SECAD’s Sustainability for Food and Drink Businesses programme aims to provide practical training support to food and drink businesses wishing to pursue more environmentally conscious actions within their business operations. The programme has been designed and developed in collaboration with our expert delivery partners, The Clean Technology Centre (MTU), SustHub and Change by Degrees and will be delivered through a series of live online workshops, one-2-one training opportunities and case study site
'Our World in a Window' Cork-based exhibition expresses the experiences of children living with long-term health conditions during lock-down
“We loved it. We found it helping us when we are bored. It's an amazing program and we felt it was a huge help with our time.” - participant on the course.
Helium Arts, the national children’s arts and health charity, today launches ‘Our World in a Window’, a window exhibition in Cork featuring the animations and mechanised artwork produced by children non the
Significant investment in Pro Bono supports Matheson’s Impactful Business Programme
Matheson, Ireland’s largest law firm, has appointed Niamh Counihan as Pro Bono Partner. Niamh will dedicate 50% of her professional time specifically to pro bono legal activities, with the other 50% continuing to be dedicated to her responsibilities as Matheson’s Director of Legal and Regulatory Affairs.
Niamh will be responsible for working with management to refine Matheson’s pro bono strategy and for leading the
Energy company Flogas Ireland is greening up for an 'electric' summer with the launch of its new Green Electricity* campaign. It encourages Cork and other householders across Ireland to switch to a 100% Green alternative for their electricity, while saving some money along the way.Paul Kenny, general manager, Flogas Energy, (pictured) said “Sustainability, cost and local community involvement are the key areas customers tell us that matter in choosing an electricity supplier. Many customers don’t yet
ABLE4School Leaders – How and why relationships matter in schools, our new training programme for school leaders, has been endorsed by the Centre for School Leadership (CSL). We have developed this evidence-informed programme to support principals, deputy principals and aspiring school leaders to take a relationship-centred approach in schools. It is heavily subsidised and based on our brief intervention model, ABLE (Adopt a relational approach, Build & Boundary, Listen, Learn & Link and Empower & End). We
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
The SERVE’d Up Cookbook contains a colourful array of authentic recipes sourced from SERVE’s partner communities around the world. You will find recipes of spicy curries of India to Brazilian chocolate truffles. On a cold winter’s night, welcome the sunny Philippines into your home with a recipe of a vibrant, fresh and fruity Mango Float – a keen favourite of SERVE volunteers over the years. Or let the mouth-watering Mozambican Chicken rival that of your local chicken piri-piri restaurant. It’s also
You’ve identified the need and the opportunity, taken the flash of inspiration and started the complex task of building your game-changing product or service. But at what point do you start thinking about branding? At what stage in the journey from innovation to realisation, from build to go-to-market, do you need to start focusing on creating a strong, positive, meaningful identity?
It’s easy to get so immersed in the build that you forget the brand – or leave it until the very end of the process as
Award winning Grafton Architects announced as principal design consultants of the €29m Crawford Art Gallery redevelopment project
Taoiseach, Micheál Martin T.D. and Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin T.D today announced that the contract for the design for the redevelopment at the historic Crawford Art Gallery has been awarded to Grafton Architects.
The overall plan provides for the investment of some €29m in the redevelopment, including design, of the
Musicians Mike Hanrahan and Lorraine Nash and comedian Colm O’Regan are amongst the acts scheduled to appear at Triskel Courtyard, a new covered space that can seat up to 50 people in pods. Triskel is working with Verdant Productions, Cork Folk Festival and the National String Quartet Foundation to programme a range of concerts and spoken word events with three shows each day from Thursday–Sunday, starting on 29 July.
Tony Sheehan, Artistic Director at Triskel, commented, “We are delighted that the Arts
Brief intervention training to support positive relationships in practice
Irish charity, Ag Eisteacht, has announced dates for three brief intervention training courses to support frontline practitioners to build positive relationships in their work.
