134% increase in ice cream mix – equating to over 1 million 99s26% increase in sales of instant barbecues and charcoal Sales of fresh chicken up by 15% and fresh burgers up 65%Burger and hot dog buns up over 50%Condiments such as ketchup, mustard and vinegar up over 9%
It’s set to be the hottest summer since 1976 and the recent spell of good weather has had a positive impact on sales of ...read more
GAC Training & Service Solutions (GTSS), a joint venture between the National Maritime College of Ireland (NMCI) and global shipping, logistics and marine services provider GAC, have been awarded a training contract with Teekay Gas. It is yet again another of the largest maritime training contracts in the history of the Irish state for GTSS, having previously won a training contract with another ...read more
As proud members ofCork Chamber, Affidea Ireland would like to offer a new 10% account discount for businesses and sports clubs in the locality associated with the Chamber, towards our state-of-the-art ExpressCare services in The Elysian tower.
Affidea is Ireland’s leading provider of diagnostic imaging services, including MRI, Ultrasound, X-ray, CT and DEXA scans, operating a network of ...read more
Ballincollig Rugby Club today announced they will host a Family Fun Day on Sunday 22nd July in their clubhouse and grounds in Tanner Park, Ballincollig, to officially launch their exciting new Development Plans.
The club which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year is hoping to raise vital funds to initially improve existing playing facilities, solve flooding and drainage issues and ...read more
JRAP O’Meara Solicitors are pleased to announce the continued growth and development of the firm with the appointment of two new Partners to the firm’s Commercial Property and Litigation Departments.
Mairead Ni Laoire has been appointed as Partner in the firm’s Commercial Property Department. Mairead deals with a broad range of property transactions including the acquisition, structuring, ...read more
Chambers Ireland today (12 July 2018) launched its Pre Budget 2019 Submission, recommending that Government use Budget 2019 as an opportunity to think strategically about how we can future-proof our economy and make the best use of today’s prosperity in preparing for the threats facing Ireland on an international stage.
Speaking at the Chamber Chief Executives’ Forum in Athlone, where ...read more
Volvo Cork Week runs, this year, from Sunday 15th to Saturday 21st July. Over the 40 years of its history, VolvoCork Week has cemented its reputation as a world class sailing experience, flavoured with the key ingredients of friendly competition, varied sailing and excellent entertainment. Cork County Council Chief Executive, Mr Tim Lucey said “Cork County Council through our Economic ...read more
Green is the new Black!Cork Chamber achieves EcoMerit environmental certification
Here in Cork Chamber, we are striving to reduce our carbon footprint and take on actions to reduce the Chambers’ impact on our Environment. Last year we introduced our Cork Chamber reusable cups to staff for using when we’re on the go. Since then we’ve been busily working on a number of initiatives, one of which ...read more
Aspira, the specialist Project Management and Enterprise IT Solutions services organisation, has appointed Jim Blair as Director of Software Development. The appointment follows recent growth at the company and a number of significant client wins.
Jim brings over 30 years’ experience in product and software development to the company. From designing core elements of Mac OS at Apple to ...read more
Awards introduce new category solely for community organisations
Entries for the Ireland Chapter of Project Management Institute’s (PMI) National Project Awards, sponsored by PwC, open today. Over 120 applicants entered the awards last year, which celebrate the country’s leading project managers and teams and their forward-thinking projects. This year the Awards recognise the importance of ...read more
~ 1500 Australians will arrive in Cobh on Friday, 27 July ~
1500 Australians will arrive in Cobh early on Friday morning, 27 July, aboard the cruise ship Sea Princess to a true Irish ‘Australia Day’ welcome.
The stop is part of a 107 day around the world cruise from Sydney to Sydney. Cobh will be the only Irish port on their voyage that will visit 38 ports, transit both the Suez and Panama ...read more
Cyber attacks are increasing in volume and sophistication, and the financial and reputational damage to an organisation caused by an ineffectual information security posture can be fatal. Implementing an ISO 27001-certified ISMS (information security management system) can help to protect your organisation against such threats and demonstrates that you have taken the necessary steps to protect ...read more
- We bring the festival to you -Rain or shine - in Ireland we love a great festival! Now we have an innovative platform, FSTVLR.ie, which connects festival lovers with businesses looking to host exciting food and drink events in their own premises. The FSTVLR team run themed festivals across Ireland, with their online site creating content designed to help the public discover and attend unique ...read more
From the beginning of August, we will be relocating the gallery to Wandesford Quay, Clarke's Bridge, Cork
We are very excited to move to Wandesford Quay. It is an artistic hub, home to the Backwater Artists Group and Cork Printmakers, in a historic building.
We will remain open on Father Mathew St for July and will open the doors to our new venue in August.
Check out our website ...read more
Chambers Ireland today welcomes the news that the EU and Japan have been authorised to formally ratify a new trade deal, negotiations for which first began in 2013.
