USELESS DEGREES: Apprenticeships can be better and cheaper than University – Cork MEP

USELESS DEGREES: Apprenticeships can be better and cheaper than University – Cork MEP

16 August 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Ireland South MEP Deirdre Clune has called for more targeted funding which focuses on the expansion of apprenticeships, the profiling of jobseekers and the National Skills Strategy. Speaking as students around the country collected their leaving cert results, the Cork based MEP – who is a member of […]

LEAVING CERT: Students and parents can call eir Freephone Helpline on 1800 265 165

LEAVING CERT: Students and parents can call eir Freephone Helpline on 1800 265 165

16 August 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Are you uncertain about your Leaving Cert results and what they mean for you? The Exam Helpline 2017, provided by the National Parents’ Council Post Primary (NPCpp) and sponsored by eir, will open next Wednesday (16th August) offering confidential advice, information and support to Cork students receiving their […]

EDUCATION: Thousands of free higher education places available to Cork people

EDUCATION: Thousands of free higher education places available to Cork people

14 August 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Thousands of free higher education places are available to Cork people this year under Springboard+. The government programme, run by the Higher Education Authority, is aimed at upskilling and reskilling job seekers to work in growing enterprise sectors that need skilled personnel. This year over 6,400 free places […]

CORK CITY: to host up to 95 countries in the ‘the educational equivalent of the World Cup’ – UNESCO Conference on Learning Cities

CORK CITY: to host up to 95 countries in the ‘the educational equivalent of the World Cup’ – UNESCO Conference on Learning Cities

12 August 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Teams from up to 95 countries are Cork bound next month for “the educational equivalent of the World Cup” – the UNESCO Conference on Learning Cities. Up to 700 delegates from 200 cities in countries like China, Japan, Africa, Columbia, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia and Qatar are flying […]

BALLINCOLLIG: Permanent site for new Gaelscoil must be secured ASAP

BALLINCOLLIG: Permanent site for new Gaelscoil must be secured ASAP

25 July 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie TD for Cork North West, Aindrias Moynihan has said that it is imperative that a permanent location for the new primary school in Ballincollig be acquired as quickly as possible. “We must ensure that children do not stay in temporary accommodation for longer than is necessary,” stated Deputy […]

NORTH CORK: Mallow College secures as ‘CPA’ – Certified Public Accountants in Ireland – status

NORTH CORK: Mallow College secures as ‘CPA’ – Certified Public Accountants in Ireland – status

22 July 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Mallow College of Further Education has been announced as an Approved Educator for the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland (CPA Ireland). The College joins a panel of four face to face learning educators and 2 online line learning educators throughout Ireland, who have been selected to […]

CHILD CARE: €620,000 extra funding for Cork services

CHILD CARE: €620,000 extra funding for Cork services

20 July 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Childcare services in Cork are to receive just over €620,000 in extra funding, a financial boost that comes at a key moment in Ireland’s move to make affordable, quality childcare more accessible. Cork based Senator, Tim Lombard, said: “I am delighted to announce that our local childcare services […]

EDUCATION: Cork TD wants Government to help with ‘astronomical Back to School Costs’

EDUCATION: Cork TD wants Government to help with ‘astronomical Back to School Costs’

12 July 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Parents must be supported with ‘astronomical Back to School Costs’ – Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD Sinn Féin spokesperson on Children & Youth Affairs Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD (Cork South Central) raised concerns about the ever spiralling costs of sending children back to school. The summer months pose some […]

NATURE: Fota Wildlife Park holds free talks on native Irish ladybirds in Midleton, Fermoy, and Fota itself

NATURE: Fota Wildlife Park holds free talks on native Irish ladybirds in Midleton, Fermoy, and Fota itself

12 July 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie   Fota Wildlife Park are delighted to present a series of talks on ladybirds in Ireland. They are working with University College Cork on a citizen science project to map out the location of ladybirds in Ireland. The All Ireland Ladybird Survey is an online research project funded […]

EDUCATION: 30,000 Cork Students Call On Senators To Reject Loans Scheme In Favour Of Public Investment In Education

EDUCATION: 30,000 Cork Students Call On Senators To Reject Loans Scheme In Favour Of Public Investment In Education

12 July 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie UCC Students’ Union and CIT Students’ Union have called on Senators to support a Labour private members motion this Wednesday rejecting any move to implement an income-contingent loan scheme but instead to publicly invest in third level education. UCC Students’ Union President Martin Scally said, “A decision to […]