Legal Island is delighted to announce our brand-new Return to Work Safely Protocol: COVID-19 Induction Training eLearning Course in partnership with Ronan Daly Jermyn (RDJ) has just launched. This course complies with HSA guidance and enables employers to provide compulsory COVID-19 induction training to all employees in advance of them returning safely to the workplace.
About this courseThe recent Government publication, the Return to Work Safely Protocol, is a key workplace safety document and
The Amarenco Group achieved the first step of its fundraising, with the objective of raising €50 million by the end of 2020. IDIA Capital Investissement, with three other private equity companies of the Crédit Agricole group (Sofilaro Gestion, Grand Sud- Ouest Capital and Nord-Midi Pyrénées Développement) took a €15 million stake in Amarenco. In addition, the Group plans to set up a €100 million equity line to finance its external growth plan.
With this full capital deployment, IDIA Capital
CAPPA recently added a new Chemical Imaging Microscope, the Spero – QT, to its current service offering. With the addition of this system, CAPPA will now be able to offer an extensive range of services to help with their customers growing needs. The system is based on a tunable mid-infrared Quantum Cascade Laser (QCL). The addition of the system has expanded the capabilities at CAPPA enabling them to carry out more detailed research across a variety of different sectors such as pharmaceutical, medical
Like many other businesses throughout Ireland, we are continuing to help and serve our customers when they need us most.
We'd like to share some of the activity that's been taking place across our network in recent weeks.
Celebrating ‘Everyday Heroes’
We teamed up with radio partners and local restaurants to acknowledge those who are making a difference in the community. Read more here.
Supply Suspension Scheme
We’ve developed measures to help alleviate the financial pressure on businesses and assist
A year ago, Reach - the publisher behind the Irish Mirror, Dublin Live and RSVP - added a fifth digital news brand to its portfolio, making it one of Ireland’s biggest news media organisations with bases now in Belfast, Dublin and Cork.
Cork Beo launched at the end of May 2019, setting out to inform and entertain the people of Ireland’s biggest county and reflect and amplify the new energy and enterprise of a region on the rise.
A year on, the site’s editor Joe O’Shea reflects on “an action-packed and
Ronald McDonald House Charities anticipate €500k shortfall in fundraising due to COVID-19
Text HOUSE to 50300 to donate €4 or share a Barróg (hug) with loved ones to support families of sick children.
With hotels and other residential services closed due to COVID-19, the services of the Ronald McDonald House are more important than ever before, helping to ease the burdens on families of sick children who rely on accommodation close to hospital.
Having hosted more than 4,000 families since opening
We are delighted to announce that CAPPA Researcher Dr Steven Darby was recently part of the team, which worked to define The National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) standards for barrier masks. The NSAI standard for barrier masks was recently published and provides important information for manufacturers and consumers in relation to barrier masks. The specification was developed in response to a request from the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission and with the view that many Irish
An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD, Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD and Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor have announced that the consortium of Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) and Institute of Technology Tralee (ITT) is set to become a Technological University. Munster Technological University (MTU) will be established officially in early 2021 and will be Ireland’s newest Technological University.
MTU will see the merging of Cork Institute of Technology (CIT)
Rochestown Park Hotel recently launched their new restaurant quality takeaway service
‘Bistro … In a Box’.
Pre-order favourites from the Suttons Bar & Bistro menu for collection Friday – Sunday, 5pm – 9pm.
It’s simple to order just call 021 489 0800 and then dial 0. Call now and bring the restaurant home to you this weekend.
Following the successful launch of ‘Bistro … In a Box’ Rochestown Park Hotel’s award winning carvery Roco’s has now launched a drive-thru
NRGStore.ie to create 20 new jobs by introducing food, beauty and health brands
NRGStore.ie has pledged to donate all profits from the first three months of iTrolley to our charity partners Feed Cork and Penny Dinners
Online sales portal NRGStore.ie has announced plans to expand its portfolio to include grocery, baby care, hardware, health and beauty products for the first time. The "Shop iTrolley" option allows customers to shop online anytime and simply choose a convenient time to deliver,
Firstly – there is a protocol from the HSA called the Return to Work Safely Protocol which employers must follow. Watch the LCE free on-demand webinar to find out what this protocol requires – follow the link or email Karen@LCE.ie to get a link by email.
HSA Return to Work Safely Protocol – Free Webinar
To help employers comply with the protocol, the HSA have published 5 checklists and a template for preparing your Covid Response Plan – these are available at www.HSA.ie or again, email Karen@LCE.ie
Leading Irish communications agency, Springboard PR & Marketing along with Cork City Council and the Inter-Departmental Marine Coordination Group (MCG) have been shortlisted for a prestigious national PR award for SeaFest 2019.
