Liadh Ní Riada MEP – ‘Cork factory must take heed of local concerns’

Sinn Féín MEP Liadh Ní Riada has called for an independent environmental report to be commissioned on a plastics factory in West Cork. The Ireland South MEP was speaking after An Bord Pleanála approved planning permission for a plastics factory near Skibbereen. “The national authorities and the company behind the factory needed to take steps…

Cork Ambassadors contribute €11 million to local economy in 2018

Cork Convention Bureau (CCB) hosted its annual Cork Conference Ambassadors Awards at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Little Island, Cork. The prestigious ceremony paid special tribute to 31 ambassadors, including four special category winning ambassadors, who have helped secure almost €11 million for the local economy over the past 12 months. The ambassadors were instrumental in…

UCC launches transformational academic strategy

Photo: Gerard McCarthy Photography This UCC launched an ambitious and transformational academic strategy that will transform the UCC learning experience and landscape for the future. The UCC Academic Strategy outlines a new and holistic approach to education that champions the capacity for independent thinking and enquiry, equipping students with the skills required for our rapidly…

New road traffic management system for Cork Airport

Cork Airport, Ireland’s second busiest international airport, is introducing a new road traffic management system to facilitate growing passenger numbers. The measures include investment in an upgrade of the forecourt, improved access to car parks, improved signage, a new two-way road system to the Red Express car park and enhanced public transport lanes, all designed…

Senior Infants pupils to test STEM learning programme with LEGO

Two Dublin schools, Malahide & Portmarnock Educate Together and the Central Model Infants’ School on Marlborough Street in the city centre, have been selected to take part in a global pilot of a new FIRST LEGO League education initiative, called Junior Discovery.  Developed for children aged four to six years, FIRST LEGO League Junior Discovery is a non-competitive,…