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Thursday, May 24, 2018
 Ireland’s drop in Competitiveness ranking illustrates need for swift remedial action   Commenting on today’s  IMD Competitiveness Yearbook Rankings 2018, Ian Talbot, Chief Executive of Chambers Ireland said,   "This morning’s announcement that Ireland has dropped six places, to 12th place, in the IMD Competitiveness Yearbook Rankings 2018 is disappointing. This is a discouraging development ...read more
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Thursday, May 24, 2018
Cork Harbour Festival’s Ocean to City - An Rás Mor is back this year for the full harbour race!   Cork Harbour Festival grows each year, and its flagship event Ocean to City - An Rás Mor, now in its 14th year, has received a record breaking entry! Over 200 boats and 600 participants from Ireland, U.S, Holland, Germany, Spain and Great Britain, are set to descend on Cork City for Ireland’s ...read more
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Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Route 207A - Merchants Quay - Glenthorn Bus Éireann in conjunction with the National Transport Authority are pleased to announce the introduction of an enhanced service for our customers on Route 207A: Merchants Quay – Glenthorn, from Sunday 27th May 2018. The main features of the enhanced timetable are as follows:Monday to Saturday: will operate an hourly service  throughout the  day from 07:25 ...read more
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Tuesday, May 22, 2018
The Centre for Advanced Photonics and Process Analysis is a research centre of Cork Institute of technology, conducting both applied and fundamental research on photonics for applications in areas as diverse as telecommunications, medical devices, food and pharmaceutical manufacturing. CAPPA is at the forefront of photonics research in Ireland. CAPPA works in the area of photonics generation and ...read more
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Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Members of Cork Chamber will be able to enjoy a range of new facilities and benefits as a result of a new partnership announced between Cork Chamber and REPUBLIC OF WORK.   The partnership, CHAMBER REPUBLIC, will see Cork Chamber and Republic of Work cooperate in a wide range of areas, including:     All Chamber members can avail of one FREE full days free co-working, with a discounted rate of ...read more
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Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Homecare provider Right at Home announces 30 new jobs for CorkRight at Home, one of Ireland’s leading homecare providers, is expanding its presence in Ireland with the creation of 30 jobs at its new service in Cork today (22.05.2018).   Right at Home Cork will be managed by Cork native and returning emigrant Cian O’Sullivan who spent 15 years working in management consultancy in the health and ...read more
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Tuesday, May 22, 2018
The River Lee Hotel has today been confirmed as official partner of Basketball Ireland and Mardyke Arena UCC for the upcoming FIBA Women’s European Championship for Small Countries. The announcement comes with just five weeks to go until the tournament tips off on June 26th at the Mardyke Arena UCC, when Ireland senior women’s team will face off against Luxembourg, Norway and Cyprus in Group B. ...read more
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Monday, May 21, 2018
Our favourite day of the month is nearly upon us! That’s right, Feel Good Friday returns this week, May 25th, for the 2018 edition and its set to be an absolute cracker!  What’s happening? We are delighted to team up with the incredibly talented team at Music Generation this Feel Good Friday to be a part of MayHUM. The crew have put together a stellar line-up of events for this coming Feel Good ...read more
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Monday, May 21, 2018
My name is Joanna Dukkipati. I am extremely excited to start a quarterly magazine in Cork called 'Good Day'. The 1st issue will be out on 15th September 2018 and sold at a nominal price.  This magazine is filled with local positive news stories. The mission is to optimise the kindness-level in the community. Good Day is determined to offer the reader a nourishing experience. Those who are ...read more
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Friday, May 18, 2018
New Endoscopic Ultrasound helping to increase number of procedures and reduce waiting times for Cancer tests at The Mercy  Most people, either directly or through loved ones, have experienced the worry that comes with long waiting times for tests in hospital. At the Mercy University Hospital, a new state-of-the-art Endoscopic Ultrasound system is helping to speed up life-saving tests for ...read more
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Friday, May 18, 2018
Cork City Football Club are delighted to announce Bon Secours Hospital Cork as the club’s Official Healthcare Partner for 2018 For the 2018 season the club will use the various services at the Hospital including the specialist Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Radiology services, for the men’s first team. The Bon Secours presence can be seen on the back right of the men’s first team shorts, in ...read more
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Friday, May 18, 2018
‘Climb to Remember’ -  remember loved ones and support The Mercy Hospital FoundationSunday, June 10th,The Galtee Mountains  The annual charity ‘Climb to Remember’ takes place on Sunday, June 10th and will see people from all over Munster rise to the challenge of climbing The Galtee Mountains, in memory of a loved one, with funds raised going towards The Mercy Hospital Foundation’s various ...read more
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Friday, May 18, 2018
The Bank of Ireland Kernel Capital GROWTH fund  lead £1.1m investment in DisplaynoteBelfast, Northern Ireland, 18th May 2018  TheBank of Ireland Kernel Capital Growth Fund (NI) has led a £1.1m investment in Belfast based DisplayNote Technologies Limited, taking its total investment in the firm to £2m.  Founded in 2012 DisplayNote has secured multi-million pound contracts with global blue-chip ...read more
