Friday 26 December 2014

Appeal to end feud

Published 07/08/2014 | 02:30

AN APPEAL for calm has been issued in Cork over an escalating feud between two groups in the Togher area.

Over the past week petrol bomb and pipe bomb attacks in the Togher area have been linked to the bitter long-running feud.

The Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Mary Shields (FF), has intervened and pleaded with both sides to step back from violence. She said the incidents had caused "major upset and worry" in the tightknit Togher and Ballyphehane areas.

WIT research coup

WATERFORD is celebrating a €2.8m research coup which aims to enhance its profile as an IT research centre.

Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) has been awarded €2.8m, along with 14 partner organisations, to lead the eDigiregion project. This aims to develop smart specialisation in regional innovation systems.

Professor Bill O'Gorman said this would involve cross-border collaborations and would boost innovation, regional competitiveness 
and the profile of the south-east as an IT and digital centre.

WWI remembrance

A SPECIAL appeal has been launched in Cork to help create a remembrance 
space for those killed in World War I.

The Bishop of Cork, Dr Paul Colton, and the Dean of Cork, Rev Nigel Dunne, want to create the space in St Fin Barre's Cathedral.

They have appealed to people in Cork and Munster to contact them with photographs of relatives who fought and died in World War I. Those with photographs are asked to attend the cathedral for a special briefing session on November 8, when the photographs will be digitally scanned.

Poet to launch festival

POET Theo Dorgan will launch the 10th anniversary celebrations of Cork Heritage Day.

The event takes place on August 23 and will feature its most ambitious programme yet. More than 15,000 people are expected to take part in the event.

And more than 40 buildings, galleries, museums and libraries will open their doors free of charge in a bid to promote local culture.

Puppets centre stage

CORK has secured its first puppetry festival. The event, the brainchild of puppeteers Cliff Dolliver and Davy Dummigan, will take place from August 20-24.

Organisers say the highlight of the four-day event will be a special family day in Fitzgerald Park.

Irish Independent

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