CAPPA is delighted to announce that they are now a partner in the new SmartAgriHubs project. SmartAgriHubs is a €20 million EU project under the Horizon 2020 instrument, and brings together a consortium of well over 164 partners in the European agri-food sector. The project aims to realise the digitisation of European agriculture by fostering an agricultural innovation ecosystem dedicated to excellence, sustainability and success.
SmartAgriHubs employs a multi – stakeholder approach and covers a broad
Coolgrey Connected, a strategic collaboration of companies aligned in their vision to optimise brand communications & engagement for clients, launched in October with a breakfast briefing for member clients & associates at the Coolgrey Creative Studio on Tramore Road. To have a look back at the launch event here.
Guests enjoyed an informal breakfast networking opportunity in warm friendly surroundings, before Stephen Ryan of Narration & 24 Stories introduced the speakers, and hosted a lively interactive
On Wednesday, November 13th, we hosted a very special appreciation evening to celebrate our amazing host families for their continued support. We had a great turnout with over sixty of our families in attendance from various different parts of Cork who host our students year round. Taking place in the beautiful setting of the Metropole Hotel in Cork, each family received a warm welcome from CEC staff members, along with raffle tickets for prize giving later in the evening. The event opened with a special
Leading Irish-owned engineering consultancy firm Tandem Project Management has announced a significant expansion of its leadership team, with three new appointments. Following steady growth at the Cork-headquartered firm, Julie O’Mahony, Eoin O’Brien and Colm Burke have been appointed as Associate Directors.
Tandem provides project management, engineering design, construction and CQV (Commissioning, Qualification and Validation) services as well as talent solutions to its clients during the project
Cian Kelliher has been appointed as a Managing Director within KPMG Ireland’s Management Consulting practice and Head of Consulting in Munster. Cian will be focused on working alongside clients in the local market to partner with and deliver solutions for complex business challenges across a range of industries. Prior to joining KPMG, Cian held a number of senior roles centred around applying next generation consulting offerings, developing thought leadership and growing the business through strategic
Cork Chamber and Cork Business Association have jointly welcomed the new and revised Lower Lee Flood Relief Scheme presented by the Office of Public Works. The two business organisations now urge both Cork local authorities to move the scheme forward as a matter of priority.
It is estimated that construction of the scheme can begin in the first half of 2021 once approved. Construction will subsequently be phased to minimise disruption, starting with Morrison’s Island to ensure early protection for the
Organised by Cork City Council, the switching on of the Cork City Christmas Lights will take place this Sunday November 17th on Patrick’s Street from 6.30pm. The Christmas Lights will be switched on by the Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. John Sheehan and there is a rumored appearance of Santa!
The Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. John Sheehan said “The countdown to Christmas truly begins with the switching on of the Christmas Lights. This wonderful free family festive event will take place at approximately 7.15pm
CAPPA was delighted to have their own Dr Michael McAuliffe speaking at the Photonex Enlighten Conference on "Extracting physical attributes from hyperspectral images." The Photonex conference Europe took place on the 9th and 10th of October in Coventry, United Kingdom. It was co - located with the Enlighten Conference, Vacuum Expo, IEEE High Power Diode Lasers and Quantum Technologies. The Enlighten Conference featured application and technology advances, innovations and emerging technologies in photonics
A new book ‘Championing Cork’ chronicles the history of city region and that of the Chamber, which was founded 200 years ago on 8th November 1819.
Early last year, local historian Cllr. Kieran McCarthy was commissioned to research the history of the Chamber, and the book was launched at a dinner to celebrate the Chamber’s anniversary last week.
This book draws on the Chamber’s records in Cork City and County Archives and from its press coverage over two hundred years. It highlights the big stories of
There are 6 Sundays left before Christmas but more importantly than that, there are just 5 Sundays left before Triskel's Christmas Movies start!Christmas Movies at Triskel are a tradition for a lot of people (if you don’t believe us, check out this year’s Holly Bough!) so we’re delighted to be bringing back our favourites: The Muppet Christmas Carol, It’s a Wonderful Life and the eternally-divisive Die Hard (is it a Christmas movie or is it a movie set at Christmas?!).
