SOCIAL PICS: Cork Institute of Technology holds Faculty of Business & Humanities Alumni Awards

SOCIAL PICS: Cork Institute of Technology holds Faculty of Business & Humanities Alumni Awards

21 March 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Social PicsPhotographer Darragh Kane was at the event. Attendees included Rugby’s Donncha O’Callaghan. Dr Noel Murray, Head of Dept Tourism and Hospitality, Dr Breda Kenny, Head of the Hincks Centre for Entrepreneurship Excellence and Don Crowley, Head of Department of Organisation & Professional Development at the Cork Institute of […]

‘SmartVista’ Cardiac Monitoring Patch Signals a new Era in Digital Health

‘SmartVista’ Cardiac Monitoring Patch Signals a new Era in Digital Health

20 March 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie More than €4 million will be invested in a digital health project to bring a potentially lifesaving smart cardiac monitoring patch ‘SmartVista’ to life. As lead partner, Tyndall National Institute will work with international partners to develop the wearable biosensor technology for real-time wireless monitoring of remote patients. […]

Cork schools to benefit from ICT funding

Cork schools to benefit from ICT funding

17 March 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork schools are set to benefit from a raft of new technology thanks to government funding, a Fine Gael Senator has said. Cork Senator Tim Lombard said: “all of our local school will receive grants to purchase key technology including tablets, cloud systems and projectors. I’m delighted that […]

TOURISM: Spike Island launches ‘Shivs & shanks’ exhibition

TOURISM: Spike Island launches ‘Shivs & shanks’ exhibition

13 March 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Spike Island Cork has opened a new permanent exhibit entitled the ‘Shivs and shanks’ exhibition, which features improvised weapons confiscated in Irish prisons. Many of the frightening weapons were fashioned from everyday items and show the daily dangers faces by prison officers and the prisoners themselves, with hundreds […]

Senator calls for Yoga to be taught in schools

Senator calls for Yoga to be taught in schools

6 March 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Senator Jerry Buttimer Leader of Seanad Eireann has recently called a for a new approach in the well-being of children by introducing yoga to schools. Senator Buttimer said: “With the ever increasingly busy life style on our young children we must help to educate and develop skills to […]

University College Cork to launch LGBT+ allies scheme for staff

University College Cork to launch LGBT+ allies scheme for staff

4 March 2019, Monday By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Hurling legend Dónal Óg Cusack will launch the UCC LGBT+ Staff Network-led initiative, which invites all staff to support gender and sexual diversity, on Thursday. As part of the voluntary initiative, staff will be encouraged to wear the new UCC Rainbow Alliance lanyards and pin badges as […]

Minister must clarify situation with SNAs

Minister must clarify situation with SNAs

17 February 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork South West Margaret Murphy O’Mahony says changes to SNA allocation is leaving schools and children behind. Parents of pupils at two Cork schools protested outside the headquarters of the National Council for Special Education over cuts to SNA numbers earlier this week. Deputy […]

Sherlock seeks support for Cork early childhood workers

Sherlock seeks support for Cork early childhood workers

13 February 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork East TD Seán Sherlock sought support for early childhood workers and educators across Cork this week in the Dáil as the Labour Party moved their motion to guarantee a fair start for every child. “The issue of qualifications is important,” said Deputy Sherlock. “Staff in the sector […]

INFANT LACK OF OXYGEN: Cork scientific research published in Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Neurology

INFANT LACK OF OXYGEN: Cork scientific research published in Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Neurology

18 January 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Lack of oxygen to the brain at birth affects almost 200 babies in Ireland each year and results in death or disability in over 2 million infants each year globally. The condition, known as Hypoxic Ischematic Encephalopathy (HIE), causes brain injury due to lack of oxygen and can […]

UCC named one of world’s ‘most sustainable’ universities

UCC named one of world’s ‘most sustainable’ universities

31 December 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie University College Cork (UCC) has become the only university in Ireland to make the top 10 in a list of the ‘greenest’ universities in the world. According to the UI GreenMetric World University 2018 ranking, which measured more than 700 institutions across 81 countries on how they perform […]