A few weeks ago in this column I went to town on how wonderful our democracy is. I wrote lovingly of our Single Transferrable Votes and the accuracy with which they reflect our choices.
The Dáil public accounts committee has demanded that Cork Institute of Technology explain why it spent €13,000 on a “banquet” for its retiring president which involved a “red carpet, marquee, and ice-sculpture of a dolphin” as students are struggling for help.
Most octogenarians would have their feet up with a nice cup of tea in hand, but not husband and wife, Joe and Kay O’Regan, who held hands as they crossed the finish line of Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon.
The culmination of more than thirty weeks work is on display at the James Barry Exhibition Centre in Cork’s Institute of Technology (CIT) as the students of Media Communications come together to showcase their work in CHROMA – The Next Generation.
DURING March the bright stars of winter give way to the inexorable lengthening of the day as the sun rises higher in the sky. On March 20, the day and night are of equal length, the so-called spring equinox (‘equal night’).