– Using drama in a new and innovative way to encourage cultural change around farmer health, wellbeing and farm safety Safe Farm recently launched its farm health, safety, and wellbeing European Innovation Project in County Cork. The project was officially launched by Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Martin Heydon. […]
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Do you want to live a longer and healthier life, but don’t know where to start? Help is now at hand as GP Dr. Phil Kieran is looking for people to get in touch to take part in a new series of ‘How Long Will You Live?’ for transmission on RTÉ One this Autumn. Based in Cork, Dr. […]
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At the May meeting of North Cork IFA County Executive in Fermoy this week, IFA President Tim Cullinan presented IFA Honorary Life Membership to IFA stalwart Mike Ryan from Mitchelstown IFA Branch. IFA President in presenting the IFA Honorary Life Membership Award paid tribute to Mr Ryan’s outstanding commitment, service and support to the Association […]
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Volkswagen has joined forces with an iconic Jedi master for the launch of the ID. Buzz. The company launches sales activities for its iconic van, the ID. Buzz1 with a stand-out collaboration with “Obi-Wan Kenobi”; the all-new limited Star Wars series coming to Disney+ May 27, 2022. The campaign launches with a customised advert made […]
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Publicans have been urged to sign up to the first ever apprenticeship to train a new generation of bar managers, launched to tackle the crippling shortage of hospitality staff. The three-year degree course, backed by State and employer funding, has been officially unveiled. 23 year old Kilfinane native Emma Hanley, who is based in Limerick […]
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Change in cultural perception of the automotive industry overall, flexible working environment and opportunities still needed! A new survey carried out by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) found that 71% of respondents would recommend a career in the Industry to others. The survey of 140 women from across the industry was carried […]
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AIB Group has launched the AIB Community €1 Million Fund to support over 30 charitable organisations in communities across Ireland. The bank is asking its customers and the wider public in Munster to nominate registered charities that connect with causes that matter most to them and their communities. AIB will allocate €700,000 to charities chosen by […]
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I like the way Volvo call their electric cars Recharge. Well that’s what you have to do, re-charge the car before you head off. In the case of the C40 that I drove last week that charge is fairly rapid and you should get around 430km if you drive sensibly on a full charge. The […]
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There was strong local representation at this year’s North Cork Garda Youth Awards as local ladies brought home the accolades. Both Ava McKenna and the YSI Period Poverty Group were recognised for their work at last Thursday’s award ceremony in Charleville, and all recipients are students at Loreto Secondary School, Fermoy. Ava McKenna from Glenville won an award […]
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Those at Fermoy Garda Station bid farewell to Sergeant Dave Hughes last week who retired after 40 years of service in An Garda Síochana. Sergeant Hughes, a Cobh native, retired from the Cork North Divisional Office on Friday, May 13, having spent 26 years of his service in Fermoy Garda Station. During his time in the […]
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A triple crown of wins at elite level have confirmed Arthur McDonagh’s status as the country’s number one road bowler. Having successfully transitioned from these sports, Arthur is sweeping all before him in a remarkable run of form. The big one of course was the All-Ireland road bowling final held in Ballyvourney recently, where he faced […]
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Following the success of last year’s 100K in 30 Days event, which raised €1.7 million for Breast Cancer Ireland, organisers are calling on people to join the #pinkarmy and take part in the June event. The event is open to everyone – runners, walkers, those in wheelchairs, families, colleagues, schools, community groups, and sports teams. 100K […]
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The Overall Winner of the Grassland Farmer of the Year 2021 is Colin Doherty, Adare, Co Limerick. Now in its fifth year the awards recognise and reward the top grassland farmers in the country who are growing and utilising more grass on their farms in a sustainable manner. The awards are supported by the Department […]
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By Pauline Murphy One of the greatest military coups in Irish history occurred on the waters of Cork Harbour just over 100 years ago when the IRA seized the British army vessel, SS Upnor. In the week after St Patrick’s Day 1922 an IRA volunteer who was working at Haulbowline dockyard noticed the Upnor at […]
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Ballyduff Drama Group, Kilmeen and Palace Players were represented at the open draws in Athlone on Monday to allocate nights to the nine qualified groups. First to one drawn were Palace Players with ‘Chapatti’ for the opening night (Thursday, May 5). This was followed (in nightly order) by Kilmeen (‘Conversations On A Homecoming’) and Bunclody/Kilmyshall (‘The […]
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St Dominic's is an amalgamation of the underage structure of both Shanballymore GAA along with Glanworth GAA, a club that has in recent years have really started to deliver great results. To celebrate the success from 2021, a very enjoyable victory social was held on Friday last, 15th April in Springfort Hall. Opening proceedings on the night, chairman PJ Browne welcomed the crowd, […]
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‘Rural regeneration’ is a buzzword which has been used a lot in the media and by politicians in the last number of years, but what exactly is rural regeneration? The little village of Glenbrohane in County Limerick will soon be a visible and active example of a how a rural village on the verge of […]
