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 […]

Douglas school seeks 50 year old artefacts

28 April 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie 50 years ago, in a simple suburban house on the Douglas Road called “Sunview”, Christ King Girls Secondary was founded to answer the educational needs of the local community. To mark this significant anniversary the school have planned a number of events that will run throughout the […]

Drink less alcohol says Cork Govt Senator

21 April 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie “We need to fully implement existing alcohol legislation to protect our nation’s health” Fine Gael Cork North Central Senator and the Party’s Seanad Spokesperson on Health, Colm Burke, has today urged the Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar TD, to ensure full implementation of Section 9 of the […]

Cork finance sector encouraged to stay on top of new technology

13 April 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork’s financial sector has been urged to embrace “data analytics” to remain competitive. Th CGMA (Chartered Global Management Accountant) “thought leadership conference” on big data will take place in the City on Saturday, 18 April. The conference, held by CIMA Ireland in partnership with CIT, and sponsored by […]

Carrigaline team win National Macra debating title

Carrigaline team win National Macra debating title

24 March 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Congratulations to Carrigaline Macra. Their National Debating Team who won the Macra na Feirme National Final held in the Radisson Blu Hotel, just outside Limerick on Saturday 21st March. The team consisted of Rona Coghlan, David O’Sullivan (TheCork.ie Editor), Eilís Ahern, and Trisha Delahunty. The competition is recognised […]