EDUCATION: Ballincollig transition year students use industrial road roller in printmaking project

EDUCATION: Ballincollig transition year students use industrial road roller in printmaking project

15 May 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie ​ Today an industrial road roller arrived at the gates of Coláiste Choilm, Ballincollig, to do some serious, large scale Printmaking! Mary O’Mahony, Transition Year Art teacher, has never taken the easy road; she endeavours to set challenges for her student cohort; to have them delve into current art […]

PHARMA: Cork IT students visit GSK Currabinny Cork

PHARMA: Cork IT students visit GSK Currabinny Cork

12 May 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie First year chemical engineering students from Cork Institute of Technology (CIT), this week visited GSK Cork’s manufacturing facility at Currabinny to help further their understanding of chemical engineering and its importance to pharmaceutical manufacturers and ultimately, to patients. The first year students from CIT were able to engage […]

EDUCATION: Cork MEP Deirdre Clune welcomes Lord Mayor and Cork students to the European Parliament in Brussels

EDUCATION: Cork MEP Deirdre Clune welcomes Lord Mayor and Cork students to the European Parliament in Brussels

11 March 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Deirdre Clune MEP for Ireland South (Fine Gael), hosted a visit of 16 students from 4 Cork schools to the European Parliament in Brussels earlier this week. The students were accompanied by their teachers and by Councillor Des Cahill (Fine Gael), Lord Mayor of Cork City. The students […]

WEST CORK: 50 Cork schools to benefit from Government funding in 2017 ‘Summer Works’ Scheme

WEST CORK: 50 Cork schools to benefit from Government funding in 2017 ‘Summer Works’ Scheme

8 May 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Cork based Fine Gael Senator, Tim Lombard, said 50 Cork schools, of which 14 are local Cork South West schools, will undergo major improvement works over the summer months thanks to Government funding. It is understood that Senator Lombard will run in the next General Election in that […]

NEW SCHOOL: New multi-denominational Gaelscoil will open in Ballincollig in September 2017

NEW SCHOOL: New multi-denominational Gaelscoil will open in Ballincollig in September 2017

5 May 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie An Foras Pátrúnachta awarded patronage of new primary school The largest patron of Irish language schools in the country, An Foras Pátrúnachta, has welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, that it has been awarded patronage for a new multi-denominational Irish speaking primary […]

MARINE MATTERS: Cork based Minister Michael Creed announces increased funding for cutting edge marine research

MARINE MATTERS: Cork based Minister Michael Creed announces increased funding for cutting edge marine research

3 May 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Michael Creed TD (Fine Gael), Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine was at the Marine Institute’s Dublin office today to meet some of the researchers who were successful in winning research funding through the Marine Research Measure. Minister Creed also announced the launch of a €2m Marine […]

EDUCATION: Student loan scheme is a BAD idea – says Cork TD Mick Barry

EDUCATION: Student loan scheme is a BAD idea – says Cork TD Mick Barry

2 May 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Committee should oppose loan scheme – Education must remain a right not a privilege Loan scheme would act a deterrent to “working class” young people attending 3rd Level Cork North Central Solidarity TD Mick Barry has this morning hit out at a proposed student loan scheme which would […]

EDUCATION: 40% of second level students not choosing science or technology as perceived ‘too difficult’

EDUCATION: 40% of second level students not choosing science or technology as perceived ‘too difficult’

26 April 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie BT Ireland today launched the 54th BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE), calling on secondary school students across Ireland to begin their preparation for the 2018 event in January. To mark the launch of the 2018 exhibition, BT commissioned an independent survey of third-level students to identify […]

Kerry company – Monex Financial Services – creates scholarship to send Killarney students to University College Cork

Kerry company – Monex Financial Services – creates scholarship to send Killarney students to University College Cork

21 April 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Monex Financial Services has announced details of a new scholarship program created to support Killarney Leaving Cert students accepted to third level studies at Cork University Business School (CUBS) at University College Cork (UCC). The scholarship will offer financial assistance to facilitate progression through third level studies, and […]