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Archives / February 2013
The number of people now working in construction in the Cork region stood at 10,500 in 2012, according to the Construction Industry Federation (CIF). This represented a drop of 70% from peak construction employment in the area of 35,000 in 2007. The CIF revealed the figures at their Cork Branch AGM which took place in... Read More
The suburb of Blackrock Village is to get a 1.5 million euro facelift. An area which is currently a car park will become a paved plaza, with steps leading to the harbour. The main road which passes the Bakery and Scout Hall will be removed and become part of the plaza, which will have new... Read More
94 jobs are to be lost in Cork. G-S-K Trading Services – in the Cork Airport Business Park – is transferring the roles to the UK as part of a restructuring programme. Cork employees were warned of the possible job losses last year, but they was only confirmed this afternoon. GlaxoSmithKline Trading Services Limited was... Read More
Seán Sherlock, T.D., Minister for Research & Innovation, today (Monday) has welcomed publication of the BERD Survey results for 2011/2012. The BERD Survey, conducted every two years since 2007/2008, provides final business R&D expenditure figures for 2011 and preliminary estimates for 2012 and is jointly conducted by the Central Statistics Office and Forfás. · The... Read More
Cork Midsummer Festival is delighted to announce the appointment of Lorraine Maye in the new position of Festival Manager, She will take up the position in early March, replacing former Executive Producer Eithne Egan, who has recently taken up a new position as Director of Operations and Communications at Music Generation. Lorraine Maye graduated with... Read More
14th February 2013, Thursday, Valentines Day! By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie A startup Cork Technology company which tackles online fraud and identity theft has announced it’s secured “a quarter of a million euro” in Angel funding. TrustEv uses data from services like Facebook, Twitter and Linked-In to provide reassurance to online sellers that a person... Read More
BASKETBALL: Mark Scannell, the Head Coach of Cork’s “Bord Gáis Neptune” team has been named the “Philips Sports Manager” of the month for January. Having beaten “UCC Demons” in a local derby semi-final, Neptune faced the experienced UL Eagles in the National Basketball Finals. Eagles were the favourites, but supported by a large crowd who... Read More