Amazon expands its footprint in Ireland with new campus in Dublin, and continues to invest in people, infrastructure, and renewable energy projectsToday, Amazon announced that it is creating another 1,000 permanent jobs in Ireland over the next two years. The new, highly skilled roles will be based in locations across the company’s Cork and Dublin sites in Blanchardstown, Tallaght, the city centre, and north County Dublin, and will bring Amazon’s total permanent workforce in the country to 5,000 people over
RTÉ strives to ensure that Irish citizens are informed and connected to the issues that matter. Small and medium enterprises are integral Ireland’s economy and our communities and so RTÉ is launching an initiative specifically intended to provide support to this sector.
Boost My Business Helping Irish Business Bounce Back
Online and on air, RTÉ will support and promote small and medium enterprises all over the country, as they deal with the challenges and the opportunities that lie ahead. With a 94%
Cork-based food wholesale business M&P O’Sullivan Ltd. (M&P) has acquired Brennan’s Caterworld assets & trading names, which went into liquidation last month.
The undisclosed deal, which merges the trade of two of Cork’s oldest companies, will see the catering supplies business added to M&P’s wholesale portfolio, which also includes Homestead, White Hat and Red Abbey, bringing their product range to over 15,000 lines .
M&P also operates the Gala retail and Your Stop franchises with 30 franchisees and
Cork Craft & Design, Ireland's largest social enterprise for craftspeople, has launched its exciting 2020 programme for Cork Craft Month this August. Celebrating contemporary Irish craft, over 50 masterclasses, craft trails, demonstrations, conversations and product launches, as well as virtual behind-the-scenes exhibitions, open studio tours and family-friendly activities are planned to date across the month, with an 80% increase in online events. Up to 90% of events will be free with details available
Have Your Say!
There has never been a better time to create a vision for the future. A public survey launched today is asking for your opinions on the future of this beautiful County that so many of us are proud to call home. As we emerge from an emergency situation most of us had never imagined, it is clear now that our sense of community and our collective commitment has been very powerful.
The back drop to our rich communities has changed dramatically, and by June 02nd business responding to a Chamber
Cork Chamber, along with Chambers Ireland and the nationwide network of Chambers has today (10 June 2020) published results from a survey of the Irish business community. This survey sought to quantify and highlight the impact of COVID-19 on businesses in our towns, cities and regions across the country.
The fourth in a series, the survey has 1,320 responses and was conducted between the 28th May and 2nd June 2020.
Our latest survey took a read of the business environment in Phase 1 of our economy’s
- Additional funding welcomed by Cork Chamber -
Cork Chamber has today welcomed the announcement by the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment and the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation, that the Trading Online Voucher Scheme has received additional funding.
Speaking this afternoon, Conor Healy, CEO of Cork Chamber Ireland said;“Today’s announcement by Minister Humphreys and Minister Bruton that an additional €14.2 million will be committed to the Trading Online
Cork Chamber has welcomed Government’s announcement that the first phase of lifting of Covid-19 restrictions will begin next Monday, May 18th.
Speaking earlier, Conor Healy, Cork Chamber CEO said;
“Government’s confirmation that Phase 1 of reopening society and the economy will proceed on May 18th is an important first step in easing recent restrictions.
While it will be challenging for those returning to businesses, it is important that the Government protocols for reopening are followed and
Following the most recent update to Ireland’s approach to the COVID-19 pandemic, Cork Chamber CEO Conor Healy said,“It is positive to see that the Government has moved beyond the initial response phase by setting out steps for recovery, and every business will now begin to assess and gauge their own response to this in parallel with further updates expected over the weekend. Cork Chamber will continue to engage with Government to further craft and inform the approach to recovery, noting that while today’s
Speaking on the latest enhancement of Government business supports, Conor Healy, Cork Chamber CEO said; “The Government announcement of enhanced measures is necessary and welcome. Steps such as the deepening of the SBCI loan scheme to provide an extra €250m for working capital loans and €200 million for longer term loans is useful for those seeking access to loan finance. The €20m microfinance fund, with no interest or repayment for 6 months may be particularly helpful. The creation of a new €180 million
Cash-flow has been identified as the number one difficulty for Chamber members during the COVID 19 pandemic. Cork Chamber today calls on the public sector to adhere to its prompt payment policy and those in the private sector to support fellow businesses during the crisis. Extension and deepening of existing supports to a 6-month window is also essential.
Conor Healy, CEO of Cork Chamber said,
“It is essential that the Government prompt payment policy is observed and that no business is left waiting at
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