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Sunday 29 January 2023 Dublin: 5°C

# West Cork

All time
# Thank You
The Star Wars crew took out a newspaper ad to thank the people of West Cork
Go mbeidh an fórsa leat!
# some view
It looks like the new Star Wars will be filming at this stunning West Cork location
And it looks the part.
# West Cork
Man (63) killed after being hit by 4x4 vehicle in 2am crash
The man was treated at the scene, but later pronounced dead.
# asking for it
Louise O'Neill: "I wanted the reader to finish this book and be absolutely furious"
The Cork author’s book is one of the most talked-about novels of the year.
# tech town
This small town in west Cork will soon be home to Ireland's first 'rural digital hub'
And it will be named after a long-dead Irish computing pioneer.
# green leafy shade
Some Liverpool legends took part in a spot of road bowling in West Cork at the weekend
The ex-Scousers had some difficulties with the local customs.
# fearghal beamish
Tributes paid to young man killed in workplace accident at Cork dairy
It’s understood he suffered crush injuries following an accident involving a vehicle.
# Baltimore
Body found in search for missing Barry Davis Ryan
The body was found earlier today at a location close to where he entered the water.
# Clonakilty
British fugitive accused of rape arrested in Cork
The man had been living in Clonakilty for a number of years and working in retail.
# Des Res
This Hollywood star's incredibly scenic former Cork retreat is up for grabs
Maureen O’Hara was very happy here (and there’s room to land a seaplane).
# Coppeen East
Woman in her 40s killed as two cars collide in west Cork
A man who was driving the other car wasn’t seriously injured.
# roaringwater bay
Mussel fisherman with suspected carbon monoxide poisoning airlifted to hospital
A second man was also taken from the craft, following a multi-agency rescue effort.
# West Cork
Ian Bailey describes moment when garda 'Cracker' "scrutinised" him in local shop
Bailey is suing the State for wrongful arrest over the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier.
# truth and fiction
'You'll be found dead in a ditch': Ian Bailey tells court he is 'haunted by garda threat'
Bailey says gardaí told him they planned to pin the murder on him.
# a civil action
Ian Bailey jury warned not to 'engage in any research on the internet'
Bailey is suing the State alleging he was wrongfully arrested over the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier.
# beaglemania
Relax everyone... The lone puppy trapped in a mineshaft in Cork has now been rescued
How do you get four beagles out of a mineshaft? Here’s how.
# wild atlantic way
WATCH: This video of West Cork will take your breath away
Just beautiful.
# slide to the left
This 220ft water slide in West Cork looks like fantastic fun
Just what we need for summer.
# Stormwatch
Spectacular photos of the huge lightning storm over Cork
Wow.
# clet
A new 'solitary' dolphin's moved to Irish waters... swimmers are being urged to keep their distance
Clet, who originated in French waters, is described as a “non-social solitary dolphin who does not seek out and engage with swimmers”.
# Sheep's Head
Search for Dutch tourist postponed again as fresh storm moves in
It’s yet to be decided if the operation can go ahead tomorrow.
# Sheep's Head
Search for missing man in Cork stood down due to bad weather
The Coast Guard said the weather means the search can’t continue tomorrow.
# West Cork
Search for missing man resumes on Sheep's Head Peninsula
The body of another man also reported missing was recovered yesterday. A coast guard helicopter will carry out a sweep of the coast at low tide.
# Newcomer
West Cork woman makes debut in Australian legends football league
Linda Holland made her bow for Western Australia Angels last weekend.
# Roads
Woman dies after car collides with lorry in Cork
The incident happened just outside Rosscarbery in County Cork this morning.
# bed push
People of West Cork protesting the loss of fourth ambulance
The four-day long protest will see demonstrators push a stretcher bed from Skibbereen to Cork University Hospital.
# Drilling
Another oil or gas discovery off the west Cork coast?
Exploration company Providence has said that there is significant potential in one of its licence areas in the Porcupine Basin.
# pic of the day
Prehistoric Road Sign of the Day
Seen in West Cork, apparently.
# Triple Threat
Tri-Time: Keane shows class across two disciplines in Galway
Meanwhile, Katie Cooke edged the full-length race in west Cork.
# Measles
HSE urges parents to vaccinate children after measles outbreak in Cork
The outbreak in west Cork has affected 51 children with two having to be hospitalised.
# Measles
Measles outbreak has now spread to 31 people
Another six people have been diagnosed with the disease in West Cork. None of the initial affected group of 25 people was vaccinated against measles, the HSE has said.
# Drugs
Man held in London over 2007 Cork cocaine seizure
Cocaine worth around €440m was dumped into the sea off the west Cork coast during a failed smuggling attempt over four years ago.
# Bird Flu
All clear: tests on Cork pheasants are negative for bird flu
A temporary exclusion zone is lifted after further tests on a flock of game birds in Clonakilty show bird flu had not spread.
# Bird Flu
Clonakilty bird flu "poses no risk to public health"
The Department of Agriculture said today that bird flu found in pheasants in Clonakilty is not the deadly H5N1 strain. However all biosecurity measures will remain in place in Barryroe, where results are expected on ill pheasants there.
# Avian Flu
Tests continue and restrictions remain after avian flu outbreak in Cork
The Department of Agriculture said today that there was no update as yet as to the cause of the outbreak in Cork.
# Ian Bailey
Bailey says his life became "absolutely hell" in years after du Plantier death
The former journalist has given an interview to TV3 in which he claims that Gardaí told the local community that he was responsible for the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier 15 years ago.
# Tit Bonhomme
Search for missing fishermen off Cork coast to be scaled back
Two of the five men who were on the trawler when it sank are still unaccounted for.
# Search
Search continues for missing fishermen amid worsening conditions
Search teams are attempting to recover two of the five fishermen who went missing when the Tit Bonhomme sank off the coast of Union Hall over a week ago.
# Tit Bonhomme
No further progress in search for Tit Bonhomme fishermen
A comprehensive two-hour search of the wreckage of the Tit Bonhomme ends without sign of the three missing fishermen.