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# West Cork

20th September 2023
Man (29) charged with murder of a man in Cork City
Florence O’Sullivan died at Cork University Hospital on 6 April.
This week
17th September 2023 - 21st September 2023
Gardaí believe convicted cold case killer Noel Long is suspect in 'large number' of sex attacks
Long, 74, was found guilty in August of murdering Cork woman Nora Sheehan 42 years ago.
This year
Dursey Island cable car reopens after being closed for renovations last March
The island itself has long been one of West Cork’s most prized tourist attractions thanks to the cable car.
Dursey Island descendent celebrates 'emotional' reopening of cable car
Colin Harrington has plans to renovate a house left to them by a cousin who lived on the island now that the cable car is reopening.
'You always knew Gavin was a step ahead' - From Skibbereen to chasing glory in South Africa
Gavin Coombes has been a mainstay in the Munster team seeking success in the URC.
West Cork farmer who died following an accident involving a bull is named locally
71-year-old Joseph Shorten is believed to have been attacked when he went to open a gate.
Explore the pink castle in West Cork that’s home to an Academy Award winner and his family
For 25 years, Kilcoe Castle has been the extraordinary residence of Jeremy Irons and Sinéad Cusack.
Last year
Calls for Dursey Island cable car works to be sped up amid fears cattle could starve over winter
There are fears that the island will be abandoned for the first time in 420 years.
Jules Thomas, ex-partner of Ian Bailey, to sue Netflix and makers of murder case documentary
Sophie Toscan Du Plantier was a French television and film producer who was beaten to death outside her holiday home near Schull, west Cork, in 1996.
Discover the 'Entrance of the Underworld', located off the coast of West Cork
The fascinating history of Bull Rock Island and the remarkable remains of the home to generations of Lighthouse keepers in West Cork.
Community group wins campaign to prevent wind farm from being set up in West Cork
Coiste Forbatha Bheal Átha an Ghaorthaidh had been pursuing legal action against An Bord Pleanála in relation to the proposed wind farm.
Hosepipe ban to come into effect in West Cork from midnight
Under the ban, people are not allowed to use their water supply for garden hoses or other non-essential uses.
Arrest made as gardaí investigate object thrown at Taoiseach during Béal na Bláth event
The incident happened at the Taoiseach’s speech in Cork yesterday.
The du Plantier murder review: Inside a garda cold case investigation
The Serious Crime Review Team was set up in 2007 to find answers to long unsolved murders.
Gardaí to conduct 'full review' of Sophie Toscan du Plantier murder case
Sophie’s body was discovered on a lane near her holiday home in December, 1996.
Tractor-driving Hodnett looking to take his game up a gear with Munster
The Rosscarbery man has bounced back well this season after a year out of the game through injury.
All time
Kayaker rescued off west Cork after high swells
Golfers on the Old Head of Kinsale Golf Links saw a person in trouble and immediately raised the alarm.
'You have a murderer living here': Son of Sophie Toscan du Plantier pleads for information
Pierre Louis Baudey-Vignaud said his childhood ended when his mother was killed in 1996.
Protestors call on Minister to reopen Bantry Hospital for new admissions
The facility in west Cork was closed due to a lack of consultants.
RNLI rescues lone yachtsman in west Cork
The Castletownbere RNLI launched just after 7.20pm yesterday.
'There was a good chunk of West Cork up' - Coombes' pride on Ireland debut
The 23-year-old won his first cap in last weekend’s win over Japan.
Netflix won't delete Ian Bailey interviews from Sophie Toscan du Plantier documentary
The latest documentary, Sophie: A Murder in West Cork, will be available from today on Netflix.
Netflix releases trailer for new series on Sophie Toscan Du Plantier murder
‘Sophie: A Murder In West Cork’ will be a three-part documentary series, set for release on 30 June.
Man charged with assault on mother in West Cork
The court heard Gearoid Coughlan had been under psychiatric care for some time.
'It was a very proud moment especially because I'm the older brother'
Fineen Wycherley has had a strong season for Munster and trained with Ireland last year.
Gardaí investigate alleged sex assault of teenager in West Cork
The alleged incident took place in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Four men rescued after fishing boat goes on fire off Old Head of Kinsale
The RNLI said that the men were “well shocked” after the dramatic rescue this morning.
A man has been arrested as gardaí find an alleged cannabis cultivation operation at two houses in west Cork
The suspected cannabis plants were found at two properties in greenhouses and on open ground.
Spend the weekend on the lake at this luxury hideaway in West Cork
The Lake House combines sensitive contemporary design with a stunning location on the Mizen peninsula.
Man (70s) dies after falling from roof of two-storey property while cleaning
The incident happened at Ballineen near Dunmanway in west Cork.
Garda injured as she was dragged for 100 feet by a speeding car
The garda, who is attached to a drugs unit, was taken to Cork University Hospital where she continues to receive treatment for injuries.
Man arrested for allegedly making fraudulent PUP claims whilst living in Asia last year
It is understood the man allegedly claimed in the region of €6,000 last year.
West Cork domestic violence charity purchases first safe house after private donation of €400,000
The West Cork Women Against Violence Project has seen a 35% increase in calls since last March.
Coast Guard and RNLI crew rescue person trapped in sea inlet for more than 90 minutes
The incident happened just off the slipway at Dunworley Beach near Butlerstown in west Cork.
RNLI rescues three people after 50-foot yacht loses power off west Cork coast
The three people got into difficulties four miles east of the Old Head of Kinsale in West Cork.
Sophie Toscan du Plantier: Two documentary series, from Jim Sheridan and Netflix, expected next year
Both the Netflix series and the Sky Studios documentary were announced today.
Munster man Coombes not surprised by growing West Cork influence
The 22-year-old back row has been in excellent form for the province.
Ian Bailey: 'It's a slow dropping penny after a quarter century of torture and a false narrative about me'
Bailey has been reacting to the State’s decision not to appeal a ruling in his favour.
Munster send West Cork crew to work in first Monday Night Rugby outing
Craig Casey and Ben Healy continue as the halfbacks for the clash with Cardiff Blues.
High Court rules that Ian Bailey cannot be extradited to France in connection with murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier
Bailey has always denied any role in the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier in west Cork in 1996.