The Sheep’s Head peninsula in West Cork. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

St Patrick’s Day may historically start the Irish tourist season but Covid-19 has ended any prospect of this happening this year in West Cork, as the (...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly. The amount of Leader funding allocated by Mr Kelly to Cork  has been criticised by  West Cork Development Partnership CEO Ian Dempsey. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Cork has been “badly served” in the latest round of Leader funding, despite the county receiving the highest allocation in the country, according to W(...)

Dan Grubert, chief executive of the Celtic Worm Company Ltd,  with some tiger worms at his farm in the Borlin valley, West Cork. Photograph: Niall Duffy

Worm farming sounds easy. There’s no danger of being chased by an angry worm or crushed in a pen by one. “People think growing worms is (...)