More than 50,000 attend Munster’s largest agricultural show
Drawing crowds from allover the country, this year’s Cork Summer Show has been a sell out success with more than 50,000 visitors over the weekend. The show extended its hours on both Saturday and Sunday due to the good weather and numbers attending the show.
Officially opened by Agriculture Minister Michael Creed T.D. and Mayor ...read more
The Port of Cork marked a major milestone for the company today with the launch of the new Cork Container Terminal development in Ringaskiddy.
The Cork Container Terminal will initially offer a 360 metre quay with 13 metre depth alongside and will enable larger ships to berth in Ringaskiddy. The development also includes the construction of a 13.5 hectare terminal and associated buildings as well ...read more
Cork Midsummer Festival held Ireland’s largest annual maypole dance this afternoon (17 June) at Fitzgerald’s Park, as part of Festival highlight Picnic in the Park.
Today’s event was part of the diverse and dynamic family-friendly programme of events for 2018. Running until Sunday, 24 June, this year’s Cork Midsummer Festival is jam-packed with installations, dance, music, workshops and ...read more
Olympic race walker and star of RTE’s ‘Dancing with the Stars’, Rob Heffernan joined Bandon fireman, Dave Quane to officially launch this year’s ‘Make Your Mark on Cancer’ charity walk in aid of the Mercy Hospital Foundation.
The annual 22km walk will take place on Sunday, July 15th from The Viaduct on the N71 to the Town Hall in Bandon; and will see Bandon Fire Station’s Dave Quane undertake ...read more
Iberia Express Madrid to Cork service to operate twice weekly from Cork Airport
Fáilte Ireland, in conjunction with partner Tourism Ireland, this weekend welcomed a group of Spanish media who have landed at Cork Airport with Iberia Express airlines from Madrid to explore Cork and Kerry as part of a promotion of the region as a gateway to the Wild Atlantic Way.
Over the next five days ...read more
For an incredible six years in a row, PE Global has been recognised by KellyOCG – the outsourcing and consulting group of Kelly Services® – for their excellence in the provision of superior workforce solutions. PE Global, headquartered at Eastgate Avenue, Little Island, Cork and with offices in Dublin and London, scooped the Supplier Excellence Award during a prestigious awards ceremony in ...read more
Cork Chamber is delighted to welcome today’s launch of the new Cork Container Terminal development by Port of Cork at Ringaskiddy.
Bill O’Connell, President of Cork Chamber, commenting at the launch, ‘This is a hugely positive development for Cork. With the development of trade capacity, we not only secure economic growth for the future of Cork, we are also developing strategic ...read more
Commenting on today’s (13 June 2018) joint report 'Findings and Insights of the firm-level impact of Brexit on Most Exposed Sectors' from the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation and Deloitte, Chambers Ireland Chief Executive Ian Talbot said,“Today’s joint report highlights the enormous depth and breadth of the potential impact of Brexit on exposed companies across Ireland. Ireland's ...read more
Cork City Council has welcomed the formal announcement of the official visit by HRH, The Prince of Wales and HRH, the Duchess of Cornwall to Cork on Thursday June 14.
Speaking following the announcement, the Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Tony Fitzgerald said: “The people of Cork, and indeed the people of Ireland, have very fond memories of the visit by Queen Elizabeth II to Cork in 2011 when it ...read more
Cork Chamber is delighted to welcome tomorrows visit to Cork by Prince Charles and his wife Camilla the Duchess of Cornwall.
Conor Healy, Cork Chamber CEO, commented, “Tomorrow we have two of the most internationally recognisable and influential people visiting our great City and putting a media spotlight on what we offer as a vibrant, cultural and growing City region. The UK market is hugely ...read more
Head of Communications at Cork Airport, Kevin Cullinane has been awarded the prestigious 2018 Unsung Hero of the Year award at the British-Irish Airports EXPO. The announcement was made at the Olympia London last night (Tuesday, 12 June), on the first day of the largest annual airport exhibition in Britain and Ireland.
The Unsung Hero Awards are awarded to employees of regional airports, large ...read more
Reardens in Cork have today been announced as an official partner of the FIBA Women’s European Championship for Small Countries.
The partnership will see a special evening with Ireland Senior men’s and women’s team coaches, Pete Strickland and Mark Scannell alongside players from each of the squads, take part in a special Q&A session at the Cork venue on Thursday, June 21st from 8.30pm. The ...read more
Today Fota Island Adventures launched their 2018 Summer Schedule for both adults and children with their water sports and summer camps booking engine going live online. Hidden in the woods along the shoreline of Fota Island, part of the natural surroundings of Fota Island Resort, Fota Island Adventure is the perfect setting for a day packed full of excitement.
