The Cork Society today held the Irish Cancer Society’s annual breakfast for Daffodil Day

The Cork Society today held the Irish Cancer Society’s annual breakfast for Daffodil Day

Mr Jim Woulfe, CEO of Dairygold was the keynote speaker. The Cork Society was delighted to have Mr Jim Woulfe, CEO of Dairygold as the keynote speaker this morning. Jim Woulfe is CEO of Dairygold, Ireland’s largest farmer-owned Agri & Dairy Business employing 1,250 people and with a turnover of ...

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15 year old Sarah Fitzgerald appointed as Ambassador for Cruinniú na nÓg 2019.

15 year old Sarah Fitzgerald appointed as Ambassador for Cruinniú na nÓg 2019.

Irish Children’s Book ambassador, fifteen year old Sarah Fitzgerald from Kinsale and founder of award winning sarahsbookproject.com has been appointed as an Ambassador for Cruinniú na nÓg 2019 by the Irish Government ,Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. Her project and initiative promotes children and teens to read more books, visit ...

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First for Ireland – UCC Announce Launch of Highly Anticipated MSc Diagnostic Radiography Programme

First for Ireland – UCC Announce Launch of Highly Anticipated MSc Diagnostic Radiography Programme

The College of Medicine and Health, UCC today announced details of the highly anticipated launch for the MSc Diagnostic Radiography programme. This is a 2 year full-time taught clinical Masters programme which commenced in September, 2018 within the School of Clinical Therapies, with a student intake of 15 students. The ...

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NATURE IS CALLING AT THE MONTENOTTE HOTEL 

NATURE IS CALLING AT THE MONTENOTTE HOTEL 

‘En Plein Air’ Artist Anastasia O’Donoghue Healy takes up Residence A collection of paintings featuring rural landscapes and nature in West Cork are now on display at the Montenotte Hotel in Cork City.  Avid walker and en plein air artist Anastasia O’Donoghue Healy has been announced as the new artist in residence ...

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Over 158 Cork Paddys celebrate the refurbishment of 158 year old St Patrick’s Bridge

Over 158 Cork Paddys celebrate the refurbishment of 158 year old St Patrick’s Bridge

Over 158 Paddys, Pats, Patricias, Patryks and Patricias braved the inclement weather to don St Patrick’s costumes and take part in the ultimate St Patrick’s  Festival  photo to celebrate the €1.2 million restoration of Cork’s St Patrick’s Bridge. Three generations of  Buckleys from Glasheen and Bishopstown were amongst the fun-loving ...

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Easter Fun at Hotel Kilkenny!

Easter Fun at Hotel Kilkenny!

  Enjoy a Kilkenny City break filled with action and adventure this Easter at Hotel Kilkenny, family Easter breaks are now on offer with a range of fun filled activities included. Hotel Kilkenny has just announced their Easter break packages for all the family and a fun filled free kids ...

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10% GROWTH FOR CORK AIRPORT IN FEBRUARY

10% GROWTH FOR CORK AIRPORT IN FEBRUARY

  Cork Airport’s strong growth continues as Ryanair announces new Katowice route    Cork Airport, Ireland’s fastest growing and most punctual airport, recorded a further 10% increase in passenger numbers in February versus the same month last year. The news comes as Ryanair announced today (March 14) a new twice-weekly ...

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New offices for Cork-based Atlantia Food Clinical Trials are due to open in Chicago

New offices for Cork-based Atlantia Food Clinical Trials are due to open in Chicago

At an event in Washington DC, An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar TD, yesterday announced the opening of new offices for Cork-based Atlantia Food Clinical Trials in Chicago. Atlantia Food Clinical Trials will create an initial six jobs on opening in Chicago, growing to 20 positions within two years. Speaking at the ...

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Castlemartyr Resort have some lovely ways to treat your mum this Mother’s Day

Castlemartyr Resort have some lovely ways to treat your mum this Mother’s Day

From afternoon tea, to spa treatments and a round of golf – the five-star resort has plenty of amazing ways you can spoil your mum. With Mother’s Day fast approaching, many of us are thinking about the best way to treat our wonderful mums on March 31. While it’s always ...

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The Dublin shortlist for the Irish Restaurant Awards has just been announced

The Dublin shortlist for the Irish Restaurant Awards has just been announced

The shortlist comprises of the best restaurants, café and gastropubs that Dublin has to offer. The Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI) are delighted to announce the Dublin Shortlist for the Irish Restaurant Awards today, March 11, 2019. Speaking at the launch, the Chief Executive of the RAI, Adrian Cummins said: ...

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Encouraging female students to pursue a career in engineering was a focus in the Limerick for Engineering Showcase 2019

Encouraging female students to pursue a career in engineering was a focus in the Limerick for Engineering Showcase 2019

The event offers school children an insight into engineering careers in a fun and informative way. The Limerick for Engineering Showcase 2019 welcomed crowds in their droves on Thursday evening all eager to experience what was on offer at the annual event. The Showcase, which took place from 5:30-8:30pm, acted ...

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TG4 launches new Irish language live action pre-school series

TG4 launches new Irish language live action pre-school series

This new and original Irish language live action pre-school series produced by Meangadh Fíbín for TG4 was officially launched yesterday Thursday, March 7 in Galway’s Pálás Cinema where the young presenters took to the red carpet in an Oscars themed event for a special screening. Nationwide screenings will also take ...

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The 25th year of the Irish Food Writers’ Guild Food Awards just took place and here are the winners

The 25th year of the Irish Food Writers’ Guild Food Awards just took place and here are the winners

The winners were from all over the Island of Ireland. Now in their 25th year, the Irish Food Writers’ Guild Food Awards celebrate indigenous food producers and organisations, north and south of the border, who help to maintain Ireland’s outstanding reputation in food and drink. This year, three producers from ...

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Cabra Castle buries time capsule to mark the new €6 million redevelopment

Cabra Castle buries time capsule to mark the new €6 million redevelopment

A snapshot of today buried in Cabra Castle time capsule. Future generations at Cabra Castle in County Cavan will be able to get a unique glimpse and taste of life in 2019. To mark the completion of the final phase of its €6m redevelopment project, the owners and staff at ...

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Tyndall is leading the way in ‘game changing’ technology in the digital health sector

Tyndall is leading the way in ‘game changing’ technology in the digital health sector

More than €4 million will be invested in a digital health project to bring a potentially lifesaving smart cardiac monitoring patch to life. An innovative new technology could revolutionise the digital health sector and in turn, crucially alleviate some of the stress on the healthcare system. ‘SmartVista’ is a wearable biosensor ...

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Network Ireland West Cork Launches Business Woman of the Year 2019 Awards in Bandon

Network Ireland West Cork Launches Business Woman of the Year 2019 Awards in Bandon

  Network Ireland West Cork officially launched its Business Woman of the Year 2019 Awards yesterday evening in AIB Bandon. The event, entitled ‘Presenting the best version of you and your business’, was sponsored by AIB. The guest speaker was Catherine Moroney, Head of Business Banking at AIB Bank, and ...

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RTÉ’s ‘GROW COOK EAT’ is back – Karen and Mick travel the country for great food and community projects

RTÉ’s ‘GROW COOK EAT’ is back – Karen and Mick travel the country for great food and community projects

Karen and Mick travel the country for great food and community projects for RTÉ’s ‘GROW COOK EAT’ Series 2   TV series ‘GROW COOK EAT’ presented by the founder of Grow It Yourself otherwise known as GIY, Michael Kelly and the GIY Head of Community Development Karen O’Donohoe is set to return to ...

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Electrolysis-The Answer to Permanent Hair Loss for Lighter-Pigmented Hair

Electrolysis-The Answer to Permanent Hair Loss for Lighter-Pigmented Hair

  Electrolysis – Why it’s still Current – The Answer to Permanent Hair Loss for Lighter-Pigmented Hair   The Wicklow Street Clinic is one of the only remaining clinics in Dublin to carry out Electrolysis. Why? Because laser doesn’t always work, especially on lightly pigmented (red or blonde) hair and ...

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Lennox Hearing …. helping people since 2007

Lennox Hearing …. helping people since 2007

Francis Lennox, Lennox Hearing Care Clinic Led by Francis Lennox. Lennox Hearing Care Clinic is a family run practice, providing hearing aids in Cork. Lennox Hearing has actively treated people of all ages with hearing loss for over 30 years. The symptoms of hearing impairment will vary depending on what ...

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Fantastic Flavours Ice Cream Parlour Wins Best New Franchise of the Year – European Union Finance Monthly International M&A Awards, 2019

Fantastic Flavours Ice Cream Parlour Wins Best New Franchise of the Year – European Union Finance Monthly International M&A Awards, 2019

Finance Monthly International Magazine, has announced the Winners of the Finance Monthly M&A Awards 2019. Our judging panel has awarded the coveted ‘Best New Franchise of the Year’ 2019 to Fantastic Flavours Ice Cream Parlour® of Youghal, Co. Cork, Republic of Ireland. Founded in 2013, by Irish-American Miceál O’Hurley and ...

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The Beautiful Bayview Ballycotton is a Must See for 2019

The Beautiful Bayview Ballycotton is a Must See for 2019

  Imagine an old-world seaside hotel, in an elevated position, that is just 40 minutes from Cork,with the warmest welcome and the best breakfast? East Cork is beautiful and remains unspoilt to a degree by the trendy “instafam” to date.  I packed my trusty overnight bag and headed to the ...

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FOUR NEW ADDITIONS TO CORK AIRPORT’S WINTER SCHEDULE

FOUR NEW ADDITIONS TO CORK AIRPORT’S WINTER SCHEDULE

  Cork Airport, Ireland’s fastest growing and most punctual international airport, welcomes the announcement today that Ryanair has added four new services to its Winter 2019 schedule. The airline’s passenger numbers at Cork Airport are also forecast to increase by 17% this year, its largest increase among all Irish international ...

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AWARD-WINNING AM O’SULLIVAN PR JOINS IPREX GLOBAL COMMUNICATION PLATFORM

AWARD-WINNING AM O’SULLIVAN PR JOINS IPREX GLOBAL COMMUNICATION PLATFORM

AM O’Sullivan PR Ltd., the Cork-headquartered strategic communications agency, has become a partner in IPREX, a $420 million network of communication agencies with 1,600 staff and 110 offices worldwide. They join Dublin-based Walsh:PR to broaden the range of IPREX coverage in Ireland. Founded in 2015, AM O’Sullivan PR provides strategy ...

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Cork Butchers Launches Initiative To Reduce Non-Recyclable Packaging By Up To 15% in 2019

Cork Butchers Launches Initiative To Reduce Non-Recyclable Packaging By Up To 15% in 2019

Ó CRUALAOI BUTCHERS AND DELICATESSEN LAUNCHES ‘ÓCRUAWARE’ INITIATIVE Cork Butchers Aims To Reduce Non-Recyclable Packaging By Up To 15% in 2019 Ó Crualaoi Butchers and Delicatessen has launched its ‘ÓCruaware – Reducing Our Environmental Footprint’ initiative in Cork.  The significant initiative will encourage customers to bring their own reusable containers ...

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Government Publishes Brexit Omnibus Bill to prepare Ireland for no deal withdrawal by the UK

Government Publishes Brexit Omnibus Bill to prepare Ireland for no deal withdrawal by the UK

The Government this morning (Friday 22nd Feb 2019) published the ‘Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2019’. The landmark piece of legislation crosses the remit of nine government Ministers and is made up of 15 parts to prepare Ireland for a disorderly Brexit. This ...

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LIMERICK FOR ENGINEERING SHOWCASE 2019

LIMERICK FOR ENGINEERING SHOWCASE 2019

Engineering a Bright Future: LIMERICK FOR ENGINEERING SHOWCASE 2019 promises to ignite ideas and INSPIRE young minds as it celebrates official launch at LIT It was all systems go on Friday last (15th February) at the Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT), as the 2019 Limerick for Engineering Showcase was officially launched. ...

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Cork Airport Hosts Top European Aviation Forum

Cork Airport Hosts Top European Aviation Forum

Cork Airport, Ireland’s second busiest and best connected international airport, is to host the top communications specialists from some of Europe’s largest airports this week at the Airports Council International (ACI) Europe Digital Communications Forum. Brexit and its implications for air travellers will be among the topics to be discussed at ...

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The Mná Na hÉireann Fund

The Mná Na hÉireann Fund

Pictured L-R: Deirdre Mortell, CEO, Social Innovation Fund Ireland, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, TD,  Anne Finucane, Chairman, Bank of America Merrill Lynch Europe and Vice Chairman, Bank of America, and Minister of State for Community Development, Natural Resources and Digital Development, Seán Canney, TD. Social Innovation Fund Ireland, in partnership with Bank of ...

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Surge in UK firms setting up in Ireland

Surge in UK firms setting up in Ireland

While the uncertainty around Brexit is a concern for all business according to a recent survey by the IOD one in three UK firms plan for Brexit relocation, the Survey finds a surge of smaller companies activating plans to move operations abroad as Business leaders in the UK are becoming ...

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Doing Business In Kinsale 2019/2020

Doing Business In Kinsale 2019/2020

  Kinsale is a very vibrant town with a very vibrant community and the purpose of the initiative was to pull together the various strands of the community to work together. This has been hugely successful and something that was raised in the Oireachtas, that could be rolled out in ...

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Irish inventor Noel O’Connor invents the perfect pillow!

Irish inventor Noel O’Connor invents the perfect pillow!

World Sleep Day, on Friday 15th March is an annual, global call to action about the importance of healthy sleep which focuses on the importance of healthy sleep and raIsing awareness and understanding of sleep problems. With over thirty years experience as a specialist in neck and back pain, Irish inventor Noel O’Connor has discovered ...

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Irish cybersecurity firm Smarttech247 wins prestigious international award in San Francisco

Irish cybersecurity firm Smarttech247 wins prestigious international award in San Francisco

Firm collects 2019 IBM Beacon Award for Outstanding Security Solution Smarttech247, a leader in managed cyber security solutions, has been announced as winner of the 2019 IBM Beacon Award for Outstanding Security Solution. The award was presented at the IBM PartnerWorld at Think conference in San Francisco, California on February 11, 2019, following selection by a panel ...

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Radio puts Flahavan’s new Overnight Oats top of the Breakfast Menu!

Radio puts Flahavan’s new Overnight Oats top of the Breakfast Menu!

Well-known Irish brand Flahavan’s Chooses Radio and sees a major sales uplift for Overnight Oats. February 13th marks World Radio Day 2019 and one thing for sure is, Ireland loves radio and Flahavan’s are certainly lovers of radio too. Choose Radio, the umbrella organisation for the promotion of radio advertising in Ireland and Ireland’s leading producer of ...

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Ortús Chamber Music Festival  Various venues around Cork City and County  March 1st – 3rd 2019

Ortús Chamber Music Festival Various venues around Cork City and County March 1st – 3rd 2019

Two of Ireland’s most talented young musicians, violinist Mairéad Hickey and cellist, Sinéad O’Halloran are busy carving out prestigious international careers for themselves and are hugely in demand. Cork audiences are fortunate that each Spring they combine their talents to bring the Ortús Chamber Music Festival to the city and county when ...

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Radical operation transformation required for rental market – Threshold

Radical operation transformation required for rental market – Threshold

–              Laissez-faire approach has failed spectacularly –              Actions needed to secure tenants’ rights and reduce rent inflation Immediate measures must be implemented across the country to strengthen tenants’ rights. That’s according to National Housing Charity, Threshold, who urges that actions are required to more effectively promote compliance among landlords and ...

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BARRY & FITZWILLIAM LAUNCH GRAHAM NORTON IRISH GIN

BARRY & FITZWILLIAM LAUNCH GRAHAM NORTON IRISH GIN

Graham Norton’s Own Irish Gin celebrates Graham’s West Cork Heritage, the beauty and flavours of his idyllic native county and his award-winning flair for blending perfection Arguably Ireland’s favourite West Cork native, Graham Norton has joined forces with Irelands leading independent wine and spirit company Barry & Fitzwilliam to launch ...

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Cork Airport is Ireland’s most punctual airport

Cork Airport is Ireland’s most punctual airport

8 February 2019: Cork Airport is Ireland’s most punctual airport, according to new research. Global aviation analysts OAG revealed that Cork Airport topped the punctuality league for international airports in Ireland in 2018, with an on-time performance of 80.2%. Cork Airport, Ireland’s second busiest and best connected international airport, saw growth of 4% last year, ...

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A new app developed with the guidance of people using mental health services in Cork was launched today

A new app developed with the guidance of people using mental health services in Cork was launched today

A new app developed with the guidance of people using mental health services in Cork was launched today (Friday February 8th). OPPO (which means companion or friend) is funded by Cork Kerry Community Healthcare mental health services, and aimed at people using mental health services in the North Lee area. ...

