Cork motor company announce expansion despite pandemic
Suzuki to join Opel, Honda and Mazda as part of Kevin O’Leary Group
One of Cork’s longest-established motor companies have said growth and expansion remains the focus despite a challenging year, as they announced plans to expand their existing car franchises this summer.
Kevin O’Leary Group have become a household name in Munster over the last 58 years, with retail motor locations in Silversprings, Bandon and Clonmel, Co
Botanical Themed Afternoon Tea to Call & Collect from The Montenotte Hotel
Over the past few months, have you been yearning for dainty finger sandwiches, fluffy scones, and mouth-watering desserts and treats? Fear not, this May Bank Holiday weekend, The Montenotte Hotel has a unique and exciting way for you to treat yourself, your family, or friends from the comfort of your own home as we finally welcome back summer.
The team at the hotel led by Executive Head Chef Tabrez Shaikh has enhanced their
it@cork has today officially launched TechFest 2021, which will take place virtually, from 25th to 27th May. The three-day technology festival will include speakers from around the globe, interactive panel discussions, technical workshops and one-to-one networking opportunities. Marcus Weldon, former President of Bell Labs and former Corporate Chief Technology Officer of Nokia; and Caroline Dowling, Non-Executive Director at UNICEF Ireland and former Business Group President at Flex will deliver keynote
Cork Training Centre under the remit of Cork ETB delivers an extensive range of training for Cork employers. Courses are designed to meet the needs of industry with a view to meeting the demands of the national skills strategy.
In addition to the Bishopstown campus there is a Biopharma Facility and a dedicated hospitality campus where a range of Hospitality Education programmes from craft skills to Leadership development take place. Additionally, needs analysis and bespoke training is provided as
SERVE helped our partner, the Presentation Sisters, in The Philippines to provide Covid-19 Relief Parcels to over 400 families in the Badjao Tribe in Cebu.
Since April 2020, SERVE funded €15,000 towards the purchase and distribution of emergency food supplies for the Badjao tribe. The Badjao Tribe youth leaders and cluster leaders helped to facilitate the distribution of the parcels in April 2020 and February 2021, while keeping socially distanced.
They were able to give out bags of rice, coffee, sugar,
The Cottage Community Cafe at The Rainbow Club Cork Centre for Autism have started renovations for reopening.Expanding our kitchen is extremely important to us right now. We hope to have some of the teens and young adults from The Rainbow Club Cork Centre for Autism in working with us this summer as part-time summer employees. Our employability initiative allows us to equip them with the essential tools and experience for the work place, in an environment that can support them adequately.Expanding our
The University College Cork School of Law is delighted to be recruiting for the next intake of our hugely popular Evening BCL programme, which will begin in September 2021.
The Evening BCL Degree at University College Cork is the longest running and most successful programme of its kind in Ireland. Another four-year cycle of the programme, which leads to a BCL degree, will commence in September 2021.
Are you seeking a career change, perhaps to one of the legal professions, or would a law degree
Businesses who serve food including hotels, cafes and restaurants are now eligible to apply for a grant to help facilitate outdoor dining.
Announced by the Minister for Tourism Catherine Martin TD in partnership with Fáilte Ireland, the grant will average about €4,000 for each premises. We have a range of outdoor seating and dining tables to help your business stand out from the competition.
Weatherproof, stylish and available in a range of colours and sizes, we have the solution for your business as
In honour of World Health Day recently, we at OfficeMaster have collaborated with Urban Gym and created a video to help people work happy and healthy!
Geared towards those working from home, this is a simple exercise which is also useful for anyone with a desk job. Learn how to easily add extra movement to your day and avoid common ailments like poor circulation, stiffness, back ache and more. Challenge yourself to move more! Please check out the video and share with a friend or co-worker who may find
Triskel Presents … is a new initiative from Triskel Arts Centre aimed at film lovers. A mixture of independent features and short films which can be rented from their On Demand Service, it starts on Sunday 11 April with Northeast by filmmaker Gregory Kohn.
