KINSALE & District Community Awards are holding their inaugural event on April 11th 2014, in Actons Hotel at 7.30pm. This event is to acknowledge the efforts of person and/or groups in the local community that make it a better place. It is aimed at the local unsung heroes, who through their voluntary actions enhance the area. Nominations will be accepted from the following areas: Kinsale, Ballinspittle, Ballinadee, Ballinhassig, Belgooly, more »
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THE Minister for the Environment has approved almost €4 million in funding to Cork County Council to begin repairs and restoration programmes arising from the recent severe weather. Cork County Council has been allocated €3,980,000 across various government departments for clean-up and necessary maintenance works arising from the storms between December 16th 2013 and January 2014.
MEMBERS of BARA Camera Club crowded into BARA House on Glengarriff Road recently for their monthly meeting and to witness Judith Payne, chairperson of Bantry Active Retirement Association, proudly present a cheque for €6,000 to Neilie O’Leary Chairperson of West Cork Rural Transport.
DUNMANWAY has been chosen as the first town in West Cork to benefit from the innovative Beacon Retail Programme which has run successfully in Charleville, Youghal, Ballincollig and Millstreet. The Beacon Initiative is a joint initiative between Cork Institute of Technology, Cork County Council and the Enterprise Boards and is designed to help businesses in the Cork County region in a number of practical ways through coaching, advice and more »
AFTER the worst storms on recent record, Baltimore village became a stage, mobilising to create a dance video for the Pharell Williams song Happy. The infectiously upbeat song originated as a score for the soundtrack to the movie Despicable Me 2 becoming an Internet phenomenon as local versions are made across the world (Dublin, Paris, Warsaw).
A WEST Cork TD is calling for the new roads agency to make significant investment in the N71 which runs through the heart of west Cork. Fine Gael’s Noel Harrington was speaking in the Dáil at second stage of the Roads Bill 2014 which provides for the amalgamation of the National Roads Authority (NRA) and the Railway Procurement Agency (RPA).
FENCING contractors across the region are struggling to keep up with demand following the devastation of Storm Darwin which saw perhaps thousands of fences torn up and destroyed from gardens, homes and businesses. At Kilgarvan Fencing, staff are working flat out to help Munster residents get back to a normal life after the recent severe weather conditions caused no end of destruction and havoc in its path across the province.
The Great & Co. is a collective community driven project that aims to provide a base for all arts and crafts people of the Beara Peninsula. Right in the heart of Castletownbere the shop could not have a better location for all year round trade and will bring out and market the amazing arts and crafts of the area. “The people of the Beara don’t realise how more »
FORTY new jobs are to be created in West Cork following the announcement of expansion plans by Clonakilty-based outsourcing company SouthWestern. The company has also announced major plans for its UK operations which will see 200 new jobs at its UK base at Milton Keynes.
THE Government has announced funding to repair damage caused to publicly owned harbours and piers across West Cork by the recent storms. Marine Minister Simon Coveney has announced €8.8 million to repair the damage to publicly owned piers, harbours and slipways linked to fisheries and aquaculture.