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LEHANE ENVIRONMENTAL EXPAND WITH DUBLIN OPENING

LEHANE ENVIRONMENTAL EXPAND WITH DUBLIN OPENING

Lehane Environmental is delighted to announce that they have opened their Dublin Depot on February 4th. It will be run by the highly experienced Operations Manager, Mark Conroy who has many years’ experience in the environmental services business having run the tanker division of Thorntons. This move will enable Lehane Environmental to ...

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The Secret To Subtle Skin Transformation with Q-Fractional Technology (Q Frac)

The Secret To Subtle Skin Transformation with Q-Fractional Technology (Q Frac)

Q Frac delivers efficient results on ageing, fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, open pores, skin redness and rosacea as well as acne and scarring.   Want to hear the comment “You look really fabulous, what are you doing differently?”. There are many women and men who would like to ...

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CIT ‘Advance’ Seminar which Aims to Support and Empower Female Students in the Technology Sector Gets Off to a Promising Start

CIT ‘Advance’ Seminar which Aims to Support and Empower Female Students in the Technology Sector Gets Off to a Promising Start

Tuesday 5th February: Day one of CIT’s eagerly awaited ‘Advance’ seminar kicked off today (Friday 1st February) at the CIT Nimbus Research Centre, as 40 of the college’s Technology students at both undergraduate and Masters level gathered to learn from a select group of female professionals. The two-day seminar – the second phase ...

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Tánaiste visit’s New York and Washington, D.C.

Tánaiste visit’s New York and Washington, D.C.

The Tánaiste will today travel to the United States for a series of engagements in New York and Washington, D.C. In New York, the Tánaiste will undertake engagements in support of Ireland’s campaign for a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council, the election for which will take place next ...

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The Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Bill 2018 – Bill Holohan

The Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Bill 2018 – Bill Holohan

The Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Bill 2018 (the “Bill”), which was published in January 2019, is currently at the committee stage in the Dáil and has already sparked quite the debate among cabinet members. The Bill aims to provide more protection for tenants and if enacted in it’s current form will ...

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What will happen to your EU trademarks after Brexit? – by Holohan Lane Solicitors

What will happen to your EU trademarks after Brexit? – by Holohan Lane Solicitors

On March 29, 2017, the United Kingdom submitted a notification of its intention to withdraw from the European Union per Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. After Brexit, set for March 29, 2019, 23.00 CET, the UK becomes a “third country”. All European trademarks registered as of the ...

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TREND MICRO LAUNCHES VIDEO COMPETITION FOR SAFER INTERNET DAY

TREND MICRO LAUNCHES VIDEO COMPETITION FOR SAFER INTERNET DAY

Trend Micro asks young people in Ireland “If you had one special power to make life online better, what would it be?”   Cork, 4 February 2019: Marking Safer Internet Day, global leader in cybersecurity solutions, Trend Micro, has launched its 2019 What’s Your Story? competition. Now in its eighth year, the annual global ...

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Agri Food Imports Boost Port of Cork Traffic in 2018

Agri Food Imports Boost Port of Cork Traffic in 2018

The Port of Cork reports total traffic through both the Port of Cork and Bantry Bay Port Company reached 10.6 million tonnes in 2018, an increase of 3% compared to 2017. Total imports increased by 8% while exports increased by 5%. The most growth was seen in the agri food ...

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Aircoach announces €2.4 million of investment in the Cork-Dublin Route

Aircoach announces €2.4 million of investment in the Cork-Dublin Route

  Aircoach, Ireland’s leading private bus and coach operator, has announced today that they are investing €2.4 million in their Cork-Dublin route, with the imminent introduction of seven state of the art new vehicles, demonstrating the company’s strong commitment to Cork, providing a 24 hour, seven days a week, transport ...

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WEST CORK BUSINESS WOMEN EMBRACE A FEARLESS START TO 2019

WEST CORK BUSINESS WOMEN EMBRACE A FEARLESS START TO 2019

The Network Ireland West Cork January event entitled “Be Fearless” with inspirational guest speakers Susan Steele and Fiona O’Donnell took place yesterday at Inchydoney Island Lodge and Spa, Co. Cork.  Attended by 120 of West Cork’s most ambitious and enterprising women, the event sought to inspire business women to become ...

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Small scale fisheries deserve special protection – Ní Riada

Small scale fisheries deserve special protection – Ní Riada

Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has said it is crucial that any future legislation on fisheries is drawn up with small scale fisheries in mind. The Ireland South MEP was speaking after meeting with the National Inshore Fisheries Forum and the Irish Islands Marine Resource Organisation. Ms Ní Riada, ...

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BUSINESS INNOVATION HUB – CO WORKING SPACE

BUSINESS INNOVATION HUB – CO WORKING SPACE

Due to requests from clients of Fitzgerald & Partners Accountancy firm who recently featured in a Global Research report they have set up a new and innovative co working space available to suit up to ten people in their first floor office suites at No 9 Pearse Street, Kinsale including a business lounge which may suit those ...

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Create a spark of love this Valentine’s Day at The Westbury

Create a spark of love this Valentine’s Day at The Westbury

Indulge this Valentine’s Day with Romance at the Heart of Dublin at The Westbury Enjoy a relaxing retreat in an unrivalled location in Dublin city centre     Treat your loved one to a romantic luxury night in the heart of Dublin this Valentine’s Day with The Westbury’s indulgent romance experience. The Westbury is ...

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Over 39,500 visitors attend Holiday World Show Dublin

Over 39,500 visitors attend Holiday World Show Dublin

Holiday bookings surge at this year’s show in the RDS Simmonscourt Dublin, 27th January 2019  Holiday World Show Dublin, which took place this weekend, saw in excess of 39,500 people make their way to the RDS Simmonscourt for personalised expert travel advice, show-only deals and tips on the top places to travel in 2019. ...

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CORK COUNTY COUNCIL LAUNCHES ‘TEEN TALK’ EVENT SERIES

CORK COUNTY COUNCIL LAUNCHES ‘TEEN TALK’ EVENT SERIES

  CORK COUNTY COUNCIL LAUNCHES ‘TEEN TALK’ EVENT SERIES PROMOTING HEALTH AND WELLBEING TO YOUNG PEOPLE ACROSS CORK ‘Teen Talks’ will tour Cork County promoting positive mental health    Cork, 28 January 2019:  Teen Talks, a Cork County Council initiative to promote positive mental health, fitness and well being to ...

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Spearline Risk & Compliance – Today is International Data Protection Day: Here are five points to consider in your privacy programme to achieve compliance in your business.

Spearline Risk & Compliance – Today is International Data Protection Day: Here are five points to consider in your privacy programme to achieve compliance in your business.

Fiona Ryan – Customer Implementation Manager 2018 was a groundbreaking year for data protection with the introduction on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). In the lead up to the 25th May organisations struggled to digest the requirements of the regulations and alter their compliance efforts accordingly to allow for ...

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Three new state-of-the-art policing and safety vehicles for Cork Airport

Three new state-of-the-art policing and safety vehicles for Cork Airport

Continued investment by Cork Airport to assist in airport policing and safety   25 January 2019: Three new state-of-the-art vehicles have been added to the fleet at Cork Airport, as part of its continued investment in its policing and safety functions.   The introduction of a hi-spec John Deere Gator Utility vehicle will improve the ability ...

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Funding For Community Development up 93% in Cork in 2018

Funding For Community Development up 93% in Cork in 2018

Funding allocated to Cork for 2018 from the Department of Rural and Community Development, increased by 93% on the previous year, An Tánaiste Simon Coveney has said. The total amount granted to Cork for 2018 was €17,949,322 a 93% increase on the 2017 amount. “This is good news for the ...

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Irish Government publishes next phase of Brexit ‘No Deal’ legislative planning

Irish Government publishes next phase of Brexit ‘No Deal’ legislative planning

As part of our Brexit Contingency Action Plan, the Government published today the general scheme of proposed primary legislative measures required in the event of a no deal Brexit. While ratification of the Withdrawal Agreement is still the Government’s preferred outcome, this publication is the next step in a series ...

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Insolvency Service of Ireland (ISI) publishes Quarter 4 Statistical Report for 2018 Strong Growth in Mortgage Solutions

Insolvency Service of Ireland (ISI) publishes Quarter 4 Statistical Report for 2018 Strong Growth in Mortgage Solutions

Continued strong growth in Personal Insolvency Arrangements  ·         Up 30% compared to last quarter (Q3 2018) ·         Up 41% compared to equivalent quarter in the previous year (Q4 2017) ·         Up 31% on an annual basis (2018 compared to 2017)     Personal Insolvency Arrangements are designed to return debtors to solvency while keeping ...

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Breaking Down Barriers: CIT’s Women in Technology Seminar Set to Encourage and Inspire Young Females to Persevere as they Pursue a Successful Career in STEM

Breaking Down Barriers: CIT’s Women in Technology Seminar Set to Encourage and Inspire Young Females to Persevere as they Pursue a Successful Career in STEM

In an effort to support, encourage and inspire young women with aspirations of building a successful career in the Science and Technology sectors, the Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) is gearing up to host a Women in Technology seminar which will take place over the course of two days in ...

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Cardiac care is a human right – Ní Riada

Cardiac care is a human right – Ní Riada

Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has condemned the Government’s continued refusal to provide 24/7 cardiac care cover for the south east. The Ireland South MEP was speaking at a rally in Waterford where thousands demanded what Ms Ní Riada described as “a fundamental human right.” “I applaud all those ...

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An Tanaiste Simon Coveney Invites Young people in Cork to avail of Tall Ship sailing experience

An Tanaiste Simon Coveney Invites Young people in Cork to avail of Tall Ship sailing experience

Young people in Cork will be given greater opportunities to experience life at sea, thanks to new Government funding, said Foreign Affairs Minister and Cork South Central TD Simon Coveney.  “Funding of €85,000 has been announced for Sail Training Ireland (STIRL), a charity that funds the development and education of ...

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Cork-native Dave Cronin is set to move to a new prime time slot at Beat 102-103.

Cork-native Dave Cronin is set to move to a new prime time slot at Beat 102-103.

The announcement comes as part of a presenter switch-up at the regional radio station, which covers the South East. You’ll have to be up that little bit earlier if you’re to catch Dave Cronin on Beat. The Macroom man is the new voice of Beat at Work, following a successful ...

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Best wishes for Brian Crowley

Best wishes for Brian Crowley

Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has sent her best wishes to fellow MEP Brian Crowley. “Brian has been a dedicated public servant, in spite of his illness, for years,” she said. “He has struggled more than most to provide vital services to the people of Ireland South. “While we ...

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“AMAZON” FOR ENERGY SUPPLIES LAUNCHES IN IRELAND CREATING 20 JOBS WITH €1 MILLION INVESTMENT

“AMAZON” FOR ENERGY SUPPLIES LAUNCHES IN IRELAND CREATING 20 JOBS WITH €1 MILLION INVESTMENT

Pictured are Andrew Salerno, Global Marketing Director for Sea Box Inc and Patrick Hogan, Managing Director of Sea Box Energy. The Sea Box Group, a leading modular and offsite heating solutions provider has launched two online ecommerce companies in Ireland. They will be based from Cork and will create 20 ...

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ROYAL LONDON OPENS IRELAND SUBSIDIARY

ROYAL LONDON OPENS IRELAND SUBSIDIARY

Royal London creates 20 new jobs in Dublin Royal London today announces the opening of ROYAL LONDON INSURANCE DAC, its subsidiary in Ireland. Building on the success of its existing Irish business, this significantly enhances Royal London’s presence and demonstrates the Group’s firm commitment to the market, its customers and ...

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Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr. Simon Coveney, T.D., has announced 822,000 Irish passports issued in 2018

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr. Simon Coveney, T.D., has announced 822,000 Irish passports issued in 2018

The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr. Simon Coveney, T.D., has announced that the Passport Service has reached yet another record-breaking year, with over 822,000 Irish passports issued. These figures are similar to 2017 figures and, during peak periods, more than 6,500 applications were submitted in a ...

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Liadh Ní Riada MEP – ‘Turbines must have community consultation’

Liadh Ní Riada MEP – ‘Turbines must have community consultation’

Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has said her party will work at all levels of Government to help communities in Kerry fight the placement of wind turbines beside their homes. The Ireland South MEP was speaking after she joined TD Martin Ferris and local representative John Buckley for a ...

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Inspiring.ie launches with the roll out of its branches and Ireland’s first connections agency for women in business

Inspiring.ie launches with the roll out of its branches and Ireland’s first connections agency for women in business

Inspiring.ie is the new connections agency for women in business from all counties on the Island of Ireland that will see a branch established in each county and a local President appointed to lead it. Speaking at the launch in Cork, Founder Michael Mulcahy said: “I have been involved in the ...

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‘Anna May – Banríon An Ploug’ – The story of the real ploughing champion

‘Anna May – Banríon An Ploug’ – The story of the real ploughing champion

The National Ploughing Championships have captured the hearts and imaginations of the nation, particularly in recent years. Staged in the early Autumn, the event has grown from a mere 40 entries at the 1931 inaugural competition to become Europe’s largest outdoor exhibition and trade show. Held over three days, it ...

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Tyndall welcomes €8 million in disruptive technologies innovation funding

Tyndall welcomes €8 million in disruptive technologies innovation funding

One of Europe’s leading technology research centres, Tyndall National Institute at University College Cork, will be involved in four key industry projects worth several million following the recent announcement of the Disruptive Technologies Innovation Funding. Tyndall teams, in collaboration with industry partners, will be driving disruptive innovation on the key ...

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It Takes a Village festival announce first round of acts!

It Takes a Village festival announce first round of acts!

Friday May 10 – Sunday May 12 2019 Trabolgan Holiday Village, East Cork Strictly over 21’s The first round of confirmed acts: Gilles Peterson Herbert Sista Nancy The Herbaliser Saint Sister Don Letts Lisa O’Neill Snapped Ankles New Jackson Meltybrains? Katie Kim Pillow Queens Colm K Bantum Ships Nialler9 AE MAK Happyalone ...

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Win free flights with Cork Airport’s 12 days of Christmas competition

Win free flights with Cork Airport’s 12 days of Christmas competition

Twenty free flights will be given away by Cork Airport over the coming 12 days as part of a festive countdown to Christmas Day! Commencing today on the airport’s social media platforms, the 12 Days of Christmas competition will see pairs of return tickets to Boston Providence with Norwegian, along with European favourites like ...

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National cyber security cluster Cyber Ireland announced by IDA Ireland and Cork Institute of Technology

National cyber security cluster Cyber Ireland announced by IDA Ireland and Cork Institute of Technology

An initiative to establish a national cyber security cluster in Ireland has been announced. Facilitated by Cork Institute of Technology (CIT), the national cluster will be called Cyber Ireland and is supported by IDA Ireland. It will provide a collective voice to represent the needs of the cyber security sector ...

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REVIEW: Grab a Winter getaway at Garryvoe Hotel while you still can!

REVIEW: Grab a Winter getaway at Garryvoe Hotel while you still can!

By Mary-Jane O’Regan A Winter getaway may be not what you are thinking of right now, knee deep in wrapping paper and possibly short on time and temper, however, I can assure you that you will leave the Garryvoe Hotel feeling relaxed and refreshed. Nothing warms your cockles like tucking ...

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Cork Airport to welcome 149,000 passengers over the festive season

Cork Airport to welcome 149,000 passengers over the festive season

Approximately 149,000 passengers are expected to travel through Cork Airport this Christmas and New Year, with Friday, December 21 the busiest day for arrivals. The numbers forecasted to arrive and depart at Ireland’s second largest and best-connected international airport over the Christmas and New Year period are up 3.5% compared ...

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Lack of environmental vision ‘hallmark of Government’, says Liadh Ní Riada MEP

Lack of environmental vision ‘hallmark of Government’, says Liadh Ní Riada MEP

Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has said it is deeply worrying that Ireland has again been ranked as the worst country in Europe on the Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI). The Ireland South MEP was speaking as the index revealed Ireland was the lowest ranked country in Europe and ...

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CSO Residential Property Index : ‘The cost of land is slowing development’

CSO Residential Property Index : ‘The cost of land is slowing development’

According to the CSO’s Residential Property Price Index October 2018, residential property prices increased by 8.4% nationally in the year to October. This compares with an increase of 8.5% in the year to September and an increase of 11.7% in the 12 months to October 2017. In Dublin, residential property ...

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A look back at Eminence Organic Skincare’s must-use releases in 2018!

A look back at Eminence Organic Skincare’s must-use releases in 2018!

