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Thursday 9 February 2023 Dublin: 3°C

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# West Cork
'Storm in a teacup': Judge dismisses French authorities' request for Ian Bailey's submissions in extradition case
Counsel for Bailey said it was an “unprecedented” and “unorthodox” request from French authorities.
# Extradition
French authorities make 'unprecedented' and 'unorthodox' request ahead of Ian Bailey hearing, High Court hears
Bailey will contest the attempt when the planned three-day hearing begins.
# Operation Thor
Gardaí arrest 10 people and seize thousands of euro worth of drugs in West Cork
West Cork gardaí held a day of action yesterday.
# West Cork
Nun found guilty of breach of planning laws over Cork compound
Two nuns attended court today with a Child of Prague statue. The judge said “this is not the place for holy statues”.
# Courts
High Court to make decision on Ian Bailey's extradition warrant to France later this month
Bailey was convicted of the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier in absentia in a Paris court earlier this year.
# Timothy Hourihane
'Lost for words': Murdered homeless man remembered as talented chef and friend to many
Hourihane was beaten to death in a “tented village” in Cork city.
# Dunmanus Bay
Search operation continues for missing fisherman in west Cork
The man was reported missing shortly after 8.30pm yesterday evening.
# West Cork
Ian Bailey arrested in Cork on suspicion of drink driving
The 62-year-old was detained in Schull this evening.
# Glandore
Body of retired garda discovered on roadside in west Cork in early hours of this morning
A Garda investigation has been launched.
# enniskeane
Man (50s) dies in workplace accident in west Cork
His body currently remains at the scene and the Health and Safety Authority have been notified.
# Dunmanway
Gardaí investigate after man (40s) killed in house fire in Cork
The man’s body was discovered shortly after 10.30am this morning.
# West Cork
Probe finds crew member 'carried by force of net' and crushed against rail in boating tragedy
The Egyptian national was fatally injured in the incident aboard the Endurance in November 2016.
# West Cork
Ian Bailey 'disappointed' with Gsoc report into Toscan Du Plantier case
Solicitor Frank Buttimer said that Gsoc “doesn’t have much by way of capacity to police the police” properly.
# Sounds heavenly
Graham Norton is hosting a table quiz that's offering a 4 course meal made by the local priest as a prize
The quiz is part of the Ahakista August Festival in West Cork.
# Whale Watch
West Cork whale watchers are being treated to large gatherings during 'low season'
Whale activity has increased since April with a number of humpback whales spotted off the West Cork coast.
# Double Take
Double Take: The fairy village tucked behind a West Cork café
Stop in at Ger’s Wild Atlantic Diner for a cup of tea and you’ll be pleasantly surprised by what else you find there.
# West Cork
We're getting more episodes of the West Cork podcast
Producers Jennifer Forde and Sam Bungey said that more information had been shared with them since the podcast came out.
# Sherkin Island
Cork island left without phone and broadband for six months after Storm Ophelia
Work is scheduled to repair cables this week.
# story of my pub
'Everyone is the same once they cross the threshold': The Clonakilty pub where Jimi Hendrix's bassist played
De Barra’s is an institution – and it all started as a plumbing job for the landlord’s mother-in-law.
# West Cork
Here's why everyone's talking about new crime podcast West Cork
Your next binge listen awaits.
# Bandon
Doctor says 'paralytically, unconsciously drunk' teens at West Cork disco could have died
Medical professionals who treated the teenagers said parents need to take more responsibility for their children’s behaviour.
# ballymakeera
Gardaí seize drugs worth an estimated €200,000 and arrest one man in Cork
The discovery was made at a house at Chapel View, Ballymakeera yesterday.
# nasty crime
A charity box at a festive lights display was stolen in a Cork village on Christmas Eve
A local sergeant called the incident a “nasty crime”.
# alpaca my bags
Inside the wonderful little farm in West Cork where you can go walking with alpacas
Sign us up.
# new wheels
After 14 years, west Cork's beloved mobile library has been upgraded
“It’s one of the last things in their area that belongs to them,” librarian Zillah O’Donnell said.
# Cork
Schull locals angered after village sculpture destroyed in night of 'absolute chaos'
Parts of the tourism town of Schull in Cork were left covered in rubbish this morning.
# West Cork
RNLI rescues 10 people after the mast broke off their racing yacht early this morning
The yacht was one of many participating in the Fastnet Race in rough seas off west Cork this morning.
# West Cork
Investigation underway after man's body found on trawler in Bantry
It’s understood that the man was pronounced dead after paramedics were alerted by a crewman.
# joie de vivre
'In my life, I have a philosophy that I want to understand the world'
Highly-rated French coach Régis Sonnes is working in Bandon after leaving the Top 14 behind.
# Schull
Ian Bailey indicted in France for murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier
Bailey’s solicitor said gardaí delivered papers to his client on behalf of the French authorities.
# xtreme waterslides
An American TV channel paid a visit to this huge water slide in West Cork
And it was serious craic.
# dursey island
West Cork islanders left stranded for two days after cable car service was suspended
Cork County Council has apologised to the islanders for “any inconvenience caused”.
# West Cork
13 Instagrams of the best spa in Ireland (it's Inchydoney)
~I’m so fancy~
# drinagh
Three children remain in hospital after fire at house in Cork
The siblings were airlifted to Cork University Hospital yesterday evening.
# drinagh
Three infants airlifted to hospital with burn injuries after fire in West Cork
The incident is believed to have happened at a private residence.
# anaphylactic shock
Lifeboat called out to respond to woman with jellyfish sting
The woman was feeling unwell with respiratory problems believed to have been caused by anaphylactic shock.
# murder and fatter
7 times YouTube didn't have a notion what the O'Donovan brothers were saying
What YouTube thought they said: “Neighbour of screens.” What they actually said: “Skibbereen.”
# Union Hall
Woman dies in house fire in west Cork
The blaze is not believed to be suspicious.
# West Cork
15 spectacular photos that show Inchydoney is the best beach in Ireland
# may the thanks be with you
The Star Wars crew took out a newspaper ad to thank the people of West Cork
Go mbeidh an fórsa leat!