UCC scientists uncover a potential role of the microbiome in regulating myelination in the brain

UCC scientists uncover a potential role of the microbiome in regulating myelination in the brain

5 April 2016, 4pm By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Myelin is the insulation that surrounds the axon of nerve cells allowing efficient conduction of electrical signals. It is essential for the proper functioning of the nervous system. Understanding the mechanisms regulating myelination is important for developing strategies for myelin disorders such as Multiple Sclerosis, which is […]

UCC hailed for ‘world-class research’ in EU ranking

UCC hailed for ‘world-class research’ in EU ranking

4 April 2016 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie University College Cork (UCC) scored top marks across the five core areas ranked in the world’s most comprehensive ranking system. The EU sponsored U-Multirank published today (April 4) judges university performance on 31 indicators marked from ‘A’ (very good) to ‘E’ (weak). The areas ranked include Teaching, Research, […]

MAREI and NTR Foundation Collaborate on A Fully Integrated ‘Low Carbon Future’ Research Programme for Ireland

MAREI and NTR Foundation Collaborate on A Fully Integrated ‘Low Carbon Future’ Research Programme for Ireland

4 April 2016 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Ireland’s research centre for marine and renewable energy, MaREI, has secured €750,000 in funding from the NTR Foundation. The philanthropic investment will be used to identify and exploit the opportunities for Ireland, the economy and SMEs in relation to how we best meet our future energy requirements as […]

Members of the public to have their say about the UK, Ireland and the Future of Europe

Members of the public to have their say about the UK, Ireland and the Future of Europe

4 April 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie European Movement (EM) Ireland is bringing its National Conversation series on the so-called ‘Brexit’ referendum to Munster for a public event at University College Cork from 12-3pm today. Speakers include Senator Jillian van Turnhout, as well as Dr Mary C Murphy of UCC and the Ireland South MEPs, […]

Call for Cork schools to enter anti-racism competition

Call for Cork schools to enter anti-racism competition

3 April 2016 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Show Racism the Red Card is calling on all schools and youth services in Cork to register for the Anti Racism Creative Competition 2016. The competition – which aims to address racism through education – involves young people developing creative messages about racism and integration, using written, visual […]

Cork singer becomes vocal coach for Voice of Ireland TV Show

Cork singer becomes vocal coach for Voice of Ireland TV Show

1 April 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork singer, performer, backing vocalist and Director at the Academy of Popular Music at The Cork School of Music, Dr. Trish Rooney, was appointed as the dedicated vocal coach for The Voice of Ireland. Now in series 5, Trish is working with The Voice contestants and celebrity coaches […]

How many graduates of Trinity College Dublin live in Cork? More than 1,500

How many graduates of Trinity College Dublin live in Cork? More than 1,500

1 April 2016 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie 1,575 people in Cork are eligible to vote in the upcoming Trinity College Seanad Election and their votes could have a major impact on the make-up of the next Seanad, according to Independent Senator Averil Power. She has released the figures to highlight the importance of voting in […]

Animal Farm – the Play – to be performed at Cork Institute of Technology School of Music

Animal Farm – the Play – to be performed at Cork Institute of Technology School of Music

29 March 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Written by George Orwell, and adapted by Peter Hall, ‘Animal Farm’ will be performed at CIT Cork School of Music’s Stack Theatre on 7th, 8th & 9th of April 2016, at 8pm. “All Animals are equal… but some are more equal than others” Farmer Jones ruled Manor Farm […]

RNLI Cork participates in 1916 commemorations

RNLI Cork participates in 1916 commemorations

29 March 2016 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork RNLI stations take part in Easter 1916 centenary commemoration – charity’s role in maritime life-saving work recognised RNLI representatives from Cork lifeboat stations took part in the Easter Sunday 1916 centenary commemoration which saw over seven hundred members of the Irish emergency services taking part in a […]

New Free Programme Set to Transform Cork Jobseekers Careers in 2016

New Free Programme Set to Transform Cork Jobseekers Careers in 2016

25 March 2016 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Innovation Academy, UCD Postgraduate Certificate in Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Enterprise Commencing 31st March 2016 Barry O’Driscoll, Cork GAA and Nemo Rangers footballer with the help of Martin Corkery, Enterprise Ireland; Joan Walsh, President of Network Cork and Siobhan Finn, Cork Innovates, showed their support in launching an exciting […]

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