Eminence is a luxury spa brand with a high pedigree, both in results, ingredients and social and environmental conscious. The brand released some really beautiful and effective products in 2018. When you think Eminence, always think: Organic but with cosmeceutical results. The brand is gaining ground in Ireland with top ...

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A starry night for a great cause at this year’s Marymount Hospice Ball

A starry night for a great cause at this year’s Marymount Hospice Ball

The Marymount Hospice Ball had guests dancing the night away for a very worthy cause recently at the Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Little Island. This is the twelfth year of the Marymount Ball and to date, the event has raised €1.1 million towards funding and maintaining the ongoing work ...

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Liadh Ní Riada MEP – ‘Cork factory must take heed of local concerns’

Liadh Ní Riada MEP – ‘Cork factory must take heed of local concerns’

Sinn Féín MEP Liadh Ní Riada has called for an independent environmental report to be commissioned on a plastics factory in West Cork. The Ireland South MEP was speaking after An Bord Pleanála approved planning permission for a plastics factory near Skibbereen. “The national authorities and the company behind the ...

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The ‘it won’t happen to me’ view is Ireland’s most popular financial plan

The ‘it won’t happen to me’ view is Ireland’s most popular financial plan

Sixty percent of Irish workers know someone that has been out of work on sick leave for more than four weeks at some stage in their working life, while 28% know someone that has found themselves in this position in 2018 alone. These were among the findings from a survey ...

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Cork Ambassadors contribute €11 million to local economy in 2018

Cork Ambassadors contribute €11 million to local economy in 2018

Cork Convention Bureau (CCB) hosted its annual Cork Conference Ambassadors Awards at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Little Island, Cork. The prestigious ceremony paid special tribute to 31 ambassadors, including four special category winning ambassadors, who have helped secure almost €11 million for the local economy over the past 12 months. ...

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Farm income drop ‘depressingly predictable’, says Liadh Ní Riada MEP

Farm income drop ‘depressingly predictable’, says Liadh Ní Riada MEP

MEP Liadh Ní Riada has said the huge drop in farm incomes this year was the depressingly predictable result of Government indifference and inaction. The Ireland South MEP was responding to a report from Teagasc, which revealed farm incomes were down between 15% and 22% this year. “Trying to talk ...

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UCC launches transformational academic strategy

UCC launches transformational academic strategy

Photo: Gerard McCarthy Photography This UCC launched an ambitious and transformational academic strategy that will transform the UCC learning experience and landscape for the future. The UCC Academic Strategy outlines a new and holistic approach to education that champions the capacity for independent thinking and enquiry, equipping students with the ...

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Winners of the National Project Awards 2018 announced!

Winners of the National Project Awards 2018 announced!

The Ireland Chapter of Project Management Institute (PMI) has announced the winners of the 2018 National Project Awards, sponsored by PwC. Declan Rundle, Head of Enterprise Change in AIB, won Project Professional of the Year at a gala dinner last night hosted by principal sponsor, PwC. He was acknowledged for his role ...

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New road traffic management system for Cork Airport

New road traffic management system for Cork Airport

Cork Airport, Ireland’s second busiest international airport, is introducing a new road traffic management system to facilitate growing passenger numbers. The measures include investment in an upgrade of the forecourt, improved access to car parks, improved signage, a new two-way road system to the Red Express car park and enhanced ...

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Senior Infants pupils to test STEM learning programme with LEGO

Senior Infants pupils to test STEM learning programme with LEGO

Two Dublin schools, Malahide & Portmarnock Educate Together and the Central Model Infants’ School on Marlborough Street in the city centre, have been selected to take part in a global pilot of a new FIRST LEGO League education initiative, called Junior Discovery.  Developed for children aged four to six years, FIRST ...

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Liadh Ní Riada MEP – ‘Credit Unions being failed by our Government’

Liadh Ní Riada MEP – ‘Credit Unions being failed by our Government’

Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has called on the Government to allow Credit Unions to play their part in solving the housing crisis. The Ireland South MEP was speaking after meeting with the Irish League of Credit Unions (ILCU) in the European Parliament this week. Ms Ní Riada, who ...

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Cork Tourism Dinner a huge success

Cork Tourism Dinner a huge success

Cork’s top hoteliers and tourism providers celebrated the best of their industry in style at the recent annual Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) Cork branch Tourism Dinner. The glitzy black-tie event, which took place in the Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa in Little Island, was attended by almost 450 tourism and ...

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Cork Airport wins national award for its charity fundraisers

Cork Airport wins national award for its charity fundraisers

Photo: Maxwell Photography Cork Airport’s Charity of the Year programme has won the Social Good – Corporate award at the Ireland Chapter of Project Management Institute’s (PMI) prestigious National Project Awards 2018. The announcement was made at the black-tie gala dinner at the offices of headline sponsor PwC on Spencer Dock, Dublin. ...

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Liadh Ní Riada MEP – ‘Neutrality can be bulwark against militarisation’

Liadh Ní Riada MEP – ‘Neutrality can be bulwark against militarisation’

Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has urged Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to halt their attempts to chip away at Irish neutrality. The Ireland South MEP was speaking from Brussels as the European Defence Agency held its annual conference in the city. The event, which this year was themed ...

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Liadh Ní Riada MEP – ‘Lyme Disease centre a positive step’

Liadh Ní Riada MEP – ‘Lyme Disease centre a positive step’

Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has welcomed the opening of Ireland’s first dedicated Lyme Disease resource centre. The Ireland South MEP was speaking at the launch of the Lyme Resource Centre, which will be housed at the Mater Hospital/UCD Catherine McCauley Educational and Research Centre. The function of the ...

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Liadh Ní Riada to introduce legislation against super trawlers

Liadh Ní Riada to introduce legislation against super trawlers

Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada is to bring forward legislation to the European Parliament aimed at halting the illegal activity of super trawlers. The Ireland South MEP, who sits on the EU Fisheries Committee, said she wanted to see super trawlers banned outright from Irish waters but until that ...

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Find all your ethical gifts at Gifted – The Contemporary Craft and Design Fair, RDS December 5 to 9

Find all your ethical gifts at Gifted – The Contemporary Craft and Design Fair, RDS December 5 to 9

On the hunt for a gift with ethical and environmentally-friendly credentials for a special someone this Christmas? Then look no further than Gifted – The Contemporary Craft and Design Fair in the RDS from December 5 to 9. Gifted, the traditional opening to the festive season in Dublin, is set ...

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Liadha Ní Riada MEP – ‘Government must regulate vulture funds properly’

Liadha Ní Riada MEP – ‘Government must regulate vulture funds properly’

Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has called on the Government to introduce proper and robust legislation that would guarantee the rights of family farms and businesses being sold off to vulture funds. The Ireland South MEP was speaking as she attended a protest in Dublin against the forced sale ...

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Liadh Ní Riada MEP – ‘Irish boats can’t fish in Irish waters’

Liadh Ní Riada MEP – ‘Irish boats can’t fish in Irish waters’

Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has launched a scathing attack on the Fine Gael-Fianna Fáil coalition over their repeated failure to even ask for a Bluefin Tuna quota for Irish fishermen. The Ireland South MEP was speaking following the International Commission for Conservation of Atlantic Tuna conference in Croatia, ...

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Make a man’s Christmas at Gifted – The Contemporary Craft and Design Fair, RDS, December 5 to 9

Make a man’s Christmas at Gifted – The Contemporary Craft and Design Fair, RDS, December 5 to 9

Luxury leather portable phone chargers, pens made from Scotch Whisky barrels, and “Did you turn off the immersion?” novelty socks are just a handful of the Irish-made gifts for men on offer at Gifted – The Contemporary Craft and Design Fair at the RDS from December 5 to 9. With ...

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Cork Airport welcomes additional Summer flights with Ryanair

Cork Airport welcomes additional Summer flights with Ryanair

Cork Airport, Ireland’s second busiest and best connected international airport, welcomes the news that Ryanair has added over 330 additional return flights to France, Italy and Spain for its Summer 2019 season. The airline’s new service to Naples, Italy for Summer 2019 will also launch a month early due to demand. Over 54,000 extra ...

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Great Black Friday deals to be nabbed at Castlemartyr Resort & Spa!

Great Black Friday deals to be nabbed at Castlemartyr Resort & Spa!

10% off all Gift Vouchers (excluding monetary vouchers)! Find all the details here. Black Friday Getaway Special! Includes: Complimentary bottle of prosecco on arrival. Two course meal in the Bell Tower fine dining restaurant. Overnight stay in Deluxe Room. Full Irish breakfast. Late check out* (until 1pm). Full access to The ...

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What type of Black Friday Shopper are you?

What type of Black Friday Shopper are you?

With Black Friday just days away, new research reveals the five tribes of sale shoppers – Planner, Early Bird, Watcher, Opportunist and the Avoider. The traits were identified by Debenhams after the retailer interviewed 2,000 people on their plans for the annual shopping event. Planners 16% are most likely to ...

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Students and teachers celebrate as McEgan College launches new state-of-the-art ASD Unit

Students and teachers celebrate as McEgan College launches new state-of-the-art ASD Unit

Last Friday November 16 marked a special day for the Macroom community, as students, teachers, members of the Cork Education and Training Board (CETB) and distinguished guests gathered to celebrate the official opening of a brand new state-of-the-art ASD unit at McEgan College. Having successfully secured permission for this vital unit ...

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Liadh Ní Riada MEP defends Irish coastal communities in Europe

Liadh Ní Riada MEP defends Irish coastal communities in Europe

Sinn Féín MEP Liadh Ní Riada has welcomed the approval of a series of amendments she proposed to the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF). The Ireland South MEP, who is acting as a negotiator and rapporteur on the EMFF, proposed a series of amendments designed to improve EU fisheries ...

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The Cork Chocolate Dinner is this weekend!

The Cork Chocolate Dinner is this weekend!

Cork will host a major chocolate themed dinner this Friday night! On Friday November 23, the annual Cork Chocolate Dinner will take place with guest chefs cooking individual courses featuring chocolate in a subtle way. The dinner is part of the Cork Chocolate and Baking Weekend, which will return to ...

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Cork-based INFANT Centre research leads to breakthrough treatment for peanut allergy

Cork-based INFANT Centre research leads to breakthrough treatment for peanut allergy

Photo: Diane Cusack The world’s largest peanut allergy treatment trial, involving more than 30 Irish children, has found that a new oral treatment can successfully reduce sensitivity to peanuts, and offers a real lifeline to those affected by the most common food allergy and the single cause of most food allergy deaths. Through his work as Principal Investigator at the INFANT ...

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Foodies of Cork delight as new café opens on Lee Road – Six new jobs created for local economy as well-known Cork business expands

Foodies of Cork delight as new café opens on Lee Road – Six new jobs created for local economy as well-known Cork business expands

Cork is well-known the world over as a purveyor of gastronomic greatness and the latest addition to the foodie scene in our beautiful city will undoubtedly fuel this reputation. LISHH Catering, a name synonymous with the supply of gourmet food from its current premises in the Dosco Business Park on ...

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Dunnes Stores unveil newly redeveloped world class shopping destination in Bishopstown

Dunnes Stores unveil newly redeveloped world class shopping destination in Bishopstown

Dunnes Stores is one of the leading Irish-owned retailers in the country, and so we were delighted to hear of the weekend-long celebrations, unveiling the newly redeveloped Bishopstown outlet!

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Chefs from Cork gathered for a special mentoring workshop at CIT to support the new Chef De Partie Apprenticeship Programme

Chefs from Cork gathered for a special mentoring workshop at CIT to support the new Chef De Partie Apprenticeship Programme

Chefs from Cork gathered for a special mentoring workshop at the Cork Institute of Technology to support the new Chef De Partie Apprenticeship Programme workshop, supported by Fáilte Ireland and other tourism industry bodies. The workshop was held by Fáilte Ireland to assist existing industry mentors, who have apprentice Chef ...

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Liadh Ní Riada MEP – ‘Government must act to protect Irish waters’

Liadh Ní Riada MEP – ‘Government must act to protect Irish waters’

Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has warned of the devastating consequences a no-deal Brexit could have for the Irish fishing industry. The Ireland South MEP, who sits on the EU Fisheries Committee, said the Irish Government had a duty to use their influence in Europe to protect Irish waters. ...

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GDPR on the menu for Republic of Work’s 20th November Lunchtime Learning event

GDPR on the menu for Republic of Work’s 20th November Lunchtime Learning event

Fiona Ryan, Head of Customer Engagement, Spearline Risk & Compliance Spearline Risk & Compliance are delighted to announce their first collaborative event with Republic Of Work taking place 1pm – 2pm Tuesday 20 November. Lunchtime Learning: Top GDPR concerns for business – How to comply? is a free event for ...

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Lisa Cannon hosts a Christmas Evening with ESPA at The Spa at Castlemartyr Resort Thursday 22nd November, 7pm – late

Lisa Cannon hosts a Christmas Evening with ESPA at The Spa at Castlemartyr Resort Thursday 22nd November, 7pm – late

On Thursday 22nd November, The Spa at Castlemartyr Resort will be transformed into a magical winter wonderland for a casual and informative evening with ESPA, hosted by award-winning TV presenter Lisa Cannon.   Lisa who meets some of Hollywood’s most famous stars on her series Box Office on Virgin Media One, is known for her glamourous red ...

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Minister Michael Creed launches the ‘Our People, Their Stories’ campaign in celebration of the work of the Irish Retired Greyhound Trust

Minister Michael Creed launches the ‘Our People, Their Stories’ campaign in celebration of the work of the Irish Retired Greyhound Trust

Gerard Dollard CEO Irish Greyhound Board, Bridget Murphy with Paddy & Skylar from Ovens, Minister Michael Creed and Frank Nyhan Chairman Irish Greyhound Board ,Minister Michael Creed launches the ‘Our People, Their Stories’ campaign in celebration of the work of the Irish Retired Greyhound Trust at Curraheen Park Greyhound Stadium ...

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Diathermy – Not Laser – Removes Stubborn Hair Follicles for Good – The Wicklow Street Clinic

Diathermy – Not Laser – Removes Stubborn Hair Follicles for Good – The Wicklow Street Clinic

Diathermy – an evolved version of electrolysis is a speciality of The Wicklow Street Clinic on 13 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2. There is a perception that Laser has taken over as the number one permanent method of hair removal. However, laser is subject to hormonal changes – Diathermy is not, ...

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TYNDALL SCORES A EUROPEAN FIRST AS DESTRUCTIVE PHYSICAL ANALYSIS (DPA) FACILITY FOR ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS

TYNDALL SCORES A EUROPEAN FIRST AS DESTRUCTIVE PHYSICAL ANALYSIS (DPA) FACILITY FOR ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS

European Space Agency’s Britta Schade, ESA Head of the Product Assurance and Safety Department, Lavent Marchand, Head of Components Technology Section, Franco Ongaro, Director of Technology, Engineering and Quality with Tyndall’s Finbarr Waldron, Laboratory & Project Manager and Prof William Scanlon, Chief Executive at the announcement that Tyndall has become ...

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Philosophy Skincare launches in Ireland, exclusively in Arnotts Beauty Hall

Philosophy Skincare launches in Ireland, exclusively in Arnotts Beauty Hall

Popular skincare brand philosophy is delighted to announce its highly anticipated arrival to the newly revamped Arnotts Beauty Hall. The award-winning American brand aims to inspire beauty beyond skincare with products that transform, results that instil confidence and wisdom for wellbeing. The range of life-enriching products help you look and feel your ...

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TEN UL STUDENTS AWARDED SCHOLARSHIPS AS PART OF JOHNSON AND JOHNSON’S WiSTEM2D PROGRAMME

TEN UL STUDENTS AWARDED SCHOLARSHIPS AS PART OF JOHNSON AND JOHNSON’S WiSTEM2D PROGRAMME

Ten female students were presented with bursaries by global healthcare company Johnson and Johnson (J&J) as part of its WiSTEM2D Award Programme at a ceremony in University of Limerick (UL) today (Monday, November 12th). The acronym WiSTEM2D refers to Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Manufacturing and Design, and is part of ...

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Let them read and 3D draw! Science Storytime for Cork Science Festival

Let them read and 3D draw! Science Storytime for Cork Science Festival

Cork Science Festival, which runs from November 11 to 18, has a fantastic line-up of free events, talks and workshops for children this year. Public libraries across Cork City and County will be offering science-themed readings, colouring and science books on loan to celebrate this year’s festival, which is part ...

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Spearline scoop two business awards and are finalists for three upcoming awards!

Spearline scoop two business awards and are finalists for three upcoming awards!

Spearline has ranked ninth in the Deloitte Technology Fast50 2018 Ireland Awards. This is the fifth consecutive year Spearline have ranked on this prestigious list, and their third occasion to rank in the top 10. Spearline have also won The West Cork Company of the Year at The Rémy Martin ...

