COMMITTEE LED BY JIMMY BARRY MURPHY CONFIRMS SPONSORSHIP OF LAURELS EVENT FOR THREE YEARS
The ‘Friends and Supporters of Cork Greyhound Racing’ group, led by legendary GAA figure Jimmy Barry Murphy, has pledged sponsorship and support to the Irish Laurels in Curraheen Park Greyhound Stadium until 2021.
The group has held recent discussions with the management of Curraheen Park and the Irish Greyhound Board and have been working to raise sponsorship from within the greyhound fraternity and Cork’s
We are delighted to announce that the inaugural Family Friendly Ireland Awards, in association with Bright Horizons, now incorporating My Family Care, will take place in Cork on the 15th of November 2019. The Family Friendly Ireland awards will celebrate those who strive to create a Family Friendly experience for their clients, customers, staff and members of the public through their business and management practices
Nominations are now open at our website www.familyfriendlyirelandawards.ieEmployers and
Elkstone, Ireland's leading Multi-Family Office, has appointed Niamh De Búrca as Relationship Manager, with a focus on providing investment advice to High Net Worth clients in Ireland and internationally.
Niamh has over 18 years’ experience in Irish and international Private Banking and financial services companies. Previously, Niamh held Relationship Management roles with AIB, HSBC and Bank of Ireland Private Banks.
Professionally, Niamh is a qualified AITI Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) and Certified
ClickDimensions, the leading marketing technology and services provider for Microsoft Dynamics 365, today announced the official opening of its new European Customer Operations Centre of Excellence in Cork, Ireland. ClickDimensions CEO Mike Dickerson and other company executives will be joined by guest of honour Minister of State David Stanton TD, IDA Ireland executives, and members of the local government and business community to celebrate the opening at a ceremony in the new office on 10 South Mall
Cork Chamber welcomed last Friday's announcement by Government on the Cork Event Centre.
Commenting on the announcement, Paula Cogan, Cork Chamber President, said: “While we have maintained confidence in the government support for the event centre project, today’s announcement confirming funding and a contracts process is a major step forward in the future delivery of the essential Cork Event Centre.”“We urge all parties to move forward with haste to complete that contracts process to ensure an early
Today, Deutsche Börse Group and its post-trade services provider Clearstream celebrated the official inauguration of their new office at Navigation Square in Cork, Ireland. The expansion shows that Cork has become a vital and successful hub for the investment funds operations and one of the major locations for Clearstream.
Expanding its footprint in Cork, the move to the new location “NSQ1” reflects Clearstream’s growing funds business. “This is a very special day for Clearstream. It is more than just
USE CARBON TAX TO FUND PUBLIC TRANSPORT AND CYCLING INFRASTRUCTURE IN BUDGET 2020, CORK CHAMBER SAYS
Public Investment should be focus of Budget 2020Only 10% prioritise income tax cuts, Chamber survey reveals91% of Cork business support budgetary measures to stimulate new housingCarbon Tax to be ring-fenced and reinvested in a low carbon economy
Launching its pre-budget submission, Cork Chamber has called on Government to prioritise state investment over tax cuts in Budget 2020.
This follows the
Network Cork Businesswoman of the Year Award Finalists Go Forward for National Awards
On 27 September 2019, members and friends of Network Ireland will gather to celebrate the outstanding achievements of women in business and, in particular, to celebrate those who will win the Network Ireland Businesswoman of the Year Award categories.
The Network Ireland Cork Branch winners were announced in May 2019 and will represent the branch at national level. Network Cork President Gillian Hennessy said, “We wish
- Leading Irish law firm Matheson announces the appointment of tech law and employment specialist Deirdre Crowley and her team to the Matheson Cork office - Matheson Cork will move to a larger office location in early 2020 to accommodate continued growth
Matheson has announced that data privacy and employment law specialist Deirdre Crowley has joined the firm’s Cork office as partner. As part of the appointment, Deirdre’s existing team has also joined Matheson, bringing the total number of Matheson
On Friday morning, 30th August, 30 young student entrepreneurs were congratulated on successfully completing the Student Inc. Programme at Cork Institute of Technology, University College Cork and Tralee Institute of Technology.
The Student Inc. Programme is run from June to August and set up to encourage student entrepreneurs to develop and grow their enterprising ideas into fully- fledged businesses.
Speaking at a showcase event at Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Carole O’Leary, Programme Manager said, “Student
Dafydd Lewis has been appointed Sales & Marketing Manager of the recently refurbished 4 Star Carrigaline Court Hotel. Born in Cork with Welsh ancestry, Dafydd now resides in Ballinhassig, has over 15 years’ experience in a variety of capacities in the marketing industry, and has a remit to direct Sales and Marketing activity across the hotels product portfolio, optimise revenue streams and communications channels, and to head the hotel’s Sales and Marketing division and lead team members.