“While we are currently unable to present movies as a collective experience at Triskel Arts Centre, we have created this online initiative that our patrons can enjoy,” said Triskel’s Head of Cinema Chris O’Neill. “We begin with a season of films by
Tandem is an expert engineering consultancy delivering project success to clients in life sciences, commercial, industrial, high tech & public sectors.
Tandem announce the appointment of Daniel Foley to the position of Associate Director for Utilities and Energy. Daniel has served as Building Services Manager with Tandem for over five years and with this promotion Daniel formally joins the Tandem senior leadership team. This expansion of Tandem’s leadership team strengthens its ability to provide
Reach, which publishes Cork Beo, RSVP and the Irish Mirror and Irish Daily Star newspapers in Ireland has appointed Lorraine Tumilty as its new Finance Manager, working on an all-Ireland basis across the group's entire news brand portfolio.
The Northern-Ireland based Chartered Accountant started her career in 1995 with Coopers & Lybrand which then became PricewaterhouseCoopers, where she worked for six years in several different departments including External & Internal Audit, Client Training and Small
For anyone considering a career change due to a forced redundancy, stress or burnout, or simply a desire to do something new, why not check out my article on the Echo or echolive below:
“I think it’s fair to say that the only constant in our working lives right now is change,” said Mary Cummins, a career coach and proprietor of Careerchanger.ie.
“Indeed, I envisage that post the Covid pandemic many of us will go on and make further changes, a change in our career path, either due to a forced redundancy
Be a REBEL, Sleep Out for FOCUS IrelandSaturday 24th AprilFOCUS Ireland urges the people of Cork to sign up for BIG REBEL SLEEP OUT in the fight against homelessness in Cork.
FOCUS Ireland have urged all Corkonians to support their SIMULATED Big Rebel Sleep Out organised in association with Cork City FC.
The 2021 event will repeat the SIMULATED format of last year with all participants staging their sleep outs in the safety and security of their own homes, gardens or couches in light of the current
Ronan Daly Jermyn (RDJ) has been awarded Ibec’s workplace wellness accreditation, the KeepWell Mark. This is as part of a commitment by RDJ to provide the highest standards of workplace wellness, health, and safety to all of its people.
The KeepWell Mark is an evidence-based accreditation and award that recognises Irish employers for investing in workplace health and wellbeing. Its aim is to help business benchmark workplace wellbeing activity through a set of systematic and methodical steps. The
We've kicked off our new 'Think global, Act Local' 2021 programme.. where 35 aspiring Global Citizens have signed up for discussions about the #GlobalGoals & will also complete relevant challenges.
Please join us to wish them the very best! A heartful thank you to all our voluntary guest speakers, voluntary facilitators & voluntary steering committee members for creating & enhancing this programme!#SERVE #SolidarityInAction #SDGs #GlobalCitizens
PM Group, the international project delivery company, announces the appointment of Rosita Fennell as Chief Financial Officer as well as being appointed to its Board of Directors. PM Group is an award-winning international project delivery firm with over 3,000 people worldwide.
Rosita is a chartered management accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University College Cork and an MSc in Executive Leadership from University of Ulster. Rosita has held a number of senior finance roles in a
Tánaiste Leo Varadkar recently signed the Code of Practice for Employers and Employees on the Right to Disconnect (the Code).
This Code allows employees to switch off from work outside of normal working hours, something many have found difficult during the past 12 months. The Code also reiterates the importance of employers having an appropriate time management system to record working hours and attendance, and that this obligation extends to remote workers.For a comprehensive overview of the Code,
With sustainable driving on the way forward and Electric Vehicles being the future for all businesses we are all urged to make the big switch to electric. Whether you are a large employer, SME or start up there are many advantages to sustainable driving. There are a plethora of vehicles to choose from but at Kearys Hyundai the KONA and IONIQ are real showstoppers. Hyundai KONA EV – sporty & seriously fun to drive
Lightning quick off the line, this sporty SUV accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in only
If you work in professional services, then you will have seen first–hand the challenges when it comes to ensuring your clients’ data is secure and properly managed. Your IT processes and systems are a vital first step to ensuring this security.
At Radius, we always recommend the private cloud to customers who are seeking a safe and simple way to manage their IT security.
But what is private cloud and what are the benefits?
