Plant trees during ‘National Tree Week 2021’ March 21st to 27th

Plant trees during ‘National Tree Week 2021’ March 21st to 27th

21 March 2021 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork County Council, with thanks to the Tree Council of Ireland, has an availability of trees (Common and Silver Birch, Oak, Scots Pine and Alder) that can be provided to various groups, organisations and schools  National Tree Week is an initiative of the Tree Council of Ireland with […]

Irish Hotels Federation work with Cork ETB on new Leadership programmes

Irish Hotels Federation work with Cork ETB on new Leadership programmes

19 March 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork ETB and the Irish Hotels Federation team up to launch Leadership programmes for Hospitality and Tourism employees The Cork Training Centre operating under the remit of the Cork Education and Training Board (Cork ETB) has teamed up with The Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) to launch two new […]

Texaco Children’s Art Competition

Texaco Children’s Art Competition

19 March 2021 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Cork teachers in primary and second-level schools, whose pupils take part in the annual Texaco Children’s Art Competition, are reminded that the closing date for receipt of entries this year is Wednesday, 24th March. Last year almost 2,000 pupils from schools in Co Cork submitted entries to the […]

Reminder to Hold Firm on Safety as Schools Re-open

Reminder to Hold Firm on Safety as Schools Re-open

18 March 2021 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie With all primary school children returning to school this week Cork County Council’s Road Safety Office issues a timely reminder to help each other stay safe in our daily lives, especially getting to and from school and at the school gate. Mayor of the County of Cork Cllr […]

Centenary of the Battle of Crossbarry

Centenary of the Battle of Crossbarry

18 March 2021 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Battle of Crossbarry centenary on the 19th of March 1921 Donnchadh Ó Seaghdha of the Crossbarry & Kilmichael commemoration committee talks to the relatives – Seán Ó Céilleachair son of section commander Tom Kelleher at Crossbarry; Diarmuid Begley son of the piper of Crossbarry; Flor Begley; Murt Ó […]

Cork trainee mechanics get access to electric / hybrid car to learn on

Cork trainee mechanics get access to electric / hybrid car to learn on

17 March 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Motor Technology course students train with brand-new Hybrid Electric Training Vehicle which is valued at almost €30,000. Apprenticeship students on St. John’s Central College Motor Technology Pre-Apprenticeship course are among the first in the country to have access to a brand-new Hybrid Electric Training Vehicle which is valued […]

Minister for Education cannot leave Junior Cert students behind – Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD

Minister for Education cannot leave Junior Cert students behind – Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD

13 March 2021 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin spokesperson for Education, Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire, has called on the Minister for Education to listen to the concerns of Junior Cert students and act swiftly to ensure they are not being left behind, particularly those who will leave school this year. The Cork South Central TD […]

GatewayUCC creates 400 jobs

GatewayUCC creates 400 jobs

13 March 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie GatewayUCC, part of UCC Innovation, has announced that the companies it has worked with and supported since 2012 have created more than 400 jobs. GatewayUCC supports researcher-led start-ups and spin out companies, and has this year reported a significant growth in the number of female founders within the […]

SUSI Student grant ‘income bands’ need to be adjusted – says TD

SUSI Student grant ‘income bands’ need to be adjusted – says TD

12 March 2021 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North West, Aindrias Moynihan is calling for urgency in progressing much needed changes in the Student Grant Scheme – or SUSI grant – especially around the income bands as they currently stand. Deputy Moynihan commented, “Minister Harris announced the start of a public […]

Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal exploding with joy to win Cork City Schools Enterprise Programme with Bosca Cóisir @StevieGrainger

Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal exploding with joy to win Cork City Schools Enterprise Programme with Bosca Cóisir @StevieGrainger

11 March 2021 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie A dynamic duo from Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal Blarney proved they have strong entrepreneurial chops after winning Cork City Student Enterprise of the Year 2021. Their mini-company Bosca Cóisir was named overall winners of a hotly contested competition, spanning the city’s secondary schools. Inspired by the concept of […]

University College Cork rolls out unique COVID-19 App

University College Cork rolls out unique COVID-19 App

11 March 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie UCC has developed a COVID-19 Tracker and Day Pass App to help protect its students, staff and wider community. Upon the checking of COVID-19 symptoms the app generates a pass for on campus attendance. The app is not compulsory, but staff and students are strongly encouraged to download […]

Junior Chamber of Commerce accepting nominations for Outstanding Young Person Awards @JCICork @JCIIreland

Junior Chamber of Commerce accepting nominations for Outstanding Young Person Awards @JCICork @JCIIreland

8 March 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie On the evening of International Women’s Day on 8th March, JCI Ireland once again launched its Ten Outstanding Young Person (TOYP) Awards programme and is looking for individuals who have contributed to the society to be nominated in the various categories that comprise these awards. Young men and […]