A new resource for young people and their educators called ‘Young and Trans in Rural Ireland’ was launched recently by Youth Work Ireland, the largest youth organisation in Ireland working with 116,000 young people every week. Attending the launch was trans actor Jack Murphy from Fair City. The resource, which is […]

Pádraig Whooley, IWDG Sightings Officer Group of 4 humpback whales visit the MV Holly Jo off the Stags, near Toe Head. Pic: Daniela Morenstern, IWDG It’s that time of the year when the rich inshore waters of West Cork come alive with marine wildlife and the Irish Whale and Dolphin […]

At the Opinion/Bandon Co-op West Cork Community Awards, winners are pictured with Opinion organisers Donal Warren MC, Eddie Goggin, Editor, Ger Brickley, CEO Bandon Co-op, sponsors and guest of honour Aoife O’Sullivan, Miss Ireland   Photo Donie Hurley The current Miss Ireland, Aoife O’Sullivan from Ballinadee was the guest of […]

Fiona Hayes remembers an extraordinary woman and friend, Polly Higgins, who spent her life fighting to protect the Earth. Earth lawyer Polly Higgins died this Easter Sunday evening at the age of 50.  She was a friend and an extraordinary woman who some years ago recognised that the law as […]

“Saving Bantry Bay shouldn’t have to come at such a high financial cost for local communities.”  Bantry LEA candidate Holly McKeeve-Cairns says that communities across West Cork are paying too high a price for poor decision-making at both local and national government level.   “Bantry’s Protect Our Native Kelp group needs […]