At the time of going to press, a group of students from Presentation Secondary School, Mitchelstown are preparing to face the judges in the Young Environmentalist Awards Munster ECO-Den finals, travelling to the Aula Maxima, University College Cork on Wednesday 15th. 

The Munster final stages of the competition will see the students present their environmental projects to an expert panel of judges, telling them how they have taken action to protect the environment and impact their local community.

The Mitchelstown girls are one of only 5 groups from Cork to progress to the Munster final stages – a total of 13 secondary schools from the province will participate.

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Kevin Howard
General Manager Kevin joined The Avondhu team in 1996, and worked in a variety of roles within the company following completion of third level education in Computer Software and Engineering. A shift in focus saw him move abroad in 2000 and 2001, progressing to a role as Customer Care Team Leader in Finland. His return to Ireland, co-incided with the opening of the company's Fermoy office, where he remained as Office Manager until 2007. Transferring to the Mitchelstown office, he has moved into the position of General Manager - his ethos is simply to ensure continuous improvement and advancement of a newspaper which has brought the community together for well over 30 years.