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 great about Cork. The We…

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 Brexit, the commitment of both…

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 Irish international, Donal Lenihan for…

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 housing and what solutions can…

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 attention must also be paid…

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 affair. RTE’s Marty Morrissey was…

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. Ní Riada, who sits on…

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 6:30pm to 8:30pm. The public…

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 journey from city chic to…

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 initiatives to promote and develop…