Cork ARC Cancer Support House are asking you to dedicate your activity this summer to Cork cancer patients and their families. They have teamed up with Actress, Comedian and Ireland’s Fittest Family Celebrity Special Winner, Norma Sheahan for their ‘Summer 80KM Challenge’.
As the pandemic continues to impact all of our lives, public fundraising for Cork ARC Cancer Support House remains a major challenge…. and they need your help! Dedicate your activity this summer to Cork ARC by signing up to the
Missing your colleagues? Well here’s your chance to meet up while still staying safe and giving hope to sick children. Children’s Health Foundation supports over 300,000 sick children who come through the doors of CHI Crumlin and Temple Street hospitals every year. We need your help so we can give them the best chance.
On Friday 2nd July, companies all over Ireland will support their employees as they hit the streets, parks, beaches, pools and trails to cover a total of 150km in one day. Walk, run,
A mental health programme at National Learning Network (NLN) Bantry, has been selected by the WHO as one of just 25 programmes globally for inclusion in a new initiative to promote person-centred and rights-based approaches in community mental health services.
The Home Focus programme was identified through WHO research as a leading example of a small outreach service in a rural setting, using rights-based approaches with a focus on recovery. It was the only programme selected from Ireland and will now
Local Enterprise Office Cork City is encouraging businesses to avail of a graduate placement programme that could cover 50% of the employee’s salary and help participating companies scale and grow.
The GradStart programme offers eligible Local Enterprise Office client companies employing a minimum of 5 staff financial support to hire top graduate talent for new positions within the company and develop a talent pipeline.
One graduate can be hired at any one time for a two-year period by eligible
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
Welcome Back to Triskel
After closing their doors again more than five months ago due to the third lockdown of the Covid-19 crisis, Triskel Arts Centre is re-opening its doors to the public and, even though things will look different, what remains the same is their commitment to providing quality entertainment for the people of Cork.
“The ingenuity and creativity of artists and arts workers in the online space throughout the last year and a bit has been heartening to see,” commented Tony Sheehan,
The Irish Hospitality Institute (IHI), the professional body for managers within the hospitality and tourism industry in Ireland, is delighted to announce the appointment of Brian Bowler FIHI as the 29th President of the organisation, leading through the next era of hospitality, after what has been a critical time for the industry.
Brian has very strong credentials in the hospitality industry. A native of Kerry, hospitality is in Brian’s DNA, growing up in his family’s B&B in Dingle and he began
Now that your business is reopening, why not share a free Art Gift experience with your loyal customers and staff? Gifts of theatre, music, dance, opera and more - free for you and your staff to enjoy, delivered and performed safely outside your premises.
Book now via artgifts.ie
A unique short live performance of music, theatre, poetry, opera, circus or dance just for you and your loved ones delivered to your door! Order a free surprise Art Gift for yourself, a friend or a family member performed safely
Huge thanks to Izz, Eman and all the team at Izz Café on George's Quay and the support and solidarity shown by the local community in Cork for the people of Gaza. As a result of recent violence, 256 Palestinians, including 66 children lost their lives with 1,900 people injured. The Cork community donated €7,000 to Trócaire's Gaza Crisis Appeal at Izz Café who gave proceeds of all desserts and coffees sold on Sunday, 16th May. Donations are helping to purchase medical supplies, medicines, food parcels,
THE Ladies Gaelic Football Association is delighted to announce Glenveagh Homes as new sponsors of the LGFA’s Gaelic4Girls Programme.
This exciting new sponsorship will cover a three-year term – 2021-2023 inclusive – with Glenveagh Homes coming on board to sponsor one of the LGFA’s most important development programmes.
Gaelic4Girls is an eight-week programme incorporating coaching sessions with fun, non-competitive blitzes aimed at increasing participation in Ladies Gaelic Football.
With business and the economy reopening, employers are welcoming their employees back to the workplace. In the process of returning, it’s only natural that some staff will have certain concerns.
