Following a successful first year Spookscreen Ireland’s first and only horror and genre film festival will take place in Cork this year between Friday 13th of September and Sunday 15th of September. Last year we had several special screenings and the best in both Irish and International genre films and this year promises to be even better. The festival will take place in the Triskel, Spike Island and the Kino in Cork.
The weekend will have the following events in addition to a few more to be
Leading Irish law firm, Comyn Kelleher Tobin (CKT), has announced three new Partners across their Healthcare and Medical Law, Employment and Commercial Property practices in Dublin and Cork. The rapidly expanding Irish-owned firm has more than doubled in size in recent years due to the development of an existing client base and the acquisition of a Dublin practice in 2018. The new Partners are Louise Duggan, Lebeau Jonker and Emily Sexton.
Louise Duggan, Partner in CKT’s Commercial Property Department,
Triskel Arts Centre and Cork Printmakers have announced a partnership that sees works made by Cork-based artists on sale in Triskel on Tobin Street. These works are created with various processes and explore many subjects, and thus are appealing to art enthusiasts as well as to anyone who wishes to buy something different for themselves or as a gift.
The partnership is an ideal one for Triskel Arts Centre according to Tony Sheehan, the centre’s Artistic Director. He said, “At Triskel, we are always
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
We have teamed up with our friends at Fota Wildlife Park to give you the chance to win a FREE FOTA WILDLIFE PARK GPS TREASURE HUNT.
We will accept multiple entries from a company, but only one entry per email address.
So get your colleagues to enter for a greater chance of winning.
Rules:All participants must work for the winning company.All participants must be over 18.Only 1 answer per individual email address Multiple answers will be accepted from any company.
Correct answers will be put
10 brave souls from Crowleys DFK took to the skies last month in an effort to raise funds and awareness for Cork ARC Cancer Support House.
Crowleys DFK have been working with Charity Partner of the Year, Cork ARC, since the beginning of 2019. Cork ARC offer invaluable specialist professional services and emotional support to people with cancer and their families. The majority of their running costs are based on voluntary donations and fundraising efforts. Witnessing first-hand the fantastic work of Cork
This week in LCE Workplace Safety we had the company car branded! We would like to thank our near neighbours in the Six Crossroads Business Park Design Display for all their hard work in making the car look more fantastic! Keep an eye out for our colleague Karen as she travels promoting workplace health and safety in and around the sunny South East.
As always, our consultants have been busy working away. Training and consultancy were carried out in Dungarvan, Cork and even Cavan in the past week. For any
Ballincollig GAA Club are bringing you the 'Who Wants to be a Thousandaire' Gameshow on October 4th 2019. Funds raised will go directly towards a new development plan for the club providing top class facilities for all members.
Advertising packages are now available for businesses to showcase their services and products and all advertisers receive an array of benefits including; on screen advertising at the event, digital advertising, and complimentary tickets to the event.
All Advertising costs are
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
Introducing our newest member of staff Con O’Leary. Con joins the Mahonpoint team as Dealer Principal and brings with him almost 30 years of motor trade experience. Previously he has worked in a number of key roles in the motor trade and with brands such as Citreon, Lexus, Nissan, Subaru and Toyota.
“Con brings with him a wealth of experience that we feel will be a great asset to the team. Mahonpoint is a key location for Johnson & Perrott and an area that has a huge opportunity for growth. We wish him all
Following on from the successful opening of its new Jaguar Land Rover Showrooms last year on the Bandon Road, Bishopstown. Johnson & Perrott has just opened a second dealership, specifically for Volvo at the same location.Click here for video link Volvo Opening"
These new showrooms exude Scandinavian styling and sophistication and ranks amongst the first of Volvo’s Retail Experience Facilities which are been rolled out globally. With a focus on space and design that reflects the Scandinavian-inspired
With their walking shoes at the ready, a number of employees at Cork based software firm Red Hat will be sure to turn some heads at the 2019 ‘Make Your Mark On Cancer’ charity walk as they gear up to complete a bed push in aid of the Mercy University Hospital Foundation during the walk which takes place on Sunday, July 21st.
No short distance, the 22km walk which is celebrating its seventh year will see participants make their way from the Viaduct on the N71 to the Town Hall in Bandon. Since the walk was
12 Young Entrepreneurs, 12 Workshops, 12 months Mentoring
An exclusive business plan to guide 12 young entrepreneurs through a comprehensive 12-month Mastermind programme.
