KBC Bank supports Cork community projects

KBC Bank supports Cork community projects

4 August 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie A number of innovative community groups in Cork have been awarded funding through KBC Bank’s ‘Bright Ideas’ community support initiative. Six outstanding projects from Cork city and the surrounding areas have been selected for funding and are among a total of 40 winning projects nationwide recognised by KBC […]

A record year for Colaiste Stoifain Naofa

A record year for Colaiste Stoifain Naofa

4 August 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The wide variety of courses available to students at Coláiste Stiofáin Naofa (CSN) has resulted in a record number of student applications for the forthcoming 2015/2016 academic year. CSN, one of the biggest colleges for further education in Munster, has accepted more than 500 applications from school […]

Cork Apprentices to represent Ireland at 43rd WorldSkills Competition in Brazil

Cork Apprentices to represent Ireland at 43rd WorldSkills Competition in Brazil

27 July 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork apprentices, John Murray, Owen Murphy and Dean McSweeney will represent Ireland in Plastering and Drywall Systems, Welding and Construction Metal Work at the 43rd WorldSkills Competition in São Paulo, Brazil from11 – 15 August 2015. John, Owen, Dean and their fellow team members were selected from […]

Taoiseach opens UCC Beaufort Building in Ringaskiddy

Taoiseach opens UCC Beaufort Building in Ringaskiddy

11 July 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie An Taoiseach Enda Kenny T.D. officially opened the UCC Beaufort Building in Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork today (Saturday). The 4,700m2 five storey building with state-of-the-art wave simulators, test tanks, workshops and offices provides Ireland with world-class infrastructure for renewable energy and maritime research to power the ‘blue economy’. […]

New Carrigtwohill National School will be run by Cork ETB

New Carrigtwohill National School will be run by Cork ETB

11 June 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Cork Education and Training Board (previously known as the VEC) will be the patrons of a new primary school in Carrigtwohill, Co Cork. The Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan T.D. made the announcement today. Opening in September it will be “multi-denominational Community National School”, […]

Regatta planned for Crosshaven in late June

Regatta planned for Crosshaven in late June

4 June 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Hard to believe it’s Summer isin’t it? The fire is lighting and TShirts are but a dream. That being said technically it is summer and planning continues for a host of events. “Crosshaven Traditional Sail Regatta” is being planned for June the weekend of 19th-21st June in […]

Trend Micro schools competition

Trend Micro schools competition

4 June 2015 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Trend Micro, which has its EMEA headquarters in Cork, has announced its 2015 “What’s Your Story?” video and poster competition winners. It was a hat-trick for Loreto College Cavan as they were, once again, crowned Overall School Winner and awarded €3,000 for the “How to be safe on […]

Lecture to remember Sir Hugh Lane

11 May 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The community organisation, Grange-Frankfield Partnership, has organised an additional fixture to its highly acclaimed biannual Vernon Mount Lecture Series, with a special lecture to honour the memory of Sir Hugh Lane, who was born in Ballybrack House on Donnybrook Hill, in November 1875. Lane was gifted with […]

Cork Educators promote Whistleblowing

9 May 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The board of the Cork ETB (Cork Education and Training Board) has approved the introduction of the Making of Protected Disclosures policy for the organisation. This policy enables all employees of Cork ETB, contractors, suppliers, former employees and other stakeholders to report any serious and sensitive concerns and […]

Success for CIT

9 May 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Students from the Department of Tourism & Hospitality in Cork Institute of Technology showcased over 60 new business ideas at an event held in the Department. The Showcase was opened by the Department Head, Mr Adrian Gregan who said he was extremely impressed by the depth and range […]

€1.5m for Cork Institute of Technology

5 May 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Researchers from The Nimbus Centre at Cork Institute of Technology have been successful in winning funding for two prestigious ‘Horizon 2020’ Projects in the ‘ICT for Energy Efficient Buildings’ call 2015. They will receive approximately €1.5M from the EU funding program as part of the development of two […]