The award winning team at Fota ...read more
All proceeds raised will go to the charity
Fota Wildlife Park in Cork will host a fundraising Twilight Walk for BUMBLEance, the Children’s National Ambulance Service. The walk will take place from 6.30pm to 8.30pm (last entry is 6.45pm) and the cost of entry on the night will be €10 per adult and €5 per child with 100% of the proceeds going directly towards BUMBLEance. The PR BUMBLEance, one of ...read more
Commenting on today’s launch of the Global Ireland 2025 plans, Chambers Ireland Chief Executive Ian Talbot said,
“We welcome today’s launch of the Global Ireland 2025 plans and the scale of the ambitions they aim to achieve over the coming years.
Chambers Ireland has previously called for various initiatives to safeguard and develop further Ireland's international trade and diplomatic networks ...read more
Seven in ten people seeking help for addiction at Tabor Group in 2017 were for alcohol-related problems, while one in five sought treatment for cocaine or heroin abuse.
Cannabis has fallen in popularity, while opiate/heroin abuse is on the rise – according to figures released as part of Tabor Group’s Annual Report 2017. The numbers seeking help for gambling has more than doubled in the past ...read more
Lights, Camera… Action! Our newly promoted Directors were able to celebrate with a glass of champagne…
Cork based MC2 Accountants has announced the appointment of Richard Horgan and Ruth Houlihan as new Directors at the firm. Richard is a chartered accountant who specialises in Accounting and Audit practices with an excess of ten years’ experience working on a range of accountancy services, ...read more
Ireland’s first Aspire airport business lounge officially opened today (7 June) at Cork Airport. Operated by Swissport, investment in the lounge at Ireland’s second fastest growing international airport will total €500,000 over 4 years. It comes as a direct response to a significant increase in demand for premium lounge access from business travellers across the south of Ireland.
The new ...read more
Commenting on the release of today’s Fiscal Monitor, Ian Talbot, Chief Executive of Chambers Ireland said,
"Today's exchequer returns demonstrate that Government is continuing to manage public finances very closely but must remain cautious.
As global uncertainties that impact Ireland increase, such as the ongoing lack of clarity on Brexit and the disappointing move by the US on tariffs, ...read more
After months of anticipation, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is finally here. If you are still not fully compliant, don’t worry – it’s not too late.
IT Governance Europe is committed to helping organisations across Europe with their GDPR compliance projects. We offer expert advice on the Regulation and our range of products and services provides everything your company needs to ...read more
Irish Water to develop Drainage Area Plans in Cork with a view to improving wastewater network performance, protecting waterways and planning for future population growth and economic development
Irish Water is investing €11m to develop Drainage Area Plans for Cork City, Ballincollig and Midleton which will help to improve the performance of the wastewater network, protect the environment and ...read more
Cork Midsummer Festival - looking for volunteers
Got a bit of spare time on your hands? Like to get more involved in the festival? Or maybe you run a business and are looking for a volunteering activity to bring all your employees together?
We are seeking volunteers (ages 18+) at Cork Midsummer Festival to assist with a range of activities from stewarding to market research. Volunteering is a ...read more
Cork Midsummer Festival, running from 15-24 June, is to celebrate 250 years of circus with ground-breaking new work and free family-friendly events. Munster’s largest annual multi-disciplinary arts festival will mark the anniversary of the popular art form with the Irish premiere of hip hop/circus fusion Union Black at Neptune Stadium from 15-17 June.
Further performances for Circus250, a UK ...read more
Elevare, the leading Irish-owned on-site support services company, today announced the creation of 50 jobs, having recently experienced significant growth particularly in the social media and banking sectors. The company also officially launched their London office, to meet growing demand and to service existing clients with UK operations.
Elevare has also been awarded the contract for ...read more
Cork’s newest café is housed in this quirky visitor centre located in one of Cork’s oldest standing buildings with the original structure dating back to the 1270’s. What looks like an ancient medieval church from the street opens into a contemporary open plan space housing local art and heritage exhibitions that change on a regular basis throughout the year.
The newly launched café serves locally ...read more
Minister Simon Coveney has announced that over €300,000 million will be provided to disadvantaged communities in Cork through the Community Enhancement Programme. A total of €149,241 will be provided in Cork City, with a further €160,762 being allocated to County Cork.