If you haven’t come across the term before, private cloud
Paula Cogan, President of Cork Chamber comments on the latest evolution of COVID-19 restrictions.
“While the announcement by Government of phased reopening is welcome, every intervening week of lost economic activity has grave consequences for the economy, and the impacts on the number of businesses that will survive and emerge from this pandemic. Every milestone must be met or surpassed with vigour. There is an irreconcilable tension between public health ambitions and the resumption of full economic
Nano Nagle Place is now offering bespoke virtual guided tours with our expert guides.
From the comfort of your home join us as we describe life in the early 18th century and be inspired by the immensely human story of Nano Nagle social entrepreneur whose forward thinking improved the plight of children in Ireland and around the world .
Sit back and get comfortable as we delve behind the Organic walled Convent Garden surrounded by Georgian and Gothic Architecture to name but a few. Exclusive access to Ms
Over the past three months, Irish businesses have had to face numerous challenges as they navigate the implications of a post-Brexit era. Among these challenges is the long-term reality of increased customs clearance declarations required in order to trade between Ireland and the UK.With the number of declarations for the first two months of 2021 having already surpassed 2020’s yearly figure, fellow Irish company Cantec Group and its software division SmartOffice Technology has launched a new automated
One of Ireland's biggest news media organisations, Reach - which publishes Cork Beo, RSVP magazine and RSVP Live as well as the Irish Mirror and Irish Daily Star newspapers, has announced it is moving to a combination of office and home working for its teams across its Dublin, Cork and Belfast bases as part of future working arrangements.Reach will still have offices in Dublin and Belfast where more than 90% of its staff worked from pre-pandemic and staff will benefit from more flexible working arrangements
Cognate Health, the leading nationwide occupational health provider, has announced the appointment of Ciara Buckley as Sales and Marketing Manager in response to the company's rapid growth. With extensive sales and marketing experience, Ciara will be responsible for developing and executing marketing strategies and strengthening Cognate Heath’s corporate customer base in the rapidly growing occupational health market.
Previous to joining Cognate Health, Ciara was employed at the Doyle Collection as
On the back of our 2021 Charity Partnership announcement were delighted to host an Easter Fundraiser for The Rainbow Club Cork Centre for Autism and Focus Ireland.
We would like to thank everybody that donated to our Easter Egg Hunt, it was a huge success, we exceeded our target and delivered 323 eggs.
Over a seven-year period, the Water for All programme has approximately benefitted 44,730 beneficiaries. Women are most benefited by this project. Your Standing Order will help SERVE to continue the work through programmes and projects like Water for All. Read more.Watch this throwback video of SERVE volunteers building water cisterns in Brazil & Mozambique.
You can have an Ethical Easter celebration by swapping Easter eggs with SERVE Solidarity Gifts for loved ones, please visit our website
CORK EMPLOYER RECOGNISED AS A GREAT PLACE TO WORK AT 2021 AWARDS CEREMONY
Biopharmaceutical company AbbVie is also named as one of Ireland’s Best Workplaces for Women
AbbVie, the global biopharmaceutical company which has a manufacturing presence in Carrigtwohill, has been listed as the No. 3 Best Large Workplace in Ireland 2021. The announcement was made at the recent Best Workplace 2021 Virtual Awards.
It is the eighth consecutive year that the company has featured on the list and its
An ambitious and high achieving Limerick student has been awarded the prestigious Holmes O’Malley Sexton Scholarship at the University of Limerick (UL).
The top legal firm with offices in Ireland in Dublin, Limerick and Cork has awarded the renowned scholarship annually for over two decades. The bursary was endowed to Law and Accounting student Brian Daly from Kilmallock in recognition of his outstanding academic performance.
