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News Digest - November 2017

20 Dec 2017

Lots of ELI coverage and some great alumni news in NCI's Class of 2017 graduation month

2 November, 2017 - RTE News

News Feature 1pm, 6pm and 9pm

With strong appearances by director of ELI, Josephine Bleach, home visitor Linda McGrath and local parent Karli Mulvaney, this feature celebrated the government's investment of €2.5m to boost communities in the North East Inner City. Read RTE's coverage of the item


3 November, 2017 - The Herald (print edition only)

€2.5m of funding to boost communities in deprived north-east inner city area

"Josephine Bleach, the director of the Early Learning Initiative at the National College of Ireland (NCI), which provides an outreach literacy programme for pre-school children, welcomed the funding." As well as speaking about ELI's work, the article interviews Karli Mulvaney, who says ELI has been invalutable for her, as a new mother, and for her 17-month-old son Atlas.


4 November, 2017 - Meath Chronicle (print edition only) 

Alzheimer Café

Notice of Dunshaughlin Alzheimer Cafe, with guest speaker Dr Michelle Kelly from NCI


7 November, 2017 - Retail Times (print edition only)

Amazing Applegreen

An interview with Applegreen co-owner and COO, Joe Barrett, includes a picture of NCI alumni Adrian Grimes and Trevor Moore on their graduation day with Diplomas in Retail Management. Adrian is now Head of Operations in the UK and Trevor is nowthe President of Applegreen North East USA.


7 November, 2017 - Ibec Information YouTube Channel

Launch of the IFS Apprenticeships in NCI on the 29 September 2017

Video coverage of the IFS apprenticeships launch


10 November, 2017 - campus.ie

NCI Votes Overwhelmingly to Remain Part of USI

97.2% of voters chose to stay part of the national union. This same story ran in The University Times.


11 November, 2017 - Liffey Champion (print edition only)

Network Ireland Kildare Businesswoman is a 'sensation' at National Awards

Karen Leigh, who holds a Diploma in Management and Employee Relations from NCI, received Social Enterprise Businesswoman of the Year at Network Ireland's National Conference and Awards.


12 November, 2017 - The Sunday Times

Tech boss Mark Cummins thinks outside his box (paywall)

Interview with Mark Cummins about his start-up: Pointy, which mentions that it is just about to outgrow its office at the NCI Business Incubation Centre.


13 November, 2017 - The Irish Times

Irish Funds charity initiative heads for the €1m funding mark

NCI's Early Learning Initiative is named as one of the multi-year programmes in which Irish Funds will invest more than €300,00 this year, along with Archways, Suas, Foróige, BITC and DIT Foundation.


13 November, 2017 - Irish Motor Management (print edition only)

Irish Motor Management Conference Speakers

Speaker Robert Mulhall, MD of Retail and Commercial Banking at AIB, holds a Masters in Finance from NCI


14 November, 2017 - Irish Examiner (print edition only)

Sport Digest

Listing results of NCI's Division 4 2-all draw with Dunboyne. NCI goals scored by E O'Duntae and J Bankole.


23 November, 2017 - The Echo (Ballyfermot, Lucan, Clondalkin and Tallaght editions - print only)

St. Dominic's College Awareness Week

Article on the activities undertaken by St. Dominic's in Ballyfermot for College Awareness Week, featuring a picture of Karen Campbell from NCI.


23 November, 2017 - The Tipperary Star (print edition only)

Susan Ryan publishes The King of Lavendar Square

Susan King is an alumna of the Maeve Binchy Writer's Course at NCI


24 November 2017 - The Irish Examiner (print edition only)

Going up in the world

A pictorial digest of NCI graduates


25 November 2017 - Dublin Voice (print only - Northside and Southside Editions)

Dublin In Pictures

This pictorial digest featured Lisa Murphy, lecturer in computing at NCI, celebrating her award for Distinguished Teaching presented at the Class of 2017 graduations.


27 November 2017 - The Herald (print edition only)

Hamzat on the mark with a crucial goal

Feature coverage - including a great pic - of NCI's 1-0 win over Coláiste Íde, NCI proved the dominant team, and Ollie Hamzat's goal clinched NCI a place in the quarter finals of the Rustlers sponsored Colleges and Universities League, Division Two.


29 November, 2017 - The Connaught Telegraph (print edition only)

GMIT and College of Further Education combine forces

Coverage of  the progression of a combined force GAA team - GMIT and CCFE working together - and how a strong team from National College of Ireland nearly proved their comeuppance in the quarter finals.


29 November, 2017 - The Evening Echo (print edition only)

McDonald's Staff graduate from National College

A nice column, including a picture of Annette Kelly from McDonald's attending the graduation of Inga Lason, shift manager in the Douglas branch. Inga is one of 11 McDonald's managers to graduate with either a Certificate in Retail Management or a Certificate in Supervisory Management. The same ceremony saw McDonald's Owner Operator Seamus Rawle graduate with an MBA.


29 November, 2017 - The Irish Independent (print edition only)

There's a very good reason why the golden rule of the CAO is to list courses in order of preference

The print edition of the above article included a table of forthcoming Open Days, including NCI's

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