Financial Incentives and Employment Training are keyRenewable energy is now even more urgent as houses have become both home and office
The International Energy Research Centre (IERC) at Tyndall National Institute is calling on Government to introduce a combination of capital grants, tax breaks and zero interest loans to help meet its target to install 600,000 environmentally efficient domestic heat pumps to homes across Ireland by 2030.
The targets were initially set out under the 2019 Climate
Businesses, property developers and city authorities must act now to enable office workers to revitalise relationships with the workplace post-pandemic, says a new report.
The report, produced by Ireland's leading property company, IPUT, and multinational consultancy firm, Arup, analyses the role of the office and how it can continue to support new ways of working.
With the dominance of monofunctional office buildings impacting the central business districts of our cities during the COVID-19 pandemic,
“It’s important that we all pull together to support local businesses. 22,500 tourism jobs in Cork need to be protected.” – Seamus Heaney, Visit Cork
Visit Cork has launched a #PureLocal campaign ahead of Green Friday (November 27th), encouraging everyone to stay local, eat local and click local this Christmas to support their favourite Cork attraction, experience, hotel or restaurant.
The official Cork tourism body has also announced an upcoming industry day for tourism businesses along with
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
CRiTiCALL Cork is a new initiative to support people emerging from domestic violence circumstances compounded by the Covid-19 pandemic. The initiative was launched in Dublin and is now being replicated in Cork City and County.CRiTiCALL Cork is a collaboration between Cork Volunteer Centre and Safe Ireland which has 6 members in Cork as follows;
Good Shepherd Cork (Edel House) provides help to women and children who are at risk of homelessness.
Cuanlee Refuge provides aid, assistance, advice,
Everyone agrees that it is going to be a Christmas like no other. It is a year that gifting is going to be even more important, where we are more thoughtful and put more meaning into the gifts we give, as we won’t have the opportunity to celebrate with friends, family and colleagues like in other years. Inspired by the natural surrounds of their walled gardens, dating back over 200 years, Carewswood Garden Centre and Cafe have created a beautiful range of luxury Christmas Hampers which are packed full of
Technology giant Qualcomm is to establish a research and development facility in Cork, a €78 million investment that could create hundreds of highly skilled engineering roles over the next four years.
The Qualcomm Technologies facility will be located at Penrose Dock in the city centre. The office was opened in October, and recruitment is underway for roles in the ASIC areas of digital, analog, machine learning, automotive, CAD, automation, system validation, advanced design for new technologies and
Aircoach, Ireland’s leading private coach and bus operator, has announced its new partnership with the Football Association of Ireland to become the Official Transport Provider to Ireland’s senior men and women’s teams.
The announcement comes as Ireland prepare to take on Bulgaria on Wednesday evening in the UEFA Nations League game at the Aviva Stadium. Aircoach unveiled their newly branded ‘Team Ireland’ state of the art coach to celebrate the partnership at the FAI’s training base in the National
Due to Covid 19 and the city being at Level Five Restrictions, the traditional switch on of the Christmas Lights in Cork which annually attracts thousands of people was unable to take place this year.
The Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. Joe Kavanagh said
“I am thrilled to see Cork Light Up for Christmas. This year has been a very difficult and challenging year for everybody. We hope that the Christmas lights in Cork will being some festive cheer into people’s lives which is much needed this year.”
We are delighted to let you know that our new Ethical Gift Shop is now open!
Feed your wanderlust with the brand new SERVE’d Up Cookbook and explore a colourful collection of authentic recipes sourced from SERVE’s partner communities around the world, from spicy curries to chocolate truffles! (Now available for Click and Collect in Cork!)
Browse through our Handmade Gifts which have been handmade and purchased at a fair trade price from our partners, The Good Shepherd Sisters in Thailand. There is a
Altada Technology Solutions has partnered with Tangent, Trinity College Dublin’s ‘Ideas Workspace’ to create an accelerator program supporting early-stage startups and entrepreneurs in the growth and commercialisation of their businesses. This partnership aims to ultimately embed the initiative in the AI start-up ecosystem and create cornerstones for ambitious, global-reaching businesses. Alsessor has issued a call out to all early-stage Artificial Intelligence startups in Retail, Digital Health, FinTech,
Triskel and the National String Quartet Foundation continue their partnership to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827). For this autumn series, they are going online to present a number of concerts, beginning with the Vanbrugh Quartet on Friday 20 November and finishing on Friday 18 December with a performance by a brand new quartet led by the Irish Chamber Orchestra’s charismatic leader, Katherine Hunka.
