Cork Tidy Towns committees to receive €145,000

Towns across Cork have been awarded funding through the Department of Rural and Community Development for Tidy Town Committees. Tánaiste Simon Coveney has welcomed the allocations of €145,000 for Cork towns, particularly for the sixtieth anniversary of the Tidy Towns competitions. This scheme will allow each Tidy Towns committee to apply for a grant of between €1,000…

Entrepreneurs of Little Island: Estelle Power, Irish Door Systems – ‘You need to be a risk taker’

Estelle Power is the Director of Irish Door Systems, one of the most innovative and dynamic door manufacturers in Ireland. The company can design, supply, fit, service and locally manufacture an extensive range of automatic and bespoke entry solutions for a diversity of industries. Within this vibrant working environment, there is plenty of exciting activity…

The Everyman presents the world premiere production of John O’Brien’s new opera ‘The Nightingale and the Rose’

The Everyman presents the world premiere production of a brand new opera by John O’Brien, inspired by Oscar Wilde’s timeless story, The Nightingale and the Rose, premiering at The Everyman on Saturday October 13 to Saturday October 20, excluding Monday October 15 and Thursday October 18, then the Civic Theatre, Tallaght, October 23 to 24, and the Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick, October 27.…

Spirit of selflessness shines brightly as Mercy Stars are presented to individuals and groups who go above and beyond for the Mercy Hospital

Friday September 28 saw the spirit of selflessness shining brightly in Cork as the individuals, teams, and fundraising volunteers who go above and beyond for patients and colleagues at The Mercy University Hospital, were officially recognised at the Mercy Stars awards night, which was held in the Clayton Hotel, Lapps Quay, Cork City. The Mercy…

500 startups later CorkBIC celebrates 30th anniversary

Michael O’Connor CEO CorkBIC, Olive O’Driscoll Founder AventaMed, Joe Healy, Enterprise Ireland, Simon Coveney TD, An Tánaiste – Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade,  Pete Smyth, Founder Broadlake. Photo: John Allen 500 startups later, leading business venture consultancy, CorkBIC celebrated its thirtieth anniversary at the Nano Nagle Centre in Cork City. The event was attended by business…

Ibec publishes latest Local Economic Indicators report with interesting findings

Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, launched Local Economic Indicators 2018: Doing Business Locally. The annual report measures data from across eight regions and in all 31 local authorities. Local Economic Indicators 2018 is an evidenced-based report compiled from publicly available data. It provides insights for future policy planning in relation to eight categories: population,…

The SPAR Cork Airport 5km Runway Run returns!

Running legend Sonia O’Sullivan will join 2,500 runners for the annual SPAR Cork Airport 5K Runway Run on November 2.  Organised by Cork Athletics on behalf of Athletics Ireland, the unique 5km event on Cork Airport’s runway will take place at 23:59pm on Friday November 2. Funds raised will support Cork Airport’s 2018 Charity of the Year, Shine Centre for Autism. Registration for the SPAR Cork Airport 5K Runway Run is open at corkairportrunwayrun.com. Colin Donnelly, SPAR Sales Director, said: “SPAR has a long…

Brook Foods Wins Contract Caterer of The Year Award Again

On Tuesday night, September 25th Cork based Brook Foods won the Site Contract Caterer of the Year Award at the annual Gold Medal Awards held in Lyrath Estate. The company also won the award in 2017 having beaten off competition from major players in the Irish foodservice industry on both occasions. The award specifically recognises the…