The original Mastermind started out as private gathering of small business owners and has become increasingly popular with small business with programmes being run by many companies.
Ireland’s Young Entrepreneur MasterMind is a comprehensive program designed to help young people turn their dream into a reality. This intense schedule
Wm. O’Brien Group announced that it is the first Irish Crane Hire company to achieve accreditation to the global occupational health and safety standard, ISO45001. This new Standard gives a framework to identify, and control health and safety risks, reduce potential accidents, aid legislative compliance and improve overall performance. Wm. O’Brien is also one of the first heavy lift engineering companies in the world to be accredited.
Commenting on the achievement, William O’Brien, CEO of Wm. O’Brien
Crowleys DFK are excited to announce the launch of their new website.
With a fresh look and feel, the new website offers visitors the opportunity to navigate through the service offerings with ease. The website has taken a few months of hard work to complete which was supported by all staff in the firm and they are delighted with the results.
Director of Practice Development, Kim McCarthy, said: “The new website provides a better user experience for connecting with our new and existing clients. It helps
Ireland is famous all over the world for its one hundred thousand welcomes (Céad Míle Fáilte) and now JCI Cork is on the hunt for Cork’s Friendliest Business. Do you know a business that makes you smile every time you use their service? If you do, don’t keep it a secret, nominate them for the JCI Ireland Friendly Business Awards Competition. We all need to support local businesses to ensure they have a future.
The JCI Cork Friendly Business Awards seeks to recognise the important role played by small
The 2019 Irish Rowing Championships will take place from Friday 12th to Sunday 14th of July 2019, with 1,224 entries making it the biggest year yet.
More than 2000 athletes representing over 60 clubs from all four provinces will travel to the National Rowing Centre in Farran Wood, Cork next weekend for the highlight of the Rowing Ireland domestic calendar. Entries have increased from 1,127 to 1,224 crews.
“This year’s Irish Rowing Championships will be the biggest in the history of Irish rowing and the
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
November 4th – 8th 2019For professionals who need to develop their understanding of, and competence in, the practical application of ergonomics in the workplace, from risk assessment to accident investigation.This 5 day course, delivered by Ita Leyden BE, M.Sc, C.Eng, C.MIOSH, Consultant Ergonomist and Forensic Engineer, will give delegates the practical tools and knowledge to assess ergonomic risks – reducing absenteeism due to musculoskeletal disorders and increasing productivity by optimising human
Saturdays, 20 & 27 July, 17 & 31 August, 1.10pm, Triskel Christchurch, Cork
July 2019 –
Triskel Arts Centre is proud to work with Cork’s newest events and marketing company, Eventi Management, to programme a new series of lunchtime jazz concerts during July and August.
Tom Caraher Quintet, A Bitta Jazz Quartet, Ian Date and Myles Drennan Duo and Paul Dunlea and Cormac McCarthy Duo all take to the stage of Triskel Christchurch for the respective dates of 20th and 27th July, 17th and 31st August at
Designing and building your dream house should not be the preserve of only the rich and famous, says Kieran McCarthy.
Mr McCarthy’s firm, KMC Homes, in Carrigtwohill, Co Cork, offers homeowners the chance to build their dream home how they want, but affordably and without stress.
The company was formed in 2003 to place customers at the centre of the process of building a bespoke, architect-designed home. A project management team guides customers through the process, from architectural design to planning
CorkBeo - a new, digital news brand for Cork City and County - was launched on Leeside last month and newly inaugurated Cork City Lord Mayor Dr John Sheehan was on hand to see the new media title launched in fine style.
The digital news site, which is owned by Reach plc, one of the UK and Ireland’s biggest news publishers, will be a fresh, new voice in news terms that will inform and entertain half a million people across Ireland’s biggest county.
At the official launch event in Cask on MacCurtain
Ireland’s biggest taxi app mytaxi rebrands to FREE NOW ‘Match’ taxi-sharing service first innovation of new app, with subscription services and e-scooters planned
mytaxi, Ireland’s largest taxi app, has today become FREE NOW as part of joining the wider-mobility international “NOW” brand family, it has been announced.
