ACADEMIC INFLATION? Cork ‘Institute of Technology’ moves step closer to being upgraded to ‘University’ status

ACADEMIC INFLATION? Cork ‘Institute of Technology’ moves step closer to being upgraded to ‘University’ status

12 March 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Presidents of CIT and IT Tralee Welcome Crucial Step in the Creation of the Munster Technological University On Thursday 8th March 2018 a very significant milestone in Irish higher education was reached with the enactment of the Technological Universities Bill into legislation. The importance of this legislation is […]

Food industry veteran Jim Corbett appointed Director of Food Institute UCC

Food industry veteran Jim Corbett appointed Director of Food Institute UCC

7 March 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie University College Cork has announced the appointment of Jim Corbett as Director of the Food Institute UCC, which will be officially launched in 2018. The Food Institute UCC is a collaborative research and learning institute, combining all disciplines across the food spectrum into a single one-stop-shop for all […]

SPORT: Cork schools win the race to study PE

SPORT: Cork schools win the race to study PE

23 February 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Ten Cork schools are among the 80 secondary schools nationwide, to be part of the first phase implementation of Physical Education (PE) for Senior Cycle programmes An Tanaiste Simon Coveney and Cork South Central TD welcomed the news saying: “I am delighted that so many Cork schools are […]

WEST CORK: Extra accommodation confirmed for St. Brogans School, Bandon

WEST CORK: Extra accommodation confirmed for St. Brogans School, Bandon

23 February 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Cork South West TD and Minister of State at the Department of Health, Jim Daly, has confirmed that St. Brogans Secondary School in Bandon is to receive extra accommodation. Speaking on the matter Junior Minister Daly said, ‘The lack of accommodation for pupils in St Brogans […]

Conference on the environment and climate in UCC next Monday

Conference on the environment and climate in UCC next Monday

19 February 2018, Monday By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The UCC Environmental Society have announced that they will be holding a free conference on the environment & climate change. The UCC Climate Conference will be held in the historic Aula Maxima in the University’s North Wing on Monday February 26th. The conference will consist of a […]

EDUCATION: Cork ETB Student Showcase & 2017–2021 Strategy Launch

EDUCATION: Cork ETB Student Showcase & 2017–2021 Strategy Launch

18 February 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The past few weeks have brought an abundance of weather warnings and cold snaps, but in spite of such inclement conditions causing disruptions at every turn, the students of Cork Education and Training Board’s (CETB) numerous schools and facilities have remained hard at work in the lead up […]

MITCHELSTOWN: Free Road Safety Event tomorrow

MITCHELSTOWN: Free Road Safety Event tomorrow

3 February 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork County Council will host a Road Safety Event on Sunday, February 4th from 9.30am to 4pm in the car park of Mitchelstown Leisure Centre. This is a free event with everyone welcome to attend. The RSA Road shuttle and roll over simulator will be on site enabling […]

3 MINUTE PUBLIC SPEAKING: World’s largest science COMMUNICATION competition takes place in Cork today

3 MINUTE PUBLIC SPEAKING: World’s largest science COMMUNICATION competition takes place in Cork today

31 January 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie When: Wednesday 31 January 2018, 8pm Where: Triskel Arts Centre, 8pm Tickets: Free, booking recommended Anyone with an interest in science is welcome to come along to this free event. Held annually in over 30 countries across the globe, FameLab is the world’s largest science communication competition. And it’s […]