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 and changing her menus daily…

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 eight EU-wide technology innovation projects. This is…

Spearline announces partnership with Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland

Spearline is delighted to announce a three-year partnership with Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland (AADI). Spearline’s software solution Spearline Data Protection will be used by Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland to manage and demonstrate their entire General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance programme. Ciara Lucy, Managing Director of Spearline met with Nuala Geraghty, CEO of AADI and…

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. This is the fifth new…

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 work and aims to provide…

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 have been astounding. Tell us…

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. The European judges placed Inistioge,…