The annual Excellence in PR Awards, jointly run by Public Relations Consultants Association (PRCA) and Public Relations Institute of Ireland (PRII), recognise excellence in public relations in Ireland.
Springboard PR & Marketing was shortlisted for its work with Cork City
May 14th, Cork, Ireland – Workvivo, an employee communications platform founded three years ago, has today announced that it has raised $16 million in Series A funding.
Tiger Global, who have invested in companies such as LinkedIn, Airbnb, Stripe, Uber and Square led the round, with participation from Frontline Ventures and continued support from Enterprise Ireland. The Series A round follows on from a seed round late last year, bringing total funding to just over $17.5 million.
Workvivo is a software
While business is busy preparing for life after lock-down, the advice is still where services are non-essential, and you can work from home, you should do so. This means many office-based workers will continue to work remotely so the technology that we have all harnessed in recent weeks will continue to be utilised.
One of the features of lock down is that many internal investigations have been parked pending a return to normal. However, as the return to normal is not going to be any time soon,
In this week’s edition of Keeping Cork Healthy: nutrition advice from nutritional consultant – Mary Carmody, an invitation to start Pilates, sports challenges for the young and we speak to Irish athletics star – Phil Healy.
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In these difficult times staff are having to work at home. To avoid injury to staff the correct set up for your Workstation at home is very important. Working from home can be very productive but not always. If an employee is not comfortable at their workstation productivity will fall and ultimately costs the company. Sometimes simple adjustments can make all the difference.Why do a VDU Risk Assessment?
To comply with The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work, (General Application) Regulations 2007
Airmedica, the Irish personal protective cosmetics brand, and Irish skincare company Human + Kind have teamed up to donate 4,000 units of Airmedica Hand Sanitiser and 1,000 units of Human+Kind’s hand cream to frontline workers. The announcement comes on the foot of a strategic partnership which will see Human+Kind offer Airmedica’s Irish-made hand sanitiser to their distribution network of over 1,000 pharmacies and retail outlets nationwide.
Airmedica Hand Sanitiser is manufactured by its parent company
Lennox, Ireland’s longest established supplier of personal protective equipment (PPE) and laboratory safety equipment, has warned of the risk of ineffectual PPE, as employers prepare resources for employees returning to the workplace.
Leslie Brett, Managing Director of Lennox, said: “Many may not be aware of the rigorous standards to assure customers of the quality of PPE and now, more than ever, it is vital that those standards are met. At the moment, we are consistently finding and rejecting PPE
At The Metropole Hotel Cork we have just unveiled a takeaway version of our decadent Classic Afternoon Tea so you can enjoy it at home while current restrictions continue…
If fresh scones with cream and jam, fancy sandwiches and baked goodies (along with a pot of tea or coffee) sounds like your idea of heaven, it’s high time you treated yourself.
Available every Saturday and Sunday, our Classic Afternoon Tea is priced at €20 per person and can be collected between 1pm – 4pm on both days. You can also
Another way to enjoy Afternoon Tea from the comfort of home!This special treat is perfect for cocooning loved ones and will support local producers and charity Our Hospital HeroesDoes lockdown have you pining for dainty finger sandwiches, fluffy scones and mouth-watering desserts?
If you have a special occasion coming up, want to treat cocooning loved ones, or host a small socially distanced garden gathering when restrictions are eased, fear not, as Cork’s Montenotte Hotel has put Afternoon Tea back on
As with the current situation, the Cork Airport Hotel is closed but that does not mean that things stand still.Cork Airport Hotel are delighted to announce a new initiative should you need a new office location to help with your companies social distancing objectives?At the Cork Airport Hotel we have the solution for you to prioritise your team and build confidence for the new ways of working. Our meeting/office space facility is perfect for you and your colleagues to comply with the new regulations of
It is accepted that there will not be a snap return to our former way of working and that we will be living with the virus in our community for the foreseeable future. The COVID-19 shock to the economy is unprecedented and while the future remains uncertain, businesses should consider what an exit strategy from lockdown might look like and take steps now to prepare for the future world of work. In this article, we consider how employers might manage a return of some or all of the workforce; how employers
CC Solicitors recently set out Key Components of a Workplace Exit Strategy from Lockdown. The Government has now issued an extensive Protocol, on returning to work, click here. It is interesting to see the emphasis in the Protocol on “Strong communication and a shared collaborative approach between employers and workers is key to protecting against the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace.” The Protocol is as a result of discussion and agreement at the Labour Economic Forum, which is the forum for high
08 May, 2020The RDJ team continue to provide guidance on a wide range of COVID-19 related issues. This week our Corporate team take a look at steps companies can take to fulfil their Annual General Meeting requirements and provide practical guidelines on how to continue with essential governance during the Covid-19 pandemic.
