Features

Working for success

Posted on: 4th March, 2019 in Features

Young entrepreneur James Gale (22) based in Kinsale believes in aiming and achieving high. The creator of StampOwl and SwiftFox tells Mary O’Brien that he sees himself running a multi-million euro business and providing employment for a lot of people...

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Sowing the seeds of a sustainable future

Posted on: 4th March, 2019 in Features

Seed saving is a labour of love for botanist Madeline McKeever and her daughter Holly Cairns who send their Brown Envelope organic vegetable seeds all over the world from their farm on the remote Turk Head peninsula near Skibbereen. Without...

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To the tune of love

Posted on: 4th February, 2019 in Features

In the words of the great William Shakespeare ‘If music be the food of love, play on.’ Barry and Mary Kingston have been dancing to the same tune since they caught each other’s eye across a crowded pub on May...

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Love, life and a red door welcome in the village

Posted on: 4th February, 2019 in Features

Originally built in 1820 by the Earl of Shannon to accommodate retired sea captains, Travara, a Georgian-style house in Courtmacsherry has been run as a luxury guesthouse since the early 2000s by owners Brendan Murphy and Richard May. Also partners...

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The love story behind the seaweed

Posted on: 4th February, 2019 in Features

Seven years ago Claire O’Sullivan and Eli Tanner caught each other’s eye on a ferry trip to Whiddy Island. “It was my first trip to Whiddy,” explains Claire. “I was going to a Famine commemmoration mass with my Auntie Mary...

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Is Irish planning remiss in its duty to the environment?

Posted on: 4th February, 2019 in Features

On January 21 in the High Court, an application for Judicial Review was granted by Mr. Justice Seamus Noonan in Court 6.   This Judicial Review will be brought against An Bord Pleanala’s decision to grant permission for a customised...

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Climbing back to the top

Posted on: 14th January, 2019 in Features

After suffering a severe spinal injury last May, Clodagh Helen, 25, from Clonakilty, is undertaking a remarkable feat in aid of Spinal Injuries Ireland. The determined zoo biologist, who is one of the handlers at the Birds of Prey Centre...

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West Cork fights back against planning for plastics factory

Posted on: 14th January, 2019 in Features

On November 29 2018 An Bord Pleanala ruled with two votes against one and against the advice of their own inspector, in favour of the proposed Thermoplastic Compounding Factory adjacent to the Retirement Village and Nursing Home on Baltimore Road...

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