ABLE brief intervention training (Adopt a relational approach, Build & Boundaries, Listen and Empower & End) shares evidence-informed insight, knowledge and skills in a small group, experiential way. It also gives attendees a framework to manage their
TELUS International Ireland, a global provider of multilingual digital customer experience (CX) and digital IT solutions, has announced the appointment of Ainhoa Toro as Digital Marketing Specialist within the Brand and Communications team. With extensive experience in communications, Ainhoa will be responsible for supporting the creation and delivery of brand and content marketing strategies and enhancing the overall digital presence of TELUS International Ireland.
Ainhoa joined TELUS International
For the last three months, UCC student Sinéad Mulry has participated in SERVE’s Think Global Act Local (TGAL) programme. She decided to become apart of the programme to help her expand her knowledge from her current course in ‘International Development’ in UCC, as well as adding more to her current placement with SERVE as our Programme’s Intern.
TGAL is a global learning programme that is hosted online and it involves using participatory and inclusive methods. The programme is facilitated by mentors who
Over the course of the pandemic Alpha Wealth have been running a series of complimentary webinars providing straight forward financial advice that will save all attendees money.
We would like to invite you to our ''How To Be Good With Your Money'' Webinar on August 18th.
Alpha Wealth are running a FREE ''How To Be Good With Your Money'' webinar on Wednesday, August 18th via Zoom from 1:00pm to 1:25pm.
This webinar will be of great benefit to everyone in attendance and I highly recommend that you all
Skibbereen Rowing Club is delighted to announce a new sponsorship deal with Spearline for the next 3.5 years.
Skibbereen Rowing Club was established on the banks of the River Ilen 51 years ago, with a single dream - to bring Olympic Class Rowing to Skibbereen. In 2019, on the banks of the same river, Spearline established its headquarters for its global telecommunications business. Both parties are now delighted to announce a new 3.5 year sponsorship deal and look forward to working together to achieve
Uilleann piper David Power has been appointed as the Music Network RESONATE Artist at Triskel Arts Centre in Cork City. As part of the residency, he will develop exciting new work with a number of collaborators to share with audiences in November.
Tony Sheehan, Artistic Director at Triskel, said, “David Power is undoubtedly one of the finest uilleann pipers performing today. We look forward to working with him over the next few months and to welcoming audiences to Triskel later this year to enjoy the
New Playful Culture Trail features 30 fun things to do this summer in museums, galleries, attractions, and green spaces throughout Cork City.
Are you looking for interactive, educational, and playful things to do with your kids this summer?
Museums, galleries, and attractions in Cork City have come together to create a Playful Culture Trail, featuring 30 fun and playful places where kids can explore the city’s culture, heritage and green spaces through play.
Each attraction on the trail will have
CAPPA is delighted to announce the centre has received over €300,000 worth of funding for new equipment through the Enterprise Ireland Capital Equipment Fund. The Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar announced the 29 successful projects of the Capital Equipment Fund administered by Enterprise Ireland through the Technology Gateway and Technology Centre Programmes. CAPPA will be purchasing two new pieces of equipment with the successful funding. These include a benchtop
Chris Mee Group is pleased to announce that The Food Safety Company (FSC), a fellow Erisbeg Partners portfolio company, is now formally added to the Chris Mee Group organisation. This is the second acquisition announcement in recent months by Chris Mee Group. The previous company acquired was Emergency Response Training previously owned by John Lynch.
The FSC, based in Cork, is a leading provider of food safety, health and safety and hygiene compliance services in Ireland. The company specialises in the
Wilson Architecture, the company which has been responsible for some of Ireland’s most exciting commercial interior design projects in recent times, is pleased to announce the expansion of it’s Interior Design Studio. This dedicated Interior Design Studio is a design hub in the heart of the Wilson Architecture which taps into the creative spirit of the company. In the last year alone, Interior Design fit-outs were carried out for Varonis, Grant Thornton, Sophos, Flexi Workspace, IBEC, Aspira, Dennehy’s
The 6 Summertime Concerts Series is back at Triskel Arts Centre with a programme of lunchtime recitals. Starting on Saturday 17 July in Triskel Christchurch, the series features a wide repertoire of jazz, classical and improvised music from contemporary Irish artists. Tickets €12/€10 are on sale now. Pre-booking is essential.
