US Company Rockley Photonics to establish Irish R&D Centre at Tyndall National Institute, Cork

US Company Rockley Photonics to establish Irish R&D Centre at Tyndall National Institute, Cork

14 March 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announces joint SFI-Rockley investment of €3.4m in Washington DC An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar TD, announced today that Rockley Photonics plans to establish an Irish R&D Centre at Tyndall National Institute, Cork. The Centre will support Rockley’s growing global activities, in particular, their Silicon Photonics research […]

CORK COUNTY COUNCIL: contributes towards reading and education with ‘Summer Reading Scheme’ for children

CORK COUNTY COUNCIL: contributes towards reading and education with ‘Summer Reading Scheme’ for children

13 March 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie While summer 2017 is a distant memory, Cork County Council’s Library Service is ‘basking in sunshine’ following the recent publication of the Summer Stars 2017 Report, the National summer reading programme for libraries. Out of 29 library authorities across the country, Cork County Library topped the charts in […]

ACADEMIC INFLATION? Cork ‘Institute of Technology’ moves step closer to being upgraded to ‘University’ status

ACADEMIC INFLATION? Cork ‘Institute of Technology’ moves step closer to being upgraded to ‘University’ status

12 March 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Presidents of CIT and IT Tralee Welcome Crucial Step in the Creation of the Munster Technological University On Thursday 8th March 2018 a very significant milestone in Irish higher education was reached with the enactment of the Technological Universities Bill into legislation. The importance of this legislation is […]

Food industry veteran Jim Corbett appointed Director of Food Institute UCC

Food industry veteran Jim Corbett appointed Director of Food Institute UCC

7 March 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie University College Cork has announced the appointment of Jim Corbett as Director of the Food Institute UCC, which will be officially launched in 2018. The Food Institute UCC is a collaborative research and learning institute, combining all disciplines across the food spectrum into a single one-stop-shop for all […]

SPORT: Cork schools win the race to study PE

SPORT: Cork schools win the race to study PE

23 February 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Ten Cork schools are among the 80 secondary schools nationwide, to be part of the first phase implementation of Physical Education (PE) for Senior Cycle programmes An Tanaiste Simon Coveney and Cork South Central TD welcomed the news saying: “I am delighted that so many Cork schools are […]

WEST CORK: Extra accommodation confirmed for St. Brogans School, Bandon

WEST CORK: Extra accommodation confirmed for St. Brogans School, Bandon

23 February 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Cork South West TD and Minister of State at the Department of Health, Jim Daly, has confirmed that St. Brogans Secondary School in Bandon is to receive extra accommodation. Speaking on the matter Junior Minister Daly said, ‘The lack of accommodation for pupils in St Brogans […]

Conference on the environment and climate in UCC next Monday

Conference on the environment and climate in UCC next Monday

19 February 2018, Monday By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The UCC Environmental Society have announced that they will be holding a free conference on the environment & climate change. The UCC Climate Conference will be held in the historic Aula Maxima in the University’s North Wing on Monday February 26th. The conference will consist of a […]