DP Energy, one of Ireland’s leading developers of renewable energy projects, has appointed Lisa Enright as its new Community Liaison Officer. Headquartered in Buttevant in North Cork and operating across the world, DP Energy is committed to using the most sustainable and environmentally responsible methods possible in all of their energy developments.
Currently, DP Energy has a 5GW portfolio of wind, solar and offshore energy projects across Ireland, Australia, the UK and Canada. The company is also a
Experience the wonder of Christmas as the much-loved festival GLOW, A Cork Christmas Celebration which is organised by Cork City Council returns to Cork.
To celebrate GLOW, Bishop Lucey Park has been transformed into a festive wonderland and the iconic 32m Ferris Wheel returns to the Grand Parade with safety being the Park’s and the Ferris Wheel’s top priority. Prebooking of Bishop Lucey Park and the Ferris Wheel is essential on glowcork.ie
Bishop Lucey Park magically tells the story of the Twelve Days
Global life sciences company Thermo Fisher Scientific has announced the recipients of its €50,0000 Community Partnership Grant, with 54 charities and community groups in Cork’s Lower Harbour and beyond sharing the fund. Among the deserving local groups are Irish Dogs for the Disabled and Holy Well National School.
This is the second consecutive year that Thermo Fisher Scientific at Currabinny, Carrigaline has offered a €50,000 fund to local groups who make their communities healthier, cleaner, and
Susie Horgan, founder and Managing Director of Irish communications agency, Springboard Communications, has been awarded the honourable title, Fellow of the Public Relations Institute of Ireland (PRII).
Susie joins an exclusive list of 52 other industry leaders who have received the honour of Fellowship from the PRII, which represents the professional practice of public relations and communications in Ireland. Fellows of the PRII are recognised as leaders in the PR and communications profession. Those
An Taoiseach Micheál Martin has officially opened the newly reconstructed main runway at Cork Airport. At a ceremony on the runway at Cork Airport today to mark the completion of the fastest large-scale construction project undertaken in the State in recent years - 12 months from funding approval to the completion of the construction works – the Taoiseach was joined by Minister Hildegarde Naughton, Minister of State at the Department of Transport and senior cabinet members along with civic and business
Starcircle, a trailblazing Cork-based talent sourcing technology provider that helps companies source and engage with hidden talent, is excited to announce plans to create 100 new jobs.
Enabled by technology and informed by data, Starcircle is rapidly expanding its team to cater for the surge in demand for its revolutionary approach to talent acquisition.
Starcircle, whose clients are some of the world’s biggest names - Marvel, Facebook, Amazon, Epic Games, Sonos, Dropbox, Doordash and Paypal,
Leading accountancy firm for SMEs in Ireland, Quintas has today announced the appointment of Paul O’Connell as their new Managing Partner. Paul succeeds Tim McCarthy, who has served as Managing Partner for the past 15 years. Tim will continue as a Partner with the firm, heading up their strategic business advisory team.
Paul has been with the firm since joining as a graduate. He has a deep understanding of the business and client needs as well as extensive business advisory experience. Paul will
Hovione announced that it is expanding its Cork site in Loughbeg and will create up to 100 jobs over a three-year period. The expansion in Ireland is part of a global expansion strategy representing an investment of €148 million ($170million) in increasing its capacity at its sites in Ireland, the USA and Portugal and was recently announced by Guy Villax, Chief Executive Officer, and Jean-Luc Herbeaux, Chief Operating Officer, at Hovione.
Dr. Paul Downing, General Manager at Hovione in Cork said:
It’s a double first for All-Star Logistics Ulc in Newcastlewest, as the first Limerick business and the first logistics and transport provider in Ireland to sign up to Flogas Ireland’s Carbon Offsetting initiative for its commercial customers.
Paudie Murphy, managing director, All-Star Logistics was presented with the Flogas Certificate of Climate Protection by Michael Murphy, Flogas bulk area sales representative. It verified that the company has compensated for 72 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions by
Starcircle, a Cork-based global strategic talent sourcing firm that helps companies source and recruit hidden talent, has appointed its Chief Revenue Officer.
Starcircle’s clients include high profile multinationals such as Facebook, Amazon, Dropbox, Cisco, Doordash, Epic Games and Sonos. As Chief Revenue Officer, Ciara Byrne will be responsible for creating and monitoring strategies that will strengthen its positioning and global business growth further.
