organised by the history department of University College Cork (UCC) recently, show General Michael Collins in Bandon just a few
FROM October 12th to 14th, the people of Clonakilty will be celebrating the 122nd birthday of Michael Collins. The Birthday Celebration of ‘The Big Fella’ will be a happy and fun filled occasion with some educational talks thrown into the mix.
SPEECHWRITERS for Taoiseach Enda Kenny will be in for ticking off after it emerged that the Fine Gael leader made something of an error during his historic speech delivered at Béal na mBláth last Sunday. He was the first serving Taoiseach to deliver the oration at the event which this year marked the 90th anniversary of the assassination of the first Commander in Chief of the Irish Army.
THE rain held off, just, as a crowd of more than 6,000 people turned up at Beal na Blath to mark the 90th anniversary of the death of Michael Collins on that lonely stretch of road near Crookstown. Taoiseach Enda Kenny became the first serving holder of that office to deliver the address and was joined by several other senior party members to underline the significance of the
THE Central Bank of Ireland has today launched two collector coins commemorating the 90th anniversary of the death of Michael Collins. A €20 gold proof coin and a €10 silver proof coin have both been issued and are available individually and as a set.
RTÉ’s popular Nationwide programme is dedicated tonight (Wednesday, August 15th) to the 90th Anniversary Beal Na Blath commemoration due to take place this coming Sunday. The programme looks back on a dark period of Irish history, the civil war and features this Sunday’s commemoration.
THE real Big Fella may have been from Clon, but a cardboard cut-out of national hero Michael Collins from Dunmanway is proving to be an internet sensation in its own right. The cut-out found in a hayshed in Dunmanway has been adopted by Dunmanway lad John Grace and a group of friends who have brought the Big Fella on tour with them to the United States where they are working
TAOISEACH Enda Kenny will deliver the annual Michael Collins oration at Beal na mBlath this year.
A LOCK of hair taken from the body of national hero Michael Collins has been removed from sale at an upcoming auction due to criticism of its inclusion by members of Collins’ family. As reported on West Cork Times, the bizarre item was expected to fetch between €3,000 and €5,000 at the auction due to be held by Adam’s auctioneers in Dublin later today. Collins’ grandniece, former MEP Mary Banotti