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Mark O’Dowd, Glanmire Community College Co.Cork with Ian O’Sullivan and Eimear Murphy from Colaiste Treasa Kanturk Co.Cork.
The 2015 winners of the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition, Ian O’Sullivan and Eimear Murphy, have been awarded the international travel award Intel ISEF at the European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS) in Milan today. The winning duo represented Ireland at the international competition over the past four days and will now go on to compete at the Intel ISEF competition in Phoenix, Arizona in May 2016.
Also on the winners’ podium in Milan today was Mark O’Dowd from Glanmire Community College, Co. Cork who won one of three first places at the Food Expo ‘Feeding the planet. Energy for life’ competition which runs alongside the European Union Contest to celebrate Expo 2015 taking place in Milan throughout this year. Mark wins a laptop and attendance at the closing ceremony for Expo 2015 taking place later this year.
Ian and Eimear, who are both fifth year students at Colaiste Treasa, Kanturk, Co. Cork, won the chance to represent Ireland at the EUCYS in January when they were named winners at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition with their project ‘Alcohol consumption: does the apple fall far from the tree?’. Their award-winning project investigated the association between adolescent alcohol consumption and their parent’s consumption pattern and attitudes towards alcohol use.
Mark picked up a special award at the exhibition in January to take part this week at EUCYS with his project ‘Injury increasing crop yields’. He was one of 18 projects taking part in the Food Expo ‘Feeding the planet. Energy for life’ competition over the past few days.
The European Union Contest for Young Scientists is an initiative of the European Commission that was set up in 1989 with the goal of promoting cooperation and interchange between young scientists and guiding them towards a future career in science and technology. To date, Irish students have out-performed every other competing country in Europe at the EUCYS, with BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition winners taking first place 14 times.
Speaking about their achievement, Shay Walsh, Managing Director, BT, said; “Today’s two awards are great accomplishments for Ian, Eimear and Mark and demonstrate the standard of projects emanating from Ireland. It is a wonderful honour to be recognised internationally for your work and they should be immensely proud of themselves. Year after year our BTYSTE winners are making their mark on the industry on an international scale demonstrating the talent and ability of Irish students and I look forward to seeing what January 2016 will bring.”
The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2016 will take place in the RDS, Dublin from 6th – 9th January 2016 and the closing date for entries is fast approaching. Students have 8 days left to get their one-page submission in by Tuesday 29th September 2015. As well as the opportunity to have your project shortlisted and experiencing a week at the exhibition in Dublin, there are also over 120 student, teachers and school awards to be won, including cash prizes, international trips and the overall title of BT Young Scientist & Technologist(s) of the Year.
For more information on the exhibition and for details on how to enter, log onto www.btyoungscientist.com or follow the exhibition on Twitter @BTYSTE.
100 NEW JOBS AND 100 CONSTRUCTION JOBS TO BE CREATED BY BALLYMAGUIRE FOODS IN NEW WORLD CLASS FOOD PLANT
Pic shows: (l to r) Edward Spelman, MD of Ballymaguire Foods with Michael Hoey Chairman Ballymaguire Foods on site where work has started on the new food plant. 100 Jobs to be housed in new state of the art 70,000 sq ft food plant which will nearly treble production for the UK market and the large catering sector.
Ballymaguire Foods currently employs 150 people in Lusk and produces 150,000 meals a year.
100 new jobs are to be based in a new state of the art food plant created by Lusk based Ballymaguire Foods. The new jobs which will greatly bolster the existing workforce of 150 will be worth just over €4m to the local economy and will include graduate positions in sales and marketing as well as food scientists and technicians, R+D, chefs, cooks and general operatives with a further 100 jobs being generated in the construction of the new food plant which will take nine months to complete.
UTV Ireland announces Daniel and Majella’s B&B Road Trip
UTV Ireland today announced that filming is set to begin on a brand new travel show starring Daniel and Majella O’Donnell.
The new six-part series called ‘Daniel and Majella’s B&B Road Trip’ is a reality travel show with a difference. The popular couple will take to the road visiting areas of natural beauty and taking in all that Ireland has to offer, while staying only in B&B accommodation throughout their trip.
Their B&B hosts will act as tour guides, showing them around the area and, as well as sharing stories across the dinner and breakfast table, local performers and characters will make cameo appearances for evenings of ‘craic agus ceoil’ with entertainment from Daniel and other local performers.
Renault Group ambassadors; (l to r) TV presenter Lorraine Keane, broadcaster Ian Dempsey and rugby hero Fiona Coghlan were on hand today to get the news out just in time for the launch of Renault’s 152 summer campaign.
Customers looking to buy their new 152 car will get 0% APR finance from today to the end of June, through Renault Finance, Renault’s own bank, which could mean savings of over €2,000.
The 0% APR finance offer applies to all orders taken from now until 30th June, and registered on or before the 31st July 2015 and will be available across the entire Renault car range.
All Renault cars come with a 5 YEAR WARRANTY across the range, giving even more peace of mind to customers.
Contact your local dealership for more details on this new 152 offer and log onto www.renault.ie
You can also find out how much your new 152 Renault will save you by checking out www.carculator.ie
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I was privileged to work during a period when it was only necessary to compete against half of the population. Warren Buffet.
As Sheryl Sandberg quotes Warren Buffet in her newly released book Lean In, the issue at hand is one that is widespread and globally local to every one of us. Gender Inequality still permeates our Global Business Society, where according to findings from Sheryl’s book, “only twenty-one of the Fortune 500 CEOs are women. As well as, women hold about fourteen percent of executive officer positions, seventeen percent of board seats, and constitute eighteen percent of our elected congressional officials.” These results show that when it comes to making the decisions, that most affect our world, women’s voices are not equally heard.
However, we do see continuous improvements being made in regards to this issue, where in Ireland more and more females attain positions within Government space, as well as numbers of female Business Leaders continue to rise.
With this in mind, we feel honored to have been able to have taken part in Women’s Executive Network (WXN) Leadership Summit and Awards Gala 2014 and photographed some of the most powerful and inspirational Irish Women at this present day.
Ireland and Germany : Partners in European Recovery…..New book praises Ireland’s contribution to European recovery, defends its business model and highlights the remaining debt challenge . Sacrifices made by the Irish people were crucial not only to Ireland’s recovery but to the recovery of the Euro and European economy. Partners in European Recovery was launched in Dublin by Finance Minister Michael Noonan with on left Ralf Lissek, AHK Dublin (German–‐Irish Chamber of Industry and Commerce), Chief Executive Officer and Marc Coleman, Economist, broadcaster,
Minister for Agriculte Simon Coveney along with on left Tom Hayes T.D. – Minister for Horticulture, Forestry, Food Safety and the Greyhound Industry and Brian Hayes TD Minister of State for Public Service Reform and the OPW as they get to grips with Buttercup . The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, today announced full financial allocations as well as important new details in relation to the support measures to be included in the new Rural Development Programme (RDP), 2014-2020.
@rte news Anchor Bryan Dobson comes face to face with fellow braces wearer Luke Lally (8) from Offally who turned the tables on the celebrated newsreader by asking him the questions such as ‘I Notice that you wear trouser braces,can you tell me why?’ while Miriam O’Callaghan looks on during an event in RTE Studios to mark the 1st Birthday of RTEjr Ireland’s dedicated service for 0-7 year olds .Five children from across the country took the hosts chair on THe Late Late Show set to put questions in front of an audience to five celebrities including Bryan Dobson,Miriam O’Callaghan,Blathnaod Ni Chofaigh,Sinead Kennedy and Dublin footballer Ger Brennan. PIC: Maxwells/Julien Behal@