24th annual West Cork Garda Youth Awards launched

8th October, 2019

An Garda Síochána in West Cork is pleased to launch the 24th annual West Cork Garda Youth Awards, in association with SuperValu. These Awards were initiated in West Cork in 1995 by Garda James O Mahony, Juvenile Liaison Officer, Bandon....

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Ireland has longest hospital waiting lists in Europe

8th October, 2019

Potential of a ‘bad’ flu season and a shortage of both Emergency Medicine and Intensive Care Hospital Consultants increase risk of reduced quality of care for patients this winter. IHCA President Dr. Donal O’Hanlon says “the current position of constant...

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Charity Air Ambulance exceeds target

8th October, 2019

Ireland’s first Charity led Air Ambulance has delivered in excess of 100 missions within its first two months of service – and has launched a major fundraising appeal for corporate and public support. The new Air Ambulance is ahead of...

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Women at risk but continuing to fight

10th September, 2019

By Mary Grover on behalf of Clonakilty Amnesty Group Perhaps not many of us have heard of Women Human Rights Defenders. Amnesty International is a partner. This organisation is made up of many groups worldwide who combat too many deeply...

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Twenty short films on the Great Famine launched at Skibbereen Heritage Centre

10th September, 2019

Lord David Puttnam launched 20 short films on the Great Famine at Skibbereen Heritage Centre recently as part of the Famine Story exhibition. The new films focus particularly on how the Great Hunger impacted the people of West Cork and...

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West Cork doctor urges dialogue on A&E crisis

10th September, 2019

We’ve all heard the reports or experienced firsthand the pressure that our A&E departments are under and Cork University Hospital’s Emergency Department (CUH ED) is one of the busiest in the country. Dr Jeff Featherstone, West Cork GP and A&E...

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A bounty to share at Kilbrittain school

10th September, 2019

Do you know what a FoodProud School is? Well the students of Gurraneasig National School in Kilbrittain do because they coined the phrase! While little free libraries have been popping up all over the country, the little West Cork School...

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New Kinsale group to offer helping hands to a Syrian family

10th September, 2019

Road to Kinsale is a Community Sponsorship project, initiated by a Kinsale-based group linked in their desire to offer a helping hand to those displaced in one of the world’s largest humanitarian crises of our time. In witnessing the atrocities...

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