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Scoil Pól, Kilfinane recently hosted the John Paul II Awards, with Sr. Patricia and Ms. Convey working with the diocesan team. The awards are supported by the Knights of Columbanus and the secondary school was delighted to welcome their representatives and Bishop Brendan Leahy, who presented the awards. Unfortunately ten recipients were unable to attend […]
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The Racing Home For Easter Festival held in Cork Racecourse, Mallow last weekend proved to be a great success. Patrons were treated to 3 days of top class racing, which culminated with the 'point-to-point' day on bank holiday Monday. Fans of 'between the flags' turned up in significant numbers for 9 races, which included two divisions […]
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The point where social farming and biodiversity meet is also the point where Kilworth native, Luke Myers, comes into the picture. In January, Luke accepted a position with the South Kerry Development Partnership on the Kerry Social Farming model to manage the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) aspect of the project, which works with farmers and […]
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I have often said before on these pages, that colour is so important when buying a new car. You might go into a garage looking for one brand, but then you see a colour that really catches your eye and you might switch brands. That old theory of changing your mind in the showroom may […]
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The allocated campervan parking spaces at Kevin Barry Hill caused quite a bit of a stir over the weekend when Aaron Burchael of the popular YouTube channel ‘Charlie and Me’, paid a visit to the town only to find all of the allocated spaces taken up with 16 cars. “Fermoy is a great town,” he […]
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Mental health advocate, Darragh Roche from Kilworth, was once again the driving force behind last Sunday's fundraising truck run in aid of Cork Mental Health Foundation. The 'truck' run also featured an array of classic cars, new and vintage motorcycles and tractors. Inclement weather on Sunday morning threatened to be a spoil sport, thankfully, it […]
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There is currently a waiting list of approximately 200 people for the Fermoy Swimming Pool. Figures regarding the number of people on a waiting list to access the facility were revealed at this week’s Fermoy Municipal District meeting following a query put forward by local councillor, William O’Leary. According to the councillor, he has received […]
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An exciting development in Gaelic Games took place in O'Connell Park, Mitchelstown last Friday evening with an inaugural training session organised by Mitchelstown Ladies Football Club. Aimed at 'Mothers & Others', this initiative is non competitive and targets players of mixed abilities, many of whom may be new to the sport. Conditions were ideal and the […]
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Since securing a site in 2019, major works have been carried out by Lismore Men’s Shed to make a portion of the grounds of the old hospital a home for their organisation. The Lismore Men’s Shed is a community-based project where men come together to learn, share skills and socialise, with the aim of improving their health […]
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21 years ago, in the continuing fight against Foot and Mouth Disease, the feeding of swill (including carcasses, offal and waste from animal slaughter) to other animals was banned until December 2001. At the time, 120 farms in Louth were affected, with 37 families having all their animals culled. The other 83 had just their sheep […]
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Opel has announced pricing and equipment for the new Grandland range, ahead of its arrival on Irish forecourts this April. Elegantly sporty and proudly displaying the new signature Opel Vizor brand face, it is host to a stunning new Pure Panel cockpit and class-leading technology and comfort features. With safety a clear priority, the new […]
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Stephen Kenny’s Republic of Ireland side will now open their UEFA Nations League campaign in Armenia on Saturday, June 4, following detailed discussions with UEFA, FIFA and the Ukrainian, Scottish and Armenian Associations. In light of the ongoing situation in Ukraine, the Group B1 fixture list has been rescheduled to accommodate the FIFA World Cup Play-Off […]
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Kia’s popular Niro crossover has been entirely redesigned from the ground up to meet the complex and diverse needs of today’s environmentally-conscious car users. Three state-of-the-art electrified powertrains, sustainable interior materials and exceptional safety performance combine to ensure the all-new version surpasses customer expectations. The redesigned Niro is an intrinsic model in Kia’s growing eco-friendly […]
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A national online survey focusing on the topics of wellbeing and social inclusion was officially launched on Monday by Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman TD on behalf of the National Disability Authority (NDA). It aims to find out how included people from all sectors of Irish society feel, as well as […]
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Nine credit unions across Cork City and county have launched a campaign to encourage people to switch to them for their current account services. The credit unions are hoping to encourage thousands of customers to open current accounts with them where they will avail of services like overdrafts and direct debit facilities. Synergy are among […]
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Plans for a major Strategic Housing Development in Fermoy have gone before An Bord Pleanála as a website with details for the same, www.fermoyshd.ie, has also gone live. Cumnor Construction Ltd, the applicant, lodged plans for the 336 residential unit development with the planning authority late last week. According to the plans, the site is […]