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Debenhams champions the success of thoughtful gift givers with new Christmas campaign

Debenhams champions the success of thoughtful gift givers with new Christmas campaign

Debenhams is launching its 2018 Christmas campaign with a concept that champions the success of thoughtful gift givers alongside the strapline: Do a bit of you know you did good! The campaign is the evolution of the playful and proud ‘Do a bit of Debenhams’ platform, which launched in September, celebrating ...

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Cruise passengers boost Cork’s economy by €12 million as 2018 cruise season draws to a close

Cruise passengers boost Cork’s economy by €12 million as 2018 cruise season draws to a close

With one more cruise ship left to visit in December, the Port of Cork’s 2018 cruise season is drawing to a close. A total of 92 cruise ships will have visited in 2018, the most significant cruise season ever for the Port of Cork; and with over 157,000 passengers and ...

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88% of SMEs seeking more government support in face of Brexit, says Bibby Financial Services Ireland

88% of SMEs seeking more government support in face of Brexit, says Bibby Financial Services Ireland

Almost nine in 10 Irish SMEs (88%) feel the Government should be providing them with more support, according to the latest SME Ireland Confidence Tracker published by Bibby Financial Services Ireland, a leading provider of financial support and funding solutions to Irish SMEs. Irish SMEs believe that this support should come in the ...

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Junk Ensemble present the critically acclaimed ‘Soldier Still’ at The Everyman this month

Junk Ensemble present the critically acclaimed ‘Soldier Still’ at The Everyman this month

Junk Ensemble, one of Ireland’s leading voices in dance theatre, is bringing their critically acclaimed production Soldier Still to The Everyman for two nights only, Tuesday November 13 and Wednesday November 14. This beautiful and haunting tale of trauma was created out of a series of interviews with current and former soldiers ...

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APC Microbiome Ireland to host public event on Gut Health for Performance as part of Cork Science Festival 2018

APC Microbiome Ireland to host public event on Gut Health for Performance as part of Cork Science Festival 2018

You don’t put diesel into a petrol engine. So, whatever sport you enjoy, it is important to understand the science of nutrition to optimise your body’s performance and health. Ireland’s leading gut health institute, APC Microbiome Ireland, is hosting a public forum, Spilling the Guts on Performance, as part of Cork ...

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Award winning Panorama Bistro & Terrace, Montenotte Hotel, introduces its new À La Carte menu

Award winning Panorama Bistro & Terrace, Montenotte Hotel, introduces its new À La Carte menu

This month, under the watchful eye of executive chef, Liam Kirwan, Panorama Bistro at The Montenotte Hotel is delighted to introduce a new à la carte menu. To start, guests can tuck into The Montenotte Seafood Chowder accompanied by fresh soda bread, or for a lighter option there is a Baked ...

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Oksana Shadrina and Miceál O’Hurley – ‘Success is as much about perseverance as perfection, and origination far more than imitation’

Oksana Shadrina and Miceál O’Hurley – ‘Success is as much about perseverance as perfection, and origination far more than imitation’

Oksana Shadrina and Miceál O’Hurley founded Fantastic Flavours Ice Cream Parlour during the economic downturn after the Celtic Tiger and built their brand and reputation, and nurtured their award-winning success, one day at a time. Tell us about founding Fantastic Flavours Ice Cream Parlour?  Miceál: In the aftermath of the Celtic ...

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Monfort College of Performing Arts present  Legally Blonde The Musical at The Everyman

Monfort College of Performing Arts present Legally Blonde The Musical at The Everyman

OMG, like, you totally have to see Legally Blonde The Musical! The Montfort College of Performing Arts are proud to present the Cork premiere of Legally Blonde The Musical at The Everyman theatre from Thursday November 1 to Saturday November 3, for four performances only. Legally Blonde is a fabulously fun, international, award-winning musical based on ...

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Cork Airport welcomes Aer Lingus’ new routes to Nice and Dubrovnik

Cork Airport welcomes Aer Lingus’ new routes to Nice and Dubrovnik

Cork Airport, Ireland’s second busiest and best connected international airport, welcomes the addition of Nice and Dubrovnik to Aer Lingus’ Summer 2019 schedule. The two new routes out of Cork were announced today by Aer Lingus, with flights to Nice, France, commencing on May 1 on Wednesdays and Sundays, while the ...

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Cork’s Teamwork named 2018 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year

Cork’s Teamwork named 2018 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year

Daniel Mackey and Peter Coppinger of Teamwork have been named winners of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year for 2018 at the twenty-first annual awards ceremony held in Dublin last night. More than 1,500 business leaders from across the Island of Ireland were in attendance at the awards gala, alongside guest ...

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iNua Partnership opens its new Cork offices to facilitate the management of its growing hospitality and healthcare portfolio

iNua Partnership opens its new Cork offices to facilitate the management of its growing hospitality and healthcare portfolio

iNua Partnership is the umbrella company for both iNua Hospitality and Ditchley Group. Both companies have seen significant expansion over the past 12 months. iNua Hospitality currently employs over 1,200 people across its seven hotels, Muckross Park in Killarney, Radisson Hotels in Cork, Limerick, Athlone and Sligo, the Hibernian in Kilkenny ...

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Network Ireland West Cork Hosts FM104’s Margaret Nelson in AIB, Bandon

Network Ireland West Cork Hosts FM104’s Margaret Nelson in AIB, Bandon

The Network Ireland West Cork Women in Media event with keynote speaker Margaret Nelson, CEO of FM104/Q102, and other guest speakers Karla Goodman of Made to Measure Films Ireland Ltd and Aoife McInerney of Communico took place on Wednesday October 24, 2018, at AIB in Bandon, Cork. A recent IMRO Radio ...

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Continued growth sees law firm Holmes O’Malley Sexton move to South Mall, Cork

Continued growth sees law firm Holmes O’Malley Sexton move to South Mall, Cork

Photo: Darragh Kane One of Ireland’s top law firms, Holmes O’Malley Sexton, has announced the opening of a Cork office. With offices in Dublin, Limerick and London, the law firm has seen significant expansion across all locations and now employs over 150 people in Ireland. The move to Cork will ...

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Calling all bakers! The first Great Cork Bake Off is coming to Cork International Hotel

Calling all bakers! The first Great Cork Bake Off is coming to Cork International Hotel

Bakers from around Ireland are invited to take part in the first ever Great Cork Bake Off as part of the Chocolate and Baking Weekend, which takes place this November in Cork. Paul Kelly, Executive Pastry Chef from The Merrion Hotel and judge on The Great Irish Bake Off will ...

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Ireland South MEP Deirdre Clune – ‘We need a longer runway at Cork Airport’

Ireland South MEP Deirdre Clune – ‘We need a longer runway at Cork Airport’

Ireland South MEP Deirdre Clune is questioning the details announced by Transport Minister Shane Ross in relation to the possibility of Dublin Airport getting a third terminal. Ms Clune questions will this come at the expense of Cork and Shannon Airports. She also added that there is no mention of ...

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Air France to increase capacity from Cork Airport by 24%

Air France to increase capacity from Cork Airport by 24%

Cork Airport, Ireland’s second busiest and best-connected airport, today welcomes Air France’s expansion plans on its Cork-Paris service. From the start of the Winter season (October 28, 2018), Air France will increase capacity by 24% on its Cork-Paris service, adding an additional 336 seats per week. Air France began operating a daily flight between Cork Airport and ...

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Meghan Markle’s favourite skincare: How Eminence Organic Skin Care is perfect for a royal mum!

Meghan Markle’s favourite skincare: How Eminence Organic Skin Care is perfect for a royal mum!

With the wonderful news that Meghan Markle, The Duchess of Sussex, is pregnant, we take a look at some of her favourite Eminence products – luxury Organic skincare that can be used during pregnancy. Meghan has charmed the world with her style, poise and grace. She’s also consistently wowed with ...

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Center Parcs announce details of Aqua Sana, which is set to be Ireland’s largest spa

Center Parcs announce details of Aqua Sana, which is set to be Ireland’s largest spa

Aqua Sana is Center Parcs’ very own spa retreat in the forest. Tucked away, surrounded by trees, Aqua Sana offers a sensory escape in the heart of the forest giving guests at Center Parcs Longford Forest an unparalleled spa experience, the opportunity to relax, unwind and treat themselves to some me time. Measuring over 2,500 ...

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SeaFest sets sail for Cork in 2019 – Ireland’s largest Marine Festival comes to Cork in 2019

SeaFest sets sail for Cork in 2019 – Ireland’s largest Marine Festival comes to Cork in 2019

SeaFest, Ireland’s largest and most spectacular maritime festival, will set sail for Cork next year. The festival will dock in Cork for the next three years, from 2019 to 2021. Ireland’s national maritime festival has been held in Galway for the past three years, and has quickly become one of ...

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Statement on the We Are Cork branding campaign made by CE, Ann Doherty to Cork City Council

Statement on the We Are Cork branding campaign made by CE, Ann Doherty to Cork City Council

Regarding the recent We Are Cork branding campaign and investment, Cork City Council CE and Chair of the Cork Brand Steering Group, Ann Doherty, said: “The need for Cork to market itself overseas has long been acknowledged – the Cork Area Strategic Plan (CASP) identified the need for effective place ...

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€156,000 in funding under LGBTI+ Youth Strategy

€156,000 in funding under LGBTI+ Youth Strategy

Further to the launch of the LGBTI+ National Youth Strategy 2018-2020 in June 2018, Dr Katherine Zappone, TD and Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, is delighted to announce that 39 organisations were successful in their applications and will receive funding under the grant scheme for LGBTI+ Capacity Building initiatives for professional ...

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What’s new with The Skin Nerd?

What’s new with The Skin Nerd?

The Skin Nerd® HQ have been busy hoomans as always, solving our skincare woes and needs and are delighted to exclusively announce to our online beauty pals (prior to Jennifer mentioning on social media) that The Skin Nerd® are opening a new online department store that will allow customers to ...

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INTERNATIONAL TECH LEADERS CONVENE FOR TYNDALL TECHNOLOGY DAYS, DUBLIN

INTERNATIONAL TECH LEADERS CONVENE FOR TYNDALL TECHNOLOGY DAYS, DUBLIN

Javier Torres-Sanchez – Research Engineer at Tyndall National Institute tests the ‘Smart Glove’ ahead of Tyndall Tech Days on 24 October at the Aviva Stadium   Spotlight on Commercial Applications of Disruptive Research in Smart Medtech and Energy as Tyndall Hosts Technology Days in Dublin Global leaders in medtech, connected ...

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Cork’s Dynamic Duo Tech Entrepreneurs Walk Away with Tech Person of the Year Award

Cork’s Dynamic Duo Tech Entrepreneurs Walk Away with Tech Person of the Year Award

The “Great & Good” of Cork’s IT Sector Lauded at it@Cork Awards Ceremony The winners of 8 categories in the it@cork Leaders Awards 2018 were presented with the awards at a sold-out awards ceremony in Cork’s Rochestown Park Hotel on Friday evening. From start-ups to global multinationals, as well as innovative ideas ...

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Cork Airport Prepares For Busy October Bank Holiday Weekend

Cork Airport Prepares For Busy October Bank Holiday Weekend

Cork Airport is set for one of its busiest weekends of the year, with more than 45,000 passengers expected to travel through Ireland’s second largest and best connected international airport this October Bank Holiday Weekend. The busiest day for the airport will be Thursday, October 25, corresponding with the opening ...

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‘The Nightingale and the Rose’ touring from The Everyman to The Civic Theatre and The Lime Tree Theatre

‘The Nightingale and the Rose’ touring from The Everyman to The Civic Theatre and The Lime Tree Theatre

The Everyman’s presentation of the world premiere production of the brand new opera by John O’Brien, inspired by Oscar Wilde’s timeless story, The Nightingale and the Rose, has been a huge hit, receiving rapturous applause from a packed audience after each performance at The Everyman theatre in Cork. It now ...

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5 financial Halloween horrors to avoid this scary season

5 financial Halloween horrors to avoid this scary season

Halloween is fast approaching and everywhere you look has orange pumpkins, ghosts and zombies. It’s also the time of the year that many SMEs and Directors are submitting their year-end accounts to Revenue. It can be a daunting time for some. However, let’s not get spooked. Here are five top ...

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Simon Coveney opens Radiology Dept extension and Paediatric Assessment Unit at Bon Secours Hospital

Simon Coveney opens Radiology Dept extension and Paediatric Assessment Unit at Bon Secours Hospital

An Tánaiste Simon Coveney TD officially opened the extension of the Radiology Department Bon Secours Hospital Cork. Speaking at the event to mark the expansion of the radiology service at the hospital, An Tánaiste Coveney said: “The additional radiology capacity for patients who require various types of scans is very ...

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Cask wins for Overall Best Cocktail Experience and Greenes Restaurant for Best Customer Service at the National Hospitality Awards

Cask wins for Overall Best Cocktail Experience and Greenes Restaurant for Best Customer Service at the National Hospitality Awards

Cask bar was announced the overall winner for Best Cocktail Experience, with a Best Customer Service Award going to Greenes Restaurant, at the National Hospitality Awards, which are a distinctive and prestigious recognition of the efforts of the very best in the business, at a gala event held in the ...

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Tommy Walsh joins CDS Law & Tax

Tommy Walsh joins CDS Law & Tax

Former Kerry GAA and Australian rules footballer Tommy Walsh has this month joined the team at one of Cork’s top professional services firms, CDS Law & Tax. The firm’s newest addition, who is joining CDS from EY, is the first appointment by the firm since it rebranded as CDS Law ...

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CarePlus Pharmacy urges at-risk groups to prioritise important flu vaccine

CarePlus Pharmacy urges at-risk groups to prioritise important flu vaccine

Flu season has officially begun with the publication of the first report on the spread of the illness by the HSE’s Health Protection Surveillance Centre. The HPSC report shows that the number of cases of flu being reported by GPs is still low, with only seven cases of influenza-like symptoms ...

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Crawford Art Gallery acquires important Cork painting at auction

Crawford Art Gallery acquires important Cork painting at auction

Crawford Art Gallery is delighted to announce that it has acquired a significant artwork for its collection at auction in Dublin. There was significant interest in the work from private collectors and international institutions. The painting in question by Cork artist Daniel MacDonald (1821-1853), The Village Funeral – An Irish Family by ...

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Granny Griffin from Griffins Garden Centre wins Silver at Blas na hÉireann 2018!

Granny Griffin from Griffins Garden Centre wins Silver at Blas na hÉireann 2018!

Jennifer Fox On Saturday October 6, Blas na hÉireann announced this year’s winners of Ireland’s Best Food Produce for 2018 and awarded Griffins Garden Centre with Silver for their Sweet Potato and Cinnamon Bread! Griffins Garden Centre’s own bakery entered their unique Sweet Potato and Cinnamon Bread in the Sweet ...

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Cork biotech leader wins Women Mean Business Female Entrepreneur Award 2018

Cork biotech leader wins Women Mean Business Female Entrepreneur Award 2018

Andrea Doolan, a Cork-based entrepreneur, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Atlantia Food Clinical Trials Ltd, has scooped the prize for Female Entrepreneur of the Year 2018, at the Women Mean Business (WMB) Annual Awards ceremony, held yesterday at the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin. The biotech, which is a world-class clinical studies research company, ...

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Moves are underway to bring the hugely successful a rent-a-bike scheme to Kilkenny

Moves are underway to bring the hugely successful a rent-a-bike scheme to Kilkenny

A working group has been set up by Kilkenny LEADER Partnership (KLP) to drive a new rent-a-bike scheme in the city. According to local reports, the bike-share scheme would be similar to Dublin Bikes, which has been a massive hit with residents and tourists in the capital. Bike-share schemes are ...

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72% don’t trust the Government to allocate tax contributions wisely

72% don’t trust the Government to allocate tax contributions wisely

The Programme for Government has committed to a 2:1 ratio between spending on services and tax measures in Budget 2019, and according to the latest Taxpayer Sentiment Survey from Taxback.com, 52% of the public are in favour of this approach. Taxback.com surveyed over 1,600 of their customers nationwide to ascertain ...

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Minister Michael Ring TD announces the 224 rural communities to receive funding under Town and Village Renewal Scheme 2018

Minister Michael Ring TD announces the 224 rural communities to receive funding under Town and Village Renewal Scheme 2018

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD, today announced that 224 rural towns and villages across the country are set to benefit from over €21 million in funding under the 2018 Town and Village Renewal Scheme. The 2018 Town and Village Renewal Scheme, which was launched in ...

