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
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
€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
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
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
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
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