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The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI), have released the official 221 new vehicle registration figures for March. New car registrations for March were up 40.7% (12,935) when compared to March 2021 (9,192). Registrations year to date are up 4% (49,928) on the same period last year (48,030). Light Commercials vehicles (LCV) are down 32.2% (2,032) compared […]
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Ireland will have the tremendous honour of holding this year’s World Ploughing Contest in Ratheniska, Co Laois on September 21st and 22nd. The event had been due to take place in Russia this year. World Ploughing Organisation General Secretary, Anna Marie McHugh, said: “I am delighted to announce that twenty-five countries from all over the globe from […]
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As we enter Q2 of 2022, business activity levels up to 65% of that seen pre-pandemic are being recorded by members of the Association of Irish Professional Conference Organisers (AIPCO). The group announced the figure as members gathered for their tenth annual Business Tourism Conference at Carton House in County Kildare last Friday, where Minister […]
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This Easter Sunday, 17th April, make your way to Cork Racecourse Mallow for the RSVP Magazine Most Stylish Lady event. Ahead of the event, RSVP Magazine are delighted to announce TV broadcaster Elaine Crowley as this year’s head judge. There is no pre-registration for the competition, just simply look out for the Best Dressed judge and […]
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There has been huge interest in Toyota’s first fully electric car, the bZ4X which is due in Irish car showrooms in June. The car was on display at Dundrum Shopping Centre in South Dublin for a few days before the St Patrick’s weekend and apparently around 2,000 prospective customers registered their interest online. We are […]
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Plans to build 336 housing units in Fermoy have gone before An Bord Pleanála. The site, planned to be developed by Cumnor Construction Ltd., is an 11.75 hectare area in the townland of Coolcarron, on the southside of the town. Meanwhile, in Mitchelstown, there are plans for 51 housing units to be built on the site […]
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Planning permission is being sought for the construction of 51 housing units in Mitchelstown at the site of the old Mart on George’s Street. Bearing in mind the capacity issues at the Wastewater Treatment Plant, Cork Marts CEO Sean O’Sullivan described the plans as ‘aspirational’, but said that if circumstances change, the company would be eager […]
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As public realm works in Rathcormac are due to take place outside the Garda Station, it is expected that works on the historic ‘hanging trees’ will also take place soon. The prominent Rathcormac trees likely received the name ‘hanging trees’ due to the tragic events of the rebellion of 1798, with local tradition claiming the […]
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Ballyhoura Development CLG have announced they will be undertaking a feasibility study for a community owned anaerobic digester in the region. Anaerobic digesters (AD) are one way of creating biomethane gas for use in Ireland, and with energy supply now a topic high on the agenda for both the public and politicians, the announcement is […]
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The former ‘Blue Nuns’ convent on Monument Hill in Fermoy is set to become the home of a family of eight who have fled the war in Ukraine. Previously home to ‘The Little Company of Mary’, more affectionately known as ‘The Blue Nuns’, the house on Monument Hill was recently refurbished and offered to help house […]
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Kia Ireland has achieved a 7.75% market share for the first quarter of 2022. This represents a record share for the company and is up 1.8% from 2021. In a flat market up just 4% from 2021, Kia is up 35% and is third ranked behind market leaders Toyota and Hyundai. Key product drivers for […]
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By Daragh Ó Conchúir Spring is all about rebirth and renewal, and rural dwellers in particular can revel in all sorts of neophytes attacking life with playful vigour and fearlessness. Foals, chicks, lambs, calves. You name it, the instincts are the same. A complete lack of inhibition comes to the fore, based on an ignorance […]
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Q. There has been a lot of discussion recently about public holidays. Can you clarify the current situation? There are generally 9 public holidays in Ireland in a year. In 2022, an extra once-off public holiday will take place on Friday, 18 March. From 2023, there will be a new annual public holiday in early […]
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Toyota, Ireland’s best-selling electrified car brand has announced its partnership with WellFest 2022 as the official car sponsor of the annual wellness festival. The health and wellness event, which is now in its seventh year, will see Toyota host a dedicated chill-out area where attendees can relax and enjoy a sound bath* and a series of meditation sessions across […]
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The great and the good visited Castletownroche on Thursday for the grand reopening of Annes Grove Gardens to the public. Crowds of people from across the country visited just to to get a peep at the historic gardens, which are now open to the public. Prosecco, wine and apple juice flowed alongside the river, and […]
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RIAI Simon Open Door is back and Ireland’s architects are ready to offer professional advice on your home improvements and it is all in aid of the Simon Communities. The RIAI and the Simon Communities are calling on members of the public to support the annual RIAI Simon Open Door campaign. In return for a […]
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The successful model gets an upgrade: ŠKODA has used a more refined design language, sustainable materials, new technologies and a choice of efficient latest-generation EVO engines. Since its launch as the second SUV model range in 2017, more than 5,000 KAROQs have been sold in Ireland, making the smaller brother of the KODIAQ a mainstay […]
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