Brian described what it means to be this year’s recipient of the Holmes
Conor Healy, CEO of Cork Chamber commented:
“The decision by An Bórd Pleanála to uphold the planning approval made by Cork City Council last October is a positive move for the city. The plans for multi-purpose use of the site will harness this prime location, overlooking the river and standing proudly at the head of the city’s island are a statement of how our city can celebrate its heritage while delivering spaces designed for a modern progressive city. The redevelopment of the bonded warehouses will
Lufthansa will start a Cork to Frankfurt service for Summer 2021, connecting the two cities for the first time in eighteen years. Two flights will operate each week on Monday and Friday, commencing on 25 June 2021.2021 Summer schedule - as of February 2021
Route Flight No Frequency Departure Arrival
ORK - FRA LH985 Mo,Fr 1725 2030
FRA - Cork LH984 Mo,Fr
Cork Interactive Walking Maps
Cork has a compact city centre which means that it is very easy to get around on foot. Cork is also a city that is full of culture and history. We have designed three short walks so that you can walk around and explore the city, whether it is to take a break from shopping, to do something with the family or just want to get a coffee and have a stroll. So get active, get some fresh air, and enjoy the city.
Cork Street Art Walk
A walk around the city centre highlighting some
Ability@Work is proudly representing Ireland in Innovative Practices in Inclusive Employment having recently been recognised as a winner of The United Nations, The Zero Project. The Zero Project aims to share and celebrate innovative practice and policies worldwide and commended Ability@Work for their approach to seeking and retaining suitable and sustainable employment for young people with different abilities.
Between 2018 and 2020, 69 people were registered with Ability@Work and 42 people have been
Cork English College are delighted to announce a new series of Exam Masterclasses, Academic Webinars and Free Online Lessons!
Each week over the coming weeks, join our free sessions every Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday afternoon. Every session is designed by our Academic team to inform & enrich all participants in each respective field. Our Academic team have a wealth of teaching expertise & knowledge and these sessions are for sharing it with both agents & students.
Our first week has been a major success
The results of the fourth annual Irish Enterprise Awards have been finalised and on behalf of all the team at Bensons I am delighted to inform all our partners and clients that Bensons WorkWear has been awarded:
Clothing Manufacturer of the Year 2021 More than a Uniform - Made in Ireland
At Bensons, we will work with you to design bespoke corporate uniforms for your employees that reinforces the image and message of your company to the World.
In 2021 the importance of more sustainable public transport has been recognized by Minister Ryan who has committed €15m in assisting the small public service vehicle industry with the transition to a zero-emission and fully electric industry. The money is made available to the SPSV industry and is funded by the Department of Transport.
At Kearys Renault, their Electric Vehicle (EV) experts are on hand to help make the big switch. Did you know small public service vehicles (SPSV) drivers can scrap
Mary Cummins, Career Coach and Facilitator and proprietor of Careerchanger.ie. For those who find themselves out of work or with redundancy looming, remember you have a plethora of skills at your disposal, many of which can be transferred to other jobs and sectors.
That’s the view of Career Coach and Facilitator Mary Cummins (BSc M.A.). "Of course, at times of uncertainty, our self-doubt can creep in and tarnish our thoughts, and we don’t know what our skills are any more. It makes sense therefore to
Change by Degrees, the award winning sustainability business based in Kinsale, Co. Cork, celebrated International Day of Happiness on Saturday 20th March, by launching a new website.
Co-founder Madeleine Murray commented that 'our new website helps people explore our services and learn more about our work, our values and our amazing team. It is designed to make your experience with our brand efficient, enjoyable and relevant. '
Businesses are invited to visit the website at www.changebydegrees.com and
Great news! KLM has resumed its services from Cork to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol since 01 March 2021. The flights are operated by KLM Cityhopper with either an Embraer 175 or Embraer 190 aircraft.BENEFITS OF SERVICE
Connecting the Munster region to Amsterdam, Europe and the world
Choice of cabin: Business and Economy
Added option of Economy Comfort within the Economy cabin
MORE CHOICE WITH KLM
With flights operating from both Cork and Dublin, KLM offers passengers the flexibility of departing from a
Cork Chamber welcomes significant Urban Regeneration and Development Funding
Speaking following the announcement of URDF funding for Cork today, Paula Cogan, President of Cork Chamber said,
“The announcement of significant enabling funds of €353.4m for the Cork Docklands means that Ireland’s largest, most ambitious and exciting regeneration programme can move ahead with confidence. In the Cork Docklands, there is room for a population of 25,000 and a workforce of almost 30,000 providing opportunity
Paula Cogan, President of Cork Chamber
Cork Chamber calls on the Government to put in place a comprehensive, data-driven plan to help businesses cope with the impact of Covid-19. The extension of Covid supports must continue far beyond June as it is clear the pandemic’s impact will extend beyond this date.
