COUNCILLORS in Bandon are up in arms following the news from Cork County Council that now firm timeframe has been put in place to resume work on the town’s long-overdue main drainage scheme. A report presented at a recent meeting of Bandon Town Council provided little or no detail on when Irish Water will resume the works or when resources would become available to complete the scheme.
MEMBERS of Cork County Council have voted unanimously in favour of a motion calling for an end to fluoridation of the public water supply. The motion was tabled by Clonakilty based Fianna Fáil councillor Christopher O’Sullivan and follows similar motions being passed in all of West Cork’s town councils.
by Stable Lad Having covered the first two days of the Cheltenham Festival last week, here we go into the fray for the last two days of this wonderful exhibition of horse racing at its very zenith.
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”.
CORK North West TD Michael Moynihan has expressed his “outrage” at reports that the closure of six garda stations in Cork has resulted in “little or no savings”, while the impact on local communities has been “significant”. It’s now reported that none of the garda stations that were shut down last year have been sold and the State has saved virtually nothing from the process.
Ballydehob Ballydehob St. Patrick’s Day Parade starts at 12noon on Monday, 17th March. The theme this year is Ballydehob 1914. The village a century ago was, like most other rural villages, largely self-sufficient, with numerous shops, pubs and even hotels catering for the needs of the town and its hinterland. A publication, Guy’s Postal Directory of Ballydehob in 1914, is the theme’s inspiration. With the kind permission of
The first lambs of spring enjoying the glorious March sunshine on the Beara Peninsula. New born lambs belonging to Batty O’Neill of Formanes, Eyeries, with Coulagh Bay and Eyeries village beyond. Pic: John Eagle
by Stephen Johnson The Kenmare Lace Festival has won the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) award as the “Best Innovative Gathering” event. The award recognises the lasting legacy created by community initiatives around the country during the Year of the Gathering. The award carries with it a €2,000 bursary to be used to host a future Lace Festival.
A SCALED down search for a Dutch tourist missing off the Sheeps Head Peninsula resumed this weekend. The family of Roland Deckers (31) are said to be distraught after a 21 day search of the coastline near their remote holiday home yielded no results. The body of Mr Deckers’ friend was winched from the water by the Coastguard on the first day of the search, February 10th.
by Louise Roseingrave A BID to create a native woodland in Clonakilty springs into action this weekend as part of National Tree Week. Some 2,000 trees will be planted by up to one hundred volunteers at a fledgling woodland on grounds near Gullane Lake, donated by Cork County Council.