VIDEO: Tina Turner (tribute act) comes to Cork Opera House and Commodore Hotel Cobh

VIDEO: Tina Turner (tribute act) comes to Cork Opera House and Commodore Hotel Cobh

3 March 2016 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Simply the Best – ‘Tina Turner’ tours tours Cork, Galway and Waterford as Tina “Rebecca is so good, it’s scary!” Tina Turner “Rebecca is an amazing performer and vocalist. I was mesmerized, a night you’ll never forget” Mick Fleetwood (Fleetwood Mac) ‘Tina Turner’s’ European tour, Simply the […]

Lidl raises almost €78,000 for Barretstown Children’s Camp

Lidl raises almost €78,000 for Barretstown Children’s Camp

3 March 2016 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Lidl staff in Cork are celebrating this week as they revealed they have raised a fantastic €77,753 for their chosen charity, Barretstown. This has helped the retailer smash their national fundraising target by raising €1.2 million for Barretstown, €200,000 more than their initial target of €1 million in […]

Cork Airport Hotel relaunches and raises funds for ‘Down Syndrome Cork’ charity

Cork Airport Hotel relaunches and raises funds for ‘Down Syndrome Cork’ charity

3 March 2016 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Cork Airport Hotel has re-launched following an extensive refurbishment, and is giving back to local families with the announcement that Down Syndrome Cork is its ‘Charity of the Year’ for 2016. The significant partnership highlights the family-friendly focus at the new Cork Airport Hotel, where the emphasis […]

What’s the difference between the two Hotels in Cork Airport?

What’s the difference between the two Hotels in Cork Airport?

2 March 2016 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie There are two Hotels in Cork Airport, and a little known fact is that both are now owned by the same firm, indeed they now share the same general manager. Indeed, the Metropole Hotel in Cork City Centre is also owned by the same firm, but more about […]

Local Enterprise Office Cork City announces schedule for “Local Enterprise Week 2016”

Local Enterprise Office Cork City announces schedule for “Local Enterprise Week 2016”

2 March 2016 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The first nationally co-ordinated ‘Local Enterprise Week’ led by the Local Enterprise Offices takes place around the country this March, and from Monday 7th to Friday 11th, the Local Enterprise Office (LEO) Cork City will host a wide array of events for the local business community and those […]

Entrepreneurial hub called “Blackstone LaunchPad” opened in University College Cork

Entrepreneurial hub called “Blackstone LaunchPad” opened in University College Cork

2 March 2016 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Cork’s rise as an entrepreneurial hub has been further boosted with the opening of Blackstone LaunchPad at UCC, one of only three locations in Ireland to host the entrepreneurship programme. According to Peter Finnegan, the newly-appointed director of Blackstone LaunchPad at UCC, “this is an important development not […]

Epic week of enterprise launched by Local Enterprise Office (LEO) South Cork

Epic week of enterprise launched by Local Enterprise Office (LEO) South Cork

2 March 2016 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Local Enterprise Office (LEO) South Cork has launched a series of exciting events aimed at stimulating business growth and employment in Cork as part of Local Enterprise Week which will run from March 7th to 11th. LEO South Cork’s week-long schedule is part of the first nationally […]

EU approves merger of EMC and Dell (both of which have Cork offices)

EU approves merger of EMC and Dell (both of which have Cork offices)

2 March 2016 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Ireland South MEP Deirdre Clune – who is based in Cork – has said that the European Commission has just approved the acquisition of EMC by computer technology company Dell, under the EU Merger Regulation. Dell employs around 2,500 workers at sites in Limerick, Cork and Dublin. EMC […]