Fern Higgins Atkinson is Chairperson of BRÓD and the Youth Health Promotion and Development Officer in the Ability West Cork Programme, West Cork Development Partnership.  A new year, a new start? When we shed the remnants of the old year like snakeskin and shimmy into our shiny new fresh starts, our […]

by Mark Holland What is BROD about, like ‘what do we do?’ is a question we keep asking ourselves. We know what we are for but what are we actually doing? It’s possibly a question that a lot of Local Community Groups (LCGs) have been asking themselves lately, for different […]

Fern Higgins Atkinson, chairperson of BRÓD and Youth Development Officer in the Ability Programme, West CFern Higgins Atkinson is Chairperson of BRÓD and the Youth Health Promotion and Development Officer in the Ability West Cork Programme, West Cork Development Partnership. This month she discusses ‘back to school’ and highlights some challenges […]

Abi O’Callaghan-Platt is one of the core members of BROD. An environmental scientist, Abi was raised in West Cork and returned five years ago to raise her two children here. It is estimated that up to eight per cent of over-65s in Ireland may be lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender. […]

by Mark Holland Taekwondo is a Korean martial art, not Japanese, but as neighbouring countries and cultures, it takes some bravery to go over there to compete in their sport and expect to win. At 22-years-of-age that’s what our Jack Woolley did, representing his country, Ireland explains Mark Holland. He […]

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