We’ll be learning about the true
Fitzgerald Actuarial Limited is delighted to announce that Brian Fitzgerald has joined the Cork based pensions, actuarial and governance consultancy firm. Brian joins John Grant (Business Development Manager & Investment Consultant) and other actuaries in our pensions and actuarial team. Brian brings a wealth of pensions experience, having been consultant and actuary to many leading group pension plans in Ireland. As well as advising corporate clients, Brian has a strong record in developing models to
Almost 400 frontline staff from retail and hospitality businesses across Cork city attended an inspirational, motivational and educational customer service training session in the Everyman theatre last night with one of the UK’s top performance coaches. The event organised by Cork City Centre Forum and the Local Enterprise Office, Cork City, saw leading UK performance coach, Alf Dunbar, deliver his ‘You are The Difference’ training session to managers and staff from businesses ranging from independent
John Fitzpatrick, Festival and Artistic Director of the Cork International Choral Festival, announced his decision to step aside from his full-time, day to day commitment with the Festival and its organisation and artistic planning, at the meeting of the Festival’s Board of Directors held after this year’s very successful 65th festival. John’s involvement with the festival commenced in 1969 as a singer, continued as a conductor of various choirs over a long period, as an invited member of the Festival’s
Release of Ireland's Second Annual Responsible Investment State of Play Report 2019Marking Environmental, Sustainable and Governance (ESG) Day as part of Climate Finance Week 2019 Tuesday 5 November 2019: The Cork Financial Services Forum welcomed the release of Ireland’s Second Annual Responsible Investment State of Play Report 2019 in Cork today with an event jointly hosted by Deutsche Börse/Clearstream in their new offices in Navigation Square. The event takes place on ESG Day and forms part of Ireland’s
Over 160 acclaimed national and international filmmakers and talent will present their work at the 64th Cork Film Festival, which commences this Thursday (7 November) with the Opening Gala of Ordinary Love. Running from 7 – 17 November, the opening weekend of the Festival’s 11 days of cinema, featuring over 300 Irish and international features, documentaries, shorts and events, will also include a special preview of the first two episodes of the second season of The Young Offenders. For full details,
Leading Advisory, Audit & Tax firm Roberts Nathan announced the launch of their new website. Click here to view. Offering a wider range of services through their Cork and Dublin offices. “We designed the new web presence with a professional, easy-to-use navigation,” said Gail Ellis, Partner at Roberts Nathan. “Going forward we will continue to develop the site and communicate regularly though our “news” and “social media” platforms, which will hopefully give a flavour of how we add value to our clients
CAPPA was delighted to have Dr Anton Walsh speaking on “Shortwave infrared imaging of thin film coatings concealed inside polypropylene tubing” at the 2nd Spectro Expo exhibition. The exhibition took place from the 24 to 26 September in Amsterdam with over 340 individuals in attendance from both industry and academia. The Spectro Expo comprises two scientific conferences, the Workshop on Hyperspectral Image and Signal Processing: Evolution in Remote Sensing (WHISPERS) and Symposium on Short Wave Infrared
Enjoy 5 Star Breakfast while supporting Cork Simon Community and share the joy of Christmas with those who need it the most.
This December, the team at Hayfield Manor wish to spread some festive cheer and hope to give a little something each day to help those in need. Midweek throughout the month of December the hotel will donate 50% of the price of every non-resident’s breakfast to Cork Simon Community. So why not do something different this festive season and gather a group of customers, colleagues or
J.Barter travel are delighted to announce the opening of our new shop at 7 Clermont, Douglas Road, Cork. Our Douglas branch will operate from this location until our existing shop at Douglas Village Shopping Centre reopens for business after the recent fire destroyed a large section of the shopping centre. All existing contact details remain the same.About J.Barter Travel
We are privately-owned, reputable and the longest established travel agency in Ireland. Since 1865 creating miles of smiles and great
After several months of research and development, Fastnet - The Talent Group® is delighted to announce the launch of our newly redesigned website here. The new site features a streamlined modern design, improved functionality, and easy access to essential information.
Our primary goal during the redesign process was to create a more valuable, user-centric and responsive resource across all platforms and devices. Specifically, we wanted to provide our website users an easier way to learn about Fastnet’s
LCE’s Managing Director Ita Leyden was guest speaker at four ergonomic risk assessment workshops put on by the Health & Safety Authority around the country. Posting on her LinkedIn account after the events Ita said, “This was the 3rd year I was lucky enough to be involved with the series of national workshops on ergonomics assessment tools run by the HSA - the enthusiasm and interest levels from attendees was brilliant. What was most encouraging was having over 200 professionals interested in improving
The restructuring by Novartis resulting in the loss of 320 jobs by mid-2022 has been met with disappointment by Cork Chamber.
Commenting, Conor Healy, Cork Chamber CEO, said:
“Novartis has been a major employer in Ringaskiddy for over 25 years and is a significant player in the pharma and life sciences sectors that Cork is globally recognised for.