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Friday, May 18, 2018
The Prism: A €20 million landmark investment in Cork Cork, May 16th 2018:  A €20 million, 15 storey, iconic glass fronted triangular office building is planned for a brownfield site just yards from the Parnell Place bus station on the edge of Cork’s docklands.    Kerrymen, Kevin and Donal O’Sullivan, the owners and developers of the Port of Cork, Custom House site, have this month completed the ...read more
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Thursday, May 17, 2018
14 Countries, Over 2,000 Metres Rowed, One Weekend – Coupe de la Jeunesse 2018 A dramatic showcase of skill, strength, and teamwork like no other, this year the annual Coupe de la Jeunesse will be hosted in Ireland. The last weekend of July, 27th to 29th July, will see young rowers from Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Great Britain, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, ...read more
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Thursday, May 17, 2018
Crowleys DFK and Moylan Mulcahy & Co are delighted to announce their merger, effective 1 June 2018.   The merger will see Crowleys DFK welcome Moylan Mulcahy & Co Partner Harry O’Sullivan, along with 5 members of staff, into the firm’s Cork offices at 5 Lapps Quay.   With offices in Dublin and Cork, Crowleys DFK has a long history of supporting individuals, sole-traders and organisations ...read more
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Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection, Pat Breen TD, visited Spearline HQ in Skibbereen today, Friday 11 May on the official launch of their new GDPR operational compliance software solution ‘Spearline Data Protection’. This software was developed in West Cork by a fleet of legal, product and software experts recruited by Spearline’s data ...read more
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Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Spearline Risk & Compliance in partnership with Crowley Solicitors will be hosting a free 1 hour live webinar tomorrow, Thursday 17 May at 3pm GMT.  Deirdre Crowley - Head of the Privacy and Employment, Crowley Solicitors and  Fiona Ryan - Customer Engagement Manager, Spearline Risk & Compliance are the expert speakers who will cover the appointment of DPOs and data mapping for GDPR.Find out more ...read more
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Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Basketball Ireland & Mardyke Arena UCC announce partnership with Blackwater Motors Basketball Ireland and the Mardyke Arena UCC have today announced a new partnership with Blackwater Motors Volkswagen in Cork for the upcoming 2018 FIBA Women’s European Championship for Small Countries which will be hosted at the Mardyke Arena UCC in June. Blackwater Motors will be the official car partner for ...read more
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Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Over one third of Irish businesses do not have a digital marketing strategy, according to new findings released by leading Irish communications agency, Springboard PR & Marketing. A further 22% of respondents also admit that they are unaware if their organisation even has a digital marketing strategy.    The national index survey of over 400 Irish business professionals, which included ...read more
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Monday, May 14, 2018
The Pure Cork Roadshow - Visit Cork Takes to the Road Visit Cork, the governing organisation for leisure and business tourism, has been very active in promoting Cork as a destination for visitors and is now taking to the road to host a series of Open Roadshows on the 23rd and 24th May in Cork City, West Cork, North Cork and East Cork.    With four events in two days, the aim of the Roadshow is ...read more
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Monday, May 14, 2018
The Centre for Advanced Photonics and Process Analysis (CAPPA) held an Intellectual Property Boot Camp on Tuesday 8th of May in the Nimbus Centre in Cork Institute of Technology. On the day Michael Lucey from PurdyLucey spoke about the importance of intellectual property, patents for protecting technologies and innovative products across a variety of sectors, trade marks for protecting brand names ...read more
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Sunday, May 13, 2018
WORLD-CLASS JAZZ GREATS ANNOUNCED FOR 2018 GUINNESS CORK JAZZ FESTIVAL FREE LINE-UP TO INCLUDE ‘DIA DE LOS MUERTOS’ JAZZ PARADE, SWING DANCE CLASSES, FREE JAZZ ON THE PLAZA OPEN-AIR GIGS, FLASH MOBS, A SWING JIVE AND A SECRET JAZZ TRAIL.   An exciting line up of world class Jazz greats has been announced for the 2018 Guinness Cork Jazz Festival, regarded as one of Europe’s most thrilling Jazz ...read more
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Friday, May 11, 2018
Cork - A Republic of EqualsThe official launch of Cork LGBT Awareness Week will take place in Cork City Hall on Monday 14th May 2018 at 4:45 p.m. The Lord Mayor, Cllr. Tony Fitzgerald will launch the event and music will be provided by Choral Con Fusion, Cork’s LGBT Community Choir. This is our eighth LGBT Awareness Week organised around IDAHOT Day (International Day Against Homophobia, ...read more
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Thursday, May 10, 2018
Is the daily grind getting you down? You can bank on Permanent TSB’s series of coffee mornings taking place in aid of a very worthy local charity to put a smile back on your face with the promise of good vibes and a cup of positiviTEA!   Starting next Thursday, May 17th Permanent TSB will host a coffee morning in their Carrigaline branch and the very next day Friday May 18th will host same at ...read more
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Thursday, May 10, 2018
