With the publication in April of the fifth interim report of the Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation, the disturbing spectre of the dead who were confined in those institutions of shame and segregation continues to haunt us. Although the women and infants who died in those institutions were […]

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 […]

Reports from India of toxins in cow’s milk led to a Supreme Court ruling in January 2014 attempting to make safe the milk supply. The toxins, including dioxins, pass into the milk from plastic ingested by the cows, which in India are often left to fend for themselves and can […]