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Cork Tidy Towns committees to receive €145,000

Cork Tidy Towns committees to receive €145,000

Towns across Cork have been awarded funding through the Department of Rural and Community Development for Tidy Town Committees. Tánaiste Simon Coveney has welcomed the allocations of €145,000 for Cork towns, particularly for the sixtieth anniversary of the Tidy Towns competitions. This scheme will allow each Tidy Towns committee to apply for ...

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Minister Creed Announces the Opening of the Kuwaiti Market for Irish Meat and Meat Products

Minister Creed Announces the Opening of the Kuwaiti Market for Irish Meat and Meat Products

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, today welcomed the agreement which has been reached with Public Authority for Food and Nutrition of Kuwait under which Irish beef, sheepmeat and poultry will be eligible for export to Kuwait The Minister said that: “This agreement follows on from bilateral ...

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Final Public Meeting On Social and Affordable Housing and Communities in Cork to be hosted by Cork Evolves

Final Public Meeting On Social and Affordable Housing and Communities in Cork to be hosted by Cork Evolves

Nuala Stewart of Cork City Council, Cathal O’Connell, UCC with Margaret Fraser of North Glasgow Homes and Séan Brady of PPR Poject With a national housing shortage and Cork city set to double its population by 2050, there is a real urgency to build more homes in Cork.  Cork Evolves, ...

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Cork Friends of Crumlin Charity Ball 2018 already sold out but it’s not too late to do your bit

Cork Friends of Crumlin Charity Ball 2018 already sold out but it’s not too late to do your bit

Jude Mbah (15) from Tallaght, Dublin 24, Sophie Pierse (15) and her Mum, Majella Pierse from Tralee, Kerry with Anton Savage and Ann-Marie O’Sullivan, Chair of the Cork Friends of Crumlin Ball. More than 150,000 children and their families rely on Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin every year. The Cork Friends of Crumlin ...

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MuMe release new Irish-made Ultimate Makeup Brush Cleansing Set

MuMe release new Irish-made Ultimate Makeup Brush Cleansing Set

Good makeup brushes that suit your skin type and application style are priceless; and sometimes pricey too! So, looking after them is important; and that includes making sure they’re spotlessly clean. That way, you protect your skin and get a flawless application. And we all know clean makeup brushes means ...

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Minister of State Andrew Doyle TD presents the Greyhound Racing Bill 2018 before Government

Minister of State Andrew Doyle TD presents the Greyhound Racing Bill 2018 before Government

Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine, Andrew Doyle TD, presented the Greyhound Racing Bill 2018 to Cabinet yesterday. The Bill will improve governance procedures and strengthen regulation in the greyhound racing sector. Speaking after Cabinet approval of the Bill, Minister of State Doyle said: ...

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Half the country believe housing and homelessness emergency should be the top priority in Budget 2019

Half the country believe housing and homelessness emergency should be the top priority in Budget 2019

Ireland’s national housing emergency is at the forefront of the minds of the nation and many want it to be Leo Varadkar’s first priority when making decisions on Budget 2019. This is the sentiment expressed in the latest Taxback.com Taxpayer Sentiment Survey, which found that 50% of respondents believe measures ...

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Zuni opens the kitchen door to returning award-winning chef, Michael Thomas

Zuni opens the kitchen door to returning award-winning chef, Michael Thomas

Award-winning chef Michael Thomas has been appointed as the new Head Chef at Kilkenny’s Zuni restaurant, bar and hotel. Michael, who is originally from Loughboy, has made the move back to his home after spending four years as Head Chef of Waterford Castle Hotel. Since training in Waterford Institute of ...

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Savour Kilkenny to cook up a storm for up to 40,000 foodies

Savour Kilkenny to cook up a storm for up to 40,000 foodies

An army of up to 40,000 foodies is expected to descend on the Marble City for this year’s Savour Kilkenny Festival of Food over the October Bank Holiday weekend. The increasingly popular festival was formally launched by Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed TD last Friday in ...

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Minister Denis Naughten has launched the new Digital Assist pilot initiative with An Post

Minister Denis Naughten has launched the new Digital Assist pilot initiative with An Post

“Digital Assist is a Government funded service offering unique access for people to Government websites and information in 10 post offices across the country,” stated Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten, as he unveiled the first kiosk unit as part of the new Digital Assist initiative today. ...

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Ibec publishes latest Local Economic Indicators report with interesting findings

Ibec publishes latest Local Economic Indicators report with interesting findings

Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, launched Local Economic Indicators 2018: Doing Business Locally. The annual report measures data from across eight regions and in all 31 local authorities. Local Economic Indicators 2018 is an evidenced-based report compiled from publicly available data. It provides insights for future policy planning in ...

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Minister Josepha Madigan TD launches 2018 Hard Working Class Heroes

Minister Josepha Madigan TD launches 2018 Hard Working Class Heroes

The Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan TD recently launched this year’s Hard Working Class Heroes (HWCH) showcase and conference. This annual event attracts key members of the global music industry to Ireland to engage with new and emerging Irish music in some of Dublin’s best live ...

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Dubai Duty Free backs Jim Sheridan Film Festival

Dubai Duty Free backs Jim Sheridan Film Festival

Dubai Duty Free, the largest single airport retailer in the world, will be the presenting sponsor of the Dublin Arabic Film Festival (DAFF) for the fifth year running when it opens next week. The film festival, which gets underway at the Irish Film Institute (IFI) on Friday October 5 is ...

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Irish Chamber Orchestra presents ‘Night Music’ this October

Irish Chamber Orchestra presents ‘Night Music’ this October

The Irish Chamber Orchestra presents its music in many guises, creating extraordinary music experiences collaborating across the genres with ballet, aerial dance, opera, theatre, trad, DJ and club, rock and now jazz, in its quest to dazzle audiences. The Irish Chamber Orchestra visits glór in Ennis on Thursday October 18, Siamsa Tire, Tralee Friday October 19 and Monkstown Parish Church, Dublin in ...

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Brook Foods Wins Contract Caterer of The Year Award Again

Brook Foods Wins Contract Caterer of The Year Award Again

On Tuesday night, September 25th Cork based Brook Foods won the Site Contract Caterer of the Year Award at the annual Gold Medal Awards held in Lyrath Estate. The company also won the award in 2017 having beaten off competition from major players in the Irish foodservice industry on both occasions. ...

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Record Year for Munster’s Food Culture and Festivals by Miceál O’Hurley

Record Year for Munster’s Food Culture and Festivals by Miceál O’Hurley

Shannagary – Michelin Star winning chef Myrtle Allen, who passed away this summer, lived long enough to see the fruits of the food culture she inspired reach throughout Ireland.  A one-time Vice President of the Munster Region of Macra na Feirme, Allen revolutionised Irish restaurants by concentrating on locally produced, artisanal fare ...

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Tyndall National Institute secures record €7 million in Horizon 2020 funding

Tyndall National Institute secures record €7 million in Horizon 2020 funding

As one of Europe’s leading research centres and Ireland’s national institute for high-tech hardware, Tyndall has been awarded over €7 million for research projects in the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme. Tyndall secured €5.4 million in its own right and facilitated a further €1.83 million for five Irish partner companies in ...

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Construction of New Ross by-pass exceeds expectations

Construction of New Ross by-pass exceeds expectations

by Miceál O’Hurley As Ireland continues to lag behind the rest of the EU and developed world in creating broadband access outside of urban centres – where, even there, access is flawed and expensive – Tipperary is pushing forward with new, high-speed internet access to two towns. Nenagh and Roscrea ...

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Ryanair announces new route from Cork Airport to Naples

Ryanair announces new route from Cork Airport to Naples

Cork Airport is Ireland’s second busiest and best connected airport, with scheduled flights to over 40 destinations. Speaking on Ryanair’s announcement of a new route from Cork direct to Naples, Niall MacCarthy, Managing Director at Cork Airport, said: “Cork Airport is really thrilled to add Naples to our growing list of 2019 Summer destinations. ...

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Shirley’s Beauty Clinic celebrates 20 years

Shirley’s Beauty Clinic celebrates 20 years

Shirley’s Beauty Clinic marked 20 years in business this month. The salon celebrated its anniversary last weekend with a party for customers and friends in their salon in Glanmire. The event was hosted by Amanda Brunker and guests were treated to beauty demos, goodie bags, and prizes on the day. ...

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Ireland one of the worst in Europe for late payments – European Payment Report 2018

Ireland one of the worst in Europe for late payments – European Payment Report 2018

MEPs will gather in Brussels this week to discuss ways of improving the issue of late payments for firms. Ireland South MEP, Deirdre Clune, said: “Managing late payments is a huge issue for many firms and many go out of business because of cash flow problems. It is crippling many ...

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Irish Cancer Society’s National Conference for Cancer Survivorship 2018 another educational success

Irish Cancer Society’s National Conference for Cancer Survivorship 2018 another educational success

The National Conference for Cancer Survivorship 2018 – Living Well with Cancer is the Irish Cancer Society’s annual national conference for cancer survivors, those who care for them, health care professionals, staff or volunteers from community-based cancer support services. This conference is an essential part of the Irish Cancer Society’s ...

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Stephen Belton, Garryvoe Hotel and The Bayview at Ballycotton – ‘Once your intentions are good in business and you work hard, then success follows’

Stephen Belton, Garryvoe Hotel and The Bayview at Ballycotton – ‘Once your intentions are good in business and you work hard, then success follows’

Stephen Belton is the Managing Director of the luxurious and romantic Garryvoe Hotel and the scenic and relaxing The Bayview at Ballycotton. Stephen’s career in hospitality seemed inevitable from a young age but his ability to refurbish and rejuvenate hospitality gems from times past was unforeseen then and his results ...

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Inistioge, Kilkenny, wins gold at European Tidy Towns

Inistioge, Kilkenny, wins gold at European Tidy Towns

County Kilkenny’s picture-postcard Inistioge has won Gold in the prestigious Entene Florale competition – the European version of the Tidy Towns competition. The announcement was made last night at a ceremony in Tullamore, Offaly. Cathaoirleach of Kilkenny County Council, Eamon Aylward, said it was “an incredible achievement” for the village. ...

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Cork-based Corporate Travel Management partners with US company FROSCH to form FROSCH CTM

Cork-based Corporate Travel Management partners with US company FROSCH to form FROSCH CTM

Deirdre Fitzgerald, Angela Walsh, Maria Murphy FROSCH CTM Corporate Travel Management (CTM), Ireland’s leading independent travel management company, has announced a partnership with US-based multinational travel management company, FROSCH, to establish FROSCH CTM, effective immediately. FROSCH has acquired a 50% equity interest in CTM, who are headquartered in Cork. Established in ...

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Leading Irish law firm Matheson opens new Cork office to support increasing growth in domestic and international client base in Munster region

Leading Irish law firm Matheson opens new Cork office to support increasing growth in domestic and international client base in Munster region

Photo: Diane Kane Irish law firm Matheson has today, Monday September 24 announced that it has established an office in Cork to support its continually growing domestic and international client base in the Munster region. The opening of the firm’s new Cork office will increase its physical proximity to its ...

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Conference agrees cost of land, lack of supply and action are key factors holding back housing solution

Conference agrees cost of land, lack of supply and action are key factors holding back housing solution

The time for talking is over. This is the message that came through loud and clear from a number of high profile speakers at a conference organised to debate the thorny issue of tackling the housing crisis.  Hosted by leading law firm, P.J. O’Driscoll & Sons, and moderated by journalist ...

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New Ambassadors present Credentials at Áras an Uachtaráin

New Ambassadors present Credentials at Áras an Uachtaráin

Their Excellencies, the Ambassadors of Switzerland, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and the Republic of Tunisia presented their Letters of Credence to the President at Áras an Uachtaráin. H.E. Mr. Louis-José Touron, Ambassador of Switzerland was accompanied by his spouse, Mrs. Elisabeth Alcyone Touron and Colonel Martin Lerch, Defence Attaché. H.E. Mr. ...

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GIY announce new visiting chef series, ‘homegrown’, at GROW HQ

GIY announce new visiting chef series, ‘homegrown’, at GROW HQ

homegrown is the brand new GIY series of seasonal long-table dinners, which is set to take place at GROW HQ in Waterford starting from October, 2018. The series features visiting chefs who share the homegrown ethos. The event showcases their talents and gets them to build on the HQ story ...

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PHOTOS: Cork’s Technology Network Breakfast Briefing on Industrial Artificial Intelligence

PHOTOS: Cork’s Technology Network Breakfast Briefing on Industrial Artificial Intelligence

Tim Horgan, Head of Computer Science CIT with  Deirdre Bevan, Accenture Digital and Oonagh O’Shea, Senior Manager at Accenture Digital, pictured using assisted reality headsets, discussed their impact on the future of the manufacturing sector at the CEIA, Cork’s Technology Network Breakfast Briefing on Industrial Artificial Intelligence. Photos: Gerard McCarthy Photography

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Cork leads the way in Global Service Design Conference for Ireland

Cork leads the way in Global Service Design Conference for Ireland

Cork County Council is pleased to announce its partnership with the eleventh annual Service Design Global Conference, which takes place in Dublin on October 11 and 12 and has a strong Cork presence throughout. New York, Amsterdam and Madrid have all played host to this dynamic global conference in the past, and this ...

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Cork company Smarttech247 brings cybersecurity event to Washington, DC ahead of US midterm elections

Cork company Smarttech247 brings cybersecurity event to Washington, DC ahead of US midterm elections

The transformation of the digital world will be in the spotlight in Washington DC next month when Irish firm, Smarttech247 brings its cybersecurity event to the heart of the US capital. How the digital domain has transformed from allowing us to communicate instantaneously and provide transparency in government to being ...

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Cork Airport Hotel to host first ever gala cheese dinner

Cork Airport Hotel to host first ever gala cheese dinner

The first ever gala Cork Cheese Dinner will take place next week. Each course will feature Irish cheese and will feature a different chef per course – all of whom are well known chefs within the Cork food industry. This cheese extravaganza is a first for Cork and is expected ...

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A suite makeover – Kilkenny’s Newpark Hotel gets €2 million revamp

A suite makeover – Kilkenny’s Newpark Hotel gets €2 million revamp

Kilkenny’s Newpark Hotel has opened 10 new luxury balcony suites as part of an impressive €2 million makeover. Each of the suites has balconies overlooking the hotel gardens and one has an outdoor hot tub! The hotel, on the outskirts of the Marble City, has also launched 30 new deluxe ...

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Panorama Bistro & Terrace at The Montenotte Hotel earns an AA Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence

Panorama Bistro & Terrace at The Montenotte Hotel earns an AA Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence

A victim of its own success, Panorama Bistro & Terrace at The Montenotte Hotel has been unbelievably busy since opening 20 months ago. Things have really come together in this kitchen, led by chef Liam Kirwan, which has recently been awarded an AA Rosette for Culinary Excellence. The menu, which ...

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Irish rugby star Niall Scannell welcomes Dalata staff during charity cycle

Irish rugby star Niall Scannell welcomes Dalata staff during charity cycle

Irish rugby star Niall Scannell welcomed Dalata staff during 1,100km charity cycle! Joe Quinn, Dalata Hotel Group, Niall Scannell, Ireland and Munster Rugby, Conor O’Toole Clayton Hotel Cork Photos: Gerard McCarthy

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PHOTOS: Opening Reception of the National Gallery of Ireland’s new exhibition, Curious Creatures, Frans Post & Brazil

PHOTOS: Opening Reception of the National Gallery of Ireland’s new exhibition, Curious Creatures, Frans Post & Brazil

In 1636 the artist Frans Post (1612 – 1680) travelled to Brazil under the patronage of Governor Johan Maurits of Nassau. At this time, a large area of north-eastern Brazil was a Dutch colony. Post spent seven years drawing the exotic flora and fauna of Brazil. The country continued to inspire him when ...

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Designer handbag auction BagIT to take place in Davy Offices, Dublin in aid of Spinal Injuries Ireland

Designer handbag auction BagIT to take place in Davy Offices, Dublin in aid of Spinal Injuries Ireland

BagIT!, the exclusive pre-loved designer handbag auction, will take place for the fourth year running in the Davy Group Offices on Dawson Street, Dublin on Thursday October 11, 2018. All proceeds from the event will go to Spinal Injuries Ireland to help provide increased services and awareness for people living with ...

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Fears grow for 108 Kilkenny Group employees at Dublin’s Nassau Street

Fears grow for 108 Kilkenny Group employees at Dublin’s Nassau Street

Fears are growing for the futures of 108 Kilkenny Group employees at its store on Dublin’s Nassau Street. It comes after a meeting of representatives from Ternary, the Goodman family business, and Kilkenny Group failed to allay the retailer’s concerns over the jobs. This year, Ternary lodged plans for a ...