From 400 people at Pieta House’s first Darkness Into Light in 2009, to 180,000 people last year, Darkness Into Light has become a movement across Ireland and all over the world. This Saturday, May 12th, VERDE LED, a leading Irish manufacturer of commercial energy saving LED lighting solutions, will join the movement and help illuminate the Carrigaline Darkness Into Light route thanks to a ...read more
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Tuesday, May 08, 2018
Calling on Cork City Marathon participants to go the extra mile with #TeamMercy on Sunday, June 3rd  With just over three weeks to go until the Cork City Marathon, the Mercy Hospital Foundation is approaching the home stretch and is calling on individuals and teams to join #TeamMercy on Sunday, June 3rd, and take part in the race against cancer in Munster, and raise funds for the Mercy Cancer ...read more
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Tuesday, May 08, 2018
A Trio Reunited Almost 20 years have passed since Carol Hartnett, Pamela Nodwell and Edward Murphy started training together at Crowleys DFK. After qualifying as Chartered Accountants, their subsequent careers took them in different directions but the trio were recently reunited and now work together again supporting clients from Crowley DFK’s newly refurbished Cork and Dublin offices. Carol ...read more
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Thursday, May 03, 2018
CareerWise Recruitment sponsored the CIPD Southern Region Breakfast at The Maryborough House Hotel on Wednesday May 2. The guest speaker was Rónán Ó’Dubhghaill (VP of External Relations UCC) and he gave an insightful overview of the changes that have taken place at Munster’s largest university. Over 21,000 students attend and significant investment has been secured from industry for leading edge ...read more
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Thursday, May 03, 2018
Chambers Ireland welcomes Launch of Flood Risk Management Plans  Chambers Ireland has today (3 May 2018) welcomed the launch of the Flood Risk Management Plans accessible via the new website www.floodinfo.ie, from the Office of Public Works.   Speaking this afternoon, Chambers Ireland Chief Executive, Ian Talbot said,   “Today’s launch of the Flood Risk Management Plans marks a concerted ...read more
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Wednesday, May 02, 2018
‘Teen Talk’ TY students encouraged to look after themselves and each other   Almost 600 Transition Year students from 30 schools from around Cork county and city came together in the Radisson Blu, Little Ireland on May 1st for the first ever ‘Teen Talk’ health and wellbeing conference organised by Cork County Council, in association with their Local Community Development Committees (LCDCs) and ...read more
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Tuesday, May 01, 2018
CIT student awarded inaugural Janssen scholarship The first Janssen / CIT Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Degree Scholarship has been awarded to Tadgh McCarthy, a student of Cork Institute of Technology’s Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology degree course.   The bursary, which will be awarded annually, is open to all first year students of CIT’s Pharmaceutical Biotechnology ...read more
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Tuesday, May 01, 2018
IT Governance Europe bring their Certified GDPR training to Cork IT Governance Europe, now a proud member of the Cork Chamber, will be running its Certified GDPR Foundation Training Course in Cork. The course addresses the key concerns arising from the Regulation, including: The applicable fines; When and how to report a data breach; How to update your policies and procedures to be ...read more
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Monday, April 30, 2018
Alliance Packaging Ltd accredited with Retail Packaging Supplier 2018/19 Leading lights in Irish Business descended on Croke Park last Thursday 19th April for the Fourth Annual All-Ireland Business Summit powered by Audi, where a 1000 strong audience from all 32 counties were captivated by the speakers who revealed their top secrets, confessions and the do’s and don’ts that have helped them ...read more
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Monday, April 30, 2018
Cork 1918 at St. Peter’s Cork We are proud to announce that we have expanded and extended our headline exhibition, “A City By The Sea” at St. Peter’s Cork with new “Cork 1918” video content and exhibition panels. Combining video and exhibition panels, ‘Cork 1918’ offers an insight into the events of 100 years ago when Cork City and its harbour played a pivotal role in winning the First World War ...read more
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Friday, April 27, 2018
Software superstars lined up for this year's RebelCon     Some of the world's most acclaimed software experts will headline RebelCon 2018 this June, Ireland's only conference specifically for software developers.   Following the success of last year's sell-out inaugural RebelCon, the event is being run over two days in Cork in June to accommodate demand at a boom time for the software industry ...read more
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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
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
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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
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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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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
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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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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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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, 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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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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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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