Agriculture: Cork Minister Simon Coveney hosts forum of Dairy Sector Stakeholders

Agriculture: Cork Minister Simon Coveney hosts forum of Dairy Sector Stakeholders

9 March 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney T.D. today hosted the second meeting of the Dairy Forum with key stakeholders from the Irish dairy sector. The forum discussed ongoing challenges in the sector and focussed on preparations for next week’s key meeting of EU Agriculture Ministers […]

Death confirmed of Cork County Councillor ‘Danjoe Fitzgerald’ from Mallow

Death confirmed of Cork County Councillor ‘Danjoe Fitzgerald’ from Mallow

9 March 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork County Council confirmed in a statement this morning heard that one of its longest serving elected members this evening, Cllr. Danjoe Fitzgerald (FF) had passed away. The Council has expressed its deepest sympathies to Cllr. Fitzgerald’s wife Mary, his four children, grandchildren, his brother Liam (employee of […]

Young Vietnamese Entrepreneurs visit CIT on their Entrepreneurial Journey

Young Vietnamese Entrepreneurs visit CIT on their Entrepreneurial Journey

9 March 2016 By Bryan Smyth beyan@TheCork.ie Over three hundred aspiring entrepreneurs from nine Universities in Vietnam, have entered a competition with the top prize of enterprise learning and mentoring at Ireland’s most successful incubation centre, The Rubicon Centre at Cork Institute of Technology (CIT). The winners will benefit from a one-month experience on CIT’s […]

Cork City Cllr calls on Supermarkets to ‘Stop Wating Food’

Cork City Cllr calls on Supermarkets to ‘Stop Wating Food’

9 March 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cllr. Kenneth O’ Flynn (Fianna Fail) has today called on the Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney to follow the French governments lead in banning supermarkets from throwing away or destroying unsold food and instead donating them to charities or allowing them to be turned into animal food or […]

Cork County Council continues to strengthen links with Diaspora in United States

Cork County Council continues to strengthen links with Diaspora in United States

9 March 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie This week the Mayor of the County of Cork Cllr. John Paul O’Shea will lead a business and tourism delegation on a three city programme of events which will include visits to Chicago, Detroit and New York. The visit follows on from last week’s visit to County Hall […]

Frank O’Connor stories ‘deserve more notice at home’ in Cork

Frank O’Connor stories ‘deserve more notice at home’ in Cork

9 March 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie A symposium will be held at UCC this Thursday (March 10) to mark the 50th anniversary of the Cork-born writer Frank O’Connor’s death and celebrate his legacy. A major figure in both critical and creative contexts, Frank O’Connor was born Michael O’Donovan in Cork in 1903. He went […]

CIT Prize for Innovation 2016

CIT Prize for Innovation 2016

9 March 2016 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie There has been a record number of entrants for this year’s Local Enterprise Offices (Cork) CIT Prize for Innovation, which awards €10,000 in cash prizes to inventions and business ideas judged most creative, novel, innovative, and likely to succeed in the workplace. The prize forms part of Cork […]

Question: When is ‘Innovation week’ at Cork Institute of Technology? Answer: This week!

Question: When is ‘Innovation week’ at Cork Institute of Technology? Answer: This week!

9 March 2016 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Cork Institute of Technology’s Innovation Week 2016 is in full swing with a packed schedule of events and activities promoting entrepreneurship and innovation taking place across CIT’s five campus locations. Today’s (Wednesday March 9th) events include an Educators Seminar which will provide an insight into how best educators […]

Michael Flatley Marks the Easter Rising Centenary with a unique Musical Tribute

Michael Flatley Marks the Easter Rising Centenary with a unique Musical Tribute

8 March 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Best known for his incredible dance, choreography and modern art, The Lord of the Dance Michael Flatley has released an epic and poignant musical tribute to the heroes of 1916. Written and composed by Irish songwriter, Brian Flanagan, ‘The Rising’ is performed by Michael Flatley who narrates a […]

The 27th Cork French Film Festival is underway

The 27th Cork French Film Festival is underway

8 March 2016 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The opening film of the Cork French Film Festival, “Mustang”, introduced by the Festival’s Guest Curator, Julien Planté, certainly lived up to its multi award winning reputation. The capacity audience at the screening in The Gate Cinema enjoyed this Preview Screening, the first of many Preview Screenings and […]

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