National Maritime College signs German deal

Posted in Teaching on September 23rd, 2017 by steve

Ireland“A major deal struck by the National Maritime College could signal Ireland’s arrival as world-leaders in safety training for personnel involved in the offshore gas and oil exploration sectors. The National Maritime College of Ireland, and its joint venture Irish partner SEFtec, have landed a major contract to build a marine safety training centre in Germany …” (more)

[Sean O’Riordan, Irish Examiner, 23 September]

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Colleges’ research partnership with navy ‘disbanded’

Posted in Research on August 14th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“A partnership between two third-level colleges and the Irish Naval Service to promote commercial maritime research has been mothballed for ‘not being fit for purpose’. A review, last year, of the Irish Maritime and Energy Research Cluster, in Ringaskiddy, concluded that its operations were ‘creating difficulties’ and would damage the original aim of its sponsors …” (more)

[Seán McCárthaigh, Irish Examiner, 14 August]

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National Maritime College dispute putting livelihood’s at risk – Martin

Posted in Teaching on July 14th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin has warned that an ongoing dispute between the National Maritime College of Ireland and marine authorities is putting the livelihood’s of hundreds of families at risk …” (more)

[Fianna Fáil, 13 July]

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Maritime College hits out at delays by Department of Transport

Posted in Teaching on July 12th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“The National Maritime College of Ireland has accused the Department of Transport of engaging ‘in a turf war’ that could threaten the international reputation of the college and render invalid training courses already completed by 400 students …” (more)

[Claire O’Sullivan, Irish Examiner, 12 July]


Delay in approving maritime course ‘puts jobs at risk’

Posted in Teaching on July 11th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“A dispute between the National Maritime College of Ireland and marine authorities is putting the livelihoods of up to 400 seafarers and over 20 lecturers at risk, it is claimed. From January 1st next year, all mariners will be required to have completed a programme of mandatory refresher training in basic sea survival, boat-handling and firefighting …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 10 July]


Cork IT says ‘no basis for concern’ over allegations of misspending

Posted in Governance and administration on January 26th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Cork Institute of Technology has strongly rejected allegations of financial irregularities and misspending made by an anonymous whistleblower. The institution has been under scrutiny since last March …” (more)

[Joe Humphreys, Irish Times, 26 January]

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Cork maritime training college lands US deal

Posted in Teaching on May 6th, 2014 by steve

“Ireland’s maritime training college will sign a landmark €2m training contract with one of the world’s largest shipping companies in Texas today …” (more)

[Eoin English, Irish Examiner, 6 May]

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More than 300 jobs on way at new €15m wind energy lab

Posted in Research on July 12th, 2013 by steve

“Ireland will become a world leader in wave energy research thanks to a €15m new lab, which will create over 300 new jobs. Taoiseach Enda Kenny said the new Beaufort Centre, when it officially opens next year, will boast the world’s largest wind energy R&D tank and will be the focus of research grants worth over €50m …” (more)

[Ralph Riegel, Independent, 12 July]

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Taoiseach to turn sod on research centre

Posted in Governance and administration on July 6th, 2013 by steve

“The Taoiseach, along with a number of senior ministers, will turn the sod on the site of the €14m Beaufort Research Laboratory at Ringaskiddy next Thursday. The research centre, to be constructed on a site adjacent to the National Maritime College of Ireland, is being earmarked to propel Ireland to the forefront of global maritime and energy markets …” (more)

[Cork News, 5 July]

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Maritime college expands training

Posted in Teaching on February 14th, 2013 by steve

“The National Maritime College of Ireland is set to develop further this year with the provision of training programmes and consultancy services in the Middle East and Asia, it has emerged …” (more)

[Barry Roche, Irish Times, 14 February]

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UCC seek permission to build €11m research facility

Posted in Research on July 23rd, 2011 by steve

“Planning permission is being sought by University College Cork (UCC) for a new €11 million Maritime Research and Testing Centre which will ultimately be home to up to 150 research scientists …” (more)

[Sean O’Riordan, Irish Examiner, 23 July]

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Naval staff awarded degrees

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on June 21st, 2010 by steve

“Training programmes for non-commissioned officers in the Defence Forces are to be recognised externally through academic degrees. The move will allow graduates to use their career training in the jobs markets after leaving the service. Thirteen NCOs in the Naval Service are the first graduates under the new programme having been awarded a BA in leadership, management and naval studies by the National Maritime College of Ireland …” (more)

[Barry Roche, Irish Times, 21 June]

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