Cork Biz

Róisín Thornhill managed to grab a few minutes with the exceptionally busy inventor of Elf On The Shelf, Carol Aebersold, on her recent trip to Cork and asked her about the origins of the newly-minted Christmas tradition.

On her recent whistle-stop tour of Ireland, The Cork News chatted with Carol Aebersold, the amiable creator of the latest award-winning Christmas...

At first glance you might not think that the universally popular TV series Game of Thrones and Fota Island Resort - just eight miles from Cork City and nestled on the cusp of east Cork - have anything in common but you’d be mistaken. Fota is currently hosting its Imagine Christmas experience, and I caught up with Fota Island’s director of marketing, Seamus Leahy, who explained the...

Róisín Thornhill takes a trip to CIT to visit the highly regarded Rubicon Centre, where some of Cork’s most promising business dreams become reality

Did you know that Ireland's leading business innovation hub is based here in Cork? Over 300 companies have graduated from Rubicon Centre business programmes in the past 16 years and have led to the creation of over 2,600...

Róisín Thornhill chats with one of the country’s most savvy businessmen about what it takes to get ahead in sales, why we’re not good at it, and how you can improve.

By his own admission, I am chatting to a very ‘chilled’ Gavin Duffy; he is in the plush environs of the Shelbourne Hotel avoiding the atrocious weather sweeping Dublin.

Duffy,...

Róisín Thornhill meets the Corkman behind Hozier's lauded Take Me To Church video and finds out what it takes to get ahead in the age of YouTube...

So you’re a young filmmaker who makes a video for an up-and-coming singer songwriter. Within a few months said singer songwriter blows up all over the world thanks, in no small part, to your video (19 million plus views...

Róisín Thornhill goes old school as she visits the Prince August Toy Soldier Factory in Kilnamartyra, one of a kind in Europe...

Halloween spending is set to soar to a record high of $7.4 billion in America this year; while the US leads the world in celebrating the spooky holiday in style, Halloween traditions in Ireland have moved far beyond humble...

Walk, on Paul Street, is a veritable temple to trendy, comfy, quality shoes. Lorcan MacMuiris grabs a few minutes with Holly and Fiona Breen to talk about what it's like to think on your feet.

"These women really, really, really like shoes" I think to myself not long after I sit down to talk business with them. I wonder if I'm being misogynist, but I'm sitting...

Shandon Travel is forty years old, and has brought generations of Corkonians around the world since the early 1970s. Lorcan MacMuiris talks to Michael Dorely about wanderlust, broadening the mind and new frontiers.

They say the world is getting smaller all the time. The internet, and before it television and telephones and even telegraphs, cinema and photography, have made the planet...

As the budget looms and business owners across Cork cross their fingers and hope for a minor miracle, Lorcan MacMuiris talks to Eamon Dwyer of City Life Wealth Advisors about what could, should, and might happen when Michael Noonan takes to his feet in the Dáil on the 14th

"Follow the money."

The vague-but-strengthening whiff of optimism in our...

Taking cues from Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat, one of the 'next big things' in mobile apps is gestating right under our noses. Lorcan MacMuiris gets a little closer to Closr and finds out what all the fuss is about...

It's been a whirlwind of activity for Robin Deegan and Andrew Hobbs, the founders of Closr. Pushing themselves to get the app off the ground in time...

City Tiles And Bathrooms, by far Munster's largest showrooms for Quality Tiles and Bathrooms have firmly cemented their commitment to Cork with the opening of a brand new, ultra-modern superstore on the north side of the city. The newest branch of the 100% Irish-owned business can be found at North Point Business Park on Commons Road, Blackpool and houses the most expansive range of tiles, as...

A Cork business has won the ‘Franchise of the Year’ award for 2014. TaxAssist Accountants, based on Washington Street in the city, secured the award at the company’s annual conference this week. With shops nationwide and a workforce of close to 80, the Cork office beat off stiff competition from its network of over 25 branches across the country. TaxAssist Cork is headed up...

O’Mahony Boylan Golden has appointed Jim McMahon as a director. Jim, who has over 30 years’ experience in the insurance industry, will support the firm’s business development agenda, as well as bearing additional responsibility for compliance and claims–handling services. Prior to joining O’Mahony Boylan Golden, Jim McMahon was branch sales manager with Aviva...

Tiger pounced out of Scandinavia and set up shop in Ireland just three years ago, and has since been going from strength to strength. Róisín Thornhill chats with their operations director for Ireland, Gillian Maxwell.

Since its arrival on Irish stores three years ago Tiger, the Danish lifestyle brand, has expanded to include twelve stores. A thirteenth location is set to...

WorkCompass, a staff-performance management software company based in Cork, has raised €650k from angel investors and Enterprise Ireland.  The funding will be used to grow the business on the international market on the strength of their innovative solution, which enables organisations to improve staff performance by on average 11% making staff more engaged and companies more...

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