Cork Biz

A new type of import from the US may yet prove to be a saving grace for a resurgent property market. Lorcan MacMuiris talks to Denis Barrett to find out how.

When it came time for the Celtic Tiger to be hunted down and destroyed, Ireland’s housing market led the expedition. If it had been a real person, it would have spent the next five or six years shivering in a delapidated...

As the hubbub around the Leaving Cert results and CAO offers fades into the background for another year, Lorcan MacMuiris finds out that unless more girls choose to take the science, technology and engineering path then Ireland's whole economy will start to feel the negative effects.

"This year there was an increase of 10% in students sitting honours maths. 10% of people didn't...

When you run a business, you need to surround yourself with people you can trust.

The same ethos should be applied to the companies who provide you with goods and services - in order to continue to meet your own obligations to clients, you need to be able to rely on your suppliers and advisors.

Every business needs to be able to partner with companies who can offer swift, cost-...

ISME, the Irish Small & Medium Enterprises Association, has warned businesses to be extra vigilant as reports of business scams increase dramatically.

The association cautioned that enterprise fraud is becoming increasingly sophisticated and businesses must be constantly vigilant, following the publication of results from a recent survey which show that 68% of businesses have been...

Hearing loss can be a long, gradual process and often starts much younger than most people realise. As it's not typically painful, many people are not even aware that it's happening until the tell-tale signs become too obvious to ignore; signs like feeling left out in conversations, or being unable to hear music unless the volume is turned up too high for most people's comfort. Hearing loss...

Cork property owners have a problem which is unique in Ireland, and have faced blacklisting for years -- not just in Cork City but in County Cork too -- because of flooding and subsidence blackspots. If you're buying or selling a property built before 1985, you're likely to run into refusal after refusal as insurance companies follow a policy of blanket bans on Cork, refusing to provide full...

As Cork Craft Month 2014 gears up, Lorcan MacMuiris finds out about craft's mini-renaissance in Cork and why its blend of heritage and innovation strikes a chord with so many.

In the past few years lots of people have fallen by all sorts of waysides. Times have been very, very tough and it would be disingenuous to try to pretend otherwise. However, Cork people continue to have good...

At Motivation Weight Management the emphasis isn’t on what you eat, but on why you eat it. Any diet and exercise regime can help you to lose weight, but in order to stay slim, fit and healthy your mind needs to do as much work as your body does. The empathic, professional, highly trained staff at Motivation will help you to tackle the root of your weight problem by working with you to...

Sakura Japanese Restaurant on MacCurtain Street in Cork is a haven for people who are serious about Japanese cuisine. Sushi chef Ariel has spent 15 years perfecting his art and uses the freshest locally-caught fish to prepare delicate, beautiful, mouth-watering sashimi and sushi for customers to appreciate in a relaxing atmosphere. Sakura also serves a wide range of traditional noodle and rice...

Lorcan MacMuiris spends a morning at Rocket Man HQ, the newest player on Cork’s fast-food circuit and one of few to cater exclusively to Cork's new taste-and-health conscious generation.

One of the major indicators that the country is gaining pace as it shuffles down the long road to recovery, quite apart from dry facts and figures or concrete examples such as new initiatives or...

The Fota Collection, which consists of Fota Island Resort and The Kingsley, and Jacques Restaurant have been announced as Q1 winners of the Cork Business Awards by the Cork Business Association.
As a quarterly finalist, both companies will be entered into the prestigious Cork Business Association ‘Business of the Year’ Awards, in their respective large and medium/small...

Cork’s newest hotel, The Kingsley, opened its doors this week. Lorcan MacMuiris takes the grand tour and sees how lessons from the past have shaped the present and future of the city’s latest landmark.

Cork’s Kingsley Hotel suffered extensively when the city flooded even more than usual in 2009, with six feet of water at ground level and utter ruin in the basement...

Cork Innovates will represent Ireland before the entire EU later this year, highlighting the organisation’s remarkable successes in supporting new businesses and new ideas in the region. Lorcan MacMuiris chats with chief executive Siobhán Finn about where we’ve come from and where we’re going…

 

Innovation is the core of enterprise or, to put...

Pictured launching Venoo Nightlife Social Networking App is James O'Keeffe (director of Venoo), Colm O'Sullivan (marketing team), Karen Barber (marketing team) Ciara O'Connor (marketing team) and Natalie Tobin (marketing and pro).

Futurephile Lorcan MacMuiris gets to grips with a brand new app that’s already making waves, allowing people to...

Setting up shop is never easy for a business novice, but the old Greenshield Stamps building on Washington Street has found new lease of life as funky office space aimed squarely at the startup market. Lorcan MacMuiris went to have a closer look…

Setting up a new business is a tough task. There’s a lot to think about. Paperwork, registration, the sacrifices that must be...

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