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7 January 2016 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie PharmaChemical Ireland and the Irish Medical Devices Association (IMDA), the Ibec groups which represent the pharmaceuticals and chemical sectors, and the medical technology sector, said that the record breaking number of entries at the BT Young Scientist 2016 is part of a larger trend of more students gravitating... Read More
6 January 2016 By TomO’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie In the harsh environment of space, astronauts are exposed to many dangers – including the possibly harmful health effects of radiation exposure. Previous radiation detectors have only revealed how much exposure an astronaut has received after their return to Earth. However, a team of European researchers has developed an... Read More
5 January 2016 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork County Council has issued a lengthy statement in relation to the recent flooding, indeed as it arrives the main Cork to Waterford road is still closed due to remaining water. The County Council is the primary response agency for flooding events in Co Cork and is supported... Read More
22 December 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Jonathan O’Brien TD calls for clarity from Teaching Council of Ireland. Speaking today, Sinn Féin Education Spokesperson Deputy O’Brien called for further clarity from the Teaching Council regarding their policy on payment of the registration fee prior commencement of Section 30 of the Teaching Council Acts 2001 –... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
14 December 2015 By Tom Collins 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... Read More
9 December 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@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... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More