Tony Sheehan, Artistic Director
Optical lung oxygen monitoring in neonates
The INFANT Research Centre University College Cork (UCC), in collaboration with IPIC at Tyndall National Institute, are working on a new project called NIOMI (Non-Invasive lung Oxygen Monitoring of Infants).
The NIOMI study research team is developing a new optical system for monitoring lung function in newborn infants. Currently there is no such device able to detect lung oxygen concentrations. The new device has the potential to provide continuous
Simon Harris TD, Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science has announced that Tyndall National Institute (Tyndall) has succeeded in securing more than 100 Horizon 2020* awards totalling over €56M in funding, making it one of the most successful institutes in Ireland for European funding. The announcement was made during the launch of the Tyndall 2019 Annual Report.
The report announced that in 2019 alone, 17 new projects were funded by H2020 to the value of €10m, a
A new business with a unique concept was launched in Cork during the pandemic.
This Interior Design business, called Little Angels’ Neurodesign, is specialized in a new kind of babies’ rooms.
Their designs are, indeed, all based on one thing: giving visual stimulation for babies to reach their highest potential and development. To achieve this, they use visual stimulation along with scientific data.
Everything you’ll find done by Little Angels’ Neurodesign is for parents and parents-to-be to have a
What will Cork look like in 200 years’ time?
This question is at the centre of ‘Future Forms’, the public engagement project run at the Glucksman Gallery as part of Cork Chamber’s 200 year celebrations.
Now, the short video created during the project is long listed for a ‘Museums in Short’ Award.
This is an international contest for museums’ best short videos.
It is now open for public vote and you can vote for and view the Future Forms video here:
Cork City Council is delighted to announce that Cork City will light up for Christmas next week. As Cork is at Level Five Restrictions, there will be no official public event to mark the lighting of the city’s Christmas Lights.
Since November 1, 6 Cork City Council Staff Members and a crew of 17 electricians have being undertaking the task of lighting the lights of Cork and the city’s and suburbs Christmas Trees with 115, 440 low watt energy efficient LED Lightning. In total 6.8 km of lights will glisten
It’s almost time to write those Santa letters.
And this year, your kids could be tearing open a handwritten reply from the big man himself.
The Hope Foundation has launched a special Christmas service designed to help parents create some magical festive moments while supporting the charity’s work with the street and slum communities in India.
“The North Pole are very familiar with HOPE’s work with the street and slum children and their communities in Kolkata.” said a Hope spokesperson.
Global life sciences company Thermo Fisher Scientific presented science kits to second class pupils from Shanbally and Ringaskiddy National Schools in Cork as part of Science Week, which runs until 15 November.
Senior Technical Development Chemist, Orla McNamara and Senior Administrative Assistant, Hilda Lyons delivered the 60 science kits to the budding young scientists as part of Thermo Fisher Scientific’s commitment to both STEM education and the local community in Cork’s Lower Harbour.
Griffith College Cork will offer places on 2 of its higher education courses under the Jobs Stimulus package.
Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD recently announced over €30 million of free and subsidised higher education places.
In a bid to upskill workers and build the economy, Griffith College Cork will offer 2 of its courses at a free or subsidised cost. This includes our Postgraduate Diploma in International Pharmaceutical Business
Aspira, the Irish-owned consulting and technology specialists, today announced the opening of its Asia-Pacific regional headquarters in Malaysia and the expansion of its mainland European operations with the opening of its second office in The Netherlands. The company also announced the creation of 30 new high-level jobs. The new offices are being opened in response to increased growth in Asia-Pacific and the Benelux region, with Aspira prioritising having an on-the-ground presence to further build local
TIKEHAU CAPITAL becomes a cornerstone shareholder to support AMARENCO’s growth in solar power production.
Six months after opening its capital to IDIA Capital Investissement, Amarenco Group, a major global solar power producer and a leading company in sustainability, announces today the closing of a €150 million new capital increase. Tikehau Capital, the alternative asset management and investment group, contributed significantly to this capital increase, becoming a key shareholder of Amarenco
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
The 65th annual Cork International Film Festival kicked off on Sunday 8th November with the 65th Anniversary Gala, the Irish premiere of The Racer, with the film available nationwide online at corkfilmfest.org through to 15th November. The 2020 programme features 50 features including 4 world premieres, extensive shorts programme, industry events and an in-person Cork Costume trail.
