Cork finance sector encouraged to stay on top of new technology

13 April 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork’s financial sector has been urged to embrace “data analytics” to remain competitive. Th CGMA (Chartered Global Management Accountant) “thought leadership conference” on big data will take place in the City on Saturday, 18 April. The conference, held by CIMA Ireland in partnership with CIT, and sponsored by […]

IBEC wants Cork City boundary to be extended

10 April 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Ibec Cork, the group that represents many businesses, today met with the local government review committee and called for the boundary of Cork city to be extended to incorporate the suburbs to create a local authority area of 200,000 people. Additionally, the group warned that now is not […]

Ringaskiddy Maritime Colllege collects award (again!)

9 April 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The National Maritime College of Ireland (NMCI) has been recognised for its excellence at the 2015 Irish Logistics and Transport Awards Ceremony, for the second year in succession, for its Bachelor of Business degree in Supply Chain and Transport Management. The NMCI was also nominated for the overall […]

Large Prize Bonds winner in Cork

29 March 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie This week’s Prize Bond Star prize of €50,000.00 goes to lucky Prize Bond number HF643024 held in County Cork. The lucky bond was purchased in 2007. There were over 7,000 prizes awarded in this week’s Prize Bond Draw, amounting to over €420,000. In addition to a €1 MILLION […]

Cork City Council is ‘workplace of the year’

29 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The winners of the inaugural Smarter Travel Awards were announced this week with the Cork City Council being announced as business travel workplace of the year. Partners of the Smarter Travel Workplaces and Smarter Travel Campus programme from around the country submitted entries to the awards competition which […]

Sinn Féin opposed to County and City Council Merger

Sinn Féin opposed to County and City Council Merger

24 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie It appears that Cork City Council and Cork County Council will merge, and it will happen in the next 4 years. That means the local election of 2014 could have been the last where there were two authorities. Yesterday, there was a presentation for County Councillors in County […]

72% cuts to LEADER funding affecting Co Cork

72% cuts to LEADER funding affecting Co Cork

24 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie It has emerged that Cork communities are being hit with savage cuts amounting to nearly 72% under the LEADER programme. Fianna Fail TD in Co Cork Michael Moynihan has described it as yet another attack on Cork communities at a time when they can least afford it. Every […]

Tourism Ireland to market Cork in Cardiff

Tourism Ireland to market Cork in Cardiff

24 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Ireland South MEP and member of the EU Tourism Taskforce, Deirdre Clune, has welcomed a decision by Tourism Ireland to co-fund a campaign to market Cork in Cardiff, in advance of the beginning of the new Cork- Cardiff air route in June, 2015. “Representatives from Tourism Ireland have […]

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