The FREE NOW app will be operational in 100 cities across Europe, with ‘match’, the new taxi-sharing service being piloted across locations in Dublin, its first innovation for Irish
GUINNESS today announced exciting headline acts for the 42nd Guinness Cork Jazz Festival, which takes place over the October Bank Holiday Weekend from Thursday, 24th to Monday, 28th October.
Giants of Jazz will join globally renowned artists pushing the boundaries of the musical genre today. The line-up features legendary artists including Grammy Hall of Famer Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, listed among Rolling Stone magazine’s “100 Immortal Artists”; Kurt Elling with ‘Kurt Elling sings A Century of
Crowleys DFK today announced a number of senior promotions to Director and Manager positions across the Firm.
Shane Moloney and Donna Gould have been promoted to Director while Emma Hanifin, David Stuart and Rosalyn Banua have all been promoted to Manager roles.
Managing Partner, James O’Connor, said: “We are delighted to announce these exciting new promotions. They are well-deserved and reflect the hard work, professional growth and commitment of all those promoted.”
New Directors Shane Moloney and
Crowleys DFK is delighted to announce the promotion of Donna Gould to Director of Accounting Services.
Donna joined Crowleys DFK as a Chartered Accountant trainee in 2010. Previously a Manager in the firm’s Accounting Services Department, Donna played a central role in the expansion of the Department in recent years. She is highly regarded by clients in both the public and private sectors and her promotion to Accounting Services Director further strengthens this core business service and ensures that
Crowleys DFK is delighted to announce the promotion of Shane Moloney to Director of Advisory Services.
Shane joined Crowleys DFK as a Chartered Accountant trainee in 2012. After qualifying, Shane moved from audit into the firm’s advisory team, specialising in Cloud Accounting and Business Process Improvement Services. Recently he has led a number of high-level client advisory assignments, including implementing business outsourcing and performance improvement projects for clients across a range of
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 top tier ranked specialists from the Matheson Employment, Pensions and Benefits Group.The topics will include: running a disciplinary process from start to finish, the challenges you can expect and how to deal with them, pitfalls in
Elkstone is Ireland’s leading Multi-Family Office Investment Group providing unique investment services to its Irish and international client base including wealth management, venture and real estate opportunities.
Elkstone has announced John Hynes as a key senior appointment to oversee Finance and Operations in the role of Chief Financial Officer.
John Hynes is a seasoned senior
Deirdre O’Donovan has been appointed as the new Head of Operational Security and Police at Cork Airport.
Ms O’Donovan has worked at Cork Airport for over 25 years with her most recent role as Operations and Safety Manager. Her new role will involve responsibility for the full spectrum of the aviation security operations at Cork Airport and will report directly to the Managing Director at Cork Airport, Niall MacCarthy.
The new appointment comes as Cork Airport, Ireland’s fastest growing and most
Start-up funding and business development support available to successful applicants
Tuesday, 11 June 2019: Enterprise Ireland’s €750k Competitive Start Fund (CSF) for women entrepreneurs will open for applications on Tuesday, 25 June. Up to €50,000 in equity funding is available to a maximum of 15 successful applicants with early stage start-up companies.
In addition to securing funding, successful applicants will be offered a place on the Innovate accelerator programme, delivered by Dublin BIC.
Online sales portal NRG Store has gone live for the first time and is set to create 20 jobs in Cork.NRG Store, an online sales platform for construction, renovation, plumbing, and home improvement, will hire 20 new people in Cork over the next two years amid a €1m investment in the company.Recruitment is already underway for the positions in Little Island in Cork, including roles in the areas of site management, software, and sales and marketing, a spokesperson confirmed to Siliconrepublic.com. NRG Store’s
The founder of the ‘Dress for Success’ Cork branch, Carmel O’Keeffe has been named Cork Person of the Month for May to mark her contribution to the organisation since she established it in 2013.
