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 he returned to the Netherlands…

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 spinal cord injuries throughout the…

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 €100 million office block on…

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 last decade now comprises 137…

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 Ireland and South Africa, and…

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 the latest Big Red Cloud…

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…