To help employers bring employees back to the workplace and handle those who are reluctant to do so, employment law consultant Peninsula outlines the steps to take in their helpful article.
Lennox, the Irish scientific, industrial and laboratory solutions company, has been awarded the tender for the Provision of Medical/First Aid consumables for Dublin Fire Brigade and Dublin City Council. The three-year tender will see Lennox deliver vital medical supplies to all 15 Dublin Fire Brigade stations on a weekly basis and supply First Aid supplies, as required, to other Dublin City Council departments.
As well as a dedicated online ordering portal, Lennox will also create and deliver a bespoke
One of Ireland’s long-established and leading law firms Holmes O’Malley Sexton LLP has launched Holmes, a new brand which will continue to cater for the firm’s strong and growing portfolio of corporate, insurance and public sector clients.
The move from HOMS Solicitors to Holmes is in recognition of how the firm has grown and evolved over its 50-year heritage to become one of Ireland’s top legal firms with a team of 140 and offices in Dublin, Limerick, Cork and London offering a full suite
Renewable energy developer DP Energy has announced the appointment of Adam Cronin as Technical and Engineering Manager to its Irish Offshore team. Operating worldwide and headquartered in Cork, Adam will lead DP Energy’s technical and engineering teams in the delivery of the company's exciting and ambitious offshore renewable development brief in Ireland. Adam will also provide technical advice across the group and internationally.DP Energy currently operates projects in Australia, Canada, Scotland and
Employees have risen to the challenge during this global pandemic, balancing family responsibilities with work demands, and pivoting as required.
However, they are tired now and a new approach is needed to re-engage them, build team morale and a positive mind-set in our changed environment.
In this Covid-19 world, leadership has never been more important.The quality of leadership, more than any other single factor, determines the success or failure of an organisation.
Research tells us that people who
Cruinniú na nÓg Announce Treats on the Streets, a special baking challenge for all Cork’s young bakers!
Organised by Cork City Council in conjunction with Creative Ireland, Cruinniú na Óg will take place in Cork this Saturday June 12th. The national day of creativity will feature over 30 free interactive and imaginative events for children and young people hosted by 26 Cork cultural organisations.
In celebration of Cruinniú na nÓg, Cork City Arts Office invites children and young people to bake an
SERVE’s annual flagship fundraiser ‘Flip Flop Appeal’ 2021 took place in May and crossed the fundraising target raising a total of €3,740.
Our heartfelt gratitude for everyone’s generous donations to the Flip Flop Appeal. Your donations go a long way in helping SERVE to support the numerous partners we work with during this pandemic. The development work doesn’t stop. Our partners exhibit a resilience that inspires us and our volunteers who’ve worked with them.
The "Flip Flop Appeal" reached the
Field service management softwaresimPRO, has expanded its reach in Ireland to help local businesses prepare for upcoming industry growth and future success. simPRO’s expansion in Ireland ensures local businesses can implement the cloud-based solution as well as benefit from local knowledge and expertise. UK & Ireland Head of Sales, Simon Tushingham Jones said the global company recognised the potential to help Irish field service businesses prepare for growth and set them up for ongoing success with a
Dr Tara Shine, Co-Founder of the social enterprise that inspires people to live and work more sustainably, Change by Degrees, has been named as the overall Network Ireland Cork Businesswoman of the Year. Dr Shine, who has spent 20 years as a climate change negotiator and adviser on environmental policy at the international level, was announced as the 2021 winner at a virtual awards ceremony. She also scooped the award for STEM Businesswoman, with seven further award winners also celebrated at the
In light of the recent cyber-attack on the HSE, it is understandable that businesses may have concerns about digital security and if they have the ability to defend against a similar attack. Radius Cork Regional Director, Kevin O’Regan comments, “As businesses of all sizes continue to operate remotely or using a hybrid model, there is an increased chance of your business falling victim to a cyber-attack. While it can be difficult to protect against cyber-attacks, it is possible to educate your staff so
The Cork Criticall project emerged as a direct response to issues emerging during Covid-19 lockdowns. Substantial increases in reports of domestic abuse were outlined in the media and discussed widely by members of the Community Response Forums in both Cork City and County. In Dublin, a number of Volunteer Centres came together to set up Criticall as a means to provide critical physical items to those emerging from domestic abuse situations after the first lockdown.