Speaking on her appointment, Ciara Byrne said:
Christmas doesn’t have to cost the earth this year! To celebrate Sustainability Month and their recent Silver Eco-label Award from Green Hospitality, The Imperial Hotel in Cork City is hosting a Sustainable Christmas Market this Sunday 21st November, in partnership with Fifty Shades Greener and Cork Zero Waste.
Their motto inspired by Princess Grace (actress Grace Kelly), who stayed at the hotel 60 years ago, is ‘Don’t be like the rest of them Darling!’
Start your festive green experience on
Have you identified a charity to support for Giving Tuesday 2021?
Giving Tuesday is on 30th Nov 2021. Would you consider SERVE – We're a charity based in Cork and work with organisations in 9 countries to build solidarity between Irish communities and the countries we work in. Our ethos is Solidarity In Action & our values are:Social JusticeSolidarityPartnershipEqualityEquityServiceYour support would be invaluable to the communities we work in.
Follow SERVE for more ways to get involved with us!
October 15th saw the national “Shine a Light” campaign run buy Focus Ireland to raise funding for homelessness in Ireland. As of August 2021, the number of people certified as homeless in the Republic of Ireland is 8212. The aim of the annual event is to raise sponsorship for sleeping out that night while gaining a real insight into what homeless people must endure on a nightly basis.
The team at Reliance took the last minute decision to bring together their Cork, Dublin and Limerick facilities and
Ronan Daly Jermyn (RDJ) has announced the appointment of five Partners across the Firm’s corporate, employment, healthcare, litigation and real estate practices.
The new partners are Ruth Finnerty (Healthcare), Marie Gavin (Corporate & Commercial), David Phelan (Real Estate), Michael Quinlan (Litigation) and Michelle Ryan (Employment).
Managing Partner at RDJ, Richard Martin, commenting on the appointments, said, "My congratulations go to all of our new partners on reaching this milestone in their
Damien English TD, Minister of State for Business, Employment and Retail announced today that Cobh based firm Leading Edge Group is creating 30 new jobs over the next 2 years for its Lean business transformation consulting company and climate action subsidiary “Climeaction” with 5 of these jobs being recruited this month.
For 26 years Leading Edge Group has supported over 1,000 companies and institutions in Ireland and abroad, supporting savings and process improvements worth over €500m through its
Hayfield Family Collection, comprising of Hayfield Manor in Cork, Killarney Royal and Great Southern Killarney, is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Jacobi to the position of Managing Director.
Michael has a vast amount of experience within the hospitality industry working across diverse and multi-cultural work environments. Michael has over 25 years’ experience and has held numerous leadership positions at a variety of noteworthy properties, including Regional Director Baltics & Sweden of
Imamma Eunice Ikebuasi and Laya Little have each received a scholarship worth €5,000 and a work placement opportunity with leading Irish law firm Ronan Daly Jermyn (RDJ).
The Ronan Daly Jermyn Diversity Scholarship supports students from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Backgrounds studying Law at UCC, with the aim of encouraging diversity in the legal profession. RDJ has donated €40,000 over four years for the scholarships, which will be awarded to two UCC School of Law students each year beginning this
The Ludgate team is Expanding
We are delighted to announce the recent appointment at the Ludgate Hub based in Skibbereen West Cork. Fiona Ryan has joined the team as the new Start Up & Entrepreneurship Manager at Ludgate, Skibbereen. Fiona will facilitate and oversee the following in her role as Start Up & Entrepreneurship Manager.
- Supporting startups
- Linking third level knowledge providers with industry
- Funding and investment proposals
- Networking entrepreneurs with finance providers,
Earlier this month the Gavin Jeffery joined the Ludgate team as Business Development Manager. In his role as Business Development Manager will see Gavin work on
Identifying new businesses opportunities, including new markets and growth areas, to sell Skibbereen and West Cork as the business location of choice for indigenous and international companies;
Work with existing businesses in West Cork to capitalise on the 1GB connectivity to facilitate growth and job creation;
For companies (re)locating to
Paul Kenny, general manager, Flogas Energy with Liam Faulkner, CEO, Naturgy Ireland, which Flogas has acquired from its Spanish parent, Naturgy Energy Group SA.
