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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

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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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A Homeopath’s story

Posted on: 15th May, 2017 in Features

Bernie Smyth has been practicing homeopathy in Clonakilty for almost 20 years. She is also a lecturer and mentor of students at the Irish School of Homoeopathy in Cork and Dublin and also in Wales. Originally from Dublin, Bernie’s first...

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A home on wheels

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Posted on: 15th May, 2017 in Features

Living without the constraints of a traditional mortgage is something that most homeowners just dream about. We’ve all watched with interest the various TV shows showcasing ‘small house living’ with all its advantages and disadvantages. But is it really possible...

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‘Hope to the Homeless’ on the streets of Cork City

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Posted on: 15th May, 2017 in Features

On the streets of Cork City, a Christian organisation and charity called ‘Hope for the Homeless’ is trying to make a difference. Led by Cork woman Gillian Horgan, the volunteers gives support to Cork’s homeless; every other Friday night meeting...

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Hidden rural homelessness

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Posted on: 10th April, 2017 in Features

Although more visible in urban areas, homelessness is a very real issue affecting individuals and families in rural Ireland today. The first quarter of 2017 continues to see a rise rural homelessness in the West Cork region with figures up...

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The final journey

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Posted on: 10th April, 2017 in Features

Planning your own funeral may seem morbid but for many people, particularly those approaching old age, it can give great peace of mind. It is also a very thoughtful and practical exercise that makes things a whole lot easier for...

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