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Ciara Burke from Keohanes Seafoods at the launch of the Impact Report of South and East Cork Area Development in the Rochestown Park Hotel. Pictures: Darragh Kane

A new report has shown that over the past three years the South and East Cork Area Development (SECAD) initiative has had a direct role in the creation of 369 jobs in County Cork and invested more than €...

Pictured at the Academy of Sciences in San Francisco are Áine Ellen O’Neill, Ruth Whelan, Emily Mary Ray, Andrew Barret and Matthew Mallon.

Five budding computer coders from Cork have been invited to California to represent their teachers and friends at CoderDojo. 

San Francisco's Mayor Edwin Lee will welcome Áine Ellen O'Neill, Ruth...

Nearly 90% of people think legislation should be introduced to ensure that farmers receive a fair price from supermarkets, while two thirds believe that below-cost selling of vegetables will not benefit the consumer in the long term.

New consumer research reveals strong support among the Irish public for new legislation to ensure that farmers receive a fair price from supermarkets, for...

SuperValu Retailers in Cork are calling on the county to get behind this year’s SuperValu TidyTowns competition. 

“The TidyTowns Competition recognises and encourages the efforts of local people to bring huge benefits to their communities.  Over the last three years over 800 cities, towns and villages throughout the country entered the competition and I hope that...

Junior Cert students from Cork have taken full advantage of the knowledge and experience of accountancy firm Quintas to boost their chances in this year's examinations. 

The courses, which were held at the Quintas office at Blackpool in Cork City, were the fifth annual revision event hosted by the firm and covered time planning, topic prediction, marking schemes and question...

Irish software company PM Labs has launched a new product for Android smartphones which aims to enhance your TV experience by incorporating social media elements such as live chat, episode discussions, ratings and favourites. 

Bubble Your TV is available free on Google's Play Store and has garnered a 95% "five star" score. 

The app allows you to build an...

Ross Daly, Holy Cow / Fergal Donnellan, Tattoo Zoo. Pictures: Andy Ferreira

Tattoos had a bad rep a generation ago, but the art form is undergoing its own renaissance. Lorcan MacMuiris went to see what the buzz is all about.

The tattoo has been with us for a long, long time. Ancient and disparate cultures from all around the world have developed the art form over...

There were a total of 365 new company start-ups in Cork in the first quarter of this year, according to a leading credit and business risk analyst. In the first three months of 2014, construction company start-ups showed a notable increase of 55%, with 34 new businesses established in Cork, said Vision Net. New start-ups in Cork in the real estate and transport and logistic sectors also...

The Digital Marketing Institute officially launched their Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing at the SugarCube on Cork's South Mall this week.

Local businesspeople gathered on the night to hear about how professionals can boost career growth and competitiveness in the global jobs market, as well as the importance of Digital Marketing to their business in the current economic...

A workshop for small and medium enterprises on how they can integrate corporate social responsibility into their business will take place next week. The South West Regional Authority (SWRA) and Chambers Ireland are teaming up to host the event at Cork County Hall on Friday, April 11th. Chambers Ireland chief executive Ian Talbot explained implementing a CSR programme can be a "daunting...

Denis Cotter, co-owner of Café Paradiso with manager Geraldine O’Toole / Lucy Stewart and Ultan Walsh from Ireland’s only vegetarian B&B, Gort Na Nain / Jack Crotty, aka The Rocket Man, whose hearty salads are a popular fixture at Farmers Markets.

Enthusiastic carnivore Lorcan MacMuiris gets photosynthetic as he talks to two of Ireland's leading...

Cork Airport has welcomed an announcement that no-frills airline Ryanair is to increase capacity on its Cork to London Stansted route by 50%.

Ryanair's planned expansion will create an additional 37,000 seats for next winter and comes on the back of a four percent increase in Cork airport’s UK traffic in the first quarter of this year.

The expansion, which will see Ryanair...

Cork South Central Fine Gael TD Jerry Buttimer has encouraged Cork entrepreneurs and business people to attend the ‘Taking Care of Business’ event which will take place on Tuesday April 1st in the Silversprings Hotel from 8.30am to 2.30pm. 

A total of 25 government agencies will be available to offer advice on how small businesses can access the support they need to...

Two thirds of small businesses in Munster have said work has declined in the past three months compared to the previous three. However, almost half said they expect growth in the coming months. The latest quarterly Viking Small Business Barometer also highlighted that over half of SMEs cited growth through new business as their biggest challenge for the year ahead. One in 10 said their main...

Lorcan MacMuiris takes a closer look at all things bright and beautiful as he talks to three of Cork’s best-known jewelers about their craft...

The jewel trade has been around for, as far as we can tell, about 100,000 years - since before we were even fully modern human beings.

The earliest-known example of jewellery is a pair of finely-worked and decorated beads made from...

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