CIFF2020 will present a further nine tentpole events showcasing new Irish features and documentaries scheduled
The national housing and homeless charity, Peter McVerry Trust, has announced that it is now delivering social housing in Co Kerry. The charity, which is working in partnership with Kerry County Council, said it is working to increase housing pathways for people experiencing homelessness in the county.
Pat Doyle, CEO of Peter McVerry Trust, said “We are delighted to be able to help meet the housing needs of people impacted by homelessness in Co. Kerry. We have been working closely with the council to
With Level 5 of the Living with COVID-19 Plan in place until the end of November, many employees who had been back on site are now once again working from home.
Employment law consultant Peninsula outlines the top health & safety considerations employers should note when their employees are working from home.
Cork’s dedicated seasonal radio station is back for 2020.Cork’s 96-Mas is playing non-stop Christmas hits between now and the end of December.
This is the third year that the seasonal station has run. It will be packed with non-stop festive favourites and tips on getting ready for December 25th.
It is available to listen via the Cork’s 96FM smartphone app and website; the TuneIn radio app as well as via smart speakers.
Cork’s 96FM & C103 Content Controller, Brendan O’Driscoll says “Christmas is a
We were delighted to present six students with laptops recently as part of a €50,000 Bursary to Nagle Community College in Cork. The students are the first to progress to third-level education since PM Group announced the bursary last year. The students began Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) courses this Autumn.
Partnership and collaboration
The €50,000 bursary which was announced in 2019, is open to sixth year and transition year (TY) pupils over four years. It is designed to
As we celebrate our 10 year anniversary at Career Training Internships amidst the COVID 19 pandemic we have been re-evaluating how we do business. We have spent the last 8 months developing innovative ways to continue to offer our services to both our interns, international partners, and our valued host companies.
We are so excited to finally launch our brand new virtual programmes with our new website www.virtualcti.com. Packages will include options for virtual internships, work-specific language
Leading Irish ICT & Managed Services company, PFH Technology Group has been awarded a €5m ICT contract for desktop, laptop and related peripherals by the Office of Government Procurement (OGP).
“PFH will be providing best in class mobile devices from Lenovo, the world’s Market leader with the support of latest generation AMD processors, providing improved value at a time when Mobile devices have never been so important,” said John Hourican, National Sales Director, PFH Technology Group, at the
Cork Institute of Technology is delighted to announce it has won the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Research Image of the year award for 2020. The winners of the prestigious Science Foundation Ireland Awards were revealed today at the annual SFI Science Summit. The research image competition celebrates images captured by Science Foundation Ireland funded researchers during the course of their research. The winning image was titled “Talking Heads” and was taken as part of the SFI funded project titled
St. Michael’s Credit Union, serving the communities of Blackrock and Mahon, recently announced the launch of a pioneering biodiversity development initiative. Working with Rob Ó Foghlú, of biodiversity advisory www.livingsystems.ie, the initiative aims to enrich the biodiversity value of the Credit Union’s own premises and, working in partnership with local residents, businesses and community organisations, aims to enhance the biodiversity value of green areas and outdoor spaces in the Mahon & Blackrock
KMC Homes are delighted to be involved in the new Self Build Exhibition 2020. In light of Covid 19, this year the event is being run virtually over a four week period and Kieran McCarthy gives invaluable information on how to build your new home stress-free (well almost). Kieran starts with a history of house design in Ireland, why things can go wrong and how to fix them.
To see Kieran’s presentation please click here
Joanne McGreevy, Marketplace Publisher at Reach Ireland, joins Brussels-based trade association News Media Europe as Vice President.
News Media Europe (NME) is the voice of some 2,500 European news brands, representing the interests of producers of news content across all platforms, including publishers, TV, radio and online.
Joanne brings 30 years of media experience to NME and was recently appointed Marketplace Publisher for Ireland after a period of transformation at Reach, which publishes the Irish
Cully and Sully are urging customers to turn their used soup tubs into a piggy bank for Focus Ireland and have pledged to match the nations donations, up to €10,000.
The Cully and Sully piggy bank tubs will be available nationwide in supermarkets from early October. The SOUPer food company will add up the piggy bank donations from the 1st of December, match the nations efforts up to €10,000 and give Focus Ireland the much needed funding before Christmas arrives.