A member of
PRESS RELEASE New report looking at viability and affordability of apartment building finds the price of new apartments beyond reach for many workersImmediate Government action will be needed to address the shortage of affordable apartments in citiesA new report commissioned by Cork Chamber and the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) and produced by EY-DKM Economic Advisory has found that the cost of construction of new apartments is significantly beyond viability and is threatening future economic
A unique fundraising event will take place at the Rochestown Park Hotel on Friday 4th October in aid of the Down Syndrome Centre Cork.
Taking inspiration from the massively popular TV show ‘I’m a celebrity get me out of here’, the event will challenge local celebrities, friends and family of the Centre to become ‘jungle campmates’ for one night of outrageous entertainment and fun! It’s the first event of its kind in Cork. The red team on the night has received an early boost with the announcement that
The CIT Joint Mentorship Programme is a student employer engagement initiative which aims to match current students with professionals, from a wide range of sectors to exchange business experience, knowledge, expertise and career advice. The initiative aims to enhance connections between CIT students and alumni in relevant industries as well as encouraging and supporting engagement between the Institute and the alumni community.
The Programmes offers the opportunity for organisations to build their brand
With Cork’s annual Women’s Mini Marathon on the horizon, The Mercy University Hospital Foundation is now inviting you to join the 2019 #TeamMercy and be part of one of Cork’s biggest teams on Sunday, September 22nd.
Last year, over one hundredladiesjoined #Team Mercy, raising €8,800 for The Mercy Cancer Appeal, funding key services and advancements in the treatment of and research into many cancers, and funding The Mercy Cancer CARE Centre. In recent weeks, as a result of the continued support from the
On Friday evening last, 23rd of August, at the JCI Cork Friendly Business Awards in association with the Clayton Silver Springs Hotel, the Evening Echo and the Cork Chamber of Commerce, Nano Nagle Place located in the heart of the city on Douglas street scooped the title of Cork’s Friendliest Business 2019. CEO Shane Clark and Program Manager Danielle O’Donovan collected the award on the night and were delighted for their heritage center to be recognised.
Photographed: Shane Clarke, CEO Nano Nagle
Emer O’Leary a Cork native has started a new position as the Direct Sales Manager for GRENKE Leasing in Munster. O’Leary started working for GRENKE two and half years ago as an internal sales representative. Holding Bachelor Degrees in Accounting, Marketing and Business, Emer began her career with Cork Independent newspaper in their advertising department before moving into finance and GRENKE.
As the Direct Sales Manager Emer offers GRENKE clients’ bespoke solutions for their financial requirements,
The Triskel ECM Weekend is an integral part of the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival and this year, to mark the prestigious jazz label’s 50th anniversary, Triskel have curated a weekend of cinema and concerts. It begins with the acclaimed John Abercrombie documentary Open Land on Friday 25th October and finishes on Sunday night with a solo concert from ECM veteran and jazz bassist Arild Anderson.
Anderson is a key figure in the ECM stable and has been one of Europe’s leading musicians for more than thirty
On Friday 18 October the eighth annual Shine A Light Night will see business leaders sleep-out at Cork’s historic Spike Island in addition to locations Dublin, Wexford, Waterford and Limerick. Employees of businesses around Ireland can also sign up to support the initiative by pledging to fundraise and sleep-out at their workplace. The rate of homelessness in Cork is increasing at an alarming rate with 407 adults currently without a home. In response, Bord Gáis Energy has confirmed the extension of its
On Monday, 21 May 2019 Matheson launched its Employment Law Masterclass Series for the Munster Region, at a client lunch held to celebrate International HR Day. These masterclasses will provide a deep dive into workplace challenges and how to manage them, delivered by market leading specialists from the Matheson Employment, Pensions and Benefits Group.
The sessions will also include an opportunity for a round table discussion to allow participants discuss these issues, growing trends and live issues with
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Clearstream, one of the world’s largest settlement and custody firms for domestic and international securities, announced today that it will be providing each of their 500 Cork-based staff with a EUR 500 Cork Chamber Gift Card. The Gift Card, operated by One4All, is accepted by a broad range of local retailers and businesses across Cork therefore ensuring support of local businesses and jobs.
Pictured at the announcement from left to right, Carmel Hallissey, Clearstream, Conor Healy, Cork Chamber, David
WeddingDates welcomed Aoife Kelly to the role of Sales & Account Manager. Kelly holds a strong background in the hospitality industry and is enthusiastic about stepping into her new position to support the company’s wedding venue clients across Ireland and the UK.WeddingDates CEO and Founder, Ciara Crossan, said, “We are delighted to welcome Aoife to the WeddingDates team. She brings an energy and enthusiasm to the role and a genuine passion for the hospitality industry. I have no doubt that our clients
Cork Chamber commends the progressive street scape, prioritising of sustainable and public transport and river access presented in the Docklands to City Centre Road Network Improvement Scheme.
