Monsignor Michael Manning Presentation

On Thursday, 13th May 2010 as Monsignor Michael Manning concluded the celebration of Mass at Canon O’Donovan Centre a special presentation was made by Mary Feeley to the priest who has been the dedicated Parish Priest of Millstreet parish for the past seventeen years.   It was also indicated that Margaret Kelleher is also retiring having been such a splendidly devoted Sacristan at St. Patrick’s Church for many years.   Special retirement occasion will take place in the Church and at Millstreet GAA Community Hall on Friday night, 28th May 2010. (Pics:  Seán Radley) [read more …] “Monsignor Michael Manning Presentation”

People working with children must be vetted

A MAN employed as a bus driver by a youth group in Cork is a convicted rapist, a court heard yesterday.

Romanian national and Millstreet resident Ioan Munteanu pleaded guilty before Judge James McNulty at Macroom District Court in Co Cork to failure to inform an employer of a sexual offence, contrary to the Sex Offenders Act 2001.

The case has prompted the ISPCC to call for a radical reinforcement of the laws governing the vetting of those who work with children and teenagers.

“There should be a statutory responsibility on every employer to have their employees vetted [where children and teenagers were concerned],” said Caroline O’Sullivan, the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children’s director of services.

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Capturing Hares

When reading the article below, keep in mind the fact that it refers to “Millstreet Country Park and Surrounds“, and that nothing is supplied that shows that the Park allowed hares to be removed, but that never got in the way of an organisation with an agenda. The Country Park have responded by saying that they allowed no hares to be removed from the Park.

The Irish Council Against Blood Sports has called on Millstreet Country Park to act to keep coursers out of its 500 acre nature attraction. A document obtained under the Freedom of Information Act shows that a total of 78 hares were removed from the park and its surrounds last November and December.

In a letter to the park, we commented that interference with the resident hare population is “contrary to the ethos of the country park which invites people to come to enjoy nature and discover the ‘exciting revelations within the animal kingdom’.”
An extract from a document obtained by ICABS. It shows that 78 hares were captured from Millstreet Country Park and surrounds late last year.