Newmarket woman among researchers from 5 universities awarded prestigious “Lero Director’s Prizes”

Newmarket woman among researchers from 5 universities awarded prestigious “Lero Director’s Prizes”

8 September 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Mairead O’Connor of Newmarket, North County Cork is among eight researchers from five leading Irish universities awarded Lero Director’s Prizes at an online ceremony today. This is the second year of the annual awards presented by the University of Limerick based ‘Lero, the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre […]

Q: How to get a job? A: Combine a Foreign Language with ICT Skills – University creates new HDip to do just that

Q: How to get a job? A: Combine a Foreign Language with ICT Skills – University creates new HDip to do just that

8 September 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie University College Cork has announced a new 1-year Higher Diploma in Languages and Global Software Business to help address an emerging skills shortage in the ICT sector. The new course is heavily subsidised by the Government to support language graduates who are looking to upskill, or who are […]

Free Training and Development Courses for women working in the home

Free Training and Development Courses for women working in the home

8 September 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Cork City Partnership invites candidates for free online courses to help women access future paid employment or further education. Minister Helen McEntee endorses the concept Cork City Partnership is inviting women to take advantage of the “new normal” by signing up for an online course designed to draw […]

Carrigaline club seeks new members

Carrigaline club seeks new members

6 September 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Join Carrigaline Toastmasters on Tuesday 8th Sept at 7.15 pm, on zoom This year for their first meeting of the year, the club are teaming up with their friends in Blarney Toastmasters for a new members information evening. Local speech therapist, Deirdre will present a workshop on Speechcraft, […]

FREE MONEY: How to claim the ‘Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance’

FREE MONEY: How to claim the ‘Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance’

4 September 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator Tim Lombard is encouraging all Cork families that haven’t yet applied to avail of the significant expansion of the Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance. Senator Lombard said: “My colleague the Minister for Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and the Islands, Heather Humphreys, […]

Jameson Irish Whiskey recruiting ambitious engineers for 2-year Graduate Programme – at Midleton, Co Cork

Jameson Irish Whiskey recruiting ambitious engineers for 2-year Graduate Programme – at Midleton, Co Cork

3 September 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Irish Distillers, makers of some of the world’s most enjoyed whiskeys and one of Ireland’s leading suppliers of spirits and wines, is looking for engineering graduates to apply for the newly launched Jameson Engineering Graduate Programme. The programme, which is now open for applications, offers graduate engineers the […]

New Research Highlights Financial Impact of COVID-19 on Parents

New Research Highlights Financial Impact of COVID-19 on Parents

2 September 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Nearly half of parents surveyed (42 percent) believe their financial situation has been negatively affected by COVID-19 through reduced income and/or increased costs. As a result, almost one-in-four (23 percent) parents believe they will suffer from increased financial strain in sending their children to school due to the […]

Cork City Centre ‘Tech Campus’ @RepublicOfWork teams up with @Teamwork to help next gen of software developers

Cork City Centre ‘Tech Campus’ @RepublicOfWork teams up with @Teamwork to help next gen of software developers

1 September 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The shared office space known as ‘REPUBLIC OF WORK’ and the Cork collaboration software firm ‘Teamwork’ have announced a new project which will support the next generation of software entrepreneurs. They’re Teamwork Catalyst 2.0. It’s a programme that gives new SAAS businesses an opportunity to benefit from Cork’s […]

#WorkLifeBalance – Unpaid parental leave has increased from 22 to 26 weeks – thanks to EU

#WorkLifeBalance – Unpaid parental leave has increased from 22 to 26 weeks – thanks to EU

1 September 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Parental Leave (Amendment) Act 2019  Ireland South MEP Deidre Clune has welcomed the increase in unpaid parental leave for families around the country. The change in legislation will allow for an increase in unpaid parental leave from 22 weeks to 26 weeks per parent per child under 12 […]

€5 million in student supports announced

€5 million in student supports announced

27 August 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris TD, has announced a comprehensive financial package of €5 million to support students’ wellbeing and mental health. This significant funding increase comes at a time of great urgency around student support and re-opening planning for the […]