Typical enhancements under the Community Enhancement Programme could include the renovation of community centres, community ...read more
Ireland’s Youth Distinguish Between what’s Real and Fake Online in Trend Micro’s Online Safety Competition
West Cork Youth Club scoops Trend Micro “Whats Your Story” Award for Video on Expressing Trust issues with online Influencers
Trend Micro, a global cybersecurity company, asked Ireland’s young people how they dealt with online trust in this year’s What’s Your Story video ...read more
Munster Agricultural Society launch a bumper Cork Summer Show 2018
Food, flower arranging, farming, fashion, drones, music and lots of family fun are on the agenda for this year’s Cork Summer Show, taking place on 16 and 17 June 2018. Organised annually by the Munster Agricultural Society and supported by Cork County Council, Cork Summer Show 2018 promises to be a huge hit this year as the ...read more
CORK senior hurling star Damian Cahalane is about to embark on a new challenge this weekend. Cahalane, who is set to play against Limerick in Limerick on Saturday night, is about to make his debut in the world of hospitality and entertainment when he opens his new bar Cahalane’s on Hanover Street on Friday evening.
The new venture, which is backed by his dad Niall, and Paul Montgomery of ...read more
To promote cycling to work in Cork, UCC and the Cork Cycling Campaign are offering a half-day workshop on Thursday 7th June (13.30-17.00).
This workshop aims to share experiences and best practice in facilitating and promoting cycle commuting in different workplaces. The target audience is decision makers, facility managers, and others at large institutions and retail and commercial areas in ...read more
Fota Island Adventure has been awarded “Sports Business of the Year” at the annual Irish Sports Industry Awards, held in March at Smock Alley Theatre.Presented by Joanne Cantwell from RTE, Fota Island Adventure were one of 12 winners at the awards on evening which recognise and reward excellence in the sporting industry, while simultaneously highlighting the contribution of Sport to Ireland.Derek ...read more
Air France and Cork Airport celebrated the launch of a new daily service between Cork and Paris, with the inaugural flight landing at 15:50 yesterday afternoon (29 May). The first official flight, which was greeted by a water cannon salute upon arrival from Paris-Charles de Gaulle, received a festive welcome at Cork Airport, with the aircraft flying Irish and French colours as it taxied to the ...read more
Chambers Ireland today (30 May 2018) welcomed the launch of the €4 billion Project Ireland 2040 funds for rural development, urban regeneration, climate action and innovation.
Responding to the announcement, Chambers Ireland Chief Executive Ian Talbot commented,
“Chambers of commerce are at the heart of towns and cities across the country and these funds are great news for them as there is a ...read more
A new 72-seater tour boat has been launched for the summer season connecting Cobh and Cork City. Ocean Escapes, a Cork-based company, is investing €1/2 million in the new service and will operate daily guided tours of the harbour from Cobh to Cork City and Cork to Cobh, with a return by rail option, until September.
Locals and visitors alike will enjoy the experience, which will include the ...read more
Putting Cork on the map
Visit Cork Takes to the Road
Visit Cork, the governing organisation for leisure and business tourism, has been very active in promoting Cork as a destination for visitors and is now taking to the road to host a series of Open Roadshows on the 23rd and 24th May in Cork City, West Cork, North Cork and East Cork.
With four events in two days, the aim of the Roadshow is ...read more
Success is about building partnershipsSurgan professional are to provide another technical design study for BMW, Spartanburg, USA. This is a continuation of Surgan’s 10-year long partnership with ATN Hölzel. ATN are tier one integrator that provide robot automation solutions around the world. Surgan has also provided ATN with technical design studies for many of their previous Ford Motor Company ...read more
What does ‘brilliant disruption’ mean for the future of work?
Employability for 21st Century Work, CIT, 24th May 2018
Technology is developing rapidly and changing the world of work as we know it, but how is this impacting on today’s workplace and the skills that graduates need to succeed in the future of work? This was the theme for a half day conference in Cork Institute of Technology on 24th ...read more
Over 50,000 passengers are expected to travel through Cork Airport across the June Bank Holiday weekend, a 4% increase on the same period last year. The weekend will also see the commencement of seven summer season routes, to destinations across France, Spain and Italy.
Cork Airport’s Head of Communications, Kevin Cullinane said that the addition of three new routes and services this year has ...read more
Ireland’s drop in Competitiveness ranking illustrates need for swift remedial action
Commenting on today’s IMD Competitiveness Yearbook Rankings 2018, Ian Talbot, Chief Executive of Chambers Ireland said,
"This morning’s announcement that Ireland has dropped six places, to 12th place, in the IMD Competitiveness Yearbook Rankings 2018 is disappointing. This is a discouraging development ...read more
Cork Harbour Festival’s Ocean to City - An Rás Mor is back this year for the full harbour race!