Since the founding of the Cork Dress for Success branch, the organisation has helped over eight hundred Cork women achieve workplace success, with over 500 transitioning on to paid employment. This has generated multi millions in earnings from employed clients. On average, each client receives €1,500 worth
Twenty businesses complete training as part of Cork City Customer Service CharterFollowing on from the launch of the Cork City Customer Service Charter in February, a second group of twenty businesses completed the training programme in a bid to see Cork become a city of excellent customer service.The Customer Service Charter, which is the first of its kind in Europe, was developed by Cork City Centre Forum – a collaboration between various business and public sector groups in the city – with the aim of
Former professional rugby player Denis Fogarty will be lining out for National Business Machines, having been appointed as their newest Senior Account Manager. As a Hooker, Fogarty excelled on the pitch, playing for Munster, Aurillac, Agen and Provence, until a recurring shoulder injury finally sealed Fogarty’s decision to retire from professional rugby. His 13 years sporting career was not without highlights, most notably being part of the Munster Squad during their two European Cup triumphs. Over the
Announcing the publication today of its Annual Report, Denis Healy, Chairman of Tabor Group, reported a 4.5% increase in the number of people admitted to Tabor Lodge - Tabor Group’s primary addiction treatment centre in 2018. “Alcohol continues to remain the Drug of Choice” he said, with nearly seven out of ten people seeking help for alcohol related problems at Tabor Group.
Across its three residential centres, over 300 people accessed treatment for addiction in 2018. “A variety of agencies refer
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
Radius Technologies, one of Ireland’s leading providers of private cloud, VoIP telecoms solutions and IT Managed services has acquired Cork-based IT company Fortuity.
Fortuity provides tailored IT infrastructure, maintenance and communications services to SMEs in Cork and the South West region.
According to Jerry Buckley, MD of Radius Technologies “As part of our national expansion plan we had been seeking an acquisition in the south west region and with Fortuity we found a team with an excellent
Ireland’s most influential project from the past 50 years is to be recognised as part of the 2019 Ireland Chapter of Project Management Institute’s (PMI) annual National Project Awards in association with PwC. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of PMI globally this year, the Irish Chapter is now seeking nominations at www.projectawards.ie for projects that have made the greatest impact in Ireland over the past five decades. The winner of the Ireland’s Jubilee Project Award will be revealed at a
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,
Over 55,000 passengers are expected to travel through Cork Airport, Ireland's fastest growing and most punctual airport, this June Bank Holiday Weekend. Up 10% over the same period last year, Cork Airport welcomes Ryanair’s new service to Naples, Italy this Sunday (2 June). In total, there are eight new routes operating out of Cork Airport for Summer 2019, including Budapest, Dubrovnik, Lisbon, London Luton, Malta, Nice and Poznan. The busiest day for arrivals and departures will be Saturday, 1
The National Gallery of Ireland and Crawford Art Gallery are delighted to announce a new partnership. For the first time the Zurich Portrait Prize exhibition will travel to a second venue outside of Dublin. The exhibition will run at Crawford Art Gallery from January to April 2020. The exhibition opens in the National Gallery of Ireland on 5 October 2019.
The annual competition showcasing contemporary portraiture attracts entries from across the island of Ireland, and from Irish artists living abroad.
Need for increased regionalisation highlighted at national project management conferenceOver 300 delegates are attending the Ireland Chapter of Project Management Institute’s (PMI) sold-out annual national conference in Cork today (28 February). The conference, with headline sponsor EY, heard that strategic project management of regional infrastructure is vital to ensure stabilisation and future growth of the Irish economy.
Speaking this morning at the conference, which is being held for the first time
Cork Airport, Ireland’s second busiest and best connected international airport, is to host the top communications specialists from some of Europe's largest airports this week at the Airports Council International (ACI) Europe Digital Communications Forum.
Brexit and its implications for air travellers will be among the topics to be discussed at the two-day forum, which takes place from 21 February to 22 February in Cork. Over 40 delegates from 20 different countries will be in attendance. The Digital
-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
Stand Out From the Crowd: How Doing Good Is Good For Business
Pictured at the Cork Chamber May Business Breakfast in association with the Irish Examiner are (L-R)
Kyran Johnson, General Manager, Janssen; Aidan Forde, Senior Advertising Manager, Irish Examiner;
Bill O'Connell, President, Cork Chamber; Moira Horgan, Head of Marketing, BITC; Chris Martin, CEO, Musgrave Group.
On 30th May Cork Chamber partnered with Business in the Community Ireland to host a breakfast briefing on the subject of
Experience the buzz of Newcastle, fly direct from Cork AirportIf you’re looking for a short hop flight for a destination guaranteed to provide a good time, Newcastle is the place to be.
Situated on the River Tyne, this industrial city is renowned throughout the world for its legendary nightlife, bolstered by a youthful and energetic student population. The friendly and fun loving city has also has proved to be an extremely popular destination for hen and stage parties.
For those looking for a more