Cellist Aoife Burke, curator of the series, said, ‘I’m delighted to be part of this line-up of wonderful musicians and to have the chance to play myself in the beautiful
SERVE has supported over 5000 marginalised young people since 2018 in Zimbabwe and Mozambique through numerous programmes in partnership with a local partner called Young Africa. This is made possible with support from donations from the public, Irish Aid’s Civil Society Fund and other donors such as Electric Aid and Galway City Council.SERVE has worked with Young Africa since 2008. Young Africa offers an innovative, high impact solution to youth unemployment in Southern Africa. They are based in five
Ireland’s leading ride hailing app announces new partnership with IWA to help make Ireland more accessible
FREE NOW drivers provided with IWA disability awareness training
In-app improvements to make it easier for wheelchair users to access FREE NOW’s service
FREE NOW to host first if it’s kind National Mobility Conference
FREE NOW contributes €40,000 in funds to IWA to kick start fundraising
FREE NOW, Ireland’s leading ride hailing app, has entered into a new long-term partnership with Irish
Join Focus Ireland and take the challenge of climbing Ireland’s highest peaks at a lofty 1039 metres. The Devil’s Ladder Route is the most popular way to the top and ideal for the less regular walker but still requires a good basic level of fitness gained from a daily active life or regular exercise. The event takes place on August 29th and will help raise money for Focus Ireland’s vital services who help 7,991 people currently in emergency accommodation.
Dick White, Regional Development Officer said:
‘Connecting Businesses with high-quality Non-Executive Directors’Board Excellence launches Non-Executive Director Search Service
One of the biggest challenges for boards of all sizes is the increasing focus on ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance). As the spotlight focuses much more keenly on board governance all organisations, public, private and non-profit, are looking much more strategically when selecting Non-Executive Directors and Board Chairs. Gone are the days of jobs for the boys or girls;
High on everyone’s bucket list when visiting Cork is to take in the breath-taking views from the Panorama Terrace at The Montenotte Hotel. Perched high above the city, this former 18th century residence of a Merchant Prince and now an award-winning vibrant design led hotel has just announced yet another very compelling reason for staycationers to visit this destination hotel.
Constantly evolving to create memorable experiences for guests, The Montenotte Hotel, will be revealing the latest edition to
After 2 years of wading through business in a pandemic it is difficult to see who the winners are…
Many sectors of the domestic economy have been severely affected with widescale job losses, the unemployment rate stood at 14.7 per cent in September 2020 which is much higher than the pre-pandemic level and household spending declined by 22 and 24 per cent respectively in the second quarter of that year according to the ESRI.
On the other hand, Irish export figures were strong due to medicinal and
On the eve of his departure to Ireland, Darren shares, "I'm looking forward to coming home and I'm happy with the work that has been done while I have been in Mazabuka. It's been a challenging environment to work in but there is now a platform for further development and continued progress in the Assumption Parish. The experience leaves me with a range of emotions and memories to last a lifetime. Hopefully, I can make it back to Mazabuka someday to witness the progress. This experience makes me very humble
Aircoach reveals a brand new look
Ireland’s leading coach and bus operator, Aircoach, unveils its new branding and logo
Aircoach, one of Ireland’s long-standing coach and bus operators unveiled its new look today (30 June 2021). With the majority of Ireland’s private coach and bus companies grounding to a halt in March 2020 as the pandemic hit hard, today marks an exciting day for Aircoach. Today, after twenty-one years, they released an updated brand identity, which includes a new logo, new font and
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
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
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
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
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