Thomas McHugh, Director of Public Affairs at Cork Chamber commented, “The potential of the Cork Docklands is unique with capacity for 15,000 homes and 29,000 jobs and the current scale of development opens a new chapter for Cork. Horgan’s Quay, Navigation Square 1&2, One Albert Quay, planning for over 200 apartments
45% of Irish organisations value traditional – print and broadcast - coverage the most30% favour social media mentions, with blogger/influencer mentions the least (5%)72% are regularly creating social media posts 38% say lack of time is their biggest digital marketing challenge30% don’t have a clear digital marketing strategy Irish organisations still value traditional media coverage — broadcast and print — over social media mentions, according to new findings released today (18 July) by leading Irish
Major global companies and innovative manufacturing, agri-tech and financial companies take part in the next phase of the joint UK/Irish Joining the Dots programme.
An Irish business delegation of over 45 companies and organisations, travelled today (03 July) to the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) in Coventry for the UK launch the British Embassy led programme Joining the Dots. The reportidentifies areas for growth and offers concrete recommendations on how to promote stronger business
Cork Chamber hosted a delegation from New Jersey in early July. The delegation was led by Jose Lozano, President & CEO of Choose New Jersey and Tim Sullivan, President & CEO of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority.
A round table discussion with key representatives from Choose New Jersey, Cork Chamber, Cork City Council and stakeholders from the wider Cork region was held to help build relationships and increase economic ties. As the leading business organisation in Cork, the Chamber is
The quarter 2 economic trends survey of 2019 has been published by Cork Chamber. The survey gathered metrics across a range of topics to assess business confidence, perspectives on the operating landscape, national economy, budget 2020 and the threats to business growth.
In announcing the results, Cork Chamber President Paula Cogan welcomed the new partnership with Ulster Bank, “We are delighted to have Ulster Bank as the new sponsor to the Cork Chamber Economic Trends. With over 180 years of
A prioritised focus on quick wins is needed to improve sustainable and public transport across Metropolitan Cork. So says Cork Chamber in a submission to the National Transport Authority on the Cork Metropolitan Area Transport Plan; an investment plan totalling €3.5bn.
Among its list of eleven quick wins, the Chamber suggests:Designating bus corridors throughout Metropolitan Cork to improve bus reliabilityPrioritising the delivery of new park & rides while maintaining BlackAshExtending the rail commuter
Funds Industry worth €837M to the Irish ExchequerNew Report Assesses Economic Impact of the Funds Industry on the Irish Economy
A new Irish Funds economic impact study, presented this week to the Cork Financial Services Forum, reveals Cork’s ranking within the national funds industry.
The report by Indecon found that there are 1,346 full time employees working within the funds industry in Cork. The funds industry in Ireland contributes €837 million annually in direct taxes to the Exchequer, with 16,000
Springboard PR & Marketing, an award-winning Irish communications consultancy with offices in Cork and Dublin, has announced the appointment of Paul Power as its new Content Creator. Holding a Masters in International Public Relations and Global Communications Management, Paul will be creating digital content for Springboard’s clients.
Speaking about his new role, Paul says: “I’m excited to join the innovative and dynamic team at Springboard. I am looking forward to bringing my passion for digital
Metropolitan Area Transport Strategy must be matched with the Opening of NTA Delivery Office in Cork
The publication of the Cork Metropolitan Area Transport Strategy (CMATS) has been welcomed by Cork Chamber as an essential milestone for the development of Ireland’s second city region.
While welcoming the strategy, Conor Healy, Cork Chamber CEO, said:
“It is essential that this transformative strategy is placed on a firm statutory footing to ensure delivery, supported by transparent timelines and
Speaking as election counting draws to a close, Cork Chamber President Paula Cogan, said:
“We congratulate the successfully elected representatives in Cork City and County Councils and look forward to working together over the coming years. Our message is clear, our Councillors must be progressive and visionary in their service to Cork. We have a unique opportunity to create the most vibrant and sustainable city region in Ireland and our delivery or otherwise over the next 5 years will be judged for
Welcoming today’s granting of planning permission for the 15-story Prism by An Board Pleanála, Thomas McHugh, Director of Public Affairs at Cork Chamber, said:
“The Prism building is inspired by the iconic Flatiron in New York and will be a feature itself on the
Cork skyline, being a defining, visionary and architecturally iconic addition to our City.”
“This building is a pillar project, linking the City centre to the docklands, and symbolises the ambition we have for Cork city itself as an exciting,
-Cork Chamber is the first Irish Chamber of Commerce to launch an initiative of this kind--Cork Chamber 1819 Fund to build community resilience-
To mark its 200th anniversary, Cork Chamber today launched a six-month community funding drive to raise €200,000, in partnership with Social Innovation Fund Ireland (SIFI). The Cork Chamber 1819 Fund will benefit Cork community initiatives with a social, environmental or economic impact.
Cork Chamber is the first Irish Chamber of Commerce to launch an