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Temporary funding lifeline secured for non-Gaeltacht islands

IRELAND’S non-Gaeltacht islands which include six of West Cork’s seven inhabited islands have had assurances that funding for community development offices on the islands will be put in place as far as March 2015. There was uproar from islanders when it appeared that state funding would be cut off completely in January with islanders claiming the move would see the end of viable communities on the islands. Fine Gael Cork South West TD, Noel Harrington, has welcomed the news speaking

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Jobseekers who get seasonal work assured over welfare payment

LOCAL jobseekers who avail of temporary seasonal work for up to eight weeks over Christmas should know that their social welfare payment will be immediately reinstated when the period of employment ends. West Cork Labour TD Michael McCarthy issued the reminder urging jobseekers to avail of any seasonal jobs that arise over the holidays. He said it is hugely important that people are aware there will be no delay in reinstating a Jobseeker’s payment when such employment ends. McCarthy said,

The Jig - Entertainment & Arts

Neighbours collaborate on children’s book

The arrival of 2 Springer Spaniel puppies proved to be the catalyst for a new children’s book released in West Cork this Christmas. Áine Boys (10) watched in envy as her neighbour, Maureen Ryan, drove past with Milo and Finn hanging their heads out of the car window on their way to their favourite walk near Bantry. She rang and asked if she could visit the puppies and has been a regular visitor ever since. Áine and Maureen have developed

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Kinsale Pink Ribbon Walk 2015 launched

THE fourth Kinsale Pink Ribbon 10km Walk will take place on Sunday 1st March 2015 at 12 noon. Therese Bradley, Kinsale Committee PRO said, “To date Kinsale has raised over €290,000. A wonderful achievement. It is all about communities, friends, families and individuals walking together in solidarity and remembrance… walking for a future without Breast Cancer.” Now is the time to get involved, get fit, have fun and help raise awareness and much needed funds for Action Breast Cancer a