My boat was tied up in a marina and I was sitting on deck when a visitor arrived. A waterhen walking slowly along the jetty. They really are the clowns among water birds.
Mon, 31 Aug, 2015
It's a win-win option for everyone, writes Helen O'Callaghan, when those convicted of a crime can avoid jail by doing worthwhile work for the community, such as clearing grafitti, painting walls or restoring playgrounds.
Fri, 10 Jan, 2014
A two-year campaign to enforce the derelict sites act in Kerry’s county town is also targeting unfinished housing sites along with well-established eyesores.
Wed, 03 Oct, 2012
The true grit shown by Clonakilty was rewarded yesterday when the West Cork town claimed the award for the country’s tidiest small town — 10 weeks after being devastated by floods.
Tue, 11 Sep, 2012
Victims of the summer floods which devastated West Cork towns Clonakilty and Rathbarry are this morning waking to yet more heart-breaking damage, after torrential rainfall struck two months to the night after the June crisis.
Wed, 29 Aug, 2012
It is one of the busiest tourist routes in West Cork — but litter-pickers have found everything from a disused fridge and a broken dishwasher to old election posters lying on the roadside.
Tue, 03 Apr, 2012
MID-WEST entries are being given a head start in this year’s Tidy Towns competition. A special talk tonight has been organised to give committees from around the region some expert advice on how to clock up winning points.
Mon, 11 Apr, 2005
A pioneering scheme which allows offenders to repay their debt to society instead of going to prison is to be extended.
Sun, 17 Oct, 2004