University College Cork and The Agricultural Trust Announce Grassland Science Senior Lectureship in memory of Paddy O’Keeffe

Deputy President and Registrar Professor John O’Halloran with Maggie Egerton, daughter of Paddy O’Keeffe, the iconic figure in Irish farming at the announcement of the Paddy O’Keeffe Senior Lectureship in Plant Genetics at University College Cork, supported by The Agricultural Trust. Photo: Darragh Kane The legacy of Irish agricultural legend, Paddy O’Keeffe, will continue to endure through a…

Cork College of Commerce teachers take part on Placement in Industry Programme

Paula O’Connell, Cork College of Commerce teacher, with Brid Creedon, Senior Manager of Infrastructure & Strategic Projects at Eli Lilly. It is often said that older students respect educators more if they are still actively working or in tune with their industries, and as such will pay less or more attention to them depending. Due to…

Presidential candidate Sean Gallagher launches anticipated second edition of Fitzgerald & Partners ‘Doing Business in Kinsale’

Building on the success of its acclaimed first edition last year, the all-new Doing Business in Kinsale guide is now available and was launched last night in The Blue Haven Hotel, Kinsale, by Sean Gallagher, entrepreneur and candidate in the 2018 election for the Presidency of Ireland.                 Doing Business…

Cork Tidy Towns committees to receive €145,000

Towns across Cork have been awarded funding through the Department of Rural and Community Development for Tidy Town Committees. Tánaiste Simon Coveney has welcomed the allocations of €145,000 for Cork towns, particularly for the sixtieth anniversary of the Tidy Towns competitions. This scheme will allow each Tidy Towns committee to apply for a grant of between €1,000…

Final Public Meeting On Social and Affordable Housing and Communities in Cork to be hosted by Cork Evolves

Nuala Stewart of Cork City Council, Cathal O’Connell, UCC with Margaret Fraser of North Glasgow Homes and Séan Brady of PPR Poject With a national housing shortage and Cork city set to double its population by 2050, there is a real urgency to build more homes in Cork.  Cork Evolves, a partnership between Cork City…

Cork Discovers – A World of Research: 40 free fun events took place around Cork City to the delight of hundreds

Arlene Vithaldas, CEO UCC Academy and Prof. Anita R. Maguire, Vice President for Research and Innovation, UCC, Cork City Council Mr Denis Barrett and Deputy Lord Mayor, Cork City Council Cllr. Paudie Dineen. Cork Discovers – A World of Research took place Friday evening in glorious sunshine to the delight to hundreds of kids of…

UCC takes global green top accolade in sustainability

Ireland’s University College Cork (UCC) has become the first institution outside of North America to achieve a gold star rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). UCC now joins Princeton, Cornell and UC Berkeley in receiving the highest standard, Gold ‘Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System’ (STARS) for excellence…

Cork Learning City says business must invest in continuous staff training if they want to be future-proofed

A LinkedIn survey of 4,000 professionals this month found that 94% of employees would stay longer at a company that invested in their career development. Employers are also waking up to this reality with 90% of employers participating in this same workplace learning  research, agreeing that learning in the workplace is a necessary staff benefit…