Inspirational Cork Youths Receive Gaisce Gold Award from President Michael D. Higgins

Inspirational Cork Youths Receive Gaisce Gold Award from President Michael D. Higgins

7 December 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Today saw ten inspirational young people from Cork receive their prestigious Gaisce Gold Award from President Michael D. Higgins at a special awards ceremony in Dublin Castle. Jessica O’Brien, Tracey Prendergast, Shane O’Shaughnessy, Eimear Kavanagh, Conor Crowley, Jack Cowhig, Thomas Brooks, Khadija Bouncir, Martina Hayes and Jeremy Murphy […]

Schools Short Story Competition winners travel to Cork County Hall

Schools Short Story Competition winners travel to Cork County Hall

6 December 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie More than 100 school children from schools across Cork County travelled to the top of County Hall to receive their prizes from Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Declan Hurley at the inaugural Primary Schools Road Safety Short Story competition. The competition – launched earlier in the […]

CORK HISTORY: Henry Ford lecture – part of Engineers Ireland Winter Lecture Series

CORK HISTORY: Henry Ford lecture – part of Engineers Ireland Winter Lecture Series

6 December 2017, Wednesday By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Denis McSweeney, former Marketing Director at Henry Ford & Son will deliver the next in the Engineers Ireland Winter Lecture Series on Thursday at 7pm and it will take place in the former Ford Factory on Cork’s Centre Park Road. Henry Ford established a company in Ireland […]

NORTHSIDE: Gurranabraher Credit Union gives free iPads to three schools

NORTHSIDE: Gurranabraher Credit Union gives free iPads to three schools

6 December 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie 3 Northside Primary Schools are taking technology in learning to a new level, with all 3 schools receiving funding for iPads from Gurranabraher Credit Union. These schools had been researching the idea of providing access for students to this technology for some time, however, finding the funding for […]

Coláiste Dáibhead announced as overall winner of Cork’s First LEGO League and goes forward to UK & Ireland Finals  

Coláiste Dáibhead announced as overall winner of Cork’s First LEGO League and goes forward to UK & Ireland Finals  

5 December 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie  Many weeks of problem-solving, teamwork and practical applications of science, technology and engineering came together at the First LEGO League Finals for Cork, hosted in University College this weekend (Sat. 2 Dec).  Coláiste Dáibhead’s team, Na Laochra, were announced as overall winners of Cork’s First LEGO League beating off […]

EDUCATION: Funding for works for 356 Cork schools

EDUCATION: Funding for works for 356 Cork schools

5 December 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Tanaiste and Fine Gael Minister Simon Coveney has announced that funding has been granted to Cork primary schools under the Minor Works Scheme. “My Fine Gael colleague, the Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, has confirmed to me that the Minor Works Grant will be paid to […]

EDUCATION: Cork TD says private secondary schools should NOT receive state subsidies

EDUCATION: Cork TD says private secondary schools should NOT receive state subsidies

5 December 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork North Central Solidarity TD Mick Barry this morning called for an end to state subsidies for private fee-paying secondary schools. His call came as fresh information was released today showing that all five of the top five schools in the state for the proportion of students going […]

APC Microbiome Institute partners with DuPont Nutrition & Health in infant health

APC Microbiome Institute partners with DuPont Nutrition & Health in infant health

30 November 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The APC Microbiome Institute and DuPont Nutrition & Health have just announced a new research collaboration. This multiyear partnership will focus on maternal and infant microbiomes, which play a critical role in infant development and long-term health. The goal is to develop solutions to help establish a healthy microbiome in […]

LEGO League finals to be held in Cork

LEGO League finals to be held in Cork

30 November 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Ten secondary schools from across the county will compete to represent Cork in the Irish and British Finals in the UK next February. The First LEGO League Finals, organised by Learn It, will be hosted at UCC’s Devere Hall from 9am to 2:30pm on Saturday December 1st. The […]