Features

Clutching at straws for Coalition

Shane Daly headshot

Posted on: 4th July, 2017 in Features

To use an old cliché, unless you have been living under a rock, by now you’ll have learned that Theresa May’s Conservative government and the Democratic Unionist Party of Northern Ireland have decided to form a coalition government. I’ve written...

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Lee’s and Nils: West Cork clubs in the city

old football pic

Posted on: 4th July, 2017 in Features

Gaelic football in Cork has always been strongest in the west of the rebel county while hurling claimed dominance in the city, but in the late 19th century, two football clubs with a West Cork flavour sprung up on the...

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The walk of a lifetime

Camino 1

Posted on: 29th June, 2017 in Features

The Camino de Santiago (the Way of St. James) is a large network of ancient pilgrim routes stretching right across Europe and attracting hundreds and thousands of walkers each year. Some complete the entire route in 30 or 40 days,...

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Stories of the Revolution 1916-1923 by local schools

skibb heritage leap

Posted on: 29th June, 2017 in Features

An important and very valuable archive of local stories, many of them previously unrecorded, has been compiled as a result of a schools’ history project organised by Skibbereen Heritage Centre as part of Cork County Council’s Centenary programme. As part...

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An open home and an open heart

Fostering Couple

Posted on: 29th June, 2017 in Features

For the past 21 years, Michael and Elma O’Neill have opened up their home and their hearts to at least 13 children in need of foster care in West Cork. When their own children were aged 7, 9 and 11,...

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Bandon native appeals for Concern

Concern Worldwide's Director of International Programmes with four-year-old Amal at an informal tented settlement in Hwesh, Akkar province, Lebanon. Amal is wearing a top made from donated blankets by a seamstress in the settlement.

Posted on: 9th June, 2017 in Features

Ireland’s largest aid agency, Concern Worldwide reached a record number of people across its development and humanitarian response programmes last year, a reflection of the growing level of global humanitarian need and the organisation’s increasing focus on supporting people living...

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Inspiring Skibb girl aims for the stars

Amy – sheeps Head

Posted on: 9th June, 2017 in Features

‘Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.’ This is the mantra of 27-year-old Amy Capener from Skibbereen who is literally aiming for the stars. Amy has been offered one of 12 places on the unique Master of Science...

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A fireman’s life

4/5/17 Station Officer Aidan Buckley and the crew of Bandon Fire Brigade pictured with Deputy Mayor Cllr Gillian Coughlan at the unveiling of a bench at Bandon Fire Station in member of the deceased members of the Bandon Fire Brigade. Photo Jonathan Tyner

Posted on: 9th June, 2017 in Features

On May 4, 2017, a special ceremony at St. Patrick’s Church in Bandon honoured deceased members of the fire brigade on International Fire Fighters Day, as well as members of other local response agencies. Station Officer Aidan Buckley has been...

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