Issue of childcare a major concern for 72 per cent of female entrepreneurs

9th October, 2017

Research findings based on a sample of 150 business women conducted by the Local Enterprise Offices in Cork and Kerry has found that childcare is among the biggest barriers for women starting their own business. It found that more than...

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Rain, slurry deadlines and housing

9th October, 2017

Bursts of heavy rain over the last month has seen grazing conditions across the country compounded with cattle housed in parts. Farmers in West Cork recorded between 40mm and 50mm of rainfall on Tuesday, September 26. In Bantry, some 56mm...

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Celtic Ross Hotel awarded AA Rosette for Culinary Excellence

9th October, 2017

The Kingfisher Bar and Bistro at the Celtic Ross Hotel, Rosscarbery, under Head Chef Alex Petit, has received an AA Award for Culinary Excellence. The AA has been awarding Rosettes since 1955. This scheme is an award, not a classification,...

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St. Joseph’s in Clonakilty looks back on 50 years of educating young girls

9th October, 2017

On Thursday, October 19, St. Joseph’s Girls NS, Clonakilty will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a special mass in Clonakilty Parish Church at 10am, celebrated by Mons. O’Driscoll. Following mass, a general invitation is issued to past pupils, and anyone...

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‘Operation Transformation’ for Young Beef Farmers

9th October, 2017

The Young Beef Farmer Sustainability Programme, a year-long training programme dubbed as ‘Operation Transformation’ for beef farmers was launched by Macra na Feirme Young Farmer Skillnet and Dawn Meats at the Ploughing Championships. The initiative is focused on developing future...

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Macra President welcomes publication of EU Young Farmer Survey

9th October, 2017

Speaking from the European Parliament in Brussels, Macra na Feirme National President James Healy has welcomed publication of the European Council of Young Farmers (CEJA) Survey of young farmers. The Young Farmer Survey entitled ‘Building a Sustainable Sector’ was an...

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Vital role of Focus in the West Cork community highlighted at Open Morning

9th October, 2017

Minister Jim Daly TD was on hand to support the National Learning Network Focus Programme during its Open Morning at the Supervalu Complex in Clonakilty on Monday, September 11. The Focus programme offers rehabilitative training to those who are dealing...

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Clonakilty Food Company opens new production facility in Clonakilty

9th October, 2017

Tara McCarthy, CEO of Bord Bia, on Monday officially opened Clonakilty Food Company’s new c. 5,000sq metre factory in the town of Clonakilty with MD Colette Twomey. The new production facility houses administration offices, new product development facilities and distribution....

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