The past 12 months have been the most tumultuous period for tourism, hospitality, leisure, aviation, retail and culture in recent memory and while many have weathered the challenge to date, clarity
Bensons Workwear is delighted to announce its new Irish-Made Bespoke Corporate Wear line, launching just in time for businesses to reopen their doors once again. Our team is ready to work directly with businesses to design & manufacture Corporate Uniforms that exceed expectations, after all, a uniform is a symbol of your company’s identity and mission. Our Bespoke services go beyond just Clothing – maximising the creativity potential and the customer experience. Innovation is key – many garments now
Funding, Planning and Appeals Mechanisms Must be Reformed for Delivery
If Cork is to remain globally competitive and fulfil its role nationally as set out in the National Planning Framework (NPF), significant Government investment that is focused and targeted to unlock the region’s potential is required. In a recent submission to the National Development Plan (NDP) review, Cork Chamber recommended a ‘most ambitious’ approach must be taken to capital investment spending for the region.
Reacting to the news that the challenge blocking the development of the M28 to Ringaskiddy has been refused leave to appeal to the Supreme Court, Chamber CEO Conor Healy stated that “this decision is highly significant in that it now paves the way for the M28 Ringaskiddy upgrade to move ahead without further delay. This essential piece of infrastructure, which is of national and regional importance, has been long delayed generating huge frustration.”
“The residents and daily commuters along this
Deepening and extension of supports must be matched by acceleration of vaccine rollout Paula Cogan, Cork Chamber President said, “The announcement today from Government does not provide enough clarity on sectoral reopening timelines. Ongoing ambiguity will cause further frustration for the businesses that have been desperately working to plan for reopening, while supporting their valued employees and suppliers in this extremely challenging environment. While the areas influencing Government decision
Permanent TSB and Bibby Financial Services Ireland unveil exclusive partnership offering Irish SMEs funding solutions designed to improve cash flow or finance growth plans
Invoice Finance facility will enhance range of options available to new and existing Permanent TSB customers with funding for cashflow, M&A / MBO activity or corporate restructuring
Exclusive partnership between leading retail and SME bank and a specialist lender is set to transform the Irish financial services landscape
Marked Improvement in Business Confidence83% of respondents indicate business confidence, up from 68% in Q343% experienced a decrease in turnover in Q4 2020, with 29% of respondents anticipating an increase during Q1 202127% of respondents indicated a reduction in employee numbers in Q4 202038% indicate their businesses will be affected by the increased cost of sourcing products/ supplies from the UK post Brexit, customs duties, or VAT chargesWith sustainability in mind, the majority of business
Cork International Choral Festival is delighted to announce that Ibec, Ireland’s largest business representative group, has come on board as the title sponsor of the festival’s new Workplace Choir of the Year competition.The Ibec Workplace Choir of the Year competition will be the culminating event of Cork International Choral Festival’s ‘Choirworks’ programme, which has been devised specifically for the 2021 event. The programme offers workplace colleagues around the country the chance to learn to sing
The National Transport Authority allocations totalling €45.39m for 80 sustainable transport projects in Cork city and county has been strongly commended by Cork Chamber.
Speaking today, Conor Healy, Cork Chamber CEO said, “This allocation represents the true commencement of the game changing programme of improvements that is set out in the Cork Metropolitan Area Transport Strategy and beyond.”
“Quality of life will continue to be a defining feature of the competitiveness of our region and this
Calls for urgent government policy action to unleash floating offshore wind potential
Cork, February 2020: Cork Harbour has the capacity to become an unparalleled hub for floating offshore wind energy in the Celtic Sea from 2025, presenting an opportunity for a new industrial sector to emerge in the region. This is according to a report published by Cork Chamber of Commerce, which calls on the government to enact key policy changes to ensure that Cork Harbour is in a position to unleash its potential
-Cork Chamber Awards to Recognise Success Stories in a Challenging Year-The Cork Company of the Year Awards, run by Cork Chamber in association with Vodafone Ireland, have been launched and will remain open for applications until February 22nd. Having become the most esteemed business awards in the region, the robust judging process will take place remotely and deliberations will reveal some of the great success stories in the business community. Running for over 20 years, the awards celebrate the best of
Cork Chamber and Limerick Chamber have welcomed the opportunity to make submissions to the N/M20 Cork to Limerick Improvement Scheme public consultation, currently at options selection stage.
