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Castletownbere Fisherman’s Co-op wins overall ‘Green Business of the Year’ award

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Posted on: 7th March, 2017 in Headlines

Castletownbere Fisherman’s Co-operative Society won the top accolade ‘Green Business of the Year’ at last weeks prestigious Green Awards 2017 attended by over 500 professionals in the Clayton Hotel, Dublin. Beating off stiff competition from a range of well-known successful...

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Trinity exhibition honours West Cork botanist

Ellen Hutchins: Letters, specimens and drawings of seaweed in the exhibition at Trinity.

Posted on: 7th March, 2017 in Headlines

Ellen Hutchins of Ballylickey (1785 – 1815), Ireland’s first female botanist, is being celebrated by an exhibition in Trinity College Dublin, hosted by the Botany Department there. Spectacular seaweed specimens, collected by Ellen in Bantry Bay over 200 years ago,...

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3,000 people to attend events throughout Local Enterprise Week

Pictured at the launch of Local Enterprise Week in Cork which runs from March 5th - 10th with more than 40 events planned were Adrienne Rodgers, Head of Enterprise Local Enterprise Office Cork City, Kevin Curran, Head of Enterprise, Local Enterprise Office Cork North and West, and Ciara McGee, Local Enterprise Office South Cork. More than 3000 people are expected to attend the mostly free events throughout the week.

Posted on: 7th March, 2017 in Headlines

More than 3,000 people will attend business events in Cork from Monday, March 6 to Friday, March 10, as part of Local Enterprise Week. The Local Enterprise Offices of South Cork, Cork North and West and Cork City have announced...

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€1m in funding sought for a new Air Ambulance

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Michael Martin TD; Pilot Cpt Jamie McKenzie and Irish Community Air Ambulance CEO John Kearney pictured in Cork at the launch of pictured in Cork at the announcement that a €1 million funding is being sought for a new Air Ambulance Service for Munster which will be officially launched later this year. Operating out of Cork Airport, the distinct red-coloured helicopter is a mobile intensive care unit which is staffed by a team of highly qualified and specially trained trauma doctors who can be on site in the fastest time possible. Irish Community Air Ambulance (ICAA), which hopes to raise €1m in funding over the coming months, says the service will complement the existing emergency services including the Emergency Aeromedical Service which is operated by the National Ambulance Service in partnership with the Irish Air Corps.
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Posted on: 6th February, 2017 in Headlines

€1m in funding is being sought for a new Air Ambulance Service for Munster, which will be officially launched later this year. Operating out of Cork Airport, the distinct red-coloured helicopter is a mobile intensive care unit, which is staffed...

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Quality Hotel Clonakilty West Cork Rally 2017

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Posted on: 6th February, 2017 in Headlines

The 39th running of the Quality Hotel Clonakilty West Cork Rally will take place from March 18 to 19, 2017 with Greg McCarthy as Clerk of the Course for a third year. The club are delighted to have the Quality...

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€6.25 million on offer to West Cork communities through LEADER

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Posted on: 17th January, 2017 in Headlines

With €5 million on offer in LEADER funding across West Cork from 2016 – 2020, co-financed by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development with an additional €1.25 million provided by Cork County Council’s Community Development Initiative Fund, now is...

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Navigating the CAO system

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Posted on: 17th January, 2017 in Features

How can you choose one career path or course when there is such a huge choice available? Carol McCarthy of West Cork Guidance says this wide choice should be viewed as an advantage, an opportunity to pursue whatever you want,...

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Binoculars at the ready for dawn to dusk bird race

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Posted on: 17th January, 2017 in Headlines

On Sunday January 29, the West Cork Branch of Birdwatch Ireland will hold a dawn to dusk bird race.  Teams of four people will spend the day racing around a defined area  – stretching from Ring Pier in the east...

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