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Christmas takes off at Cork Airport with the Cork Schools Business Runway Trade Fair

CHRISTMAS shoppers had the opportunity to purchase something a little different, when schools in the South Cork region showcased their mini-companies at the Cork Schools Business Runway trade fair which took place at Cork Airport last Thursday as part of the Schools Enterprise Awards. McEgan College in Macroom, Carrigaline Community College, Colaiste Muire in Crosshaven and Colaiste Choilm in Ballincollig were amongst the schools taking part with over five hundred Cork students participated

The Model School, Dunmanway “Digital School of Distinction” Award

TWO hundred years ago a man called George Boole, now hailed as a forefather of the Computer era, was born. He became professor of Maths at UCC in the year The Model School was built and set about changing the way people thought about thinking. He believed that there was logic to everything and he led the way to the development of a logical computer language. In 2013 the “Digital

Ornua welcomes Carbery Macra members to the home of Irish dairy

MACRA na Feirme, the Irish young farmers and rural youth organisation, and Ornua representatives visited Ornua Deutschland, the home of Irish dairy in Germany recently. Carbery Macra members John O’Driscoll, Padraig O’Driscoll and Eileen Hurley joined Ornua and Macra representatives to visit the Ornua Deutschland manufacturing and packaging plant in Neukirchen-Vluyn.

West Cork schools get boost in new school capital plan

FIVE major school investment projects in West Cork have been given the green light by the new School Buildings Plan announced recently. Welcoming the news, Labour TD Michael McCarthy said, “I am extremely pleased that West Cork has featured so strongly in the much-anticipated School Capital Plan today, and that Minister Jan O’Sullivan has prioritised a number of critical projects.

Funding boost for schools in West Cork to upgrade school buildings and improve facilities

PRIMARY schools across West Cork are set to benefit from new funding to upgrade school buildings and improve facilities for students and teachers. A total of €28.5 million is being made available by the Government for the payment of a Minor Works grant to primary schools around the country. Schools in West Cork will be able to use this funding to improve the physical infrastructure of schools. They can also

Kealkill National School, Bantry and Togher National School, Dunmanway, nominated for short film award at the 11th FÍS Film Festival

KEALKILL National School, Bantry and Togher National School, Dunmanway have both been nominated for an award at the upcoming FÍS Film Festival. Kealkill N.S. have been nominated for their film “Sammy’s Salmon Survival” alongside Togher N.S who are nominated for their film “Day Dreamers”. The West Cork based schools are among 22 other schools that have been chosen from over 100 entries received from all over the country. The event