Mental health for schools
A NEW initiative aimed at promoting positive mental health among schoolchildren was this week launched in Cork by children's ombudsman Emily Logan.
Coveney slated for 'abandoning farmers'
AGRICULTURE Minister Simon Coveney has yet to respond to a request to meet Cork County Council to discuss the fodder crisis, leading to opposition claims that he is "abandoning" farmers.
Fodder extension is welcome news
Survey for domestic water meters begins
CORK householders have been warned against letting anyone claiming to work for the council into their house as the local authority gathers information ahead of the proposed roll-out of domestic water metering.
Oxfam clothing banks are 'secure'
OXFAM Ireland has moved to reassure people about the security of its clothing donation banks in Kanturk and Mitchelstown which provide much-needed stock for Oxfam's Cork city shops following the recent RTÉ Prime Time investigation into the criminal gangs targeting donations of second-hand clothing.
Community groups can share in €100k fund
COMMUNITIES from right across North Cork have been told to apply for their share in €100,000 in funding from Cork County Council's 2013 Amenity Grants Scheme.
Going blind proves an eye opener for Mallow mayor
Poetry collection will see Donal's dream come true
THE publication of 'The Flame Lives On', a volume of poems penned by the late Donal Ó Siodhacháin, from Doon, Kiskeam, is set to fulfil the second of his final wishes prior to his passing last October - his first was granted when he got to spend his final months in Ballydesmond at the heart of his beloved Sliabh Luachra, following his marriage to his long term partner Dr. Patricia Herron a few months before his death.
Free gardening demonstration
FREE gardening demonstration at The Secret Garden, Newmarket on 'Successful Summer Containers' this Sunday, May 12 at 3pm.
Kelly's new man finds his voice
SHE may not be the Voice of Ireland, but teenager Kelly Mongan McDonagh still had a smile as wide as the River Blackwater after giving birth to a baby boy last Friday.
All roads leading to Millstreet for Sheep Shearing Championships
ALL roads lead to the Green Glens Millstreet for the All Ireland and International Sheep Shearing and Wool Handling Championships on Saturday and Sunday 25th and 26th May 2013.
Hammer against anvil lights up blacksmith fest
CAR parks full confirmed the days of yore remains popular and celebrated at the second Traditional Crafts and Blacksmithing Fair at Millstreet Country Park last Sunday.
Tidy Towns is making progress
Noel McCarthy chairman of Fermoy Tidy towns Committee was happy to record yet another year of progress in the working of his group towards helping to make Fermoy litter-free and beautiful as he addressed the AGM of that body recently.
Trad fans turn to Mhuscrai fleadh cheoil
THE finishing touches are being put in place for this weekend's County Fleadh Cheoil - the first to be held in the Cork Gaeltacht.
We could stage an Oxegen style fest in Mallow
THE Cork Racecourse in Mallow has the potential to become a major music festival venue for the South of Ireland.
Black & Red for gala banquet
Avondhu Macra Club will host the national annual general meeting of Macra na Feirme and debating finals and this will be followed by a 'red and black' gala banquet on Saturday, May 11, in the Charleville Park Hotel.
Plan to change rates law welcomed
PROPOSED legislation that would remove the burden of a rates debt from new businesses has been welcomed by Cork County Council.
'Softly, softly' on developers rejected by county manager
DEVELOPERS cannot be seen to be absolved of their responsibilities for unfinished estates, the county council manager has warned as the local authority came under fire for its "softly, softly" approach to tackling incomplete housing projects.
Kanturk angler to fish for Ireland
KANTURK angler Ann McWilliams (pictured) will fish for Ireland in the 2013 Ladies International Championships next month.
Berrings pupils' tome is fit to print
PUPILS, teachers and parents at Berring's National School have been busy in recent times with some extra curricular activities.
Barry's staff put their backs into fundraiser to help Haiti
'Let's Go' summer jobs for teachers
THOSE with teaching qualifications in Co Cork who are currently looking for summer work have been encouraged to apply for one of the 160 new positions at Let's Go Summer Camps.
World gathers for unique food fest
IDA: hard to tell why site is idle
THE IDA has said that the changing nature of foreign direct investment has made it more difficult to attract companies to Fermoy's Business and Technology Park.
Doc has the perfect prescription for a safe getaway
Terror in Mallow after attacks on homes
GARDAI in Mallow were on a high state of alert this week following the death of Mallow man Roy O'Driscoll in Cork Prison.