Paula Cogan, President of Cork Chamber commented, “We are committed to seeing a comprehensive upgrade to the N/M20 transport corridor progressed. The redevelopment of the regionally significant route corridor has been on the backburner for too long. Nationally and regionally, we cannot afford further complacency on
Deep Support Required to Deliver on CMATSSpeaking today, Conor Healy, Chamber CEO said, “The appointment of contractors to the ‘Bus Connects’ programme for Cork is another welcome milestone in the delivery of the Cork Metropolitan Area Transport Strategy. Cork can only deliver on it’s growth projections and evolve to a more resilient and sustainable economic model if comprehensive multimodal transport options are in place. Quality of life will continue to define the competitiveness of Cork and it is clear
Bob Savage, Vice-President and Cork Site Leader at Dell Technologies has been honoured with the Cork Chamber ‘Outstanding Contribution to Business Award 2020’, sponsored by EY.Paula Cogan, President of Cork Chamber said of the announcement, “A true icon of the technology industry, Bob Savage has enjoyed an international career, and all from Cork. He has ensured that an entire sector has been able to develop from Ireland. Bob sat on the board of the American Chamber and Enterprise Ireland and has been
A significant renewable energy report launched today by Cork Chamber and the Centre for Cooperative Studies at UCC highlights a significant deficit in policy and fiscal support for anaerobic digestion, a technology that converts waste products from food, agriculture, wastewater treatment and other sources into biomethane, a fuel source that can form a key element in Ireland’s efforts to reduce GHG emissions.
Speaking at the launch of the report Thomas Mc Hugh, Director of Public Affairs at Cork Chamber
National Business Machines (NBM), headquartered in Cork and celebrating its 35th year in business, last year announced a €750,000 investment and expansion of their business, largely focussed on infrastructure and personnel.
This year, they are seeing the fruits of their labour, adapting to, and overcoming the challenges of Covid-19 head on, with a can-do and flexible attitude to conducting their day-to-day operations. This approach, coupled with the promotion of a new Sales Director, Don
Major Government Funding and Policy Measures Required to Deliver
Speaking today, Paula Cogan, Cork Chamber President said, “The decision taken by Cork City Council and the Land Development Agency to establish a Cork City Docklands Delivery Office, to accelerate the redevelopment of some 146 hectares of Cork’s prime waterfront location is essential to delivery."
"However, significant Government funding must now be allocated via the Urban Regeneration and Development Fund (URDF) to enable sustainable
Conor Healy, CEO of Cork Chamber said:
“It is very welcome news that Pfizer plans to invest €300million into its Irish operations. The pharmaceutical manufacturer has had a site in Cork since 1969 and is a key investor and employer in the region."
"Pfizer is an important player in enriching the pharmaceutical cluster in Cork, and great credit is due to the management and entire Pfizer team for securing the investment for the construction of a development facility on the Ringaskiddy site to manufacture
Speaking following the announcement that Ryanair is to cut its remaining Cork routes, Chamber President Paula Cogan said,
“The announcement by Ryanair to close its remaining routes will have a deep impact for tourism, hospitality, arts and aviation in the region. Once a route or airline is gone, there is little short-term prospect of its return and this reality is one that will have direct consequences for many struggling businesses.”
“As ever, a firm commitment to EU travel standards and most
At Thursday morning’s Cork Chamber Business Breakfast in partnership with Ronan Daly Jermyn and media partner the Irish Examiner, An Taoiseach addressed the most significant issues that define the environment in which business operates.
