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Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Chernobyl Anniversary – 32 years later the tragedy continues   Supermodel Helena Christensen, Ryan Tubridy, Mary Kennedy and Joe Duffy join Adi Roche and Ali Hewson in sharing a message of hope with Chernobyl victims in advance of the 32nd Anniversary of the disaster. “I will not forget you”campaign launched. 26th April 2018 marks 32 years since the devastating accident at the Chernobyl ...read more
Categories: Member News
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Promoting the strengths of Cork Cork Chamber travels to San Fran This week, representatives from Cork Chamber, City Council, Port of Cork and the English Market, amongst others, have an exciting schedule ahead promoting the strengths of Cork, with meetings engaging key business leaders and organisations in San Francisco and Silicon Valley.  This visit organised jointly by Cork City Council and ...read more
Categories: Chamber
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ announces Ireland’s 2018 finalists24 finalists collectively employ over 2,700 people and generate over €150m in revenues 67% of EY Entrepreneur of The Year community do business with one another The 24 finalists of the 2018 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Ireland programme have been revealed today. Collectively, the finalists employ more than 2,700 people and generate ...read more
Categories: Member News
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Cork Chamber identifies three main opportunity areas to support and diversify the current innovation ecosystem for SME’s: 1)Clusters and Collaboration2) Human Capital and 3) Access to Finance   Thomas McHugh, Director of Public Affairs, commenting on the project, ‘Since 2016, Cork Chamber has been actively collaborating as the Irish project partner on the Interreg Europe RATIO project, focused ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Member News
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
What does Workplace Inclusion and Diversity mean to you?Today, Cork Chamber published the first Economic Trends Survey of 2018 reflecting the business and recruitment experiences of Cork Chamber members, while also exploring member opinions and experiences of workplace inclusion and diversity.  Cork Chamber CEO, Conor Healy noted, “We are placing a greater emphasis on the area of inclusion and ...read more
Categories: Chamber
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Circular Ocean launches Innovation Competition The award winning transnational European Circular Ocean project has launched a global “Innovation Competition”, designed to engage creative and technical communities to provide radical, inspiring and fresh ideas and solutions related to the re-use and recycling of end of life fishing nets in the Northern Periphery and Arctic (NPA) region.  Irish ...read more
Categories: Member News
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Springboard PR & Marketing wins National All-Stars Media & Communications Award at the All-Ireland Business Summit in Croke Park Leading communications agency, Springboard PR & Marketing won the prestigious 2018 All-Stars Media & Communications title at the Business All-Stars Awards. The awards, presented by entrepreneur and Dragon’s Den personality Gavin Duffy, took place at the All-Ireland ...read more
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Monday, April 23, 2018
Pfizer Ireland Pharmaceuticals Donates €60,000 To Charity Partner Marymount University Hospital & Hospice Pfizer Ireland Pharmaceuticals has donated €60,000 to Marymount University Hospital & Hospice over the past three years. The donation was provided to support a number of capital projects that were identified as being required at the facility to enhance the existing infrastructure.  The ...read more
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Monday, April 23, 2018
€1 Million investment in 18th Century Cork Country House Hotel Fitzgerald’s Vienna Woods Country House Hotel, a Cork-owned business, has announced a major €1 million investment that is near completion.   The Fitzgerald family along with Michael Magner, who bought the hotel in 2006 and renamed it ‘The Vienna Woods Country House Hotel’, have lovingly and painstakingly restored much of the ...read more
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Monday, April 23, 2018
The Cork International Choral Festival came to a climactic penultimate close with its Awards Ceremony at 5.15 pm on Sunday 22 April 2018 in Cork City Hall. Following a hugely successful Festival, the Jury results were finally announced for all sections of the Festival’s varied and prestigious categories. International and national choirs from near and far waited nervously for the ...read more
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Monday, April 23, 2018