Cullen Allen aka Cully said “When we
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
€8.7 million of funding has been awarded to UCC, CIT and nine industry partners to develop the next generation of graduates for the Health & Life Sciences industry sector. Pharmaceutical and medical goods account for 31% of Ireland’s total exports and the Cork region is Ireland’s largest Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) cluster in this sector. All of the top 10 global pharmaceutical companies have operations in Ireland, with over 30,000 people directly employed in this sector. UCC, CIT and industry
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
Following a meeting of Chambers Chief Executives this morning, Chambers Ireland expresses concern at new advice from the National Public Health Emergency Team that the entire country should move to Level 5.
Chambers Ireland Chief Executive Ian Talbot said,
“This latest announcement will come as a shock to businesses and local economies throughout the country, who have been doing their best to adjust to the new reality of living alongside the threat of Covid-19.
Our members have many questions regarding
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 &
Cork’s Linda O'Connell, the national online and media coordinator for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Ireland has won at the Network Ireland Businesswoman of the Year Awards 2020.
Linda, who has over 15 years’ experience working in the non-profit sector as a communications specialist, scooped the national award for Transformative Employee at the ceremony on Friday (2 October). Eveanna De Barra Kumar of Himalaya Yoga Valley was also highly commended for Online Business Transformation at the
Speaking at the launch of the Cork Chamber Budget 2021 Submission, Chamber President Paula Cogan said,
“Budget 2021 must be about securing our economic resilience with infrastructural investment, finessing the pandemic supports and tax measures critical to normalising the economy and State finances.”
“To provide continuity to construction and to move beyond the legacy of the last recession, significant moves must be made to drive on and accelerate key projects such as the Cork Metropolitan Area
Speaking following a meeting with Patrick O’Donovan TD, Minister of State with responsibility for Office of Public Works, where flood defence was discussed, Chamber President Paula Cogan said,
"We are pleased that Minister O Donovan continues to offer the strongest of Governmental support to the Lower Lee Flood Relief Scheme."
“The flood relief scheme for the City will see over 3 km of our historic masonry quay wall cleaned, repointed and restored, along with new plazas, river access,
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
Tandem is proud to announce that it has been shortlisted for the “Pharma Supplier of the Year” award in the 2020 Pharma Industry Awards. This award recognises the supplier that has provided a ‘best in class’ service, solution, product or goods to Ireland’s Pharmaceutical industry.
Tandem is an innovative project management and engineering consultancy, offering best in class services in project management, engineering design, construction management, CQV, operational readiness, client representative teams
Speaking following today’s publication of the Plan for Living with COVID-19, Conor Healy, Chamber CEO said, “This Plan is a helpful step that will hopefully influence continued conscientious behaviour throughout the community, with clear indicators of how we fare that are easily communicated and understood.”
“However it is absolutely essential that Government commits to a clear pathway for aviation and tourism, which are so deeply intertwined, without any further delay. Capital expenditure, route
The deadline to allow ratification of a Brexit Trade Deal is due at the EU Council meeting next month. All signs indicate that the UK is likely to leave the transition without a deal in place. And while many are rightly focused on sustaining operations through the turbulence caused by Covid-19, Cork Chamber urges businesses in the region to review and prepare their operations for the end of the Transition Period on 31 December 2020.
Welcoming the publication of the latest Brexit Readiness Action Plan
Commenting on the future outlook for air connectivity Conor Healy, Cork Chamber CEO said:
“Cork Airport has grown over 30% in passenger numbers from 2015 to 2019 and has been consistently the fastest growing airport in Ireland. However the numbers for 2020 continue to fall dramatically below the previously forecast growth due to the ongoing pandemic.”
“To ensure that the airport continues to deliver as a strategic infrastructural asset and regional economic driver, significant marketing supports
Speaking today Conor Healy, CEO of Cork Chamber said, “The time to deliver the Dunkettle Interchange is now and it is essential that a final investment decision made without delay. Following a frustrating setback 12 months ago when the project was retendered, the time is right to now take this investment forward and enable the Cork Metropolitan Area Transport Strategy. The project will provide countercyclical support for our construction sector and is essential for the region’s long-term
Thomas McHugh, Director of Public Affairs commented:“The introduction of light rail has the potential to be transformative for our city region. It will bring a new level of connectivity to the Cork metropolitan area, opening up fresh opportunities for how people live, work and play in the city.The appointment of Jacob’s Engineering for the early stages of the light rail project is an encouraging step towards seeing CMATS become a reality.Light rail is arguably the flagship of CMATS, however it is essential
Identifying the issue Cork Chamber President Paula Cogan said:“In addition to our immediate public health and business supports approach, our ability to pivot to a more sustainable economy and our global reach and connectivity will define our recovery.”
