Issue 12

DkITimes Issue 12

TUI Retirement Function- a great night had by all!

The TUI Dundalk branch gathered at the Fairways Hotel on Wednesday 7th December to honour their retired colleagues. Bernie Cassidy and Fionnuala Dullaghan were the back bone of the organising committee. Richard Crowley, Branch Chairman introduced TUI President, Bernie Ruane who presented a pen to the sixteen retirees present.

Netwell Centre Selected as a Centre of Ageing Research Excellence

The Netwell Centre at Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) has been selected to join a worldwide group of centres of excellence into ageing research.

Louth's Living Lab Developing An Age-Friendly Future

"Louth's experience can encourage other counties and cities in Ireland and internationally to sustain their age-friendly initiatives," – Dr John Beard, WHO Director of Ageing (pictured above) The Living Lab Ireland's foremost age-friendly county, Louth is home to a Living Lab for the development

Surface Tension exhibition at the Science Gallery in TCD

One billion people lack access to water in its most valuable form, as clean drinking water. Clean water is running out – and around the world it is used as a weapon of power and a tool in political conflict. We can create drinking water by removing the salt from seawater – and in the process we may devastate our marshes and poison the soil. What are the risks and benefits of other such schemes to address water shortages?

Sustainable Agriculture Students Attend CAP Reform Forum

Left to right

Siobhán Jordan (lecturer DkIT), Oliver Tierney (lecturer Ballyhaise Agricultural College) Shane Brady, Aidan Brady (both students DkIT), Mairead McGuinness (MEP), James O Donoghue, Karl McDermott (both students DkIT) and Eamon Mullen (lecturer DkIT).


Students pitch their Business Ideas in the Whitaker Theatre - Wednesday 14th December @ 3 p.m.

This year DkIT Student Enterprise has teamed up with lecturers doing a business plan module to create the 'Business Planning Competition'.

New laboratory and performance based fitness assessment for athletes at DkIT.

Dundalk Institute of Technology (Department of Nursing, Midwifery & Health Studies), in association with STATSports, are proud to introduce a new laboratory and performance based fitness assessment for athletes of all disciplines from January 2012.

DkIT Students Awarded Leinster Bursary

Three DkIT Students were awarded the Leinster Bursary for their commitment to the GAA. The Dundalk IT Sports & Societies Office would like to congratulate Damien Whelan, Shauna Curtis and Brian Fitzpatrick on being awarded the GAA /Comhairle Laighean Bursary for the Academic Year 2011/2012.

Caption Competition

This weeks winner is Murt O'Seagda with "We're in the red ach - Is feidir linn"

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