Journalists from The Advocate and Out Traveler, the biggest gay publications in the US, spent the weekend in Cork, along with Diva Magazine from the UK.  The group were fully immersed in Ireland’s Maritime Haven. This follows on from another recent visit by Display Magazine, a Gay Swiss Publication, in March. The press trip was instigated by Visit Cork to promote Cork as an inclusive destination ...read more
Categories: Member News
Friday, April 20, 2018
Rapid Transport Corridor Essential for City Growth   Speaking on the decision to suspend public transport prioritisation on Patrick's St by Cork City Councillors this evening, Cork Chamber President Bill O’Connell said;   “We are hopeful that a pause in public transport prioritisation on Patrick’s Street will provide the necessary space for sensible discussion to take place ahead of an agreed ...read more
Categories: Chamber
Friday, April 20, 2018
5,000 Financial Services Jobs in the South-West by 2025 Cork Chamber and Financial Services Ireland have joined forces to address the skills, innovation and infrastructure needed to grow the financial services sector in the South-West to 5,000 jobs by 2025. At an event in Cork city today, addressed by An Tánaiste, Simon Coveney and sponsored by BYN Mellon and Summit Finuas Network, financial ...read more
Categories: Chamber
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Working with the British Embassy in Dublin, we are looking to gather feedback and ideas, to identify future opportunities for collaboration between the South West of Ireland and the UK regions. Your feedback will help us to better understand the levels of awareness of the activities currently underway in these locations, and to identify the perceived strengths of each location.  To take our brief ...read more
Categories: Member News, Chamber
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Teen Talk to get TY students talking about health & mental wellbeingTuesday, May 1st – Radisson Blu Hotel, Little Island   Over 500 Transition Year students from 30 schools from around Cork county and city will come together on May 1st for ‘Teen Talk’, a health and wellbeing conference with an exciting line up of high profile speakers including Bressie and Dr. Pixie McKenna, which will take ...read more
Categories: Member News
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Enable Ireland Cork partner with Blackwater Valley Opera Festival    Enable Ireland Cork are delighted to partner with Blackwater Valley Opera Festival this year.  Funds raised will go directly towards building the new children's centre in Curraheen.  Speaking at the Launch, Director, Gemma Tipton, said "We have expanded the festival because we want to share our love of this extraordinary ...read more
Categories: Member News
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Imperial Hotel Easter Chocolate Sale raises a sweet €2,000 for Pieta House   €2,000 has been raised for Pieta House thanks to a very special Easter Chocolate Sale hosted by Cork’s Imperial Hotel on March 28th and 29th.   The hotel’s talented pastry chefs Rebecca English and Bernadette Harrington created an array of tasty and tempting chocolate treats including chocolate hampers, brownies ...read more
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Tuesday, April 17, 2018
OrthoXel to Invest €15k in Digital Marketing Hiring Forza! Direct Marketing  for Website & Branding Overhaul OrthoXel, an innovative Cork based, orthopaedic trauma company, pioneering the use of enhanced fracture fixation to stimulate bone regrowth formation with the goal to reduce healing time, is to invest significantly in Digital Marketing in 2018.  OrthoXel are looking to refresh the logo ...read more
Categories: Member News
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
 Making Cork the Best Place for Business: New Vision Revealed at Chamber AGM   Sustainability, Diversity and Inclusion in focus in new Strategic Plan  Cork Chamber last night revealed a new vision of making Cork the best place for business at its 199th AGM, held in the Imperial Hotel.The AGM also saw the launch of a refreshed brand identity, 3-year strategic plan, and a brand-new website. At ...read more
Categories: Chamber
Monday, April 16, 2018
Effective Public Transport & City Centre Movement Strategy Key for Cork   Bill O’Connell, President of Cork Chamber, today commented on the importance of efficient public transport movements and the city centre movement strategy, saying: “The Cork City Centre Movement Strategy is an essential element of meeting the evolving needs of business, commuting workers and the citizens of Cork through ...read more
Monday, April 16, 2018
Campion Insurance are delighted to announce the appointment of Amy Deady to our team in Midleton. Amy is responsible for managing all our new car, home & van insurance customers. Amy's appointment is part of our exciting growth plans in Cork. Amy can be contacted at 021-4636203 
Categories: New Appointments
Sunday, April 15, 2018
 Chambers Ireland welcomes EIB €500m investment in National Broadband Plan   Speaking on the announcement today (13 April 2018) of a €500m investment by the European Investment Bank towards the National Broadband Plan, Chambers Ireland Chief Executive Ian Talbot commented,     "Inadequate broadband coverage is a significant issue facing many rural businesses and leaves them at a serious ...read more
