Ann Davoren showcases unique Irish Famine exhibition to Network Ireland West Cork at Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre

The Network Ireland West Cork September event entitled Hunger and Passion – Talk and Tour – Arts in West Cork took place recently at Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen, Cork. The event consisted of a brief tour of the stellar Summer exhibition, Art and the Great Hunger: Coming Home, followed by a seminar with keynote…

BDM Boylan appoints Colm Manning as new head of expanding Commercial Department

One of Munster’s largest law firms, BDM Boylan, has announced the appointment of Colm Manning as Partner to head up its Commercial team. A specialist commercial lawyer, Colm previously worked with and gained extensive experience in two other leading commercial firms. This was after studying Law at UCD and doing a Masters in Corporate and…

The SPAR Cork Airport 5km Runway Run returns!

Running legend Sonia O’Sullivan will join 2,500 runners for the annual SPAR Cork Airport 5K Runway Run on November 2.  Organised by Cork Athletics on behalf of Athletics Ireland, the unique 5km event on Cork Airport’s runway will take place at 23:59pm on Friday November 2. Funds raised will support Cork Airport’s 2018 Charity of the Year, Shine Centre for Autism. Registration for the SPAR Cork Airport 5K Runway Run is open at corkairportrunwayrun.com. Colin Donnelly, SPAR Sales Director, said: “SPAR has a long…

‘Occupation: Everybody, Everywhere, Everyday’ exhibition at UCC until November 12

Occupation: Everybody, Everywhere, Everyday runs until November 12, 2018, at the Jennings Gallery, Brookfield Health Sciences Complex UCC. Participating in creative activities underpins the philosophy of Occupational Therapy, and the exhibition displays prints and textile pieces created by Occupational Therapy students, during their First Year in 2017/18. The students undertook the creation of their pieces with…

UCC takes global green top accolade in sustainability

Ireland’s University College Cork (UCC) has become the first institution outside of North America to achieve a gold star rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). UCC now joins Princeton, Cornell and UC Berkeley in receiving the highest standard, Gold ‘Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System’ (STARS) for excellence…

Record Year for Munster’s Food Culture and Festivals by Miceál O’Hurley

Shannagary – Michelin Star winning chef Myrtle Allen, who passed away this summer, lived long enough to see the fruits of the food culture she inspired reach throughout Ireland.  A one-time Vice President of the Munster Region of Macra na Feirme, Allen revolutionised Irish restaurants by concentrating on locally produced, artisanal fare and changing her…

Cork Learning City says business must invest in continuous staff training if they want to be future-proofed

A LinkedIn survey of 4,000 professionals this month found that 94% of employees would stay longer at a company that invested in their career development. Employers are also waking up to this reality with 90% of employers participating in this same workplace learning  research, agreeing that learning in the workplace is a necessary staff benefit…