Chamber President Paula Cogan spoke of An Taoiseach’s vision for Cork:
“In particular, by setting out his vision for the future of Cork and Ireland, An Taoiseach strongly emphasised his belief in providing a better environment for young people to grow up in, to climate
Business confidence dips to 68% in Q3 from 73% in Q251% of businesses experienced a decrease in turnover over the last quarter21% of responding businesses report that >90% of employees are working from homeAUDIO CLIP: Paula Cogan, President of Cork Chamber, Listen and download <Business Confidence Comment here> or <Business Turnover Comment here>The third economic trends report of 2020 captures the sentiment of the Cork business community in the transition from the initial shock waves of the Covid-19
Conor Healy CEO of Cork Chamber said, “The renewal of restrictions, bringing us to what we now know as level 5, will be mentally and financially tough for people and businesses throughout Cork but are necessary if we are to resume activity in the run up to Christmas.”
“The increase to the value of the Wage Subsidy Scheme is very welcome. There must also be absolute urgency in the deployment of business supports and in particular the new Covid Restrictions Support Scheme which is now needed less than a
Conor Healy, Cork Chamber CEO, speaking in the wake of today’s flooding, said;
“We cannot go on allowing our best approach to be based on luck. We are once again grappling with the devastating effects of spring tides, wind and rain on our City centre, and at a time when businesses are already under incredible stress and pressure with Level 5 Covid restrictions coming into play. Had the Morrisons Island flood defences been in place, today’s flooding would not have occurred, as opposed to our current
Speaking this morning, Conor Healy, Cork Chamber CEO said,
“The announcement by Ryanair today that it is to close its Cork base puts Cork Airport on the ropes and will be devastating for the staff impacted directly and indirectly. The gravity of the pandemic is displayed once again. This announcement is hugely damaging for regional and national connectivity and raises very real concerns regarding the ability of Cork Airport to avoid closure without further direct financial support from government in
The final investment decision for Dunkettle Interchange works has been welcomed by Cork Chamber. Seen as a pivotal project for the city and region, the Dunkettle Interchange carries 100,000 vehicles per day, connecting the major arteries of the M8 to the north, N25 to the east through to the ring road and city centre.
Speaking following the announcement Conor Healy, CEO of Cork Chamber said“This final investment decision is of national significance and is also a catalyst that will help set the Cork
Speaking on Budget Day October 13th 2020, Chamber President Paula Cogan said,
“The Government must be commended for producing an ambitious and thorough budget for 2021. As we normalise our experience of this pandemic, and as we prepare to encounter the challenges of Brexit first hand, it is clear that this and the next few budgets and the management of our national finances thereafter will define the prospects of a generation.”Infrastructure
“The commitment to an increase of almost €2 billion in
Cork Chamber Announces the Winners of the Cork Digital Marketing Awards 2020
On Friday October 09th, Cork Chamber awarded the winners of the hotly contested Cork Digital Marketing Awards 2020.
In a zoom full of Cork’s inspiring digital titans, the awards, presented by Sinéad Kennedy, recognised the responsive, strategic and creative approaches that businesses are bringing to all digital platforms.
Commenting on the awards which recognised all facets of digital marketing Best in Content Creation, Best
All of society effort required to return to level 2Extension of EWSS and business supports essentialCounter-cyclical spend on infrastructure a necessityCommenting on Government’s announcement that level 3 restrictions are to be implemented nationwide Conor Healy, CEO of Cork Chamber said:
“While not surprising, it is nonetheless challenging for business and society to move to level 3 restrictions.”
“The impact of these tighter restrictions will be immensely challenging for those operating in food &
Speaking in relation to the real possibility of airport closure following the fall in passenger numbers of over 90%, the withdrawal of routes and airlines and the threatened Ryanair base closure Conor Healy, Cork Chamber CEO said:
“Government focus on the aviation sector and our airports must rapidly intensify and the Oireachtas Transport committee must convene immediately to understand from the Minister for Transport, government’s plan for the future of Irish aviation and Cork Airport. Without the
Despite confidence in the Irish economy resting at 48% among members of the business community, and notwithstanding the pandemic, Brexit and climate change, sentiment remains high and businesses remain resolutely focused on a positive future for Cork says a major report launched today by Cork Chamber of Commerce.
Almost 1,000 people engaged in a series of sectoral think tanks and an open survey to identify the best route to a resilient and sustainable recovery for Cork. Each discussion was guided by the