Technological Universities must be resourced adequately – Jonathan O’Brien TD

Technological Universities must be resourced adequately – Jonathan O’Brien TD

16 December 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Speaking today during the debate on the Technological Universities Bill, Sinn Féin Education Spokesperson Deputy Jonathan O’Brien said that his party were giving qualified support for the Bill to allow it to proceed, but wanted to see major changes for that support to continue. The Cork North Central […]

Student loan system would eradicate the grant scheme by stealth says Jonathan O’Brien TD

Student loan system would eradicate the grant scheme by stealth says Jonathan O’Brien TD

14 December 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Speaking following reports on the potential introduction of student loan scheme following a government commissioned report on third level funding, Sinn Féin Education Spokesperson Deputy Jonathan O’Brien said that saddling students with debt is not substitute for a decent grant system. The Cork North Central TD said: “Sinn […]

Sod turned on extension to St Colmans Community College, Midleton, Cork

Sod turned on extension to St Colmans Community College, Midleton, Cork

14 December 2015 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie New 35 Room Extension to House 1,000 Students Minister Sean Sherlock TD performed the official ‘turning of the sod’ at St. Colman’s Community College in Midleton, marking the commencement of construction on the site of a new €10 million extension. The new two storey, 5,640 square metre extension […]

€900k funding for Cork Institute of Technology

€900k funding for Cork Institute of Technology

9 December 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Fine Gael TD for Cork South Central, Jerry Buttimer, has said that funding of €900,000 announced today for Cork Institute of Technology will help meet the cost of much needed facilities and equipment. The funding is part of a €10 million Infrastructure Maintenance Fund Grant for Institutes of […]

‘Heritage Churches of County Cork’ Book launched in County Hall this morning

‘Heritage Churches of County Cork’ Book launched in County Hall this morning

9 December 2015 By David O’SUllivan david@TheCork.ie Cork County Council’s new book “Heritage Churches of County Cork” is being launched this morning at 10:30am at Vertigo, Floor 17, County Hall. The publication was compiled by the local authority’s Heritage Unit. It’s the third in the ‘Heritage of County Cork’ series, a series which was shortlisted in 2015 […]

Cork Institute of Technology welcomes Innovation 2020 Announcement

Cork Institute of Technology welcomes Innovation 2020 Announcement

8 December 2015 By Bryan Smtyh bryan@TheCork.ie Cork Institute of Technology has welcomed today the publication of Ireland’s strategy for research and development, science and technology: “Innovation 2020”. The proposed additional investment in R & D by private and public sectors to 2.5% of GNP by 2020 is important for the development of research and […]

Why are young women not attracted to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics?

Why are young women not attracted to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics?

8 December 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie There are not enough women entering into Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) fields. In 2014 just 17% of entrants to third level courses in ICT were female, a figure that has been consistent since 2004[1]. Similarly only 24% of Engineering entrants are female. The situation is even […]

Web Summit co-founder Daire Hickey encourages Cork people to volunteer abroad

Web Summit co-founder Daire Hickey encourages Cork people to volunteer abroad

8 December 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Have you ever thought about volunteering abroad? Yesterday marked the launch of EIL Explore, a programme organised and funded by EIL Intercultural Learning that provides over 30 awards to Irish residents interested in volunteering, cultural immersion, or language education abroad. The launch took place at the Cork Airport […]

Women and Whiskey – River Lee Winter Whiskey Club hold inaugural session

Women and Whiskey – River Lee Winter Whiskey Club hold inaugural session

8 December 2015 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie The River Lee Winter Whiskey Club celebrated its inaugural session with a special masterclass recently entitled ‘Women & Whiskey’ led by female distiller Karen Cotter. Gathered with Cotter was a largely female audience who experienced a tasting flight of Ireland’s finest whiskeys on the night, including Redbreast 12 […]

Cork Schools organise Christmas Trade Fair in Merchant’s Quay

Cork Schools organise Christmas Trade Fair in Merchant’s Quay

7 December 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie When: Tuesday December 8, 10am – 2pm Dynamic business ideas and budding entrepreneurial acumen will be on show in Merchant’s Quay on Tuesday, December 8, when Cork city students showcase their mini-companies as part of a specially organised Christmas Trade Fair. Initiated by the Local Enterprise Office, Cork City, […]

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