Categories: Chamber
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Cope Foundation wants Cork to Show & Grow this April   Cope Foundation, one of Cork’s most established charities, has just launched its revamped Flowers of Hope fundraising campaign taking place from April 9th – 30th and wants you to Show & Grow Flowers of Hope this April.Cope Foundation has introduced a beautiful Flowers of Hope lapel pin as part of its long-standing fundraising campaign – ...read more
Categories: Member News
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Cork Employers, Let’s Get Inclusive!   Open your doors and open your minds this April for the National Job Shadow Initiative 2018. Cope Foundation is calling on all employers across the city and county to participate in ‘Job Shadow Day Initiative 2018’on Wednesday 25th of April as part of the National Job Shadow Week, in conjunction with the Irish Association Of Supported Employment ...read more
Categories: Member News
Monday, April 09, 2018
New Appointment - Campion Insurance Campion Insurance is delighted to announce the appointment of John Kearney QFA to our Cork team. John is a Qualified Financial Advisor with 25 years financial services experience. John's appointment strenghtens our Cork team & we look forward to offering financial services advise to our clients.   
Categories: New Appointments
Monday, April 09, 2018
River Lee Hotel charity partnership to benefit Mercy Kids + Teens Appeal   The River Lee Hotel is pleased to announce that it has selected The Mercy Hospital Foundation as its official charity partner for 2018. Fundraising efforts will support the Mercy Kids + Teens Appeal, through which the Foundation aims to raise €100,000 for paediatric services at The Mercy University Hospital by ...read more
Categories: Member News
Monday, April 09, 2018
New website for corkparking.ie.   The Roads and Transportation Directorate is delighted to announce the launch of our  new website corkparking.ie. The website aims to provide both residents and visitors with easily accessible and up to date parking information.  We have introduced new content to the website such as the video below, developed by well known animators Sminky Shorts ...read more
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Friday, April 06, 2018
Wren Data Empower their FleetAs part of our rebranding process and our customer awareness Marketing programme,  we have taken the next step in putting ourselves out there. By upgrading our fleet and branding each vehicle with our long standing Gold Partner Genesy's and showcasing our new tag line " Empowering Customer Engagement"Wren Data Limited are very proud of our new cars with their fantastic ...read more
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Friday, April 06, 2018
No time to get to the shops? There's an app for that! Shopless, a new online personal shopping and delivery service that takes the stress out of high street shopping, has been launched in Cork. The brainchild of tech entrepreneur Niamh Parker, the new subscription service allows users to buy from their favourite local stores without having to leave their home or office.Orders are placed within ...read more
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Wednesday, April 04, 2018
Cork Airport Welcomes New Lisbon Route Cork Airport has welcomed news that Aer Lingus is to commence a new year-round Cork to Lisbon route.   The new year-round service from Cork Airport to Lisbon Portela Airport, Portugal’s main international gateway, will commence 26 October 2018. It will operate twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays.   Welcoming the important new route announcement by Aer ...read more
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Wednesday, April 04, 2018
JRAP O’Meara: A Collaboration of Cork Expertise James Riordan and Partners Solicitors, also known as “JRAP” and Barry M. O’Meara & Son Solicitors, two preeminent Cork based law firms, have joined forces to create one of Cork’s largest commercial firms, JRAP O’ Meara.   The result is a dynamic combination of over twenty Solicitors widely recognised for their innovative approach to client ...read more
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Tuesday, April 03, 2018
IRISH-BASED GLOBAL RECRUITMENT COMPANY PRACTISE WHAT THEY PREACH -PE Global Introduce Their New Sales & Marketing Team-   PE Global, one of the leading global recruitment agencies, headquartered in Cork, offer tailored recruitment solutions to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, healthcare, IT, finance, manufacturing and construction sectors in Ireland and internationally, ...read more
Categories: New Appointments, Member News
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Trident Holiday Homes and Brittany Ferries team up to bring more French Tourists to the South West. Castlemartyr Holiday Lodges, part of the Trident Holiday Homes portfolio of properties, are set to benefit from French tourists using the new Brittany Ferries crossing from Roscoff to Cork.  The company is the largest tour operator for self-drive holidays to France and Spain.   Trident has ...read more
