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PICTURE: Paula Cogan, River Lee Hotel (left), with Andrew Bayne, Bayne Law Group, at Tourism Ireland’s networking event in New Jersey.

A delegation from the River Lee Hotel has represented Cork as part of a MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and events) trade mission to the US and Canada recently.

A contingent of Irish tourism...

As an island nation, it’s not surprising that Ireland is leveraging itself to take advantage of the ‘blue economy’ — maritime business, fishing, recreation, energy production and more — and as one of Ireland’s most maritime counties, it’s only natural that Cork should be playing a leading role.

Our maritime economy grew by nine percent from 2010...

Health and fitness are growth industries as we move into the second have of the twenty–teens, especially in the wake of a WHO report which says that Ireland will be one of the world’s most overweight nations by 2025. The trend is one that’s being repeated right around the world as sedentary lifestyles become more prevelant and the Internet makes it easier to do almost...

The number of start–up businesses in Cork rose by 32% in May compared to the same period last year, according to new figures from business and credit risk analysts Vision-net.ie.

145 new companies embarked on their maiden voyages in May, with professional services, construction, and social and personal services accounting for the bulk.
 
Construction in well on...

How do you buy insurance?
We all need insurance for the assets we’ve worked so hard for; be it our home, car, van or business. Accidents happen, and when they do, your first thought will be “Am I covered for this?”

The answer at O’ Mahony Boylan Golden will be usually be ‘Yes’. They are an Insurance Broker that work harder and...

Three Cork entrepreneurs, Sean O’Sullivan of SOSventures, Nora Twomey of Cartoon Saloon and Frank Madden of Crest Solutions, have been announced as finalists for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015 programme. 

With a combined workforce of over 5,000 people and turnover of €1.5 billion, 24 Irish businesses have been selected as finalists across three categories: emerging...

The deadline for applications for this year’s OPTIMISE Fund has been extended to Friday, 29 May, 2015. The fund is open to all businesses who need support to enhance their websites to sell online.

The aim of the OPTIMISE Fund, is to encourage and enable Irish SMEs to upgrade their websites to help them sell online. This year’s fund, valued at €150,000, will provide...

Cork’s Irish Atlantic Seafood Company (iASC) is the first Irish company ever to win the seafood industry’s most prestigious award – the Prix d’Elite for world’s best Seafood Product Line.

The company scooped the award for its innovative line of shellfish butters at the Global Seafood Expo in Brussels.

The ‘Something Fishy’ range...

The newly–formed Cork chapter of a business–oriented social occasion will kick off in Coughlan’s pub on Tuesday, May 26th at Coughlan’s, a famous Cork bar better known for its music than for hosting entrepreneurial get–togethers.

The first session of Entrepreneurs Anonymous will feature Cork Dragons’ Den alumnus Marek Szpietowski, who successfully got...

A new social hub for young entrepreneurs is launching on the South Mall this Thursday, May 28th.

NOTwork, as it’s been christened, will be hosted by Ernest Cantillon at Sugar Cube from 6pm to 7:30, free of charge, and aims to give Cork’s young businesspeople a chance to network with one another and with like–minded local and international entrepreneurs who can give...

At a time when a cynical populace are quick to quip an unflattering lawyer joke or two, it’s refreshingly different to find a legal firm that places empathy and the personal touch high on their priority list.

Law firm BDM Boylan are the people to see if you wish to solve your issue swiftly, with a minimum of stress and at modest cost.

Who are BDM Boylan?...

There are now just over three weeks left for community groups in Cork to apply for funding through the Bright Ideas following an extension of the deadline. A total fund of €100,000 is available for creative projects that can demonstrate tangible ways to transform, improve or rejuvenate any aspect of Irish community life.
 
The majority of applications are for projects...

Setting up an enterprise can be tricky long before you get to the stage where you need to start thinking about an office. After “location location location,” the next most important consideration is “content, content, content”, and office furniture — as well as all the sundries that go with it — can be a huge expense.

Cash Factory, at the Kinsale Roa...

Rubikon are launching their public fire, health and safety training courses in Cork. Thes courses are targeted at the city’s and county’s SMEs and will commence with manual handling training in The Gresham Metrepole Hotel on May 26th.

Manual handling injuries typically account for one third of all reported injuries, according to the HSE, and just 35 manual handling injury...

Cork Chamber’s first quarterly economic trends survey of 2015 hvae revealed a positive start to the year for Cork–based businesses with high levels of business confidence and positive increases in turnover and net profit.     
 
Conor Healy, Cork Chamber CEO, said the survey indictes “a 90% confidence level amongst respondents in the...

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