“Our immediate thoughts are with the impacted employees and their families at this stressful time and we encourage the State agencies to work with the
Employee ownership of businesses is increasing in Ireland and a seminar next week will provide an opportunity for Cork companies to learn first-hand how it can help boost their bottom line. The Irish ProShare Association’s (IPSA) event in the offices of KPMG on South Mall on October 24th will be attended by some of the most successful companies in Ireland that are part or fully owned by their employees, including Cork tech company Teamwork, Clonakilty-based Global Shares, global engineering and
Lisney, Ireland’s largest independently-owned estate agents, is celebrating 50 years in business in Cork. The leading property consultants first began with a 500 square foot office on Grand Parade in 1969 and has experienced consistent growth and success since then. Involved in all aspects of the residential, commercial, licensed and investment property markets, Lisney employs 120 staff nationwide, working in a range of agency and advisory services departments.
Speaking about Lisney’s path to 50
Minister of State at the Department of Health Jim Daly TD has officially opened the new Bon Secours Cork Cancer Centre, marking the completion of the wider €77 million expansion of the hospital.
The new Bon Secours Cork Cancer Centre now offers the most technologically advanced radiotherapy services in the south of Ireland through a partnership between the hospital and UPMC Hillman Cancer Centre, part of US-based academic medical centre UPMC which is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh. With
Volunteer in India, Mozambique, the Philippines, Vietnam and ZAMBIA during summer 2020 and work alongside our partners on sustainable development projects! SERVE is a Cork-based overseas development and volunteering organisation, committed to tackling the root causes of poverty to achieve justice, equality, and opportunities for all. We are recruiting volunteers for our 4-week overseas placements, which take place from early July to early August. This year, we are offering placements in:Bangalore,
Welcoming Cabinet’s approval of the N22 Cork-Kerry road, Conor Healy, Cork Chamber CEO, said:
“The N22 road upgrade and the Macroom bypass is a long-awaited key infrastructure project for Cork and Kerry. Not only will this project help alleviate traffic bottlenecks along the route, this investment by Government will also be a significant boost to tourism and business in the region by bringing Killarney and Cork closer together, as well as improve the environment in Macroom Town by diverting traffic away
Digital Champions were celebrated at this year’s Cork Digital Marketing Awards held at the Cork International Hotel.
In a room full of inspiring digital transformers, the Awards presented by MC Sinead Kennedy recognised the innovative and creative approaches that businesses are bringing to all digital platforms.
All facets of digital marketing were recognised, with awards including Best in Content Creation, Best Social Media Team and awards for individual channels from Website to Instagram. Paula
The third economic trends survey of 2019 reports on member experiences during July, August and September, gathering information to assess business confidence, and the operating landscape, national economy, skills, and threats to business growth. The Q3 survey included a specific focus on business competitiveness in relation to public transport priorities, and business insurance.
Cork Chamber President Paula Cogan, “Budget 2020 was a conservative budget in the face of Brexit uncertainty. The business
A symbol of progressive luxury: the all new fully electric EQC blazes an exciting new path for electric driving and puts MSL Cork on the map as one of Mercedes-Benz’ selected EQ dealers, with two EQC’s currently in stock as of today!Speaking at the launch of the stunning new car which took place at the end of the summer in Palmerstown House, our Sales Manager Liam Mullane had this to say: “More than 130 years since Karl Benz introduced the world to motoring, the introduction of the EQC sees Mercedes-Benz
Reacting to the detail of Budget 2020, Cork Chamber has welcomed the Brexit package as an important measure to protect Irish businesses in the turbulent waters ahead.
Meanwhile, the failure by Government to meaningfully address historic high rents and the lack of viability of new apartment construction is a cause of concern.
Commenting on the Chamber’s budget priorities, CEO Conor Healy, said:Affordable Apartments “Outside of Brexit, the availability of housing is the number one issue facing business and
The Cork Company of the Year Awards, run by Cork Chamber in association with Vodafone, are recognised as being the most prestigious and esteemed business awards in the region.
Now in its 22nd year the awards celebrate the best of Cork business from emerging businesses, to SMEs, large indigenous and multinational organisations.
The four award categories are: Emerging Cork Company of the Year (less than 5 years in business)Cork SME Company of the Year (less than 50 employees) Cork Large Company of the
Leading Irish owned accountancy firm Moore Stephens launched its rebrand to Moore on the 9th September 2019. The firm which has offices in Dublin & Cork employing over 130 people is ranked in the top 10 accountancy practices in Ireland.
Speaking at the launch, Moore Managing Partner Ned Murphy said: “the rebrand marks the continuing evolution of our international network of independent accountancy firms which has a presence in over 112 countries. The new brand position is ‘Helping you thrive in a
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
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
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
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
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
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
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