Women in Business- The Founder Series – Noelle O’ Connor, The Kind Brand Company

A trailblazer in the beauty business Noelle O’Connor first appeared on Dragons Den in   With a great idea. Now the former beauty therapist turned product developer has two established brands, and her business The Kind Brand Company is going from strength to strength. We had a chat with her about her brands and her plans…

START-UPS SHINE AT IGNITE SPRING AWARDS

The IGNITE programme at University College Cork (UCC), which nurtures start-ups from idea stage to commercial reality, held its awards and showcase in The Hub, UCC, last evening. The start-up founders introduced on the night are developing mobile and web-based apps, innovative clothing and personal services to address problems of dementia care, sports performance, disability…

BioMarin Opens €38m Expansion of its Cork Manufacturing Site, Increasing the Company’s Capacity to Supply Medicines Globally

Geraldine Cregan, Executive Director and Quality Site Head, BioMarin; Conor Delaney, VP, Shanbally Operations and Site Leader, BioMarin; Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD, and Minister for Finance, Michael McGrath TD; are pictured at the BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. facility in Shanbally, Co. Cork.  Picture: Michael O’Sullivan /OSM PHOTO   Today, global biopharmaceutical company BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. opened…

Powerscourt Estate is Ireland’s premier sustainable visitor attraction

Powerscourt Estate receives the award as Ireland’s premier Sustainable Visitor Attraction ahead of Earth Day 2023. Powerscourt Estate* has become Ireland’s first premier visitor attraction to be certified by Sustainable Travel Ireland whose criteria are recognised by the UN mandated Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC). Powerscourt, House, Gardens and Waterfall is the first major Irish…

Cork International Hotel Invites People To Celebrate World Book Day

The Cork International Hotel is celebrating World Book Day with a Paddington Bear themed event for all the family to enjoy.  Hosted over three days, the hotel is providing an afternoon tea complete with marmalade sandwiches and a screening of the much-loved film starring Hugh Bonneville, Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant. World Book Day is…

HOPE’s Annual Cork Lunch 2023

HOPE’s Annual Cork Lunch is taking place on Friday May 5th at the Radisson Blu, Little Island. As you know, the Cork Lunch is a vital Event in the Fundraising Calendar and the money raised goes towards supporting over 60 Projects in Kolkata.   This year is going to be very special, MCing our event is the…

Entire business offering has transformed at ‘The Local’ in Dungarvan three years on from the first Covid lockdown

Pre-Pandemic ‘The Local’ in Dungarvan County Waterford was known as the must-visit pub in the attractive seaside town, now, following the third anniversary of the first Covid lockdown the business has been transformed and owners Helena and Donnchadh couldn’t be happier. Last orders were called on usual pub trade and usual life in general in…