Volunteer Centres are part of a
Cope Foundation’s Golf Classic fundraiser returns for the 25th year this August. The annual event which is sponsored by O’Flynn Exhams Solicitors raises much needed funds for the organisation which now supports 2,800 people with an intellectual disability and/or autism to live ‘your life, your way’.This year's tournament takes place at Monkstown Golf Club on the 19th and 20th of August. It will be the organisation’s first physical fundraising event of the year, due to the various Covid-19 restrictions.
The Centre for Advanced Photonics and Process Analysis (CAPPA) are committed to helping the people of India and Cambodia during the current COVID-19 pandemic. CAPPA has a large number of international staff and students. CAPPA members have highlighted the difficulties their local communities are currently facing as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the hardship they now face, with many people out of a job and unable to support their families. Some of these areas must choose between food
Spike Island Cork is looking forward to giving domestic visitors a memorable day out, and an escape from the mainland, with its reopening from May 31st. Visitors can enjoy the short boat trip, tours, over a dozen museums and scenic Island walking trails. While the cafe will be open for takeaway service until indoor dining resumes.
The Cork County Council site is set to reopen after its enforced closure due to Covid-19 restrictions. The island attraction was opened as a visitor attraction in 2016
Music Network announces an open call for RESONATE, six new artist residencies in venues around Ireland
Professional musicians performing in a range of genres are invited to apply for Music Network’s major new artist residency programme in partnership with glór, Ionad Cultúrtha, The National Opera House, Triskel Arts Centre, The Dock and Regional Cultural Centre.
Music Network is inviting professional musicians with a strong track record in music performance to apply for one of six new RESONATE:
Castlemartyr Resort partners with reforestation non-profit One Tree Planted
The 5-Star Castlemartyr Resort are delighted to announce a new partnership with the reforestation non-profit One Tree Planted, with the goal of further increasing the Resort’s commitment to operate in a socially and environmentally responsible way. The partnership will see Castlemartyr Resort aid in thousands of trees planted around the world every year.About Castlemartyr Resort
Situated on 220 acres of woodlands and grounds in
STEAM Education and Cork English College have partnered to create ‘English + STEAM for Young Learners’, an exciting online programme available this summer (5th – 16th July 2021). Students between 11 and 16 years old can combine engaging English classes with inspiring STEAM sessions delivered by experts in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Maths All STEAM sessions will include a mixture of Irish & International students.
To get an example of the course content:
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Sustainability and space key themes at it@cork’s TechFest 2021
Speakers at it@cork’s annual technology festival TechFest have highlighted the need for the industry to adopt a greater focus on sustainability and accessibility. Over 750 people are attending the fully virtual three-day event, which comes to a close today (27 May 2021).
Gillian Bergin, it@cork Chairperson and Senior Consultant with DELL Technologies said: “The last three days have inspired, motivated and challenged us to think about how
Fee-based financial planning is the future as clients shun opaque commissions Cork, 24 May 2021.Investwise Financial Planning has opened a new office in the impressive Horgan’s Quay development, Cork city centre, headed up by Blarney resident Liam O’Riordan. One of Ireland’s few fee-based, privately-owned financial advice firms, Investwise Financial Planning offers expertise in financial planning, wealth management, pensions and investments for individuals and business owners.Liam O’Riordan, Head
As we have seen from the recent ransomware attack on the HSE, cyber-attacks have become increasingly common across industries, throughout the world. However, if you do a quick Google search, you will see this is not an isolated incident. It’s also not just global corporate giants that fall victim to these type of attacks. Studies have shown that almost half of cyber-attacks target small businesses and 91% of all cyber-attacks start with a fraudulent or phishing email.