Energy company Flogas Ireland has agreed to acquire Naturgy Ireland from its Spanish parent company, Naturgy Energy Group SA. Naturgy Ireland is a market leading supplier of renewable electricity, natural gas, biogas and energy services to large energy users in Ireland, Northern Ireland and the UK. Its customers include food and beverage
Enjoy 5 Star Breakfast while supporting Cork Simon Community and share the joy of Christmas with those who need it the most.
This December, the team at Hayfield Manor wish to spread some festive cheer and hope to give a little something each day to help those in need. Midweek throughout the month of December the hotel will donate 50% of the price of every non resident’s breakfast to Cork Simon Community. So why not do something different this festive season and gather a group of customers, colleagues or
As of Tuesday 23 November 2021, we will operate a double daily service between Amsterdam
and Cork. The additional new early morning flight from Cork and a late evening flight from
Amsterdam will offer customers more choice including day trips, and also increased
connectivity to KLM’s extensive network across the globe.
WHY CHOOSE KLM
• Extensive Network - connecting the Muster region to a wide range of global destinations
• Seamless Connections - one-terminal concept at our award-winning hub
- Photo exhibition from Grow Mental Health features stories of recovery and hope
- Exhibition on display at Parnell Place, Bus Station, Cork for two weeks
Expressway, Ireland’s premium inter-regional coach service have partnered up with Grow Mental Health to raise awareness of mental health issues. Customers will see a photo exhibition with stories of recovery and hope in our bus stations nationwide. The exhibition started in early October in Busáras and has recently moved to Parnell Place in Cork and
We would like to invite you (or the NextGen in your business if more appropriate) to participate in PwC’s 2021 NextGen Survey. This year, we continue to build upon prior survey findings and also look at challenges that NextGens have faced during the COVID-19 crisis.
Our bi-annual NextGen survey provides a fantastic opportunity for Irish NextGen’s to compare and contrast their views and challenges with both their Irish and global peers.
You can complete the online questionnaire by clicking on the
The Global Goals (or the Sustainable Development Goals) is a call to action to work together towards sustainable development for all communities everywhere. There are 17 goals, and they go hand-in-hand in the work that SERVE does.
SERVE works closely with organisations in nine different countries;
to increase access to quality education
to increase access to nutritious meals
to support people living with disabilities
and to ensure young people have skills & opportunities to overcome
Public invited to Atlantia Clinical Trials for free mini health checks and fun brain hacks on Friday Nov 12
Atlantia Clinical Trials in Blackpool Retail Park is hosting an exciting Mind & Body Wellness Open Day with world-renowned TV hypnotist, mentalist, and scientist Keith Barry on November 12!
It’s the perfect opportunity for a health NCT before the hectic Christmas season begins, and a great chance to hear about Atlantia’s nutritional studies where you can receive up to €1600 for your
Justin Farrell has been appointed as Fundraising Manager at The Crann Centre.
Justin joins Crann from UPS where he worked as an account manager. Prior to this, Justin has worked in business development and marketing for leading companies including Leading Edge Labels and Packaging, North and West Coast Links and while self-employed.
Justin is focused on building corporate partnerships for Cork-based Crann, where they provide solutions for families with neuro-physical disabilities across Ireland.
The Lee Valley Ireland team has launched its all-new online Christmas pop-up store. Can you think of a better Christmas gift than Irish-made flannel nightwear, 100% wool-lined flannel slippers, or Irish handmade leather wallets?
Personalize your gift with Lee Valley Ireland’s embroidery service, why not gift your loved ones a flannel grandad shirt stitched with their name or a meaningful message?
Based in West Cork, Lee Valley Ireland is the home of Irish country clothing and the original Irish
I Wish, Ireland’s award-winning social enterprise dedicated to inspiring the next generation of women in STEM, has appointed award-winning communications agency Springboard Communications as its corporate communications agency. Springboard will advise I Wish on communications strategy and campaigns. The appointment comes as the volunteer-led initiative embarks on the next phase of its advocacy programme with a year-long plan of action.
Commenting on the announcement, Gillian Keating, Co-Founder of I
Irish technology provider Cantec Group has announced its acquisition of Accounts Payable Automation Solutions company InShip. The amalgamation is part of the Cantec Group’s continued expansion as a leading provider of integrated hardware and software solutions for businesses.
The acquisition brings together two highly innovative accounts payable solution providers and secures Cantec’s place as one of the leading technology and solutions providers in Ireland with offices in Dublin, Cork, Limerick,
PM Group is pleased to announce the launch of its new life science design center in Philadelphia. The new office will focus on innovative design solutions for life science clients in the Mid-Atlantic region.
