WEST CORK: Primary Schools to receive free Internet safety device as Minister confirms series of public meetings on keeping children safe online – Daly

WEST CORK: Primary Schools to receive free Internet safety device as Minister confirms series of public meetings on keeping children safe online – Daly

7 November 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Minister with responsibility for Mental Health Jim Daly has today returned to his old classroom to help schools and parents to keep children safe online. The former school principal and now Minister of State at the Department of Health visited the National school he attended in Drinagh […]

AMATEUR RADIO: Cork’s Glanmire Community College communicates with International Space Station

AMATEUR RADIO: Cork’s Glanmire Community College communicates with International Space Station

26 October 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Students of Glanmire Community College make history as some of the first Irish students to make direct contact with the International Space Station via Amateur Radio Space, the final frontier! Today, Glanmire Community College boldly went where no Cork school had gone before! It was a case of […]

CORK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY: to benefit from national I.T. building programme

CORK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY: to benefit from national I.T. building programme

18 Ocotber 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie 11 new Higher Education buildings to provide over 8,000 new student places The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T.D. and the Minister of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D., have announced €200 million in investment in Institutes of Technology around the country. This announcement […]

UCC: 2018 National Famine Commemoration to take place in University College Cork

UCC: 2018 National Famine Commemoration to take place in University College Cork

15 October 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Heather Humphreys TD, Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and Chair of the National Famine Commemoration Committee, has announced that next year’s National Famine Commemoration will take place on Saturday, 12th May 2018 in University College Cork. The event will be hosted by University College Cork in […]

BUS EIREANN: Cancels Cork school busses for Monday because of storm

BUS EIREANN: Cancels Cork school busses for Monday because of storm

14 October 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie School Transport Scheme services operated by Bus Éireann in Cork, Kerry, Clare, Mayo & Galway will not operate, Monday October 16th, due to Met Éireann’s Status Red weather warning. Parents, schools and school management bodies have previously been advised of this policy – adopted in 2015- to ensure […]

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK: marks 90 years of ESB with reflections on how electricity transformed Ireland

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK: marks 90 years of ESB with reflections on how electricity transformed Ireland

13 October 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie • Seminal 1844 study of Shannon energy potential by Sir Robert Kane, first President of Queen’s College, Cork acknowledged in UCC President’s lecture • The role of electricity in Ireland’s low carbon future highlighted by ESB Deputy Chief Executive University College Cork, in conjunction with ESB, has hosted […]

BUSINESS: UL bestows Honorary Doctorate on Corkman Michael Buckley

10 October 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie UL honours two inspirational individuals Books and music formed the backdrop to the UL Honorary Conferrings today as historian and author George Cunningham and Irish Chamber Orchestra (ICO) Chairman Michael Buckley were conferred Honorary Doctorates of Letters at University of Limerick. UL President, Dr Des Fitzgerald said: “The […]

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK: needs to INVEST in cycling – says Green Party branch

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK: needs to INVEST in cycling – says Green Party branch

6 October 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Members of the UCC branch of the Green Party have called on University College Cork to prioritise cycling infrastructure as part of its recently announced €350 million investment plan. Justin Fleming, Masters in Planning & Sustainable Development student and Green Party representative in the Cork City South Central […]