RESEARCHERS at the Daithi O’Murchu Marine Research Station, Bantry are leading the way in the search for sustainable, biodegradable plastics as part of a major international research project. Dr Julie Maguire is leading the team as part of the SEABIOPLAS project which is looking at using seaweed to create biodegradable plastic.
LOCAL lobby group Save Bantry Bay who are opposed to the establishment of a proposed new salmon farm off Shot Head have claimed that new international research discredits previous research published by the Irish Marine Institute on sea lice. The research published in the Journal of Fish Diseases by a team from Canada, Norway and Scotland state that reearch by Dr David Jackson for the Marine Institute “can be
THE Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr John Buttimer recently received extensive research on 19th century champion runner The Rosscarbery Steam Engine aka T.J. O’Mahony on behalf of Cork City Library from a delegation representing Rosscarbery Community Council, Carbery Rangers GAA club, and Rosscarbery Historical Society.
A BERE Island woman was among a record number of 37 Irish Fulbright Awards that were officially announced at an event at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin recently. Niamh Daly from Ballinakill, Bere Island is a PhD candidate in the Archaeology Department at University College Cork and also completed an undergraduate and Master’s Degree at UCC.