Larger developments in Co Cork may in future have water-harvesting projects attached as a condition of their planning permission after it was confirmed that some communities may have to be supplied by water tankers for the next two months.
From paving the way for peace in Northern Ireland to spearheading the growth of a tea empire, former tánaiste and foreign affairs minister Peter Barry was a man of many parts, a classic blend if you like, which helped make him one of those rare politicians to win respect across the political divide.
The knitted chickens that raise thousands each year for cancer research are the result of the concerted efforts of many – but it all started 13 years ago when a Fermoy ICA cancer survivor wanted to give something back.
WITH the daffodils just popping up now among the anemones and snowdrops in its front drive, and under old chestnut trees, Woodville House is a River Blackwater treasure, and an early-season Munster market arrival.
A Fianna Fáil councillor readily admits people will still slam the door in his face when he’s canvassing. But he maintains it’s not as prevalent as it was three years ago — when he tried to retain his father’s former Dáil seat.
When it comes to launching a drive, it’s nice to have a famous strongman in your corner. Most wannabe politicians usually get a big name from the Dáil to launch their election campaigns, but one has instead opted to call on the services of Ireland rugby prop Mike Ross.