Cork Harbour Festival grows each year, and its flagship event Ocean to City - An Rás Mor, now in its 14th year, has received a record breaking entry! Over 200 boats and 600 participants from Ireland, U.S, Holland, Germany, Spain and Great Britain, are set to descend on Cork City for Ireland’s ...read more
Route 207A - Merchants Quay - Glenthorn
Bus Éireann in conjunction with the National Transport Authority are pleased to announce the introduction of an enhanced service for our customers on Route 207A: Merchants Quay – Glenthorn, from Sunday 27th May 2018.
The main features of the enhanced timetable are as follows:Monday to Saturday: will operate an hourly service throughout the day from 07:25 ...read more
Members of Cork Chamber will be able to enjoy a range of new facilities and benefits as a result of a new partnership announced between Cork Chamber and REPUBLIC OF WORK.
The partnership, CHAMBER REPUBLIC, will see Cork Chamber and Republic of Work cooperate in a wide range of areas, including:
All Chamber members can avail of one FREE full days free co-working, with a discounted rate of ...read more
Homecare provider Right at Home announces 30 new jobs for CorkRight at Home, one of Ireland’s leading homecare providers, is expanding its presence in Ireland with the creation of 30 jobs at its new service in Cork today (22.05.2018).
Right at Home Cork will be managed by Cork native and returning emigrant Cian O’Sullivan who spent 15 years working in management consultancy in the health and ...read more
The River Lee Hotel has today been confirmed as official partner of Basketball Ireland and Mardyke Arena UCC for the upcoming FIBA Women’s European Championship for Small Countries. The announcement comes with just five weeks to go until the tournament tips off on June 26th at the Mardyke Arena UCC, when Ireland senior women’s team will face off against Luxembourg, Norway and Cyprus in Group B. ...read more
Our favourite day of the month is nearly upon us! That’s right, Feel Good Friday returns this week, May 25th, for the 2018 edition and its set to be an absolute cracker!
We are delighted to team up with the incredibly talented team at Music Generation this Feel Good Friday to be a part of MayHUM. The crew have put together a stellar line-up of events for this coming Feel Good ...read more
My name is Joanna Dukkipati. I am extremely excited to start a quarterly magazine in Cork called 'Good Day'. The 1st issue will be out on 15th September 2018 and sold at a nominal price. This magazine is filled with local positive news stories. The mission is to optimise the kindness-level in the community. Good Day is determined to offer the reader a nourishing experience. Those who are ...read more
New Endoscopic Ultrasound helping to increase number of procedures and reduce waiting times for Cancer tests at The Mercy
Most people, either directly or through loved ones, have experienced the worry that comes with long waiting times for tests in hospital. At the Mercy University Hospital, a new state-of-the-art Endoscopic Ultrasound system is helping to speed up life-saving tests for ...read more
‘Climb to Remember’ - remember loved ones and support The Mercy Hospital FoundationSunday, June 10th,The Galtee Mountains
The annual charity ‘Climb to Remember’ takes place on Sunday, June 10th and will see people from all over Munster rise to the challenge of climbing The Galtee Mountains, in memory of a loved one, with funds raised going towards The Mercy Hospital Foundation’s various ...read more
14 Countries, Over 2,000 Metres Rowed, One Weekend – Coupe de la Jeunesse 2018 A dramatic showcase of skill, strength, and teamwork like no other, this year the annual Coupe de la Jeunesse will be hosted in Ireland. The last weekend of July, 27th to 29th July, will see young rowers from Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Great Britain, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, ...read more
Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection, Pat Breen TD, visited Spearline HQ in Skibbereen today, Friday 11 May on the official launch of their new GDPR operational compliance software solution ‘Spearline Data Protection’. This software was developed in West Cork by a fleet of legal, product and software experts recruited by Spearline’s data ...read more
From 400 people at Pieta House’s first Darkness Into Light in 2009, to 180,000 people last year, Darkness Into Light has become a movement across Ireland and all over the world. This Saturday, May 12th, VERDE LED, a leading Irish manufacturer of commercial energy saving LED lighting solutions, will join the movement and help illuminate the Carrigaline Darkness Into Light route thanks to a ...read more
Calling on Cork City Marathon participants to go the extra mile with #TeamMercy on Sunday, June 3rd
With just over three weeks to go until the Cork City Marathon, the Mercy Hospital Foundation is approaching the home stretch and is calling on individuals and teams to join #TeamMercy on Sunday, June 3rd, and take part in the race against cancer in Munster, and raise funds for the Mercy Cancer ...read more
CIT student awarded inaugural Janssen scholarship
The first Janssen / CIT Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Degree Scholarship has been awarded to Tadgh McCarthy, a student of Cork Institute of Technology’s Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology degree course.