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Deloitte calls on Cork companies to apply for Best Managed Companies Awards

Deloitte calls on Cork companies to apply for Best Managed Companies Awards

Deloitte is calling on ambitious Cork companies to apply for the 2019 Best Managed Companies Awards, in association with Bank of Ireland. The awards programme showcases the success of indigenous companies and acknowledges the contribution they make to the Irish economy.  The network of Best Managed Companies developed over the ...

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LIBERTY COMMUNICATES: DYNAMIC PR AND CONTENT CREATION COMPANY OPENS NEW HQ IN SOUTH EAST

LIBERTY COMMUNICATES: DYNAMIC PR AND CONTENT CREATION COMPANY OPENS NEW HQ IN SOUTH EAST

Liberty Communicates, an innovative public relations and content creation company, has just opened its new HQ in the South East. The company is headed by founder and Managing Director Shane Doran, a former newspaper editor with two decades’ experience working as a senior executive for Independent News Media titles in ...

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Survey signals ‘busy’ Q4 ahead for Cork’s 27,700 plus businesses, as preparations begin for digitisation of the national PAYE taxation system

Survey signals ‘busy’ Q4 ahead for Cork’s 27,700 plus businesses, as preparations begin for digitisation of the national PAYE taxation system

While 66% of SMEs throughout the country are “short on detail” on the PAYE system overhaul due to come into effect on January 1, 2019, 40% say they are “not at all prepared” for the changes necessary to their payroll systems in advance of the deadline. These were the findings of ...

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Liadh Ní Riada MEP: ‘A new President for a new Ireland’

Liadh Ní Riada MEP: ‘A new President for a new Ireland’

Welcoming her nomination by Sinn Féin today to contest the Presidential Election, Liadh Ní Riada MEP said: “My personal background has given me a deep appreciation of Ireland’s unique identity and culture, its place in the wider world and a strong commitment to a United Ireland. “I grew up in ...

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Cork launches its We are Cork brand to bolster the region’s national and international profile – Landmark buildings go red for the occasion!

Cork launches its We are Cork brand to bolster the region’s national and international profile – Landmark buildings go red for the occasion!

Many of Cork’s landmark buildings, including City Hall, County Hall, Port of Cork, University College Cork, CIT’s City Centre Hub on Grand Parade, The Capitol and One Albert Quay, among others, will be turning red this week to mark the launch of a new brand to promote all that is ...

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Brexit, Ireland and the Ukrainian Factor by Oksana Shadrina-O’Hurley & Miceál O’Hurley Pitts

Brexit, Ireland and the Ukrainian Factor by Oksana Shadrina-O’Hurley & Miceál O’Hurley Pitts

Klimkin, Oksana and Ukrainians So Near and Yet so Far Located at different ends of Europe, Ireland and Ukraine have a lot more in common than the distance suggests.  Not only are there historical, cultural and religious similarities that bridge the geographical divide, but also shared challenges and opportunities offered by ...

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Rugby legends line out for the Mercy Cancer Appeal, It’s a Man Thing

Rugby legends line out for the Mercy Cancer Appeal, It’s a Man Thing

This November, the Mercy Hospital Foundation has enlisted the help of some of Ireland’s best-known and loved rugby legends to tackle men’s cancer and raise funds for The Mercy Cancer Appeal. On Friday November 9 Ronan O’Gara, Brent Pope, Alan Quinlan, Tony Ward and Donncha O’Callaghan will join pundit and former ...

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P.J. O’Driscoll & Sons Conference to tackle key issues in housing crisis

P.J. O’Driscoll & Sons Conference to tackle key issues in housing crisis

Photo: David Creedon Photography P.J. O’Driscoll & Sons Solicitors will host a conference entitled Housing Affordability and Supply – Delivering Solutions on Thursday September 20 at the Fota Island Resort from 2pm to 5pm. The conference will address the key issues affecting the housing crisis, including the affordability and supply of ...

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KILKENNY CHAMBER CHALLENGES CLAIMS SOUTH  EAST ‘RECOVERY HAS RUN OUT OF STEAM

KILKENNY CHAMBER CHALLENGES CLAIMS SOUTH EAST ‘RECOVERY HAS RUN OUT OF STEAM

Kilkenny Chamber of Commerce has challenged claims made in the recent South East Economic Monitor report that the region’s “recovery is running out of steam”. The Chamber, which represents 250 member businesses across Kilkenny City and County, said challenges outlined in the report must be acknowledged – but stressed equal ...

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The 25th anniversary celebrations of the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association in Hotel Kilkenny

The 25th anniversary celebrations of the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association in Hotel Kilkenny

Kilkenny’s Clodagh Cassin, part of the Irish women’s hockey team with ICSA operations manager Laura Sternes at the ICSA’s 25th anniversary celebrations in Kilkenny on Friday PICTURE: HARRY REID The 25th anniversary celebrations of the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association in Hotel Kilkenny last Friday was a star- studded ...

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Liadh Ní Riada, MEP – ‘Government must act to slow plastic disaster’

Liadh Ní Riada, MEP – ‘Government must act to slow plastic disaster’

Liadh Ní Riada and her Sinn Féin colleague, Lynn Boylan, have welcomed the European Parliament´s successful vote today on passing the EU Strategy on plastics. Both have been working with environmental NGOs and scientists in playing a front role in raising awareness and fighting against the widespread pollution of plastics. ...

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Tánaiste Simon Coveney and Minister of State Ciarán Cannon launch dialogue on Ireland’s new international development policy

Tánaiste Simon Coveney and Minister of State Ciarán Cannon launch dialogue on Ireland’s new international development policy

The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney TD, and Minister of State for Diaspora and International Development, Ciarán Cannon TD, will host a series of regional public consultation on Ireland’s new international development policy, starting in the City Hall in Cork on Thursday September 13 from ...

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West Cork businesswoman Caroline Murphy of West Cork Eggs represents West Cork at Network Ireland National Awards final

West Cork businesswoman Caroline Murphy of West Cork Eggs represents West Cork at Network Ireland National Awards final

Caroline Murphy, owner at West Cork Eggs, will represent Network Ireland West Cork in the Emerging New Business category at the national Network Ireland Businesswoman of the Year awards final on Friday September 14, 2018, in The Galmont Hotel & Spa, Galway. Speaking ahead of the final, Caroline Murphy said: “My ...

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MINISTER CREED ANNOUNCES FUNDING FOR FOOD WASTE REDUCTION AND AGRI-FOOD TOURISM PROJECTS

MINISTER CREED ANNOUNCES FUNDING FOR FOOD WASTE REDUCTION AND AGRI-FOOD TOURISM PROJECTS

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D. has announced the projects that will receive funding this year from his Department, under the Rural Innovation and Development Fund, for initiatives aimed at reducing food waste generated by food businesses, retailer/wholesalers, or suppliers in rural areas and for ...

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Waterford-Based Virtual reality company, Immersive VR Education, represent Ireland at prestigious Venice Film Festival

Waterford-Based Virtual reality company, Immersive VR Education, represent Ireland at prestigious Venice Film Festival

Ireland was represented at the Venice Film Festival Awards Ceremony held this weekend by Immersive VR Education, an Irish virtual/augmented reality software outfit, run by Sandra and David Whelan. 1943: Berlin Blitz, a VR experience film created by the company was just one of 28 films to be nominated for the ...

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Minister Denis Naughten announces €8 million for innovative Energy Research Projects

Minister Denis Naughten announces €8 million for innovative Energy Research Projects

The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten T.D., is pleased to announce the allocation of €8 million in Government funding for 45 innovative and varied Energy Research Projects across Ireland. The Energy Research Projects aim to develop solutions that will deliver cleaner energy in our homes, businesses ...

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Ross and Griffin issue call for €53 million funding for Nationwide Greenways

Ross and Griffin issue call for €53 million funding for Nationwide Greenways

The Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport, Shane Ross T.D. and the Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin T.D. today announced that applications are open for the National and Regional Greenways Funding Call. €53m is available for Greenway projects over the years 2019 to 2021. Minister Ross ...

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Get ready for the first ever Cork Cheese Week!

Get ready for the first ever Cork Cheese Week!

The inaugural Cork Cheese Week will take place throughout Cork from Monday September 24 at venues around the city. It will culminate with a weekend of all things cheese at the Cork Airport Hotel on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30. From Monday September 24 there will be a number of ...

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Minister Charlie Flanagan welcomes 185 new members to An Garda Síochána

Minister Charlie Flanagan welcomes 185 new members to An Garda Síochána

The Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan TD, has welcomed the addition of 185 new members to An Garda Síochána, following their attestation as members at a ceremony in the Garda College, Templemore.  The ceremony was attended by the new Garda Commissioner, Drew Harris, who took up his position ...

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Introducing Beaut Essential, the new online Irish beauty site!

Introducing Beaut Essential, the new online Irish beauty site!

What is BeautEssential.com?  Discover Ireland’s new, bespoke, online beauty store for all your essential cosmetics, skincare, haircare, fragrance and much, much more! BeautEssential.com brings you the best of Irish homegrown beauty, amazing niche brands, along with dedicated support, reviews, and help to choose the right products for you. BeautEssential.com wants to support ...

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Brendan Courtney will be this year’s special guest at the Annual lunch in aid of The Hope Foundation. The lunch will take place from 12pm Friday September 21st at The Maryborough Hotel & Spa in Cork.

Brendan Courtney will be this year’s special guest at the Annual lunch in aid of The Hope Foundation. The lunch will take place from 12pm Friday September 21st at The Maryborough Hotel & Spa in Cork.

Brenda Cooper, Director Horner APG, Maureen Forrest, Hon.Director, The Hope Foundation, Michael O’ Flynn – Chairman and CEO of the O’Flynn Group This wonderful lunch is one of HOPE’s flagship annual events and an important fundraiser for the organisation. In operation since 1999, for nineteen years The Hope Foundation has ...

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State Pathologist Professor Marie Cassidy is retiring

State Pathologist Professor Marie Cassidy is retiring

The Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan TD, has thanked Professor Marie Cassidy, who is retiring shortly from her role as the State Pathologist, for her many years of dedicated service. Minister Flanagan said: “The Office of the State Pathologist is a vital part of the criminal justice system. The ...

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Liadh Ní Riada, MEP – EU Fisheries mission to Ireland ‘can be a turning point’

Liadh Ní Riada, MEP – EU Fisheries mission to Ireland ‘can be a turning point’

Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has said she is looking forward to the fishing communities of Ireland and Munster being able to voice their concerns directly to the EU Fisheries Committee. The Ireland South MEP was speaking ahead of an official Committee mission to Cork next week. Ms Ní ...

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Minister Andrew Doyle announces appointment of Frank Nyhan as Chair of Bord na gCon

Minister Andrew Doyle announces appointment of Frank Nyhan as Chair of Bord na gCon

The Minister of State with responsibility for the Greyhound Industry, Andrew Doyle TD, today confirmed the appointment of Frank Nyhan as Chair of Bord na gCon by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD. Minister Doyle said: “I am delighted to confirm the appointment of Mr ...

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Tourism agencies showcase the best of Tipperary, Waterford and Cork to international media with a circulation of eight million

Tourism agencies showcase the best of Tipperary, Waterford and Cork to international media with a circulation of eight million

Tourism agency Fáilte Ireland, together with Tourism Ireland, are this week showcasing a select number of top attractions in counties Tipperary, Waterford and Cork to a group of overseas media, who are in Ireland on a Discover Munster press trip to see what the area has to offer overseas visitors. The ...

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Liadh Ní Riada, MEP – ‘Irish waters can no longer be a criminal playground’

Liadh Ní Riada, MEP – ‘Irish waters can no longer be a criminal playground’

Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has said the Government must take a zero tolerance approach towards illegal fishing by foreign vessels in Irish waters. The Ireland South MEP, who sits on the EU Fisheries Committee, said a serious crackdown was needed following the discovery of more than a tonne ...

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150,000 emergency calls are made every month to Ireland’s Emergency Call Answering Service

150,000 emergency calls are made every month to Ireland’s Emergency Call Answering Service

The Minister for Communications, Denis Naughten, has published new figures, which show 150,000 emergency calls are made every month in Ireland. Minister Naughten has today published the latest figures relating to Ireland’s emergency call answering service , which is responsible for dispatching 112 and 999 calls to the relevant frontline ...

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Irish Cancer Society calls for increase in exercise to help reduce cancer risk

Irish Cancer Society calls for increase in exercise to help reduce cancer risk

The Irish Cancer Society was concerned to learn that almost four out of 10 women and three in 10 men in Ireland are putting themselves at increased risk of diseases, such as cancer, by not getting enough exercise, according to new research by the World Health Organization (WHO). Regular physical ...

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Free flights giveaway from Cork Airport on Opera Lane!

Free flights giveaway from Cork Airport on Opera Lane!

Free flights will be given away by Cork Airport this Friday September 7 as part of a ‘Spin the Wheel’ game on Opera Lane in Cork City! Pairs of return tickets to the USA, Zurich, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Southampton and Bristol will be up for grabs from 12 noon to 2pm, ...

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Budget 2019 should address Brexit and sterling impact on food and drink industries, says FDI

Budget 2019 should address Brexit and sterling impact on food and drink industries, says FDI

Food Drink Ireland (FDI), the Ibec group that represents the food sector, today launched its Budget 2019 submission, which calls on the Government to introduce a series of measures to help the sector maintain its competitiveness and achieve its growth potential against the backdrop of Brexit and a significant weakening of ...

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New Ambassadors present credentials at Áras an Uachtaráin

New Ambassadors present credentials at Áras an Uachtaráin

Their Excellencies, the Ambassadors of the Republic of Cyprus, the Republic of Estonia and the Kingdom of Denmark presented their Letters of Credence to the President at Áras an Uachtaráin today. H.E. Ms Charis Christodoulidou, Ambassador of the Republic of Cyprus was accompanied by her spouse Mr Christos Miltiades and their ...

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BioMarin expands its Cork facility to add drug product filling capability

BioMarin expands its Cork facility to add drug product filling capability

Simon Coveney TD, Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, today welcomed the announcement by BioMarin International Ltd that it is investing in a new drug product filling project at its Shanbally, Cork, facility. This project will allow the company to maximise the flexibility of the site with the expansion ...

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Alice Maher’s ‘Vox Materia’ opening soon at the Crawford Art Gallery

Alice Maher’s ‘Vox Materia’ opening soon at the Crawford Art Gallery

Photo: Matt Gidney Vox Materia comprises a multi-part installation of sculpture and eight large works on paper at the Crawford Art Gallery. Stemming from Maher’s consideration of a twelfth century mermaid carving, this show meditates on voice, silence and materiality. The mermaid is a hybrid creature that transgresses boundaries between human ...

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Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan, has a formal meeting with new Garda Commissioner, Drew Harris, on his first day in office

Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan, has a formal meeting with new Garda Commissioner, Drew Harris, on his first day in office

The Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan TD, this afternoon welcomed the new Garda Commissioner to the Department of Justice and Equality as Drew Harris took up his new role. Following their discussions, Minister Flanagan said: “I was pleased to welcome Commissioner Harris to my office today to discuss the ...

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Minister Charlie Flanagan signs the Commencement Order for Intoxicating Liquor (Breweries and Distilleries) Act 2018

Minister Charlie Flanagan signs the Commencement Order for Intoxicating Liquor (Breweries and Distilleries) Act 2018

Act will allow craft breweries and distilleries to sell intoxicating liquor manufactured on the premises to tourists and visitors who have participated in a guided tour of the premises. The Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan TD, this afternoon signed the Commencement Order for the Intoxicating Liquor (Breweries and Distilleries) ...

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Ibec calls for major overhaul of national career guidance services

Ibec calls for major overhaul of national career guidance services

Rapid labour market change demands overhaul of career guidance services – Ibec Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, today said rapid labour market change demanded a major overhaul of the national career guidance system so that individuals of all ages can make better, more informed choice about their futures. ...

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Cork’s Sam Perkin premieres ‘Beginnings’, his third commission for the Irish Chamber Orchestra

Cork’s Sam Perkin premieres ‘Beginnings’, his third commission for the Irish Chamber Orchestra

The Irish Chamber Orchestra has commissioned the talented Cork-born composer, Sam Perkin, to write a new encore for the ensemble. His much-anticipated Beginnings is an intimate work that contains fragments from the first piece or musical memory of each player in the orchestra. Perkin received his first commission in 2015 from the ICO, which resulted in his shimmering Nimbus for ...

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Six great movies part of this year’s Dublin Arabic Film Festival at the Irish Film Institute

Six great movies part of this year’s Dublin Arabic Film Festival at the Irish Film Institute

Oscar- nominated film maker, Jim Sheridan and Festival Director Zahara Moufid’s fifth annual Dublin Arabic Film Festival (DAFF) will open on Friday, October 5th at the Irish Film Institute (IFI) in Dublin’s Temple Bar.  The festival, which runs from October 5th-7th has been developed in partnership with the IFI and ...