RDJ Real Estate Partner, Evin McCarthy discusses legal options landlords and tenants may be considering during the lockdown with Paul McNeive in the Independent. Insights COVID-19:
Mervue Laboratories produces one millionth bottle of hand gel for HSE, in partnership with Irish Distillers
A Cork-based animal nutrition company produced its one millionth bottle of hand sanitiser for the HSE this week.
Mervue Laboratories, in partnership with Irish Distillers, were the first in Ireland to ensure that the HSE had supplies in early March. The privately-owned company is now manufacturing over 40,000 units of Gelguard hand gel per day and is the primary supplier to the HSE, Defence
In this week’s edition of ‘Keeping Cork Healthy’, we have advice on dealing with Achilles injuries, another super recipe, more tips for the older adult, details of the 'move for marymount' campaign and how a Para Athlete is getting on during lock down...
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Aspira, the leading Irish consulting and enterprise IT services company, has launched its second series of free live webinars to support businesses as they adapt to new working practices and plan for the future under the Covid-19 public health restrictions. You can sign up for the webinars at www.aspira.ie/events.
The webinars will run for five weeks, with a new one every Wednesday from 13th May to 10th June. The series will cover topics such as leveraging the potential of your new remote workforce
Marymount launches fitness campaign to keep supporters active and healthy during Covid-19 crisis.Marymount University Hospital and Hospice will launch its ‘Move for Marymount’ campaign online this Monday 11th May. The campaign, led by the physiotherapy team at Marymount, will include free and accessible fitness videos that can be easily followed along at home. Physiotherapy is one of the vital services delivered to patients and residents of Marymount and the department comprises a team of seven qualified
Kearys Motor Group launches ‘Deal & Deliver’Ireland’s first contactless car buying experience
Keary’s Motor Group and CarStore, its used car supermarket, has launched ‘Deal & Deliver,’ a new, innovative way of buying a car.
Customers may browse and buy any car online, through Kearys.ie or CarStore.ie and have it delivered to their door in as little as 72 hours.
“As more customers now browse our stock and apply for finance online, we can now provide an end-to-end automotive buying experience, said
Employment law consultant Peninsula has broken down the Government's Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business into a blog.
Peninsula details how each phase will impact employers as well as what employers should take note of.
To read this useful blog, click here.
'Where in the World' will you #FollowTheFlipFlop?SERVE has developed a series of free short lesson plans to support teachers and parents who are home-schooling children during these difficult times. Each weekly lesson plan links in broadly with the Irish Primary School Geography Curriculum and consists of two activities for children to learn about the different countries we work in, along with a creative action that they can take.Download Lesson Plan Resource Here: https://bit.ly/FollowTheFlipFlop
- Affidea ExpressCare Clinics in Tallaght and Cork will act as advanced treatment centres
- Patients will be able to avail of a range of additional procedures carried out by specialist consultants
Affidea, Ireland’s leading independent provider of diagnostic imaging and outpatient services, has reached an agreement with Irish Life Health (ILH) which will allow private consultants provide a range of patient procedures at two of Affidea’s JCI accredited ExpressCare Clinics.
The new list of
RKD are here to help you tackle Covid-19
RKD have joined forces with a Health and Safety Consultant and a Specialist Medical Practice to assist our clients in their Return from Working at home Strategy.
Here at the RKD Workplace Team, we are conscious that many businesses are hoping to return to their workplaces in the coming weeks and months. We are currently undertaking detailed research and using our workplace design experience to anticipate what life in the workplace will be like post- and alongside
Aoife Coughlan, Solicitor provides some practical advice for landlords and tenants on navigating the challenges arising from the Covid-19 crisis in the recent Business Post article.
Sandra Egan, Partner discusses the challenges in more detail. Watch here.
Triskel are delighted to announce the appointment of Deirdre Waldron to the board of the Arts Centre. Founder of Fuzion Communications, Deirdre is one of Ireland’s leading communications consultants with more than 25 years’ industry experience in the UK and Ireland.
Frankie Whelehan, Chair of the Triskel Board, said, “Triskel Arts Centre is a dynamic multi - disciplinary Arts Centre servicing both the Arts Community and the broader general public for many years. To guide Triskel Arts Centre, a Board
In recent weeks we have seen a big upsurge in online business, not just with our clients but across the board. E-commerce sales are up as are online bookings for services. However, we have also noticed that businesses with no online presence, or with websites without any facility to meet with clients, are struggling. We wanted to see if there was something we could do for these businesses, and what we've come up with is a very basic website that can be live in just a few days that will allow people to
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