VIDEO: Archaeological digs enter final phase on former Victorian Prison on Spike Island

18 September 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie risoners at the 20th-century prison on Cork’s Spike Island were mostly from “blackspots of disadvantage,” according to finds as part of UCC-led archaeological excavations. A team led by Dr Barra O’Donnabhain of the Department of Archaeology in UCC documented graffiti associated with the modern prison, with parallels between […]

EAST CORK: 75 new jobs – SECAD Partnership Hosts Jobs Fair

EAST CORK: 75 new jobs – SECAD Partnership Hosts Jobs Fair

17 September 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Bringing together a diverse range of employers in Cork county, the SECAD Jobs Fair will take place on Thursday, 20 September at the Midleton Park Hotel, Cork. With job opportunities in engineering, coding, IT, hospitality and catering, tourism, project management, healthcare and retail, there is a role for […]

Failte Ireland and Tourism Ireland encourage foreign Journalists to promote Cork abroad

Failte Ireland and Tourism Ireland encourage foreign Journalists to promote Cork abroad

14 September 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Tourism agencies Fáilte Ireland, together with Tourism Ireland, are this week showcasing a select number of top attractions in counties Tipperary, Waterford and Cork to a group of overseas media who are in Ireland on a ‘Discover Munster’ press trip to see what the area has to offer […]

Planning application for Carrigtwohill schools welcomed – David Stanton

Planning application for Carrigtwohill schools welcomed – David Stanton

9 September 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork East Fine Gael TD, and Minister of State at the Department of Justice, David Stanton is delighted to learn that planning permission has been lodged with Cork County Council for the development of primary and post-primary level schools in Carrigtwohill. The Cork Education and Training Board (ETB) […]

‘Do Not Drink’ notice in Belvelly area

‘Do Not Drink’ notice in Belvelly area

7 September 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Irish Water and Cork County Council are working to resolve issues with the water supply in the Belvelly area where a Do Not Use notice remains in place for approximately 170 customers [65 properties]. This notice was imposed when an iron exceedance was recorded on the Scheme in […]

EAST CORK: Grants for local environmental protection initiatives

EAST CORK: Grants for local environmental protection initiatives

5 September 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork East Fine Gael TD and Minister of State at the Department of Justice, David Stanton, has congratulated local groups on securing funding for environmental preservation projects. As part of Fine Gael’s recent environment awareness campaign funding of €16,600 has been allocated to a variety of environmental initiatives […]

Halfway to a sewage-free Cork Lower Harbour

Halfway to a sewage-free Cork Lower Harbour

1 September 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Irish Water is halfway to its goal of a sewage-free Cork Lower Harbour, creating big opportunities for social, economic and amenity development in the area. When the Cork Lower Harbour Main Drainage Project started in 2015, the equivalent of 40,000 wheelie bins of raw sewage was discharged into […]

Cork County Council buys new vehicles to ensure good winter road service

Cork County Council buys new vehicles to ensure good winter road service

25 August 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie County of Cork have confirmed an additional sum of €620,000 will be invested in its ‘winter maintenance fleet’. This will assist in responding to severe weather events such as flooding, storms, snow and ice. The Counils fleet came under pressure last winter during both Storm Ophelia (High winds) and Storm […]

Take a virtual 360 degree tour of the RMS Titanic – thanks to a Waterford Software firm called ‘Immersive VR Education’

Take a virtual 360 degree tour of the RMS Titanic – thanks to a Waterford Software firm called ‘Immersive VR Education’

23 August 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Motion capture technology and extensively-detailed maps of the shipwreck are used to create an accurate Virtual Reality depiction of the Titanic “We wanted to create an accurate portrayal of events, so it is not only educational, but also emotional and very engaging” Irish virtual/ augmented reality (VR/AR) software […]

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