THE introduction of legislation by Minister Pat Rabbitte that opens the door for ESB to use its distribution network to provide high speed broadband services will lead to much improved service in rural areas it has been claimed. The new legislation which will enable the ESB to provide its extensive and robust distribution infrastructure for the provision of high quality broadband services across the country.
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Bantry Town Council at it’s most recent meeting on Tuesday evening 14th January 2014 made history by joining Skibbereen, Clonakilty and other town councils across the country in calling for an immediate end to water fluoridation in Ireland. Bantry Town Councillor’s unanimously passed a motion proposed by Bantry Town Councillor Diarmaid Murphy calling for the immediate cessation of Public Water Fluoridation in Ireland in addition to publicly endorsing the West
by Louise Roseingrave ACTOR and campaigner Jeremy Irons has accepted the status of honorary Corkman at the Cork People of the Year awards. The 65 year old Oscar winning actor received the award from last year’s inaugural recipient and fellow West Cork resident, film producer Lord David Puttnam.
IN a category with growing competition, the Quality Hotel & Leisure Club continues to put Clonakilty and West Cork on the map as an outstanding property, particularly for families. For the second year running, Tripadvisor have announced that the hotel is one of the top 10 hotels for families in Ireland in their Traveller Choice Awards for 2014.
RIPLEY Davenport has announced a new challenge that will test his resilience and talent to new levels. Ripley will attempt an 850-mile ultra adventure swim round Ireland in 2014. Ripley has set himself an enormous challenge mentally, physically and emotionally battling cold, monotony, fatigue, storms, jellyfish, hunger, and isolation. The magnitude of this swim has many elements that reach beyond a personal achievement and beyond anything that Ripley
THE Muntir Bhaire Community Preschool was recently badly damaged due to flooding of the premises and grounds. The group are holding a Monster €1,000 bingo in order to raise funds to help cover the costs of replacing the heating system.
BANTRY and Bandon are among the areas in Cork which will receive funding under the 2014 national road allocations. €15,000 has been allocated for the construction of a proposed new pedestrian crossing adjacent to Bandon Bridge National School, while €450,000 is being allocated for road resurfacing works from the Abbey Cemetery through to the Square in Bantry, which is currently in a very poor condition.
by Stephen Johnson WITH weather conditions predicted to be good this coming weekend (January 17-20), the number of people using and walking on South Kerry’s beaches and coastal areas is expected to increase.
NAMA and other complex legal cases requiring outside expertise are draining the resources of the Office of the Information Commissioner [OIC] and the Commissioner for Environmental Information [CEI], according to the West Cork -based environmental group Friends of the Irish Environment. In a letter to Brendan Howlin, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, the group has pointed out that the OIC was already “stretched beyond its limit” according to
THE Minister for the Marine, Simon Coveney has announced funding for the remediation and harbour improvement works at North Harbour, Cape Clear, which will see an investment of €4 million being made. Fine Gael TD for Cork South West, Noel Harrington welcomed the announcement saying it demonstrates the Government’s commitment to coastal communities and to ensuring marine infrastructure is maintained and kept up to standard.