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
A new era of Travel with Qantas Qantas’ first London to Perth took off on 25 March 2018, marking the start of the only direct air link between Europe and Australia – and the fastest way of traveling between the two continents. The history-making flight, carrying more than 200 passengers and 16 crew, pushed back just after 1pm on Sunday and landed in Perth at 1pm. Operated by a Boeing 787-9, the ...read more
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Chris Mee Group would like to Welcome Amy Brosnan to the CMSE Recruitment Team! Amy has joined CMSE Recruitment  as Lead Recruitment Specialist in charge of Permanent recruitment. Amy has worked mainly in Technical recruitment across Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and Germany and has worked with Temps, Contracts and Permanent roles. Bringing this knowledge to technical recruitment, Amy used ...read more
Categories: Member News, New Appointments
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Do you have the “drive” to help fight cancer? Tee up for the Mercy Hospital Foundation Golf Classic on Thursday 19th and Friday 20th April, 2018 at Fota Island Golf Club The ever popular Mercy Hospital Foundation Golf Classic is set to take place in Fota Island Golf Club on Thursday 19th and Friday 20th of April in aid of the Mercy Cancer CARE Centre, and the last few tee times available are ...read more
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Tuesday, March 27, 2018
BANKING ON SUSTAINABLE ENERGY PROJECTS IN IRELAND  Energy Finance Conference to Discuss Innovative Ways to Finance and Accelerate Energy Projects in Ireland     Ireland must adopt more efficient and green energy.  Herein lies an opportunity for businesses and developers in Ireland.  Energy Cork will host a one-day conference on 12 April at the Clayton Hotel Cork City entitled “Energy Finance ...read more
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
How to find and work with a GDPR Compliant Partner Personal Data related to EU residents will soon be protected by GDPR. Data controllers will be responsible for that data, wherever it resides. Organisations holding data on EU citizens must comply with GDPR, and any other organisation with which they share data must also comply with GDPR. The relationship with a data partner cannot just be based ...read more
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Monday, March 26, 2018
The Imperial Hotel goes the “eggs-tra” mile for Pieta House this Easter Cork’s iconic Imperial Hotel will host a very special Easter Chocolate Sale on Wednesday 28th and Thursday 29th  of March, with all proceeds raised going to Pieta House. The hotel’s talented pastry chefs Rebecca English and Bernadette Harrington will create an array of tempting chocolate treats including Easter eggs, ...read more
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Friday, March 23, 2018
Celebrating creativity, curiosity, and courage – BIS students’ talents published in 20th anniversary Anthology   Each year the Business Information Systems (BIS) programme in UCC invites students to showcase their creative work, and to express those sides of themselves less visible in their academic studies, in its annual Anthology publication.   A special 20th anniversary edition of the ...read more
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Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Tandem Project Management Engineers Ireland CPD Accredited Employer – Parchment Presentation Tandem Project Management Ltd. were delighted to welcome Caroline Spillane Director General of Engineers Ireland, to our offices last week to present us with our award parchment for the prestigious CPD Accredited Employer Standard. This accreditation is an acknowledgement of Tandem’s dedication to the ...read more
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Monday, March 12, 2018
CUBS Conference explores and challenges the changing‘Workforce of the Future’ Over 500 delegates from academia and the business world attended the 2nd annual Cork University Business School (CUBS) Conference on Thursday, March 8th in Cork Opera House, where the ever changing workforce was discussed, challenged, and explored by a range of expert guest speakers and panellists from the spheres of ...read more
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Wednesday, March 07, 2018
Food industry veteran Jim Corbett appointed Director of Food Institute UCC  University College Cork has announced the appointment of Jim Corbett as Director of the Food Institute UCC, which will be officially launched in 2018.  The Food Institute UCC is a collaborative research and learning institute, combining all disciplines across the food spectrum into a single one-stop-shop for all ...read more
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Tuesday, March 06, 2018
