A US company’s decision to withdraw plans to build a controversial plastics factory in West Cork has been hailed as a victory for people power.
Wed, 18 Sep, 2019
Campaigners against a proposed plastics factory in Skibbereen have hailed a High Court ruling that the issue be returned to An Bord Pleanála for consideration and a possible Natura Impact Statement.
Tue, 30 Jul, 2019
Skibbereen celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landings on Friday night, with Bridge Street transformed into a wacky lunar landscape populated by astronauts and aliens for the West Corktown’s annual arts festival street party.
Fri, 26 Jul, 2019
A 22.5-acre piece of good quality land, 5km west of the town of Skibbereen in West Cork, has just come on the market with locally-based auctioneer Pat Maguire and it has generated a large amount of interest already.
Wed, 26 Jun, 2019
Campaigners opposed to a plastics factory for the West Cork town of Skibbereen have been granted an application for a judicial review of the decision to allow it to proceed.
Tue, 22 Jan, 2019
Oscar-winning actor Jeremy Irons has weighed into the campaign against a plastics factory in Skibbereen, calling the plan a “hopeless misjudgement” and vowing to fight it.
Fri, 14 Dec, 2018
An inspector who recommended An Bord Pleanala turn down planning permission for a plastics factory in West Cork had believed not enough information had been provided to prove “public health would be safeguarded”.
Wed, 05 Dec, 2018
Plans to build a new plastics factory in Skibbereen in Cork is facing fierce opposed from local campaigners.
Tue, 04 Dec, 2018
An Bord Pleanala has approved planning permission for a plastics factory in West Cork.
Mon, 03 Dec, 2018
Up to 400 jobs could be created in West Cork after the Ludgate Hub in Skibbereen received a €2m boost to develop a centre for agri-tech and education.
Mon, 03 Dec, 2018
A night out on the town set the O'Donovan brothers up for the best strokes of their life with Gary and Paul being met by up to 100 supporters at Cork Airport this evening as they returned home with their two gold medals from the World Rowing Championships.
Mon, 17 Sep, 2018
Some of West Cork’s most striking landmarks will feature in a new movie to make its world premiere at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival tonight.
Fri, 07 Sep, 2018
Gary and Paul O'Donovan have won a silver medal for Ireland in the final of the Lightweight men's double sculls.
Sun, 05 Aug, 2018
Skibbereen Arts Festival 2018 is underway and, as always, has plenty to offer visitors over the course of the week.
Tue, 31 Jul, 2018
Two major art exhibitions that commemorate the Famine have gone on display in Skibbereen, West Cork.
Mon, 23 Jul, 2018
Skibbereen Girls explores the poignant story of girls who were sent to Australia in 1848. Skibbereen Workhouse offered the most of anywhere outside Dublin. Each was provided with a bowl, a spoon and a petticoat, writes.
Sat, 14 Jul, 2018
The high-tech Ludgate Hub which has brought one-gigabit connectivity to the West Cork town of Skibbereen is set for up to €30,000 in funding, thanks to a partnership with a Cork charity and philanthropic network.
Mon, 05 Feb, 2018
Even small spots like Rossnagoose, on the edge of Skibbereen in West Cork by Abbeystrewery, can look out on wider global horizons than their elevated physical setting might normally allow.
Sun, 04 Feb, 2018
Thought the Ice Bucket Challenge was chilly? A group of fundraisers in West Cork have taken it to the next level.
Wed, 27 Dec, 2017
On arriving outside the Ludgate Hub in Skibbereen, Co Cork, Minister Michael Ring was told that he’d brought the sunny weather with him. “We have it 52 weeks a year, so we have,” came the instant reply.
Thu, 02 Nov, 2017
It’s not the Magic Kingdom, but for the heroes of West Cork’s rowing fairytale, home is where the heart is.
Mon, 09 Oct, 2017
Catch-up on all the action and reaction from another historic day for Irish rowing.
Fri, 29 Sep, 2017
Gardaí investigating the death of 51 year old John Ustic and the discovery of his body yesterday morning confirmed tonight that he died following a serious assault.
Tue, 26 Sep, 2017
Gardai say that a post mortem will determine the course of an investigation after the body of a man was found in suspicious circumstances in west Cork.
Mon, 25 Sep, 2017
Mark O'Donovan says an old fashioned sandwich is the key ingredient to every race day.
Mon, 29 May, 2017
The up-market Peninsula House, at Lisheen outside of Skibbereen, is an unusual mix, says
Sat, 27 May, 2017
Sat, 25 Mar, 2017
Sat, 25 Feb, 2017
A new Aldi store has been opened in Skibbereen, Co Cork, creating 20 new jobs.
Thu, 17 Nov, 2016
Olympic rowing heroes Gary and Paul O'Donovan have paid tribute the the rowing club that drove their Olympic dreams and said that more funding is not "the be all and end all"
Mon, 29 Aug, 2016
Skibbereen is a hive of excitement today as the heroes of the hour return from their travels to greet their fans with shiny medals from the Olympics and World Rowing Championships
Mon, 29 Aug, 2016
Preparations are being finalised for a homecoming parade for the O’Donovan brothers in Skibbereen this evening.
Mon, 29 Aug, 2016
Irish Olympic heroes Paul and Gary O'Donovan will return to their native Cork this evening.
Sun, 28 Aug, 2016
Ireland’s Olympic medallist and latest world champion Paul O’Donovan is looking forward to partying in his native Skibbereen in Co Cork on Monday.
Sat, 27 Aug, 2016
Sat, 20 Aug, 2016
samples the laid-back atmosphere in Skibbereen’s luxury haunt for visiting celebrities. Even Luke Skywalker has been a guest...
Sat, 23 Jul, 2016
Two major flood prevention schemes, costing a combined €22m, are to get under way in Co Cork within a couple of weeks,.
Tue, 07 Jun, 2016
Rural Ireland’s first digital hub, creating 2,000 jobs and increasing the local economy by €37.5m annually, has opened in Skibbereen.
Thu, 26 May, 2016
Ireland’s first rural digital hub in Skibbereen, Co Cork, is looking for innovative startups to express an interest in a €300,000 seed capital fund.
Wed, 06 Apr, 2016
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