Cork Institute of Technology should NOT be upgraded to University status, due to a side effect – says Cork Cllr

Cork Institute of Technology should NOT be upgraded to University status, due to a side effect – says Cork Cllr

26 January 2016 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Anti Austerity Alliance Councillor Mick Barry this morning said that it would be a betrayal both of workers’ rights and the interests of young people for the Labour Party to vote for the Technological Universities Bill currently being rushed through the Dail before the General Election is called. […]

1916 Lecture organised by Cork Church of Ireland

1916 Lecture organised by Cork Church of Ireland

21 January 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Professor Diarmuid Ferriter, Professor of Modern Irish History at University College Dublin, will deliver a lecture entitled “1916: New Perspectives; Old Rows” tomorrow evening, Friday, 22nd January, 2016 at 7.30 p.m. It is the first of  a series of events organised by the Church of Ireland Diocese of […]

The Cork-Limerick Motorway and N28 Ringaskiddy roads must be Election issues – says IBEC

The Cork-Limerick Motorway and N28 Ringaskiddy roads must be Election issues – says IBEC

18 January 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Ahead of the upcoming general election Ibec Cork, the group that represents business in the region, called on all candidates to support key road projects that will make the region a better place to live, work and do business. Completion of the Cork to Limerick motorway, the Cork […]

Would you like to play Thomas Kent in a 1916 drama in Cork?

Would you like to play Thomas Kent in a 1916 drama in Cork?

16 January 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Casting for “Thomas Kent – 1916 Rebel” Who will play Cork republican Thomas Kent in Lantern Productions upcoming theatre piece Thomas Kent – 1916 Rebel in The Everyman Theatre? Kent was the only man on Irish soil to be executed outside of Dublin in the immediate aftermath of […]

VIDEO: €6.2m in research grants for University College Cork

VIDEO: €6.2m in research grants for University College Cork

12 January 2016 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie UCC is to benefit from €6.2 million in grants for research equipment and facilities. The funding is part of a €28 million investment by the Department of Jobs through Science Foundation Ireland, and it supports Ireland’s collaborations and partnerships with industry and academia internationally. An example of the type […]

Cork TD calls on Education Minister to address discrimination in schools as matter of urgency

Cork TD  calls on Education Minister to address discrimination in schools as matter of urgency

11 January 2016 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Speaking today, Sinn Féin Education Spokesperson Deputy Jonathan O’Brien (Cork North Central) called on the Minister for Education to move quickly to address the issue of school admissions in advance of the election. The Cork North Central TD said; “Sinn Féin have met with a range of parents […]

VIDEO: UCC Biobank and related cancer research can create jobs in Cork – says Deirdre Clune MEP

11 January 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Four out of ten people will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetimes but innovations right here in Ireland are not only creating high end jobs but are helping to develop new treatments in the fight against diseases like cancer. Speaking at a conference in University College Cork […]

Cork Members among Macra National Leadership Award Finalists

Cork Members among Macra National Leadership Award Finalists

8 January 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The six finalists in Macra’s National Leadership Awards have been announced. Each finalist went through a challenging interview process and will now proceed to the final interview stage. There are three Cork finalists: Eilis Ahern, Carrigaline Macra, Seandun, Cork Joan Marie Healy, Berrings Macra, Muskerry, Cork Marie Murphy, […]

What is a ‘Ringly’, and which Cork School has made one?

What is a ‘Ringly’, and which Cork School has made one?

7 January 2016 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Innovative schoolgirls from Cork today (Thursday) launched a crowdfunding campaign for the latest piece of wearable technology – a Ringly. The Ringly – a jewellery/technology hybrid – will be used as the prize at the 2 day I WISH Conference which aims to educate young girls about Science […]

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