The bursary, which will be awarded annually, is open to all first year students of CIT’s Pharmaceutical Biotechnology ...read more
Springboard PR & Marketing wins National All-Stars Media & Communications Award at the All-Ireland Business Summit in Croke Park
Leading communications agency, Springboard PR & Marketing won the prestigious 2018 All-Stars Media & Communications title at the Business All-Stars Awards. The awards, presented by entrepreneur and Dragon’s Den personality Gavin Duffy, took place at the All-Ireland ...read more
Journalists from The Advocate and Out Traveler, the biggest gay publications in the US, spent the weekend in Cork, along with Diva Magazine from the UK. The group were fully immersed in Ireland’s Maritime Haven. This follows on from another recent visit by Display Magazine, a Gay Swiss Publication, in March. The press trip was instigated by Visit Cork to promote Cork as an inclusive destination ...read more
SolarWinds Receives Certificate of Recognition for Workplace Wellness
On March 28, SolarWinds received a PSYCHED award from Cork Healthy Cities, a collaboration that comprises the HSE, Cork City Council, University College Cork, and community workplace partners. The Lord Mayor Cork, Cllr Tony Fitzgerald, presented David Owens, SVP Finance & Operations, SolarWinds, with a certificate of ...read more
Teen Talk to get TY students talking about health & mental wellbeingTuesday, May 1st – Radisson Blu Hotel, Little Island
Over 500 Transition Year students from 30 schools from around Cork county and city will come together on May 1st for ‘Teen Talk’, a health and wellbeing conference with an exciting line up of high profile speakers including Bressie and Dr. Pixie McKenna, which will take ...read more
Imperial Hotel Easter Chocolate Sale raises a sweet €2,000 for Pieta House
€2,000 has been raised for Pieta House thanks to a very special Easter Chocolate Sale hosted by Cork’s Imperial Hotel on March 28th and 29th.
The hotel’s talented pastry chefs Rebecca English and Bernadette Harrington created an array of tasty and tempting chocolate treats including chocolate hampers, brownies ...read more
River Lee Hotel charity partnership to benefit Mercy Kids + Teens Appeal
The River Lee Hotel is pleased to announce that it has selected The Mercy Hospital Foundation as its official charity partner for 2018. Fundraising efforts will support the Mercy Kids + Teens Appeal, through which the Foundation aims to raise €100,000 for paediatric services at The Mercy University Hospital by ...read more
Cork Airport Welcomes New Lisbon Route
Cork Airport has welcomed news that Aer Lingus is to commence a new year-round Cork to Lisbon route.
The new year-round service from Cork Airport to Lisbon Portela Airport, Portugal’s main international gateway, will commence 26 October 2018. It will operate twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays.
Welcoming the important new route announcement by Aer ...read more
Do you have the “drive” to help fight cancer?
Tee up for the Mercy Hospital Foundation Golf Classic on Thursday 19th and Friday 20th April, 2018 at Fota Island Golf Club
The ever popular Mercy Hospital Foundation Golf Classic is set to take place in Fota Island Golf Club on Thursday 19th and Friday 20th of April in aid of the Mercy Cancer CARE Centre, and the last few tee times available are ...read more
Celebrating creativity, curiosity, and courage – BIS students’ talents published in 20th anniversary Anthology
Each year the Business Information Systems (BIS) programme in UCC invites students to showcase their creative work, and to express those sides of themselves less visible in their academic studies, in its annual Anthology publication.
A special 20th anniversary edition of the ...read more
€400,000 investment in iconic Imperial Hotel in keeping with synonymous old-world charm
The Imperial Hotel, Cork City is pleased to announce details of a €400,000 refurbishment project, which has just been completed. The refurbishment sees 45 of the property’s bedrooms upgraded to ensure that hotel guests experience the perfect night’s sleep in the iconic city centre, Flynn family owned ...read more
The stage is set for one of the most exciting collaborations in the history of Irish theatre between Cork Opera House and University College Cork.
An eight-year partnership will see these two organisations work together to educate and inspire the next generation of arts managers, creative practitioners and professionals which will have a significant impact on the arts industry. The collaboration ...read more
Cork Airport Destination Guide - Focus On MenorcaThe sun-soaked Island paradise of Menorca is now on the list of fantastic summer destinations from Cork Airport. From summer 2016 you can fly with CityJet and be at your well-deserved holiday destination in just under 2 and half hours.
The island is an unspoilt, idyllic haven in the Mediterranean, perfect for a stress free holiday with family ...read more