Cork airport has grown over 30% in passenger numbers from 2015 to 2019 and has been consistently the fastest growing airport in Ireland. In 2020 this growth was anticipated to continue, bringing the airport to 2.8 million passenger journeys.
Cork Volunteer Centre works to support over 630 non-profit organisations across Cork City and County. On average each year 1,600 people register with our service, wanting to volunteer. Volunteers are the lifeblood of our communities and were mobilised in huge numbers during the Covid-19 crisis – delivering food and prescriptions to those cocooning; making music videos to cheer nursing home residents up; creating wellness resources online; feeding the homeless of Cork; assisting those affected by
Cork Chamber of Commerce held its AGM on July 27th. As a largely virtual event on this occasion it was a sign of the times but the focus was steadfastly on looking forward with confidence.The AGM saw the re-election of Paula Cogan, Doyle Collection as President and the election and announcement of new officers, Ronan Murray of Deloitte as Vice President; Thia Hennessy, Cork University Business School as Honorary Secretary and Gerard O’ Donovan, CIT as Honorary Treasurer. In addition, five new board members
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
Businesses in Cork have resoundingly called for an approach to Covid-19 business supports that is more tailored to fit the differing needs of business sectors. 92% of businesses surveyed by Cork Chamber reported that a more tailored approach to Covid-19 business supports is now needed.
Conor Healy, CEO of Cork Chamber said:“Initial Government swift responses to the Covid-19 restrictions on society and business were very welcome. The enhanced Illness Benefit, Pandemic Unemployment Payment and The Wage
Chambers emphasise the need to maximise the new motorway for greater sustainable transport connectivity
The M20 must continue apace and facilitate and prioritise public and active transport options, Cork and Limerick Chambers have stated.
Both Chambers continue to emphasise the need for improved intercity connectivity to decongest the existing route which passes through urban centres, and to enhance safety and journey times for logistics and other road users. They also clearly state that motorways need
Have Your Say!
There has never been a better time to create a vision for the future. A public survey launched today is asking for your opinions on the future of this beautiful County that so many of us are proud to call home. As we emerge from an emergency situation most of us had never imagined, it is clear now that our sense of community and our collective commitment has been very powerful.
The back drop to our rich communities has changed dramatically, and by June 02nd business responding to a Chamber
Chamber commends Cork business community for its resilienceCork Chamber was today (02 July 2020) awarded the title of ‘2020 Chamber of the Year’ at the Chambers Ireland annual Chamber Awards, sponsored by Zurich. The Awards recognise the outstanding work of Chambers throughout the country while providing a national platform for Chambers to share and promote how they continue to be active and excel in developing initiatives, events, campaigns and further activities that contribute to their Chamber locality
Further broadening of qualifying criteria and deepening of grant supports will be essential
Commenting today on the opening of applications for the Restart Grant, Conor Healy CEO of Cork Chamber said:
"Today, we are pleased to see the Restart Grant application process open and also to have clarity on which businesses are eligible for grant scheme application. We are encouraged that following engagement with Government over the past weeks, the criteria now includes professional service providers with a
March 2020: A new and innovative digital platform – WeSwitchU.ie – is set to make waves with energy users in Ireland. Promising to take the stress and hassle out of switching energy providers, the company assists residential customers to engage with the energy market, reducing their energy bills and carbon footprint each year.
Despite launching just weeks ago, the website, which is owned and operated by Limerick native Brendan Halpin, has already been making strides in the Irish business world. The
Speaking at Cork Chamber’s annual dinner this evening, Chamber President Paula Cogan called for political and business support for Cork to become European Green Capital by 2025.
Held in Cork City Hall, the black-tie event was attended by over 1,000 leading business and political representatives. Phillip King, curator, musician and film director, was keynote speaker at the event.Setting a target of European Capital by 2025, Paula Cogan, President of the Chamber said:
“In 2025 Cork should celebrate the
Cork Emerging Company of the Year 2020 is WorkVivoCork SME Company of the Year 2020 is AnaBioCork Large Company of the Year 2020 is Crest SolutionsCork Corporate of the Year 2020 is Irish DistillersThe most innovative of Cork businesses were tonight presented with the prestigious Cork Company of the Year Awards 2020 at Cork Chamber’s Annual Dinner held in Cork City Hall.
Over 1,000 people, including leading industry and political figures, celebrated the winners at the dinner.
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