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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... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
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,... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More