Clonakilty Community College to proceed to design stage
Clonakilty based Fine Gael TD Jim Daly has received confirmation from the Department of Education that a design team is to be appointed to design the extension for Clonakilty Community college in the coming weeks ahead of construction commencing on the project in 2015. Speaking to West Cork People this week, Jim Daly welcomed the announcement, which was made following the completion of a revised schedule of accommodation to include a Special Educational Needs unit in the new extension.
Clonakilty puts the heart into Christmas with Human Rights festival
Clonakilty Human Rights Week organised by the Clonakilty Amnesty International Group runs from December 3 to 10.
On December 10, 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was published, one of the most significant documents in the history of the evolution of mankind, as it states very clearly the 30 fundamental rights of every human being. The Clonakilty Amnesty International Group campaigns precisely for those rights, which unfortunately are too often denied, neglected, abused and violated in far more countries and occasions than we think.
An Extraordinary Woman
From copytaker to woman's editor, Maureen Fox was one of the first women journalists to work in the newsroom of the then ‘Cork Examiner’ from the early 70's right through to the early 90's. She had a unique style of speaking to her readers and for years her columns were among the most popular in the Examiner, generating letters from readers that poured in by the sackful. Maureen was also the first Irish print journalist to receive the prestigious Friendship Force International Peace Award for her outstanding contribution to world peace and friendship. The panel of judges included Rosalyn Carter, wife of former US President Jimmy Carter.
Youth shine at Garda Awards
This year, a total of 141 young people were nominated for the West Cork Garda Youth Awards in association with Super Valu. This figure demonstrates the contribution being made to their community by the youth of West Cork. Inspector Brendan Fogarty, Bandon Garda Station, who was Chairman of the Judging Committee, remarked “Each year we are consistently impressed and humbled by the sacrifices made by these young people, as they contribute to their community, both at a local level, and also in wider areas. The award winners are truly worthy, but the standard of nominations in general was at a very high level. An Garda Siochana would like to pay tribute to SuperValu for their continued sponsorship of the Youth Awards.”