€400,000 investment in iconic Imperial Hotel in keeping with synonymous old-world charm   The Imperial Hotel, Cork City is pleased to announce details of a €400,000 refurbishment project, which has just been completed. The refurbishment sees 45 of the property’s bedrooms upgraded to ensure that hotel guests experience the perfect night’s sleep in the iconic city centre, Flynn family owned ...read more
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Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Professor Thia Hennessy appointed Dean of Cork University Business School   The appointment of Professor Thia Hennessy as Dean of Cork University Business School (CUBS) comes at a very exciting time for everyone associated with CUBS. Already a globally renowned centre for teaching, learning and research, CUBS is actively pursuing an accreditation strategy that will see the Business School ...read more
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Tuesday, February 27, 2018
The stage is set for one of the most exciting collaborations in the history of Irish theatre between Cork Opera House and University College Cork. An eight-year partnership will see these two organisations work together to educate and inspire the next generation of arts managers, creative practitioners and professionals which will have a significant impact on the arts industry. The collaboration ...read more
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Monday, February 05, 2018
Break up with your traditional Valentine's Day plans with The Imperial’s Anti-Valentine’s Day offering Friday 9th – Sunday 18th February   It's no secret that Valentine's Day isn't exactly for everyone, and if you’re not dating, engaged or married, (or even if you are!), Valentine’s Day can be a drag.    If you’re feeling “anti-Valentine’s” this February, The Imperial Hotel in Cork ...read more
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Wednesday, January 10, 2018
CORK AIRPORT TAKES OFF IN 2018 BY WELCOMING NEW AIRLINE One of the biggest airlines in the world, Air France is to begin services out of Cork Airport from May, with a new Cork to Paris-Charles de Gaulle route.   The daily flight during this year’s summer season will not only link Cork to France, but also connect passengers from the south of Ireland to Air France’s extensive network of over 180 ...read more
Tuesday, January 09, 2018
Free Consultancy Support for Eco-innovatorsDo you have an idea to develop a new product from fishing nets, ropes or component materials (FNRCs)? Are you a start-up or established company that would like advice on how to take your innovation to the next level? Circular Ocean may be able to guide you on the next steps! Cork County Council Initiative “Macroom E” and Irish partners on the award ...read more
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Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Experience the buzz of Newcastle, fly direct from Cork AirportIf you’re looking for a short hop flight for a destination guaranteed to provide a good time, Newcastle is the place to be. Situated on the River Tyne, this industrial city is renowned throughout the world for its legendary nightlife, bolstered by a youthful and energetic student population. The friendly and fun loving city has also ...read more
Tuesday, July 05, 2016
Jetting Off From Cork Airport Has Never Been Easier With New Parking Options Cork Airport has recently upgraded its cark parking system to make the customer experience even more smooth and secure. Options for car parking at the airport are extensive with a pricing structure to suit all pockets. Getting to the airport quickly and conveniently is now easier than ever. Whether you’re travelling for ...read more
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Southampton calling!Did you know you can now fly direct to Southampton from Cork Airport with Aer Lingus? The Airport is building on its well-established routes into the UK and Southampton is one of the most recent additions. An attractive port city, it is also the ideal gateway to discovering the unique charms of the English countryside and the truly gorgeous towns and villages of ...read more
Friday, June 03, 2016
Cork Airport Destination Guide - Focus On Leeds Leeds is Britain’s fourth largest city and a vibrant university town to boot, known to many for its famous football tea. If you’re looking for a quick hop weekend away, Leeds has much to offer. Its impressive Victorian architecture is largely intact and easily explored on foot.   The city boasts a vibrant cultural scene and is home to both Opera ...read more
Friday, May 13, 2016
Cork Airport Destination Guide - Focus On MenorcaThe sun-soaked Island paradise of Menorca is now on the list of fantastic summer destinations from Cork Airport. From summer 2016 you can fly with CityJet and be at your well-deserved holiday destination in just under 2 and half hours.   The island is an unspoilt, idyllic haven in the Mediterranean, perfect for a stress free holiday with family ...read more
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