Posts Categorized: IT Sligo News

New Radio Series Celebrates The Joy Of Science


An IT Sligo lecturer presents a new 15-part radio series on Ocean FM which aims to make the world of Science more accessible to the general public. ‘The Appliance of Science’ is broadcast on Sunday mornings at 9.30am, and is hosted by Dr Sarah Hehir (pictured), a lecturer in Life Sciences at IT Sligo. The… Read more »

‘Be a Student for a Day’ at IT Sligo Open Day


Student of all ages who are planning to go on to third level studies next year will have an unrivaled opportunity to see what undergraduate life is like at IT Sligo at a special Open Day on Thursday, October 22. Second level pupils, prospective mature students, teachers, parents and others who may be just curious… Read more »

New Collaboration To Help Medical Technology Sector ‘Master’ Regulatory Affairs

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A new education collaboration involving NUI Galway, Institute of Technology, Sligo and the Irish Medical Devices Association Skillnet is set to significantly enhance the ability of Irish Companies in filling regulatory and quality assurance roles. The Masters in Medical Technology Regulatory Affairs is a new online blended learning programme and the first of its kind… Read more »

IT Sligo Is Sunday Times Institute Of Technology Of The Year Runner Up


IT Sligo has risen five places in the influential Sunday Times Irish University Guide 2016, which is published this weekend. The Institute claimed the runner-up award as Institute of Technology of the Year, behind Cork IT. The Sunday Times Irish University Guide League Table is published in full on October 4th. IT Sligo recorded the lowest… Read more »

Sligo-based ORRECO Partners With IBM For New Sports App


Irish elite sports firm ORRECO is to partner with IBM on its billion-dollar super computer Watson to build an app that will help sports teams to make decisions on training and treatment for their star athlete to avoid injury and maximise performance. The Sligo-based company, which is backed by golfers Padraig Harrington and Graeme McDowell, will use… Read more »

Start Up Gathering Week Comes To The North West

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Picture shows from left Liam Mcloughlin, Chief Executive, Bank of Ireland Retail; Minister of State for Business and Employment, Ged Nash TD; Eoin Costello, co-founder of Startup Ireland; Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton, T.D; and Iseult Ward, founder,Foodcloud, at the launch of The Startup Gathering, with key partner Bank of Ireland.Pic:Naoise Culhane-no fee
 Programme of Events to take place around Dublin, Waterford, Cork, Limerick and Galway, with additional Startup Gathering programmes also taking place in Ireland North East and North West.
 Startup Gathering Week spearheaded by not-for-profit organisation Startup Ireland, with the support of the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, and sponsored by Bank of Ireland.
Tuesday 8th September 2015: The Startup Gathering 2015 programme of events was launched today by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton, T.D together with Minister of State for Business and Employment, Ged Nash TD in NDRC, Digital Exchange, Dublin 8. Over 300 Startup Gatherings will take place in five cities across Ireland, making the 5 to 10 of October one of the biggest national startup weeks in the world. The aim of the Startup Gathering 2015 is to promote entrepreneurship and help develop world class regional startup hubs as well as highlighting Ireland’s startup sector to global entrepreneurs, investors and R&D teams.
Led by the not-for-profit organisation Startup Ireland, supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, with Bank of Ireland as sponsor and key Corporate partner, the 300 Startup Gathering 2015 events will take place across five days in Dublin, Waterford, and Cork, Limerick and Galway, with additional Startup Gathering programmes also taking place in Ireland North East

Dynamic Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal entrepreneurs will take centre stage during three regional networking events as part of the Startup Gathering 2015. The Startup Gathering is a week-long series of events, running from October 5 – 10th, with the aim of providing a platform to support and celebrate entrepreneurs and business success. With more than 300 national events… Read more »

Archaeologists Find Bones Of Man Killed 1000 years ago

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Archaeologists have discovered the remains of a young man who suffered a violent death almost a millennium ago in Collooney, County Sligo. The teenager had two stab wounds to the chest and one to his left hand, presumably from trying to ward off his attacker.The skeletal remains were found among the roots of a massive beech… Read more »

New Sligo Exhibition Celebrates Art, Architecture And Place


An ambitious new exhibition, which reimagines the potential of the North West of Ireland through art and architecture, has opened at the Model in Sligo. ‘Liminal Spaces, Art, Architecture and Place’ has been devised and developed in collaboration with Architectural Design staff at the Institute of Technology, Sligo. The exhibition takes as its starting point,… Read more »

IT Sligo Welcomes New Leaving Certificate Grade System

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IT Sligo welcomes the launch on Thursday by the Minister for Education & Skills, Jan O’Sullivan TD, of the new points scale to reflect the changes in the Leaving Certificate grade system. The changes are being made jointly by the institutes of technology and the universities and will have effect from 2017. The Institutes of Technology (IOTI)… Read more »

Daniel Shows WorldSkills Excellence In Brazil

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A Monaghan student, who completed a 10-week joinery skills training programme at IT Sligo, has won a Medallion of Excellence at WorldSkills 2015 in Brazil. 21-year-old Daniel Murphy from Scotstown in County Monaghan was one of a 14-strong Ireland team which claimed several top honours at the prestigious international event in San Paulo. The Irish… Read more »