RUGBY: Cork born former Munster Rugby CEO Garrett Fitzgerald receives Honorary Doctorate from University of Limerick

RUGBY: Cork born former Munster Rugby CEO Garrett Fitzgerald receives Honorary Doctorate from University of Limerick

20 December 2019, Friday By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork A man who stood up and fought for Munster Rugby for over 20 years as CEO has been awarded an honorary doctorate at University of Limerick. Garrett Fitzgerald, former Munster Rugby CEO, received the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters at a conferring in UL Thursday, attended […]

ABP Bandon commits to reducing its carbon emissions by 27%

ABP Bandon commits to reducing its carbon emissions by 27%

19 December 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie ABP has confirmed that its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions targets have been validated by the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi). This process demonstrates the company’s commitment to aligning its sustainability strategy to the global climate change goals as set out in the 2015 Paris Agreement. The new targets […]

VIDEO: Cork Institute of Technology celebrates 20 years of ‘Recognition of Prior Learning’ (RPL)

VIDEO: Cork Institute of Technology celebrates 20 years of ‘Recognition of Prior Learning’ (RPL)

19 December 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) has celebrated 20 years of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). The occasion was marked with the launch of a video and handbook presenting reflections from CIT staff, students, and national and European contributors regarding the impact and future directions of RPL. Attendees were […]

Don’t put Fats, oils, and greases (FOGs) into drains

Don’t put Fats, oils, and greases (FOGs) into drains

19 December 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Clean Coasts and Irish Water have launched their “Think Before You Pour” Christmas campaign to raise awareness of the damage caused by pouring fats, oils and greases from the roast turkey Christmas dinner down the kitchen sink. Fats, oils and greases (FOGs) may seem like liquid when poured […]

1920 was a historic pivotal year for Cork City, so 2020 will be a year of commerations

1920 was a historic pivotal year for Cork City, so 2020 will be a year of commerations

19 December 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Cork City Council will hold a Special Meeting on 30th January 2020 to commemorate the first meeting of Council elected by proportional representation – the first of a programme of events in Cork to mark the 1920 centenary, a pivotal year in the city’s history and the birth […]

Smoky coal to be banned in Cobh, Midleton, and Mallow – and Cork County Council have task of policing it

Smoky coal to be banned in Cobh, Midleton, and Mallow – and Cork County Council have task of policing it

19 December 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Richard Bruton T.D. yesterday announced that the smoky coal ban will be extended to all towns with populations over 10,000 people. The Minister has also said that the government would not be proceeding with a nationwide ban on smoky coal, […]

Goodbye APCOA – says Cork Town

Goodbye APCOA – says Cork Town

19 December 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Private parking contractor APCOA has earned €1.4m from the council contract since 2014 Fine Gael Councillor Tony O’Shea has welcomed the decision by Cork County Council to take back overall responsibility of managing the town’s car parking system in Mallow. The Council confirmed this decision at a meeting […]

CIT Chemical Engineeing Student wins 2019 Merck Prize for Academic Excellence

CIT Chemical Engineeing Student wins 2019 Merck Prize for Academic Excellence

18 December 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The leading science and technology company Merck, which has a Cork facility in Carrigtwohill, has announced the 2019 winner of the Merck Prize for Academic Excellence. This annual prize of €1,000 and a commemorative medal is awarded for Academic Excellence in Chemical Engineering and began last year to […]

ENTERTAINMENT: at Cork Airport as 1,000 artists perform in terminal

ENTERTAINMENT: at Cork Airport as 1,000 artists perform in terminal

18 December 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie In total, 28 school and adult choirs — gospel, traditional and orchestral — will take to the stage in the Arrivals Hall at Cork Airport throughout December, adding to the festive feel for those travelling through the Airport. The Frankfield Gospel Choir will finish the musical programme on […]

Shocking insurance premium increases are damning indictment of Govt failure to tackle costs – Martin

Shocking insurance premium increases are damning indictment of Govt failure to tackle costs – Martin

18 December 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Remarks by Cork-based Fianna Fail Leader Micheal Martin on rising insurance costs during Leaders’ Questions The Central Bank’s report on private motor insurance reveals a shocking story of continuous rip-off of the people of Ireland, in particular young people, by the insurance industry. It is also a damning […]

Irish Water meets local community to discuss new wastewater treatment plants for Coachford and Dripsey

Irish Water meets local community to discuss new wastewater treatment plants for Coachford and Dripsey

18 December 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Irish Water recently held an information evening to discuss planned upgrades to the Coachford and Dripsey wastewater treatment plants and give the local communities an opportunity to learn more about the delivery of these two projects. The information evening was held on Monday, 9th December at Coachford National […]

#HR – Skibbereen tech firm ‘spearline’ ups paid maternity and adoptive leave

#HR – Skibbereen tech firm ‘spearline’ ups paid maternity and adoptive leave

18 December 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Spearline introduces paid maternity and adoptive leave for 18 weeks and paid paternity leave adding to quality of life for team Spearline announced that it is introducing paid maternity and adoptive leave for 18 weeks and paid paternity leave, as of January 1, 2020. This is the latest […]