Exciting programme announced for Guinness Kinsale Jazz Fringe Festival with over 100 free gigs

If you’re looking for a mix of jazz and coastal beauty over the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival weekend, then swing on down to the picturesque town of Kinsale! The Guinness Kinsale Jazz Fringe Festival has just announced an exciting line-up of more than 100 free gigs for the October Bank Holiday weekend, including Gentlemen & Gangsters, who…

Minister of State Andrew Doyle TD presents the Greyhound Racing Bill 2018 before Government

Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine, Andrew Doyle TD, presented the Greyhound Racing Bill 2018 to Cabinet yesterday. The Bill will improve governance procedures and strengthen regulation in the greyhound racing sector. Speaking after Cabinet approval of the Bill, Minister of State Doyle said: “I believe that this Bill will…

Half the country believe housing and homelessness emergency should be the top priority in Budget 2019

Ireland’s national housing emergency is at the forefront of the minds of the nation and many want it to be Leo Varadkar’s first priority when making decisions on Budget 2019. This is the sentiment expressed in the latest Taxback.com Taxpayer Sentiment Survey, which found that 50% of respondents believe measures to tackle the housing and…

Spirit of selflessness shines brightly as Mercy Stars are presented to individuals and groups who go above and beyond for the Mercy Hospital

Friday September 28 saw the spirit of selflessness shining brightly in Cork as the individuals, teams, and fundraising volunteers who go above and beyond for patients and colleagues at The Mercy University Hospital, were officially recognised at the Mercy Stars awards night, which was held in the Clayton Hotel, Lapps Quay, Cork City. The Mercy…

Cork Discovers – A World of Research: 40 free fun events took place around Cork City to the delight of hundreds

Arlene Vithaldas, CEO UCC Academy and Prof. Anita R. Maguire, Vice President for Research and Innovation, UCC, Cork City Council Mr Denis Barrett and Deputy Lord Mayor, Cork City Council Cllr. Paudie Dineen. Cork Discovers – A World of Research took place Friday evening in glorious sunshine to the delight to hundreds of kids of…

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…

Minister Denis Naughten has launched the new Digital Assist pilot initiative with An Post

“Digital Assist is a Government funded service offering unique access for people to Government websites and information in 10 post offices across the country,” stated Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten, as he unveiled the first kiosk unit as part of the new Digital Assist initiative today. “With €80,000 in funding provided,…

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,…

Increase in Irish property interest by UK residents amid no-deal Brexit concerns, says Charles McCarthy Estate Agents & Auctioneers

Established in 1968, Charles McCarthy Estate Agents & Auctioneers celebrate 50 years in business this year. The McCarthy family has been in business in Skibbereen for four generations. As he reflects on the current trends in the property market, Charlie McCarthy, Managing Director at Charles McCarthy Estate Agents & Auctioneers, reports that since no-deal Brexit…

Minister Josepha Madigan TD launches 2018 Hard Working Class Heroes

The Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan TD recently launched this year’s Hard Working Class Heroes (HWCH) showcase and conference. This annual event attracts key members of the global music industry to Ireland to engage with new and emerging Irish music in some of Dublin’s best live music venues. The HWCH conference…