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Steady increase in overseas visitor numbers

Steady increase in overseas visitor numbers

The Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport, Shane Ross TD, and the Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin TD, today welcomed the latest official data on overseas travel from the Central Statistics Office (CSO), which showed an increase of 7.8% in overseas visits to Ireland for the ...

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Chris Mee Group welcome new Technical Administrator to their thriving team

Chris Mee Group welcome new Technical Administrator to their thriving team

Chris Mee Group are delighted to welcome Valerie Foster to their Little Island based team! “Valerie first came to Chris Mee Group in early 2018 to complete a six-month business and marketing internship as part of her placement for MSc Management and Marketing in UCC. “Throughout this time with us, ...

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fee G Autumn/Winter collection 2018 now available in stores and to view online

fee G Autumn/Winter collection 2018 now available in stores and to view online

Irish fashion label fee G and its Creative Director and founder, Fiona Heaney, have officially launched their Autumn/Winter 2018 collection with items from the 90-piece range in shops and to view online at feeg.ie now. Fiona Heaney is thrilled to be celebrating her fifteenth year in business. “This is an exciting time for ...

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Angela O’Leary, AG Associates Accountants: 5 popular payroll questions for start-ups answered

Angela O’Leary, AG Associates Accountants: 5 popular payroll questions for start-ups answered

Our feature last month was about PAYE Modernisation, the real-time world payroll reporting that employers will change over to, commencing January 1, 2019. Since then, we have received a number of payroll-related questions, particularly from start-ups. Payroll is a complex accounting function. There are so many changes to the legislation ...

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Cork Airport Hotel nominated for Business Hotel of the Year at Gold Medal Awards

Cork Airport Hotel nominated for Business Hotel of the Year at Gold Medal Awards

The Cork Airport Hotel has been nominated for Ireland’s Best Business Hotel at the 2018 Gold Medal Awards, which are Ireland’s premium hotel and catering awards. The Cork Airport Hotel is the only hotel in Cork to be nominated in this category! The Gold Medal Awards are now in their ...

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Wombat Media – The new video production company launching in Cork City

Wombat Media – The new video production company launching in Cork City

Wombat Media is a production studio specialising in creating unique and engaging screen and marketing content. Made up of Ciara Buckley, Marketing Manager, and David Slowo, Content Producer, their story began when working on an outback television project in Central Australia. They have dreamt of starting their own video production ...

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Civil Defence supporting the principal response agencies at the Papal visit

Civil Defence supporting the principal response agencies at the Papal visit

Civil Defence volunteers will play a major role in the Papal visit this weekend, Saturday August 25 and Sunday August 26. They will be involved on the ground in both the Phoenix Park and at Knock Shrine in supporting the principal response agencies of the Gardaí and the National Ambulance ...

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After obesity, inadequate sleep is our biggest public health problem, says Dr Pixie McKenna at Network Ireland West Cork event

After obesity, inadequate sleep is our biggest public health problem, says Dr Pixie McKenna at Network Ireland West Cork event

The Network Ireland West Cork August event titled “Gráinne McCarthy of Wall Street Journal in conversation with Dr Pixie McKenna” took place yesterday evening (Wednesday, August 22nd 2018) at Glebe Gardens, Baltimore, Co Cork.  TV doctor, writer, radio broadcaster, GP and Cork native, Dr Pixie McKenna, was the keynote speaker and MC ...

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Elevate – The inspiring wellness and networking event for business women

Elevate – The inspiring wellness and networking event for business women

In a bid to raise much needed funds for the Irish Grocers Benevolent Fund, Elevate are hosting their inaugural women in business event in the Maryborough Hotel, Cork on September 13. Focusing on the theme of work-life balance, this event will celebrate women succeeding in the workplace and offer a ...

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Port of Cork and Bantry Bay Port Company achieve a combined turnover of €31.5 million in 2017

Port of Cork and Bantry Bay Port Company achieve a combined turnover of €31.5 million in 2017

Photo: Aidan Fleming The Port of Cork Company and Bantry Bay Port Company today announced their combined turnover for 2017, showing a positive increase compared to 2016. Consolidated turnover for the year 2017 amounted to €31.5 million (including €0.54 million Bantry turnover) up from €29.6 million (including €0.21 million Bantry ...

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Network Ireland West Cork to Host Dr Pixie McKenna and Gráinne McCarthy of Wall Street Journal at Glebe Gardens, Baltimore, Co Cork

Network Ireland West Cork to Host Dr Pixie McKenna and Gráinne McCarthy of Wall Street Journal at Glebe Gardens, Baltimore, Co Cork

Dr Pixie McKenna The Network Ireland West Cork August event titled “Gráinne McCarthy of Wall Street Journal in conversation with Dr Pixie McKenna” will take place on Wednesday, August 22nd 2018 at 6pm at Glebe Gardens, Baltimore, Co Cork.  TV doctor, writer, radio broadcaster, GP and Cork native, Dr Pixie McKenna, will ...

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REVO Hair & Beauty: Colour icon Dave is turning heads on Parnell Place

REVO Hair & Beauty: Colour icon Dave is turning heads on Parnell Place

By Mary-Jane O’Regan, aka GlamityJane Dave Guilfoyle has over 30 years’ experience as a colour specialist and educator and has worked with a myriad of different brands during that time. We sat down to find out a little more about the guy that has spent 25 years behind the chair ...

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Donation by the Family of the late Mr Samuel O’Doherty RIP to Cancer Research in Bon Secours Cork

Donation by the Family of the late Mr Samuel O’Doherty RIP to Cancer Research in Bon Secours Cork

Kate O’Doherty from Bansha,Aisling Price from Ardmore,Harry Canning General Manager Bon Secours Hospital Cork,Dr Brian Bird Consultant Oncologist Bon Secours Cork, Kate O’Doherty from Bansha, Mary Birmingham, Maria Casey and Sinead Power Bon Secours Hospital Cork. Samuel O’Doherty the famous traditional music and box accordion player from Tipperary passed away ...

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Fighting Blindness Hosts “Meet the Experts” Conference Ahead of World Sight Day

Fighting Blindness Hosts “Meet the Experts” Conference Ahead of World Sight Day

Rosanna Davison, nutritional therapist and Fighting Blindness ambassador. Ask the Experts Your Burning Questions Ahead of World Sight Day, Fighting Blindness Hosts “Meet the Experts” Conference for People Affected by Sight Loss – Charity Publishes its Top Tips for Better Eye Health – It’s a valuable opportunity to meet and ...

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Cork Named one of World’s Friendliest Cities by Condé Nast

Cork Named one of World’s Friendliest Cities by Condé Nast

Cork has been voted the third friendliest city in the world by Condé Nast Traveller in their August 2018 poll. The City by the Lee fended off competition from rival Irish cities Dublin and Galway to land the third spot, with the travel magazine’s editors citing the city’s ‘picturesque, riverfront ...

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Alpha Wealth: Raising a financially savvy child

Alpha Wealth: Raising a financially savvy child

Parents have a lot of things to think about these days. As life gets in the way many parents forget to teach their children the basic principles of money. Financial planning plays a crucial role in all our lives, especially when talking about our children’s future. As the saying goes, ...

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ECCO Ireland pair up with ProStrategy blending a perfect partnership of Microsoft Dynamics NAV and IBM Cognos Analytics – Optimising Sales Performance with Data-driven Insights.

ECCO Ireland pair up with ProStrategy blending a perfect partnership of Microsoft Dynamics NAV and IBM Cognos Analytics – Optimising Sales Performance with Data-driven Insights.

Since 1985, ProStrategy have steadily built up their unparalleled consulting, technical and business experience to be recognised as a leading provider of Data, Analytics and Financial Performance Management solutions in Ireland. With over 150 customers; their experience and depth of knowledge is what sets them apart. They boast a team ...

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Rachel Allen and Brendan Grace set to host 2018 Kennedy Tea Party

Rachel Allen and Brendan Grace set to host 2018 Kennedy Tea Party

Rachel Allen and Brendan Grace are teaming up to re-create the more famous Tea Party in Ireland’s history, as they will recreate the Kennedy Tea Party this September 6th during the annual Kennedy Summer School. Guests will be treated to an array of sweet delights made by the experts at Ballymaloe ...

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Barry & Fitzwilliam – ROKU – Premium Japanese Craft Gin

Barry & Fitzwilliam – ROKU – Premium Japanese Craft Gin

Barry & Fitzwilliam Irelands leading Independent premium spirits company, announces the launch of ROKU in the Irish market – the first premium Japanese craft gin to be launched in Ireland. Meaning ‘six’ in Japanese, ROKU incorporates six traditional Japanese botanicals which are infused, distilled and blended by the Japanese artisans of ...

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Midleton Park Hotel is the perfect place to stay for business or pleasure

Midleton Park Hotel is the perfect place to stay for business or pleasure

In the heart of East Cork, Midleton Park Hotel is the perfect place to stay for business or pleasure. The property has a health club and is suitable for family getaways too. Casual dining is brought up a notch in the Park Bar which serves a carvery lunch and a night ...

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Angela O’Leary: Are you PAYE Modernisation ready?

Angela O’Leary: Are you PAYE Modernisation ready?

PAYE Modernisation is coming and it will affect every employer in the country. It will come into effect on January 1, 2019, and is the most significant reform of the PAYE system. In a nutshell, Revenue is introducing real world reporting, which means that Revenue, employers and employees will have the ...

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Minister Stanton announces €500,000 Community Integration Fund 2018

Minister Stanton announces €500,000 Community Integration Fund 2018

David Stanton TD, Minister of State at the Department of Justice and Equality with special responsibility for Equality, Immigration and Integration, today announced the projects that will receive funding under the 2018 Communities Integration Fund. The 115 organisations nationwide will receive grants of up to €5,000 each for activities to ...

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Spectacular Spike Island unveiled as the location for Focus Ireland’s upcoming Shine a Light Night 

Spectacular Spike Island unveiled as the location for Focus Ireland’s upcoming Shine a Light Night 

Photo: Gerard McCarthy Photography The spectacular Cork Harbour setting, Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction last year, is supporting Focus Ireland’s fight against homelessness on October 12, and the people of Cork can take part too. Shine A Light Night 2018 is a little over two months way, and Focus Ireland is ...

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The launch of Sea Box Energy Commercial

The launch of Sea Box Energy Commercial

The launch of Sea Box Energy Commercial, an Irish firm whose patented energy saving inventions are being sold in Ireland and exported to the United States. Harry Rae, Director of R&D and Training NRG Awareness, David Stanton TD, Minister of State for Equality, Immigration and Integration and Jim Brennan, President ...

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Ireland’s largest vegan food event is returning to Dublin

Ireland’s largest vegan food event is returning to Dublin

When? Saturday September 22, 2018, 11am – 6pm Sunday September 23, 2018, 11am – 6pm Where? Griffith Conference Centre, South Circular Road, Dublin 8 Dublin Vegfest is back with a two-day celebration of the vegan lifestyle. It is the country’s biggest vegan food event with a large outdoor area, speakers ...

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Women on state boards at highest number ever

Women on state boards at highest number ever

The Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan TD, has today announced the latest figures for female appointments to State boards. According to data for July 2018, women constitute 40.6% of all appointees to State boards. Women also account for 27.1% of all chairs of State boards. The percentages have ...

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Network Ireland West Cork hosts successful Speed Networking event

Network Ireland West Cork hosts successful Speed Networking event

Network Ireland West Cork held a very successful Speed Networking event recently at Dunmore House Hotel in Clonakilty. “We hope you all got to make some fantastic new contacts to reach out to in the near future.” Photos: Emma Jervis Photography

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Deloitte appoints Director of Business Development at its Dublin-based EMEA Blockchain Lab

Deloitte appoints Director of Business Development at its Dublin-based EMEA Blockchain Lab

Deloitte has appointed Cillian Leonowicz as Director of Business Development at its Dublin-based EMEA Blockchain Lab. Cillian’s appointment sees him take a senior position at Deloitte’s EMEA Blockchain Centre of Excellence, based in Dublin. Since its opening in 2016, the team at the lab has worked with over 100 clients ...

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NRG Awareness plans to revolutionise how homes and businesses are heated

NRG Awareness plans to revolutionise how homes and businesses are heated

Cork-based NRG Awareness, the energy company driving down costs for homes and businesses, has launched an innovative new containerised heating system that is the first of its kind in the world. The Sea Box Energy Intermodal Commercial heating solution is a central heating solution designed as a cost-effective and highly energy-efficient ...

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THE MONTENOTTE HOTEL LAUNCHES ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PROGRAMME

THE MONTENOTTE HOTEL LAUNCHES ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PROGRAMME

Brian Bowler, (left), General Manager at Montenotte Hotel and Cork artist, Patrick Cashin at the launch of the Artist in Residence programme which aims to support budding Irish artists.  Oil Paintings by Cork Artist Patrick Cashin on exhibit at the Montenotte Hotel An innovative programme to support Irish artists has ...

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Liadh Ní Riada: ‘We all have a duty to protect rivers’

Liadh Ní Riada: ‘We all have a duty to protect rivers’

Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada is urging people and businesses to exercise the appropriate caution when using or disposing of poisonous chemicals. The Ireland South MEP, who sits on the EU Fisheries Committee, was speaking after a major fish kill in Tipperary. Nearly 15,000 fish were killed, including more ...

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Over €16,000 raised for Breakthrough Cancer Research from Teddy Daly Memorial Climb

Over €16,000 raised for Breakthrough Cancer Research from Teddy Daly Memorial Climb

Dr Pat Forde, Researcher, UCC; Jesse Wiesblatt, Breakthrough Cancer Research; Maria Collins, Noreen Daly, Liam Daly and family members pictured presenting proceeds of second annual Teddy Daly Memorial Climb to Breakthrough Cancer Research funded pancreatic researchers led by Dr Patrick Forde. Photo: Gerard McCarthy Noreen Daly from Donoughmore, Dr Patrick ...

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Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa Cork appoints Debi French  as their new Sales and Marketing Executive

Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa Cork appoints Debi French as their new Sales and Marketing Executive

Debi French has been appointed as the new Sales and Marketing Executive at Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Cork. Debi graduated from Cork Institute of Technology in September 2017 with a 2.1 honours degree in creative digital media. During her time at Cork Institute of Technology Debi undertook a number ...

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Monart Wins Pevonia Destination Spa of the Year 2017

Monart Wins Pevonia Destination Spa of the Year 2017

Lorna Murphy AssIstant General Manager, Becky Cranfield of Pevonia, Pamela Nolan Assistant Spa Manager and Marita Byrne Spa Supervisor. Picture: Patrick Browne Pevonia UK is thrilled to announce that Monart Destination Spa based in Co. Wexford, Ireland, won the prestigious Pevonia Destination Spa of the Year category in the 2017 ...

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Liadh Ní Riada: ‘Microbead ban required urgently’

Liadh Ní Riada: ‘Microbead ban required urgently’

Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has welcomed news that Ireland is set to ban plastic microbeads. The Ireland South MEP, who sits on the EU Fisheries Committee, said it was long past time the beads were banned. “I’m delighted that the government has announced their intention to go ahead ...

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Minister Flanagan Speech : Intoxicating Liquor (Breweries and Distilleries) Bill 2016 – Seanad Second Stage

Minister Flanagan Speech : Intoxicating Liquor (Breweries and Distilleries) Bill 2016 – Seanad Second Stage

Intoxicating Liquor (Breweries and Distilleries) Bill 2016   Seanad Second Stage Speech   11 July 2018 A Cathaoirleach, I am very pleased to have this opportunity to move Second Stage of the Intoxicating Liquor (Breweries and Distilleries) Bill 2016 in Seanad Eireann this afternoon.  Deputy Alan Kelly introduced this Bill ...

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Liadh Ní Riada MEP: ‘Government must stand up for fishermen’

Liadh Ní Riada MEP: ‘Government must stand up for fishermen’

Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has said her party will continue to fight for the rights of Irish fishermen to fish in the Irish Sea. The Ireland South MEP, who sits on the EU Fisheries Committee, was responding to a report from the British Government, which claimed they would ...

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Free events and entertainment for Australia Day in Cobh

Free events and entertainment for Australia Day in Cobh

~ 1500 Australians will arrive in Cobh on Friday, 27 July ~ 1500 Australians will arrive in Cobh early on Friday morning, 27 July, aboard the cruise ship Sea Princess to a true Irish ‘Australia Day’ welcome. The stop is part of a 107 day around the world cruise from ...