Chambers Ireland Chief Executive Ian Talbot commented,
“Exactly one year to the day when the deal was approved by the European Commission, today’s approval of the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement by European member ...read more
Photonics Ireland is Ireland's premier photonics research conference and is being held this year at Pairc Ui Chaoimh in Cork. Photonics Ireland is running from 3rd to the 5th of September and jointly hosted by The Centre for Advanced Photonics and Process Analysis (CAPPA), Cork Institute of Technology and Maynooth University. This year's conference promises to be one of the most exciting and ...read more
Dealership continues support of regional charity with new Volkswagen Polo
Blackwater Motors Volkswagen have renewed their support for Blood Bike South by donating a new Volkswagen Polo to the charity this week. Members of Blood Bike South were joined by Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. Mick Finn (Ind.), as they were presented with a new 182 Polo at the Forge Hill branch of Blackwater Motors ...read more
Over 31,000 passengers have travelled between Cork and the US on the Norwegian service
Cork Airport is celebrating the first anniversary of its non-stop transatlantic service to Boston Providence with Norwegian. Since take-off on the 1st of July last year, Cork Airport has seen over 31,000 passengers travel between Cork and the US on the three times weekly route.
This direct ...read more
The An Bord Pleanála ruling approving the M28 Cork to Ringaskiddy motorway has today been welcomed by Cork Chamber as critical for the future development of Cork.
Director of Public Affairs, Thomas Mc Hugh, commented: “The M28 is a key infrastructural project needed for all of Munster and for Ireland. Not only is the M28 required to underpin the social and economic future of Cork by opening up ...read more
Chase the Sunset with Ocean EscapesHop Onboard for an Unmissable Cork Harbour Sunset Cruise
A cool ocean breeze on your face, a salty spray on your skin, watching the sparkling water and basking in the beauty of a glorious pink and orange sky as the sun begins to set on the horizon. Doesn’t this sound like an idyllic summers evening? You could be sailing around scenic Cork Harbour, chasing ...read more
The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been in effect for almost four weeks now – are you compliant, still working towards compliance or unsure of where to start?
Compliance is not optional, and will be or already was a lengthy process for many organisations. Prioritising the areas where a lack of action leaves your organisation most exposed is important.
With our extensive ...read more
Exciting New Collaboration!
"The critical moments in the workplace are those which require us to play our role with confidence and mastery."
Real Learning Ltd. and The Everyman Theatre are delighted to announce that we are joining forces to bring an inspiring and innovative Training & Development offering to businesses in Munster.
Over the past ten years, Real Learning has worked with ...read more
In addition to launching their new ExpressCare Minor Injuries & Illnesses Walk-In Clinics in The Elysian in Cork and Tallaght Cross East in Dublin – open to everyone from 10am-10pm, 365 days a year – Affidea Ireland recently partnered with the world’s leading healthcare experts to create the first countrywide network for the diagnosis and treatment of concussion in people of all ages.
In ...read more
16th – 21st July 2018 Volvo Cork WeekHosted by the Royal Cork Yacht Club, Crosshaven, Co. Cork, Ireland.
Online Entry deadline is this Saturday 30th June via corkweek.ie
With 110 yachts already confirmed for the 2018 edition of Volvo Cork Week, Crosshaven is preparing to welcome crews and boats from all over Ireland, the UK and from as far away as Dubai, Australia and Hong Kong. ...read more
Launch of Cork Digital Marketing Awards 2018
Cork Chamber Skillnet, a leading provider of high-quality, enterprise-led professional training solutions, is delighted to announce that entries for the 2018 Cork Digital Marketing Awards are now open.
With 18 different categories, Cork businesses have ample opportunity to showcase their digital successes and achievements. The theme for the 2018 ...read more
Ahead of this week’s meeting of the EU Council and in light of the snail’s pace in negotiations between the UK and EU, Chambers Ireland today (26 June 2018) calls on the EU27 and the UK government to provide clarity to business on what the future trade relationship post March 2019 will be.
Speaking this afternoon, Ian Talbot, Chief Executive of Chambers Ireland said,
“This week’s European ...read more
A group of 145 special needs children from orphanages and homes in the Chernobyl affected regions of Belarus, flew into Shannon Airport today [Wednesday, 27th June] as part of a long standing Irish funded programme to help combat the long term effects of nuclear radiation on their lives.
The children, who form part of the third generation of Chernobyl victims, were met by host families from ...read more
Irish Water will be available to meet with local businesses from 3-4pm on the day.
Irish Water to host information evening in advance of project to replace old water mains in MacCurtain Street and surrounding area(Issued Wednesday, 27 June 2018) Irish Water will shortly begin a project to replace approximately 4km of old water mains in Cork city centre which will result in significant ...read more
Our favourite day of the month is nearly upon us!
