SOCIAL INCLUSION: Cork Lord Mayor launches ‘Young Knocknaheeny Programme’ – early intervention

SOCIAL INCLUSION: Cork Lord Mayor launches ‘Young Knocknaheeny Programme’ – early intervention

1 July 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork City Lord Mayor, Cllr Tony Fitzgerald has launched a groundbreaking early intervention document which seeks to consolidate supports to parents from pregnancy through to the early years in primary school. The Young Knocknaheeny Programme meet families during pregnancy, provides language programmes from 9 months and support childcare […]

GLOBAL CITY: Celebration held in One Albert Quay to mark Cork City being chosen to host September’s ‘UNESCO 3rd International Conferences on Learning Cities’

GLOBAL CITY: Celebration held in One Albert Quay to mark Cork City being chosen to host September’s ‘UNESCO 3rd International Conferences on Learning Cities’

1 July 2017, Saturday By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork City honoured as the first European city to host this prestigious global conference of lifelong learning Leaders of education, community, business and learning came together to celebrate the official launch of the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) Third International Conferences on Learning Cities, […]

CORK MEDICAL EXPERTISE ON DISPLAY: Training solution for acute stroke provided at the ASSERT Centre, UCC

CORK MEDICAL EXPERTISE ON DISPLAY: Training solution for acute stroke provided at the ASSERT Centre, UCC

29 June 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The ASSERT Centre, University College Cork allows medicla professionals to practice procedures in a safe demo environment. The ASSERT mission statement is to: “decrease medical error, and improve patient care, by enabling health professionals and trainees to engage in the deliberate practice of skills to predefined proficiency standards […]

HEALTH AND SAFETY CLOSES CORK LIBRARY: Kanturk Library closes until further notice – Newmarket opens fulltime as replacement

HEALTH AND SAFETY CLOSES CORK LIBRARY: Kanturk Library closes until further notice – Newmarket opens fulltime as replacement

29 June 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie “For reasons of public safety” Cork County Council’s Library Service have said that Kanturk Library will be closed from today until further notice. The County Library sincerely regrets the inconvenience to Kanturk Library users and to mitigate the impact, Newmarket Library will open on a full time basis […]

EDUCATION: Cork City to host UNESCO 3rd International Conference on Learning Cities

EDUCATION: Cork City to host UNESCO 3rd International Conference on Learning Cities

27 June 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork City awarded prestigious honour of hosting UNESCO 3rd International Conference on Learning Cities Cork City will host the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) Third International Conference on Learning Cities. As the first European city to host this prestigious global conference, Cork will welcome over […]

EDUCATION: Two teams from Cork Institute of Technology excel in Engineers Ireland Innovative Student Engineer of the Year Award 2017

EDUCATION: Two teams from Cork Institute of Technology excel in Engineers Ireland Innovative Student Engineer of the Year Award 2017

15 June 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Two student teams from Cork Institute of Technology have achieved runner-up status in the highly competitive Engineers Ireland Innovative Student Engineer of the Year Award 2017. Sponsored by Siemens, the Engineers Ireland Innovative Student Engineer of the Year Award is an annual competition that focuses on showcasing innovation […]

CORK FARMING: Seandun Macra na Feirme Region celebrates 60th Year

CORK FARMING: Seandun Macra na Feirme Region celebrates 60th Year

6 June 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie This month marks the 60th year since the formation of the Seandun Macra na Feirme Region. To mark the occassion, former Seandun Chairperson and historian Jim Fitzgerald, Knockraha, gives a recount of the formation of the Seandun Macra region. In 1944, Steven Cullinane and a group of other […]

TOWN MEETS GOWN: University College Cork gives its first Honorary Doctorate to a member of the Travelling Community

TOWN MEETS GOWN: University College Cork gives its first Honorary Doctorate to a member of the Travelling Community

2 June 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Traveller activist, Brigid Quilligan, will be the first Irish traveller to be conferred with an Honorary Doctorate at University College Cork today in acknowledgement of her leadership in securing recognition of the distinct ethnic identity of the Traveller Community in Ireland. UCC will honour four distinguished Irish people at […]

EDUCATION IMPROVES EMPLOYABILITY: CIT and UCC offering Springboard courses for JOBSEEKERS and HOMEMAKERS

EDUCATION IMPROVES EMPLOYABILITY: CIT and UCC offering Springboard courses for JOBSEEKERS and HOMEMAKERS

1 June 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Free higher education courses will be made available to people in Cork and the wider area as part of this year’s Springboard+ programme, it was announced this week. Cork Institute of Technology and University College Cork are among 39 education providers nationwide that have been selected to offer the […]

SUMMER OF SPACE: Blackrock Castle Observatory launch 50 public events – in association with Cork County Council – events include Buzz Aldrin lecture

SUMMER OF SPACE: Blackrock Castle Observatory launch 50 public events – in association with Cork County Council – events include Buzz Aldrin lecture

1 June 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Improve your sparial awareness!  In association with Cork Institute of Technology, Cork County Council, the International Space University and Science Foundation Ireland, County Mayor, Cllr Seamus McGrath this week launched Blackrock Castle Observatory’s Summer of Space at Cork County Library Headquarters. The exciting public engagement programme celebrates the 30th Space Studies […]