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The Portmarnock Spa joins Eminence’s prestigious suite of spas

The Portmarnock Spa joins Eminence’s prestigious suite of spas

Éminence is delighted to announce that the Portmarnock Spa has joined the prestigious suite of spas that carry their luxurious Éminence treatments in Ireland. Surrounded by picturesque coastal views in the North of Dublin, in the beautiful setting of the recently revamped Portmarnock Spa you can now avail of a ...

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For beauty business inspiration, look no further than Rasa Levinaite of The Wicklow Street Clinic

For beauty business inspiration, look no further than Rasa Levinaite of The Wicklow Street Clinic

Rasa Levinaite is Managing Director of The Wicklow Street Clinic, one of the leading beauty salons in Dublin for over three decades. Their core philosophy is to bring you the very best service delivered with high skill and dedicated care, all from a talented team nurtured by the inspirational Rasa! What ...

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Turning Heads at Dalkey’s New Organic Italian Hairdressers!

Turning Heads at Dalkey’s New Organic Italian Hairdressers!

News of an amazing organic Italian in Dalkey would normally signal the opening of the latest new trendy eatery! But Oi Organic Italian, which opened earlier this year off Dalkey’s busy Main Street, is actually an exceptional new hair salon, owned and run by married couple Francesco Piccolo and Ivana ...

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Creed Marks Record €13.6 Billion Food Exports with Publication of Food Wise – Steps to Success 2018

Creed Marks Record €13.6 Billion Food Exports with Publication of Food Wise – Steps to Success 2018

The third progress report on Food Wise 2025: Steps to Success 2018 was launched. (From L to R) Siobhán Dowling, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D. and Seán Bell, Chief Economist at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the ...

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French Incentive Buyers say ‘Bonjour’ to Cork

French Incentive Buyers say ‘Bonjour’ to Cork

Julie Burkard,Karen O’Sullivan Fáilte Ireland, Cadene Sandrine, Mssoud Pascale and Viktoria Varecza Tourism Ireland ,French Incentive Buyers say ‘Bonjour’ to Cork.A group of influential incentive buyers from France, who were on a ‘Meet in Ireland’ familiarization trip, the visit was hosted by Fáilte Ireland’s Meet in Ireland team, pictured at ...

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Stars raise more than €50,000 for charity at Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Ball

Stars raise more than €50,000 for charity at Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Ball

The Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Ball took place on Friday June 29th at The K Club, Co Kildare, helping to raise significant funds for the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation. There was no shortage of glitz and glamour at the exclusive black-tie event which was hosted by Executive Vice Chairman ...

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Banish Boredom with FREE Ilac Centre Kids Club

Banish Boredom with FREE Ilac Centre Kids Club

School’s out and cries of ‘I’m bored’ are already ringing around many households, as the long summer holidays begin! Just in time to save the sanity of stressed parents, the Ilac Centre has announced that its exciting free Kids Club, hosted by Fame Ireland, will again run every Thursday afternoon ...

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Chase the Sunset with Ocean Escapes

Chase the Sunset with Ocean Escapes

Hop Onboard for an Unmissable Cork Harbour Sunset Cruise A cool ocean breeze on your face, a salty spray on your skin, watching the sparkling water and basking in the beauty of a glorious pink and orange sky as the sun begins to set on the horizon. Doesn’t this sound ...

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Fitzgerald & Partners Business Centre can provide bookkeeping services tailored to suit your specific business needs

Fitzgerald & Partners Business Centre can provide bookkeeping services tailored to suit your specific business needs

All businesses are required to keep accurate records for both taxation and VAT purposes. Good bookkeeping practices also benefit any business by helping you manage and control your finances, plan for future growth and ensure that your accounts are completed more efficiently. Fitzgerald & Partners Business Centre in Kinsale deals with ...

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Food and feasts at All Together Now

Food and feasts at All Together Now

All Together Now is immensely pleased and excited to announce Food & Feasts, which will be gracing our plates this August Bank Holiday weekend. Paving the way for festival food, they have prepared an abundant and eclectic mix of tastes that are sure will set tongues wagging. They have foraged, ...

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Dr Ciara Kelly urges nation to move as she joins hundreds taking on marathon challenge

Dr Ciara Kelly urges nation to move as she joins hundreds taking on marathon challenge

Dr Ciara Kelly is urging members of the public to join her and get active this July as she prepares to take on Marathon in a Month, Ireland’s only virtual marathon. The marathon challenge is a fundraiser for the Irish Cancer Society’s free services for people affected by cancer. Participants ...

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Network Ireland West Cork Explores Clarity of Voice and Thought for Business Leaders

Network Ireland West Cork Explores Clarity of Voice and Thought for Business Leaders

The Network Ireland West Cork June event titled “Developing Clarity of Voice and Thought” took place yesterday (Wednesday, June 27, 2018) in Brookfield Business Centre, Dunmanway, Co Cork.  The guest speakers, Sarah Leather, Business Coach and Mindset Mentor, and Linda Coyle, Voice Therapist, presented workshops to the West Cork businesswomen and ...

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Lifeforce Pop Up to Donate All Profits to Capuchin Day Centre for Homeless People

Lifeforce Pop Up to Donate All Profits to Capuchin Day Centre for Homeless People

From the 26th – 28th June, Lifeforce launches its first pop-up shop on Camden Street in Dublin’s city centre. The pop-up will be serving delicious breakfast options using Lifeforce’s wholesome ingredients that will keep you fuelled naturally throughout your day. The brand also welcomes ambassadors including Roz Purcell and Jess Redden, who will ...

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Sean Kelly sets wheels in motion at launch of 18th annual Tour de Munster Charity Cycle in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland and individual beneficiaries

Sean Kelly sets wheels in motion at launch of 18th annual Tour de Munster Charity Cycle in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland and individual beneficiaries

Tour de Munster, the popular four day charity cycle, was officially launched by cycling legend Sean Kelly at DSI Cork’s Field of Dreams on June 26th. The cycle, which takes place from Thursday 9th to Sunday 12th of August will see over 100 amateur cyclists cycle over 600km around the six counties ...

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Tickets are now on sale for 41st Guinness Cork Jazz Festival!

Tickets are now on sale for 41st Guinness Cork Jazz Festival!

Tickets are now on sale for the the 2018 Guinness Cork Jazz Festival, which takes place over the October Bank Holiday Weekend (October 25 to 29) in Cork City and boasts an exciting line-up of world class jazz greats. The Guinness Cork Jazz Festival line-up features Grammy award-winning Maria Schneider and her orchestra ...

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Client Solutions Completes Buyback

Client Solutions Completes Buyback

Irish software services provider, Client Solutions, has completed a buyback led by its original management team, including the company founders Shemas Eivers and Teddy McCarthy. The company, which was acquired by Tech Data in 2017, as part of a larger transaction, currently has a team of over 150 consultants. They ...

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Iberia Express Madrid to Cork service to operate twice weekly from Cork Airport

Iberia Express Madrid to Cork service to operate twice weekly from Cork Airport

Photo: Gerard McCarthy Photography Fáilte Ireland, in conjunction with partner Tourism Ireland, this weekend welcomed a group of Spanish media, who have landed at Cork Airport with Iberia Express airlines from Madrid to explore Cork and Kerry as part of a promotion of the region as a gateway to the ...

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Tániste Simon Coveney T.D. has launched the Foróige NFTE Programme in Cork

Tániste Simon Coveney T.D. has launched the Foróige NFTE Programme in Cork

Tániste Simon Coveney T.D. has launched the Foróige NFTE Programme in Cork, in the Republic of Work on Monday evening, 11th June 2018. NFTE is a youth entrepreneurship programme, which has been shown to improve the business, academic and life skills of young people. Thanks to the generous support of basis.point, Foróige aims to reach ...

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Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation to benefit from Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Ball

Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation to benefit from Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Ball

The annual Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Ball will be taking place at The K Club, Straffan in Co. Kildare on Friday June 29th. This year’s ball is set to be another glamorous and spectacular occasion, with a great line up of entertainment in store on the night, and it ...

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Summer season kicks off in style with new menus at Cork’s Cask Cocktail Bar

Summer season kicks off in style with new menus at Cork’s Cask Cocktail Bar

Cask cocktail bar on MacCurtain Street in Cork’s vibrant Victorian Quarter is proving yet again it is the place to be in Cork! Cask has unveiled an exciting new series of Cask-style, cheeky cocktail creations and a street food-inspired menu, ready for the Summer season. And to top things off, ...

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UCC’s Environmental Research Institute launches a 66k euro Atmospheric Monitoring Station

UCC’s Environmental Research Institute launches a 66k euro Atmospheric Monitoring Station

UCC’s Environmental Research Institute launches a 66k euro Atmospheric Monitoring Station which will will feed into the recently expanded National Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Programme run by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which aims to deliver enhanced air quality information for Ireland in real-time. Photography By: Gerard McCarthy 087 8537228

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This year will see the first annual Urban Garden Festival at VoxPro Cork

This year will see the first annual Urban Garden Festival at VoxPro Cork

This year will see the first annual Urban Garden Festival at VoxPro Cork unfurl over the weekend of Sunday 26th August with a theme of self sufficiency in smaller urban spaces. Photography By: Gerard McCarthy 087 8537228

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Winthrop Street fundraising event – Ulster Bank aiming to raise €100,000 for Special Olympics Ireland

Winthrop Street fundraising event – Ulster Bank aiming to raise €100,000 for Special Olympics Ireland

The Ulster Bank Do Good, Feel Good in June campaign event took place at the bank’s Winthrop Street branch this week. This is an annual campaign in which staff from every Ulster Bank branch, business centre and office across the country come together with customers and stakeholders to raise funds for a ...

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The O’Neill Industrial Open Day and Energy Efficiency Seminar at Little Island

The O’Neill Industrial Open Day and Energy Efficiency Seminar at Little Island

Michael O’Neill, O’Neill Industrial and suppliers, with Robert Heffernan World Champion and Bill Aspil O’Neill Industrial, Attending the O’Neill Industrial Open Day and Energy Efficiency Seminar at Little Island. David O’Brien, Dawn Meats, and Paul Farrah, Apleona, Attending the O’Neill Industrial Open Day and Energy Efficiency Seminar at Little Island. ...

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Businesswomen of the Year announced at inaugural Network Ireland West Cork Awards with guest speaker Colette Twomey

Businesswomen of the Year announced at inaugural Network Ireland West Cork Awards with guest speaker Colette Twomey

The inaugural Network Ireland West Cork Businesswoman of the Year Awards 2018 luncheon took place in Liss Ard Estate, Skibbereen, Cork, today (Wednesday, May 30, 2018).  The West Cork businesswomen, who received the awards and were recognised for their outstanding achievements, are: Caroline Murphy, Owner at West Cork Eggs in the ...

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West Cork Farm Tours

West Cork Farm Tours

When we visited Avril Allshire-Howe on Monday I was very impressed to hear all about the success and interest in West Cork Farm Tours that Avril and a number of other farming families have developed. This is a great addition to the tourism offering and very often we don’t hear ...

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IRISH MEP DRIVES ON “CAR CLOCKING” LEGISLATION ACROSS EU

IRISH MEP DRIVES ON “CAR CLOCKING” LEGISLATION ACROSS EU

Cork, 7 May 2018: In recent weeks, the European Parliament approved recommendations for tackling odometer fraud almost unanimously and urged the European Commission to act resolutely against mileage fraud across the EU.  Ireland South MEP Deirdre Clune has been heavily involved in the move to stop ‘car clocking’ through her active ...

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An Tanaiste Simon Coveney TD meets with book ambassador Sarah Fitzgerald

An Tanaiste Simon Coveney TD meets with book ambassador Sarah Fitzgerald

Sarah Fitzgerald aged 14 from Kinsale Community School who presented a government submission to An Tanaiste Simon Coveney TD and Senator Tim Lombard around her award winning literacy research promoting children to read books. One of her ten key recommendations includes an Irish book trust scheme where every child aged ...

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IRELAND SOUTH MEP DEIRDRE CLUNE ADDS TO PRESSURE ON NORWEGIAN AIR

IRELAND SOUTH MEP DEIRDRE CLUNE ADDS TO PRESSURE ON NORWEGIAN AIR

Deirdre Clune Appeals to Norwegian Air CEO Bjorn Kjos on Cork-Providence Route As a member of the European Transport & Tourism Committee, and Cork native, Deirdre Clune was actively involved in the political will and commitment to the transatlantic Norwegian Air flights from Cork.  In her role as MEP, Clune had ...

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Pfizer Ireland Pharmaceuticals Donates €60,000 To Charity Partner Marymount University Hospital & Hospice

Pfizer Ireland Pharmaceuticals Donates €60,000 To Charity Partner Marymount University Hospital & Hospice

Pfizer Ireland Pharmaceuticals has donated €60,000 to Marymount University Hospital & Hospice over the past three years. The donation was provided to support a number of capital projects that were identified as being required at the facility to enhance the existing infrastructure.  The completed projects ensure the facility continues to meet its ...

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Cork Based Entrepreneurs Among EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Finalists

Cork Based Entrepreneurs Among EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Finalists

24 finalists collectively employ over 2,700 people and generate over €150m in revenues Cork based entrepreneurs shortlisted: Noel O’Hanlon, Genesis Automation; Peter Coppinger & Daniel Mackey, Teamwork.com; Damien McGovern & Pat Lynch, Compliance & Risks Limited. 67% of EY Entrepreneur of The Year community do business with one another Cork: Monday ...

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Cork Convention Bureau promotes ‘What’s new in Cork’ at annual Keep Cork Meeting Event

Cork Convention Bureau promotes ‘What’s new in Cork’ at annual Keep Cork Meeting Event

Over 200 people attended Cork Convention Bureau’s sixth annual Keep Cork Meeting Event, which was held in Páirc Uí Chaoimh today. The theme of this year’s event was ‘What’s new in Cork’ which highlights the new venues, conference facilities and meeting spaces that are on offer in Cork in 2018 ...

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€22 Million for Crawford Art Gallery, Ireland’s only National Cultural Institution based entirely outside of Dublin.

€22 Million for Crawford Art Gallery, Ireland’s only National Cultural Institution based entirely outside of Dublin.

Project Ireland 2040 plan commits €22 million to the Crawford Art Gallery over the period 2018 to 2027. The Chair of the board of the Gallery, Rose McHugh warmly welcomed the Government’s announcement at the National Gallery today “Investment of this scale in the National Cultural Infrastructure demonstrates Governments commitment ...

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Lucy O’Donoghue Consulting – Plan ahead and get results for your business

Lucy O’Donoghue Consulting – Plan ahead and get results for your business

We are well into 2018 and with Spring in the air, what a better time for some reflection and new ideas!  It is important to evaluate where you are at and what you plan to accomplish for your business by the end of the year. So if you want someone ...

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SMARTTECH STAY CYBER – SECURE ROUND THE CLOCK WITH SMARTTECH

SMARTTECH STAY CYBER – SECURE ROUND THE CLOCK WITH SMARTTECH

Led by CEO and founder, Ronan Murphy, Smarttech247 is a cyber security organisation that provides innovative solutions to companies around the world. The Smarttech247 SOC (Security Operations Centre) is NSAI certified and delivers a wide range of cybersecurity solutions, including cognitive security using IBM Watson for Cybersecurity, SIEM, Compliance & ...

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IDS INTERNATIONAL WILL BRING YOU INNOVATIVE DOORS OF OPPORTUNITY

IDS INTERNATIONAL WILL BRING YOU INNOVATIVE DOORS OF OPPORTUNITY

Since being founded 11 years ago by Marlon Dijkshoorn and Estelle Power, IDS has fast become one of the leaders in Ireland for the manufacturing of superior door systems. Innovative solutions and creative technologies allow them to achieve ground-breaking advances in door production. Whatever the type of door application you are planning, ...

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O’DONOVAN’S OFF LICENCE – THREE-YEAR NATIONAL OFF LICENCE CHAMPIONS

O’DONOVAN’S OFF LICENCE – THREE-YEAR NATIONAL OFF LICENCE CHAMPIONS

O’Donovan’s Off Licence group is a family-owned business. “We specialise in off licence retail. We have WSET trained staff in all our branches and we pride ourselves on our customer service. Our dedicated buying team have years of experience, which help to deliver the very best service to our customers.” Over ...

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EY TO GROW TO 250 PEOPLE IN CORK BY 2020, AS IT EXPANDS ITS CORK OFFICE

EY TO GROW TO 250 PEOPLE IN CORK BY 2020, AS IT EXPANDS ITS CORK OFFICE

Professional services firm EY announced the opening of its new, expanded office space in the heart of Cork City, following outstanding double-digit revenue growth of 10 percent in Cork in FY17, and 18 percent more broadly in the Munster region. The expansion follows an increase in headcount of 70 percent at EY ...

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