A High Court judge has surrendered for extradition a man who absconded to Ireland after spending 31 years in prison for a murder he committed when he was a child.
Fri, 03 May, 2019
A man who has spent 31 years in prison for a murder he committed when he was a child does not pose a risk to society and should not be extradited to the UK, his barrister has told the High Court.
Mon, 08 Apr, 2019
Areas in rural Cork and Kerry left facing 20km-plus round trips
Wed, 29 Aug, 2018
As someone who grew up in a village, I remember it as quite a lively place in the 1960s and 70s, writes
Mon, 05 Mar, 2018
Fred Astaire and Charlotte Rampling were among the stars of a film made in West Cork 40 years ago. It gets its first ever showing in the region today, writes
Thu, 10 Aug, 2017
DON’T use the weather as an excuse. Get out there, says.
Mon, 07 Aug, 2017
YOU are almost at the end point of Ireland, when you get to Castletownbere and the narrowing and indented sections of the ridiculously scenic Beara Peninsula — so, it’s handy to a have a boat in your back yard to get around in, to explore the coastline, and perhaps do a bit of fishing into the bargain, writes
Sat, 06 May, 2017
The Department of Agriculture has revealed its intention to amend the licence at a fish farm in Eyeries, Co Cork.
Tue, 21 Feb, 2017
Proposals have been put in place for an €8m double cable car and visitor centre to further boost tourism on the country’s most south-westerly island.
Thu, 10 Nov, 2016
In the first of an occasional series journalist and cycling enthusiast,, highlights some of the great cycling routes of Munster. This week, The Adrigole Circuit.
Wed, 22 Jun, 2016
The 1916 Easter Rising commemorations will continue today around the country, including a state ceremonial event in Cork City — the only such event in Munster.
Mon, 28 Mar, 2016
Some of the events taking place across Cork to commemorate the centenary of the Rising include:
Fri, 25 Mar, 2016
SEÁN O’Hegarty had charge of 30 Volunteers who marched from different directions to Kealkill, where the plan had been to take control of the local Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) barracks.
Mon, 21 Mar, 2016
Cork County Council will not investigate claims that a number of people were removed from the electoral register in West Cork, as the onus remains on voters to ensure they are registered.
Mon, 07 Mar, 2016
Wed, 03 Feb, 2016
Sarah Walker’s new work was inspired by her children’s choice of sport, writes
Mon, 26 Jan, 2015
THE late Michael Sheehan returned to his native West Cork at the age of 82, after a lifetime of working on cargo boats and travelling around the world. An impulse to paint seized him and in just four years, until his death in 1996, Sheehan produced a series of naïve oil paintings depicting local historical events and the raw beauty of his birthplace, the Beara peninsula.
Thu, 18 Dec, 2014
A BRILLIANT summer to date will reach a high point this bank holiday weekend with tens of thousands of people on holidays, and those not on holidays taking to the outdoors to enjoy beaches, forests, parks, mountains and lakes.
Mon, 04 Aug, 2014
Bathing restrictions have been placed on three popular beaches on the rugged Beara Peninsula.
Fri, 25 Jul, 2014
The court order to wind up a credit union serving the remote Beara Peninsula represents a "huge blow" to the area, according to locals.
Thu, 24 Jul, 2014
A total of 114 candidates have declared for Cork County Council with more than one-in-three being non-party hopefuls.
Tue, 13 May, 2014
I spent some time in Boston in my late twenties. America prides itself on its multiculturalism, but I would hardly be the first to remark that the country has a habit of reducing everything to a certain sameness.
Mon, 24 Feb, 2014
A fascination with old houses, and the lives lived within their walls, prompted artist Avril McDermott to paint the towns and villages of west Cork.
Wed, 25 Sep, 2013
A new book and art collection depicting West Cork’s village vistas opens as an exhibition today in Castletownshend.
Thu, 01 Aug, 2013
Give Me Your Hand is a play with a simple premise that has been hugely successful both in Ireland and internationally.
Thu, 11 Jul, 2013
Kerry Group Rás Mumhan race director Tadhg Moriarty has warned riders with designs on making an impact on this year’s event to be “prepared for one of the hardest stages in the history of the race.”
Thu, 28 Mar, 2013
A picture postcard village of just 70 people has been declared the best kept place in Ireland.
Wed, 27 Jun, 2012
If you’re “on the way out” it might be prudent to check the availability of ever-decreasing grave spaces in West Cork. And, if not, it could be a good idea to invest in a “pay now and use later” scheme.
Wed, 23 May, 2012
A Government TD has asked the Department of Social Protection to review plans to cut hours at an “outreach” dole office which services a remote West Cork peninsula.
Thu, 17 May, 2012
Rural dwellers the world over are, in my experience, frequently resourceful, independent, and well able to manage the challenges that living in remote rural areas can bring.
Thu, 10 May, 2012
Arts Editor Marc O’Sullivan met the late artist a few years ago and discovered to his delight that they shared a mutual admiration for each other’s work
Thu, 26 Apr, 2012
A local authority is considering asking the public to acquire burial plots “well in advance” to help offset the cost of new cemetery sites.
Thu, 22 Mar, 2012
Neil Jordan’s in-production Byzantium is just one of many films to use the Beara Peninsula as a backdrop, says
Sat, 11 Feb, 2012
ON a day that farmers were warned of the need for increased care in and around farms, the rural community lost another life following a tragic accident in West Cork.
Thu, 19 Aug, 2010
IT’S downhill all the way to the sea beneath at Derrynanebeg, one of the best scenic perches bar none on the Ring of Kerry.
Sat, 15 May, 2010
DOWN by the sea and down in price, too, is this large, European-style property at Gurteen, Beara. On the tip of the peninsula at Eyeries, the house sits on an acre of ground and looks straight out to sea.
Sat, 10 Apr, 2010
A MAJOR air, sea and land search will resume in West Cork this morning for a Polish father and son feared drowned at the weekend.
Wed, 15 Jul, 2009
GARDAÍ have asked parents to be vigilant following two reports that a man in a dark green car approached young girls in suspicious circumstances.
Fri, 26 Jun, 2009
THE small Roscommon village of Keadue has been named as the 2003 winner of the annual Tidy Towns competition.
Tue, 09 Sep, 2003
NIAMH O'SHEA was expecting to deliver her third child around New Year's Day but her parcel of joy was delivered on Christmas Day instead.
Fri, 27 Dec, 2002