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A place for everyone

Posted on: 11th December, 2017 in Features

He started out as a farmer tending sheep on the Wicklow hills. Today Reverend Kingsley Sutton’s flock is the congregation of Kilgariffe Union of Parishes. The rector, who moved to Clonakilty with his family a year and a half ago,...

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Fighting homelessness at Christmas

Posted on: 11th December, 2017 in Features

According to the most recent figures published by the Department of Housing, there were 282 people in emergency accommodation in Cork during the last week of October 2017 – an 18 per cent increase in 12 months. October 2017 saw...

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Delivering Christmas cheer

Posted on: 11th December, 2017 in Features

Declan Fitzgerald has one of the most important jobs in the country this Christmas. A busy rural postman for An Post, Declan has the responsibility of carrying all the very special letters to Santa from boys and girls in the...

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Neighbours helping neighbours

Posted on: 11th December, 2017 in Features

Designed in 1980 by Edgar Cahn to reward ‘decency, caring, and a passion for justice’, timebanking is an exchange of skills and services within the community. Inspired by the success of the timebanking movement in the UK, a group of...

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On call for Christmas

Posted on: 11th December, 2017 in Features

People don’t stop getting sick or having medical emergencies just because it’s Christmas so of course doctors don’t stop working. Dr Brian Carey, Consultant Geriatrician at Bantry General Hospital is one such physician who will be spending much of the...

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Keeping Cork safe

Posted on: 13th November, 2017 in Features

While Hurricane Ophelia wrecked havoc on the south west coast of Ireland, organisations such as Cork Safety Alerts kept the public informed and safe. Co-founder of Cork Safety Alerts, Patrick O’Leary, talks to Mary O’Brien about why and how this...

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RehabCare Bantry goes the extra mile in aiding recovery

Posted on: 13th November, 2017 in Features

On the edge of town behind Bantry Hospital at Droumleigh, RehabCare fits so snugly into 14 acres of woodland that it can be difficult to find. However this is a place that is worth seeking out says Mary O’Brien. Opened...

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Cork heroin addict rebuilds her life

Posted on: 13th November, 2017 in Features

Viewers will have this week been gripped watching the final episode of the three-part documentary series The Rehab, which aired on TV3. Filmed over a year, with unprecedented access to staff and residents of Coolmine Therapeutic Community, The Rehab is...

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