As businesses of all sizes continue
Park Life? Savage Garden? The Imperial Hotel is crowdsourcing song suggestions for a playlist to match the green outdoor vibe of their South Mall parklet
New outdoor dining space on Pembroke Street and continued refurbishments at Cork City’s most historic hotel
The Imperial Hotel is calling on Cork to help them compile the ultimate playlist for their eco-friendly parklet on the South Mall. They are looking for feelgood music with a ‘park’, ‘green’, ‘garden’ ‘natural’ theme that will give people a
Cognate Health, the leading nationwide occupational health provider, has announced the appointment of Dr Shane Farrelly as its new Senior Medical Consultant in response to the company's rapid growth. With over 30 years’ experience as an expert in international occupational medicine, Dr Farrelly will be responsible for providing health-related advice and expertise to clients navigating the pandemic, along with informing risk assessment and policy recommendations in line with guidelines.
Dr Farrelly is
Happening across Cork city - on the ground and online27th - 29th August 2021
Cork city’s architecture, design and food festival, Design POP, is set to return to the streets of Cork and online this August 27th - 29th.
Following the postponement of the 2020 festival due to the pandemic, organisers have endeavoured to create an event with health and safety in mind, that will still allow for meaningful connections and engagement.
Over three days, enjoy architecture, food and design through a
Our vision at SERVE is to promote social commitment towards equality, justice, and sustainable development. We help to achieve this through our work in partnership with the Association of People with Disability (APD) situated across Bangalore, India. SERVE works in solidarity with partners based within different communities. With the expertise of our partners, we look at the root causes of social injustices to support existing or new programmes that help our partners empower the marginalised and
Cork English College have once again been named “Best Language School” at the Irish Education Awards making it a hat-trick of wins since 2019, on what was a fantastic night for education in Cork with UCC & MTU aslo picking up awards.The Education Awards celebrate quality, innovation & excellence in the Irish Education Industry with judges scoring institutes on their background, academic and professional qualification of staff members, courses and services provided, and the relevant industry experience,
A couple of weeks ago, we carried out a poll across different business communities with one very simple question. As small business owner, what is your main challenge to continue growing your business?
We provided 3 key options and the alternative to add more if they felt like it. The results are very interesting:
52% of small business owners said they would need more resources (time, expertise) to grow their business, 30% said they need more customers and only 18% said they need more revenue.
So in this
A state-of-the-art app designed to bridge the gap in communication between doctor and patient following consultations has won the prestigious MedApps Challenge, sponsored by Cognate Health. Emma Doyle and Anna Clancy, Biomedical Science students at University College Cork won the UCC Biomedical Science and Medical Research and Technology Societies competition, which was hosted in association with MTU Biomedical department.
The second-year students receive a cash prize as well as a support and
Thermo Fisher Scientific has appointed Shane Buckley as its new Senior Human Resources Manager for Irish operations. With over 20 years’ HR experience, Shane will be responsible for leading the HR team that serves the global life sciences company’s operations in Ireland, which has a 560-strong workforce nationwide. His appointment comes at a time of growth for Thermo Fisher Scientific in Ireland, with its largest Irish site — a Contract Development and Manufacturing Organisation (CDMO) in Cork — seeing a
Reliance is the largest provider of technical engineering products to Irish manufacturing and agriculture. Nearly 100 years old, Reliance attributes its long success to personal customer service and by continuing to introduce leading innovations. Reliance is pleased to launch its online web shop (www.reliance.ie ) to introduce a new dimension in how you can now do business with Reliance.
Reliance’s long-standing reputation is based on partnership and loyalty. We love engaging with our loyal customer
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
Businesses who serve food including hotels, cafes and restaurants are now eligible to apply for a grant to help facilitate outdoor dining.
Announced by the Minister for Tourism Catherine Martin TD in partnership with Fáilte Ireland, the grant will average about €4,000 for each premises. We have a range of outdoor seating and dining tables to help your business stand out from the competition.
Weatherproof, stylish and available in a range of colours and sizes, we have the solution for your business 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