Feel Good Friday is back with the June edition and boy do we have a great day planned!
Did someone say street circus?
Circus is the art of showing off, and when Cormac has time away from touring the world with Lords of Strut he likes to bring his circus skills to the public with a fantastically hilarious show “Just a Guy”.
With over 15 ...read more
Ahead of the official launch, the Academy of Urbanism last night kicked off its ‘Cities on the Rise’ congress in Cork with a key business event attended by 60 leaders from across Cork’s business community.
The leadership dinner organised by Cork Chamber and sponsored by Affidea was held in the Vertigo Suite in Cork County Council from where attendees enjoyed an uninterrupted view of Cork’s ...read more
The call is going out to all innovators to enter the prestigious Irish Times Innovation Awards 2018.
Ireland’s innovators are invited to showcase their disruptive new services. From start-ups led by enterprising individuals, to the island’s multinationals and every scale of business or organisation in between; we want to recognise and reward disruptors from all across the island and from every ...read more
Meitheal Mara’s 12th Interfirm Dragon Boat Challenge will bring colour and competition to Cork city waters on Sunday 1 July. In this hugely enjoyable spectator event, four 40ft-long colourful dragon boats, each with a drummer aboard, will sprint against each other over a distance of 250m race from the iconic R&H Hall to Cork’s Lapp’s Quay. The Dragon Boat Challenge is an important fundraiser for ...read more
Unemployment decreases in every region
An Tanaiste Simon Coveney has said that a record number of people are now at work in the State and unemployment has decreased in every region.
“2.2 million people are now at work in the State according to the CSO. This surpasses the previous employment peak in 2007 by over 6,000, meaning that all of the jobs lost in the economic catastrophe suffered by ...read more
Cork Chamber is delighted to welcome today’s announcement by Forcepoint of extensive growth plans for their new Cork centre of excellence.
Conor Healy, CEO of Cork Chamber, commenting at the launch said: “I am delighted that Forcepoint has recognised the value of Cork’s strong talent pool and committed to locate its centre of excellence in the heart of the city and create an initial 100 ...read more
Leading law firm Comyn Kelleher Tobin (CKT) has announced its acquisition of well-known litigation practice, Jim Eustace and Company. The merger is part of CKT’s strategy for growth in Dublin, which includes relocation to new office space in the city centre. Four new solicitors also join the firm.
The firm’s new Dublin offices are now based in Smithfield, Dublin 7, relocating from Ormond ...read more
Callaghan Engineering are delighted to announce the expansion of our operations in Cork with the opening of a new larger office based in Cork Airport Business Park. Our new office location enables us to build upon and enhance the local support we provide to all our customers, ensuring that Callaghan Engineering continues to provide the best and most efficient service possible. Speaking at the ...read more
The International Security Accelerator is focused on early stage disruptive companies in the wider security industry including, Cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence, Fintech, Regtech, Internet of Things (IOT) & Blockchain. “The Accelerator was the turning point for Altada. We knew we had something but the Accelerator helped us focus our product offering, refine our investor proposition and ...read more
Conor Healy, Chief Executive Cork Chamber interview with the Sunday Business Post. This article was originally published in the Sunday Business Post 17/06/2018Clearly there's been an upturn in growth, development and economic activity in Cork and the wider region over the last 12 to 24 months - do you feel the city has turned a corner and if so what are the clearest signs of a more vibrant local ...read more
This year Diabetes Ireland is delighted to announce that we have been chosen as one of the charity partners of “A Summer’s Evening on the Quad at UCC”.
As darkness falls on the evening of Saturday 14 July, UCC’s Main Quad will come to life with a bang for A Summer’s Evening on the Quad open-air concert, in aid of some of Cork most deserving causes.
This is the 13th year of this special event ...read more
Preparing economy for future requires prudence and investment
Chambers Ireland today welcomed the announcement by Minister Donohoe in the Summer Economic Statement of safeguarding the economy from potential future challenges and ensuring the delivery of capital commitments.
Ian Talbot, Chief Executive of Chambers Ireland commenting on the statement said,
“The fiscal space and budget ...read more
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
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
New Sales & Account Manager Appointed
WeddingDates is delighted to announce that Niamh Hester has joined the team as National Sales & Account Manager. Niamh brings a wealth of knowledge from the hospitality sector having worked in leading Cork Hotels over the past 10 years, most recently as Meetings & Event Sales Manager with the Clayton Hotel Cork City. A Graduate of UCC, Niamh is also an ...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
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
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
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
Clinic opened by An Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade, Mr. Simon Coveney, TD
Affidea, Europe’s leading diagnostic imaging provider, is investing in Ireland by officially opening its first ExpressCare clinic in Ireland in the Elysian building in Cork City, to serve the people of Cork and surrounding areas. An Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade, Mr. Simon Coveney, ...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
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
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