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Earth lawyer Polly Higgins dies aged 50

Posted on: 7th May, 2019 in Headlines

Fiona Hayes remembers an extraordinary woman and friend, Polly Higgins, who spent her life fighting to protect the Earth. Earth lawyer Polly Higgins died this Easter Sunday evening at the age of 50.  She was a friend and an extraordinary...

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West Cork’s Emma Cullinane takes home youth accolade at Irish Red Cross National Volunteer Awards

Posted on: 7th May, 2019 in Headlines

Pictured (L-R) at the Irish Red Cross National Volunteer Awards in Croke Park were Danielle Cullinane who represented her daughter Emma Cullinane who won the Youth Achievement Award, Irish Red Cross Young Volunteer of the Year winner Emma Hurley​ and...

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Save Bantry Bay Day is May 14

Posted on: 7th May, 2019 in Headlines

“Saving Bantry Bay shouldn’t have to come at such a high financial cost for local communities.”  Bantry LEA candidate Holly McKeeve-Cairns says that communities across West Cork are paying too high a price for poor decision-making at both local and...

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Bantry chosen to pilot Retail Support Programme

Posted on: 7th May, 2019 in Headlines

Pictured at the launch of a special pilot scheme by Cork County Council for Bantry businesses were Sharon Corcoran Director of Economic Development & Tourism at Cork County Council, Kevin Curran, Head of Enterprise,and Deirdre O’Mahony, Senior Business Development Officer,...

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West Cork solicitors win All-Ireland Business All-Stars in Croke Park

Posted on: 10th April, 2019 in News

Clonakilty based personal injury and medical negligence specialist solicitors, McCarthy + Co. are the first law firm in Ireland to have been accredited Business All Star status.  The coveted Business All Star status is an independently verified standard mark for...

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Yousuf returns to aid Rohingya refugees with the support of the West Cork community

Posted on: 10th April, 2019 in News

Yousuf Janab Ali, Chairman of Clonakilty’s Islamic Cultural Centre of West Cork, recently travelled for the second time to his native country Bangladesh to volunteer at one of the Rohingya camps.  Bangladesh is now sheltering more than a million Myanmar...

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Clonakilty Distillery wins awards for its Minke Gin and Single Batch whiskey

Posted on: 9th April, 2019 in Food & Drinks

Minke Gin from the newly-opened Clonakilty Distillery was named the Best International Botanical Gin by the American Distilling Institute, following a blind tasting by a panel of expert judges. The main botanical used to create Minke Gin is rock samphire...

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Minister proposes ambitious plans to pedestrianise Kinsale town

Posted on: 9th April, 2019 in Headlines

Speaking at a ‘Doing Business in Kinsale Meeting’ at the Blue Haven Hotel last month, Minister Jim Daly proposed an ambitious plan to pedestrianise the main street (Pearse Street) of the town, and to create an outdoor space for recreational...

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