Munster Rugby helping with Internet safety

Munster Rugby helping with Internet safety

18 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan The Munster Rugby team are lining-out behind Trend Micro and tackling internet safety by supporting their 2015 “What’s Your Story?” video and poster competition. The competition will award up to €7,000 in prizes to young movie-makers and artists who share their learnings with those going online for the […]

CIT Entrepreneur of Year

13 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan The CIT Entrepreneur of Year will be announced, and €10,000 will be awarded in prizes, at an Award Ceremony at Cork Institute of Technology today, one of the final events during CIT’s Innovation Week. This year marks thirteen years of the highly successful Local Enterprise Offices Cork, CIT […]

Is Cork the Region with Best Use of Food Potential in Ireland?

12 March 2015 By Tom O’Sullivan The search has begun to find the region in Ireland which has best used its local food potential to grow visitor numbers. Fáilte Ireland, is inviting entries for the EDEN competition, an EU project promoting sustainable tourism development models across the European Union, which is currently being held […]

Customs seize Tobacco in Cork

12 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan As a result of an on-going operation focusing on the illegal importation of cigarettes and tobacco, officers from Revenue’s Customs Service, yesterday seized 17kgs of tobacco with an approximate retail value of €8,200  in Cork. Initially Revenue’s detection dog, Harvey, gave a positive reaction to a package containing […]

Cork Chamber and UCC Launch Transition Year Business Awards 2015

11 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan Cork Chamber and the College of Business & Law, UCC, have launched the annual Transition Year (TY) Business Awards for 2015, sponsored by BNY Mellon, a global investments company and major employer in Cork. Cork Chamber Chief Executive, Conor Healy said, “The Chamber is delighted to continue its […]

Construction Industry Federation brief Cork builders

11 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan Builders and contractors throughout Cork will be given an update on the prospects for house building in Cork at a free briefing taking place on Wednesday 11th March. The event will also address the changes to public procurement for the construction sector and which will have massive implications […]

LEADER funding for Cork’s rural development

LEADER funding for Cork’s rural development

10 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan Rural Ireland needs more investment Minister for European Affairs, Cork’s Dara Murphy TD, has welcomed today’s government announcement in relation to County Cork’s allocation of the overall €220 million LEADER portion of funding, under the Rural Development Programme (RDP). “I have been working in unison with Rural Action […]

Pfizer Little Island will stay open

10 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan 160 jobs to be retained in decision The East Cork based Minister of State for Trade Promotion Seán Sherlock TD (Labour) has confirmed that the Little Island facility of Pfizer, which the company had marked for sale two years ago, is to be retained within the company’s portfolio […]

Simon says Annual Fundraising Ball still strong

Simon says Annual Fundraising Ball still strong

5 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan 15 years of the Cork Simon Annual Fundraising Ball were marked today (Thursday 05 March) by a special gathering of 30 volunteers, supporters and sponsors who have contributed to making the event one of the highlights of the social calendar in Cork. Volunteers Phil Vaughan, Mary Wilson and […]

Cork based Musgrave group runs skills days with Intreo

3 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan Musgrave Group today offered career development sessions for unemployed young people from Cork as part of Feeding Ireland’s Future ‘Skills for Work Week’, an initiative run by the Department of Social Protection with Intreo, ECR Ireland and Irish food and grocery sector industry partners. Over 1,200 young people […]