The Philadelphia office is an integral part of PM Group’s strategic plan to grow our US operations, which includes Boston and San Francisco. Philadelphia is the latest in an international network of 16 offices worldwide.
PM Group is an employee owned company recognized for its culture of
Thermo Fisher Scientific, based in Currabinny, have donated €56,000 in IT equipment to four Cork groups — the Carrigaline Family Support Centre, Coláiste Muire in Crosshaven, Barnardos and Ashbourne House Direct Provision Centre in Glounthaune.
Speaking ahead of the delivery of 25 desktops to the Carrigaline Family Support Centre, Pat Rigney, Thermo Fisher Scientific IT Manager, said: “At Thermo Fisher Scientific, we are committed to giving back to the community around us. These four groups provide
Cork GAA are delighted to offer their “Rebels' Rising Premium Seat offer” for Pairc Ui Chaoimh to fellow Cork Chamber members.
The stadium which hosts games for the Cork Hurling and Football teams along with the Cork Ladies Football and Camogie teams, along with a large number of club games, has been recognised as one of the premier sporting venues in the country. The stadium which re-opened in 2017 has also seen artists such as Ed Sheeran and Rod Stewart perform at the leeside venue, with Westlife,
By now you’ve all likely seen the coverage and reports around The Great Resignation, with reports highlighting that up to 40% of employees are considering leaving their current job in the next year.
We know that the last two years has been a steep learning curve for both employees and management, changing how we work, collaborate and communicate. According to Harvard Business Review the combination of new return-to-office mandates, previous departure plans that were delayed by the pandemic, and many new
Come Together Again, to Celebrate Arts and Culture:
Culture Night 2021 promises an evening of live and online events in Cork City
With the announcement of further re-opening of the arts and cultural sector in the next few weeks, the return of evenings of music, art, dance and theatre are now tantalisingly close. The event that heralds the Autumn arts season, Culture Night, is in planning all across the country, and Cork City’s cultural community, as always, have some real treats in store.
As the reality of the climate emergency becomes clearer every year, thinking about and acting on sustainability is no longer a nice-to-do but a must-do for all businesses, from the smallest start up to the largest multinational.
While everyone wants to play their part, the reality is that sustainability is complex. It’s common for businesses to get side-tracked by the easy wins like charity work and green initiatives in the workplace. It’s also easy to get overwhelmed with endless terminology, like CSR,
The Crann Centre has launched a €500,000 fundraising campaign to build an inclusive playground and leisure area for families with disabilities, set to be the first of its kind in Ireland.
Designed by families for families, the urgent need for this fully accessible amenity is supported by University College Cork research, run in partnership with Crann, a charity that provides supports for those living with neuro-physical disabilities. Of the 200 service users of Crann and their families who took part in
For field service businesses growing and scaling means you need a business growth strategy that outlines the tools, resources and processes you need to support increased workloads and larger projects. The first step to this outline includes taking a long hard look at your current tech stack to determine if you’ve outgrown your existing software.
So what if you’ve determined that it’s time to upgrade your software? With many different field service management solutions on the market, it can be overwhelming
Cork motor company announce expansion despite pandemic
Suzuki to join Opel, Honda and Mazda as part of Kevin O’Leary Group
One of Cork’s longest-established motor companies have said growth and expansion remains the focus despite a challenging year, as they announced plans to expand their existing car franchises this summer.
Kevin O’Leary Group have become a household name in Munster over the last 58 years, with retail motor locations in Silversprings, Bandon and Clonmel, Co
Cork Training Centre under the remit of Cork ETB delivers an extensive range of training for Cork employers. Courses are designed to meet the needs of industry with a view to meeting the demands of the national skills strategy.
In addition to the Bishopstown campus there is a Biopharma Facility and a dedicated hospitality campus where a range of Hospitality Education programmes from craft skills to Leadership development take place. Additionally, needs analysis and bespoke training is provided as
Permanent TSB and Bibby Financial Services Ireland unveil exclusive partnership offering Irish SMEs funding solutions designed to improve cash flow or finance growth plans
Invoice Finance facility will enhance range of options available to new and existing Permanent TSB customers with funding for cashflow, M&A / MBO activity or corporate restructuring
Exclusive partnership between leading retail and SME bank and a specialist lender is set to transform the Irish financial services landscape