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…

LITTLE ISLAND TRANSPORTATION STUDY PUBLIC CONSULTATION

Cork County Council intends to hold a Public Consultation on the Draft Strategy Development Report on the Little Island Transportation Study on Thursday 18th October 2018, in the Radisson Hotel Little Island. The Consultation will be open to the public from 3pm to 8pm Cork County Council have kindly offered the members of LIBA the opportunity to…

SPECIAL LITTLE ISLAND SUPPLEMENT TODAY

There is a special supplement on Little Island in the Irish Examiner today and it is an excellent overview of the past, present and future of the area. It shows the great progress that has been made in the area and the much more work in terms of infrastructural and other things that are needed…

Entrepreneurs of Little Island: Kieran Barry – ‘Look after your customers and keep your promises to them’

With over 30 years’ experience in the furniture and bedding trade, Kieran Barry is delighted to bring you Living Dreamz. Living Dreamz provides you with a range of top class brands and some interesting one-off pieces in an ultra-modern show space. Some of the product brands they stock include market leaders, such as Sealy, Silent Night…

Ryanair announces new route from Cork Airport to Naples

Cork Airport is Ireland’s second busiest and best connected airport, with scheduled flights to over 40 destinations. Speaking on Ryanair’s announcement of a new route from Cork direct to Naples, Niall MacCarthy, Managing Director at Cork Airport, said: “Cork Airport is really thrilled to add Naples to our growing list of 2019 Summer destinations. This is the fifth new…