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West Cork RNLI lifeboats bring 128 people to safety in 2013

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Posted on: 10th February, 2014 in News

RNLI lifeboats from four stations in West Cork — Kinsale, Courtmacsherry, Baltimore and Castletownbere — launched a total of 108 times in 2013 saving the lives of 128 people. Overall in Ireland, 1,278 people were rescued. The figures released by...

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O’Sullivan pushes for Greenway Trail to start in Clonakilty

Christopher O'Sullivan

Posted on: 6th February, 2014 in News

The greenway trail for West Cork which is due to go to design stage must begin in Clonakilty according to Clonakilty based county councillor Christopher O’Sullivan. His comments came at a meeting of the council’s western committee, where councillors were...

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Account of controversial killings in Dunmanway

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Posted on: 6th February, 2014 in News

Massacre in West Cork: The Dunmanway and Ballygroman Killings by Barry Keane is a book that gives a definitive account of the controversial killings in Dunmanway, West Cork, during the Truce. The deaths in and around Dunmanway in 1922 have...

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Unregulated fishing will lead to collapse of the Irish sprat stock

Posted on: 6th February, 2014 in News

Dear Editor, In January 2013, I wrote to Minister for Agriculture, Marine and Food, Simon Coveney, TD, highlighting the problem of unsustainable inshore trawling for sprat off the Irish south west coast. There is currently no quota on sprat in...

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Dunmanway student awarded Gold Medal in Business Studies achievement awards

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Posted on: 6th February, 2014 in News

Cathriona Murphy of Maria Immaculata Community College, Dunmanway has been awarded a gold medal for achieving first place in the country in the 2013 Junior Certificate Business Studies exam. Cathriona received her medal at the Business Studies Teachers’ Association of...

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West Cork won’t stand down in the fight against water fluoridation

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Posted on: 5th February, 2014 in Headlines

The West Cork campaign against water fluoridation is becoming a force to be reckoned with as Bantry and Macroom Town Councils make the historic move this month to join ranks with Skibbereen and Clonakilty alongside other town councils across the...

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West Cork local shortlisted for prestigious Innovation Awards

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Posted on: 5th February, 2014 in Headlines

Barbara Murphy from Leap representing the organisation Equilume has been shortlisted in The Irish Times InterTradeIreland Innovation Awards. Eighteen organisations were selected from 136 entries and are now one step closer in the search for the most innovative organisations across...

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West Cork communities invited to get behind Wild Atlantic Way

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Posted on: 5th February, 2014 in Headlines

Fáilte Ireland is calling for local communities across Cork to get behind the Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland’s new tourism initiative for 2014. The tourism authority will be holding a series of community meetings along the west coast in February including...

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