WEST CORK: New vehicle for mobile library – replaces 14 year old truck

WEST CORK: New vehicle for mobile library – replaces 14 year old truck

5 September 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Declan Hurley launched the West Cork Mobile Library from his home in Dunmanway last week. The new mobile library replaces a fourteen-year-old vehicle which served almost every locality in rural West Cork and ensures the continuity of this valuable, socially inclusive […]

SCIENCE: Plant biotechnology congress to attract over 1,000 scientists to Ireland in 2018

SCIENCE: Plant biotechnology congress to attract over 1,000 scientists to Ireland in 2018

4 September 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The International Association for Plant Biotechnology Congress 2018 (IAPB 2018) was officially launched at an event in University College Cork today. The President of the IAPB is Dr Barbara Doyle Prestwich who is based in UCC. The congress will take place at the Dublin Convention Centre from 19th […]

ADULTS UPSKILLING: Cork Institute of Technology taking enrollments for Evening Classes

ADULTS UPSKILLING: Cork Institute of Technology taking enrollments for Evening Classes

4 September 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork Institute of Technology, which incorporates CIT Cork School of Music, CIT Crawford College of Art & Design and the National Maritime College of Ireland (NMCI), will hold its Registration and Open Evenings for Continuing Education Programmes (Weekend & Evening Courses) from September 5th. For CIT, Continuing Education […]

BACK TO SCHOOL: 12,470 Cork families receive help with back to school costs

BACK TO SCHOOL: 12,470 Cork families receive help with back to school costs

1 September 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Carrigaline based Fine Gael Senator, Tim Lombard, has confirmed that some €3,959,700 in Government funding has been paid to help meet the back to school costs of 12,470 local families. The Back to School allowance is paid to parents to assist them in purchasing uniforms and footwear for […]

UNLIKELY BUT TRUE: SIX sets of twins starting school in one Cork school

UNLIKELY BUT TRUE: SIX sets of twins starting school in one Cork school

23 August 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The children started two by two as they began their first day of secondary school in Coláiste and Gaelcholáiste Choilm, Ballincollig. Among the 226 students starting First Year are a remarkable six sets of twins. Comprising of sets of identical and fraternal twins, these siblings are traveling from […]

WEST CORK: Awards for Bantry students of National Learning Network (NLN)

WEST CORK: Awards for Bantry students of National Learning Network (NLN)

18 August 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie More than 40 students of the National Learning Network (NLN) in Bantry have been honoured for their “inspirational efforts”. The certification ceremony, held in the Bantry NLN centre on Thursday afternoon, was attended by West Cork based Junior Minister Jim Daly TD (Fine Gael). It recognised “the dedication […]

INTERNET: 1,698 new .ie domains registered in Cork in first half of 2017

INTERNET: 1,698 new .ie domains registered in Cork in first half of 2017

17 August 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork registrations up 13 percent year-on-year, Munster registrations up 16 percent, according to latest dot ie Domain Profile Report 112 new .ie domains registered every day in first half of 2017 More than 230,000 .ie domains now registered 1,698 new .ie domains were registered in Cork in the […]

LEAVING CERT: Cork Institute of Technology comments on results day

LEAVING CERT: Cork Institute of Technology comments on results day

16 August 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The Head of Student Affairs at the Cork Institute of Technology, Dr Dan Collins, has congratulated and offered his best wishes and that of his colleagues at CIT to all students who today receive the results of the 2017 Leaving Certificate Examination. Dr Collins indicated that while ‘this […]