OUTDOOR TRADING IN MODERN CITIES: Cork’s “Coal Quay” market needs to be opened up while retaining tradition says Cllr

OUTDOOR TRADING IN MODERN CITIES: Cork’s “Coal Quay” market needs to be opened up while retaining tradition says Cllr

24 July 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Potential new traders with established bona fides unable to get stalls while others remain empty The Cork City Workers’ Party Councillor, Ted Tynan, has said that Cork’s Coal Quay market on Cornmarket Street needs to be opened up to new stall-holders while retaining current ones and being revitalised. […]

FARM SAFETY: Farms are a workplace, not a playground – says Cork Senator (who is also a Farmer)

FARM SAFETY: Farms are a workplace, not a playground – says Cork Senator (who is also a Farmer)

24 July 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork based Fine Gael Senator and member of the joint Oireachtas committee for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Tim Lombard, is urging all farmers to use the opportunities provided during Farm Safety Week 2017, commencing today, to improve awareness and safety on their farms. “Farming has the poorest […]

MOTORS: New Jaguar Land Rover and Volvo showroom to open at Bishopstown Roundabout – Johnson & Perrott Motor Group

MOTORS: New Jaguar Land Rover and Volvo showroom to open at Bishopstown Roundabout – Johnson & Perrott Motor Group

24 July 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Johnson & Perrott has today confirmed that it is to invest up to €15 million to build a new dealership cluster for their Cork City based Motor Dealership Division, creating a minimum of 30 new jobs. This is the most significant investment in the motor industry in Cork […]

BUSINESS: Minister of State for financial services visits Cork to promote REGIONAL financial services

BUSINESS: Minister of State for financial services visits Cork to promote REGIONAL financial services

24 July 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Today Michael D’Arcy TD, Minister of State for financial services, is in Cork to consult with stakeholders on his IFS 2020 Strategy priority to increase investment and employment into regional hubs. Taking in meetings with IDA and Enterprise Ireland client companies and a roundtable with local authority and […]

WEST CORK: Scally’s SuperValu Clonakilty wins ‘Most Creative Retailer’ at Checkout ‘Best in Fresh’ Awards

WEST CORK: Scally’s SuperValu Clonakilty wins ‘Most Creative Retailer’ at Checkout ‘Best in Fresh’ Awards

21 July 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Scally’s SuperValu in Clonakilty has scooped the prestigious award for ‘Most Creative Retailer’ in Ireland at the annual Checkout ‘Best in Fresh’ awards. This award acknowledges Scally’s SuperValu in their ongoing commitment to delivering an unrivalled fresh offering at great value prices, while striving to support Irish suppliers. […]

SKILLNETS: 15% increase in number of Cork companies availing of TRAINING to improve competitiveness

SKILLNETS: 15% increase in number of Cork companies availing of TRAINING to improve competitiveness

20 July 2017 By David O’Sullivan, Assoc CIPD david@TheCork.ie Cork companies are taking up opportunities for training and up-skilling of staff to meet business needs. Figures from the Annual Report of Skillnets, the national agency responsible for funding and supporting over 60 learning networks nationwide, reveal that the number of businesses accessing subsidised training in […]

INTERNATIONAL TRADE: Port of Cork sign trade sister port agreement with ‘Port of Xiamen, China’

INTERNATIONAL TRADE: Port of Cork sign trade sister port agreement with ‘Port of Xiamen, China’

18 July 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The Port of Cork and the Port of Xiamen today formally signed a Sister Port Agreement in order to jointly promote freight, the cruise business, logistics and other business opportunities within the two ports. The agreement will help to strengthen the understanding and long-term cooperation between the two […]

BUSINESS: Cork based ‘SuperValu’ franchise will sell €32m of Irish potatoes this season

BUSINESS: Cork based ‘SuperValu’ franchise will sell €32m of Irish potatoes this season

17 July 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie SuperValu, which is based in Cork, has today announced that it expects to sell €32 million in home grown Irish potatoes this season. “Our new season potatoes are grown by Wexford brothers, John and Chris Fortune, second generation farmers based in Kilmore, Co. Wexford.” As long-standing suppliers to […]

RURAL TRANSPORT: New public 7-day bus service between Kinsale and Clonakilty begins on Monday – Route 253

RURAL TRANSPORT: New public 7-day bus service between Kinsale and Clonakilty begins on Monday – Route 253

15 July 2017, Saturday By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie A new seven day return bus services, operating five times daily, will run between Kinsale and Clonakilty from Monday, July 17th next. Speaking at the launch, David O’Brien, CEO of Local Link Cork outlined how the service was initially proposed by local tourism interests in the area, […]