Cork’s Shandon gets a new lease of life with a new plaza and major renovations at the Firkin Crane

One of the most charming and historic parts of Cork City is undergoing a quiet renaissance due to an €500,000 investment in its public spaces, cultural and community offering. A new €38,000 European-style plaza has been developed by Cork City Council in the heart of Cork city’s historical quarter just beneath the Shandon Bells and…

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Cask Bartender Representing Ireland at Top International Cocktail Competition in Mexico City

Bartender Tony Barry from multi-award-winning Cask bar in Cork city is representing Ireland at the global finals of the prestigious Bacardi Legacy Global Cocktails Competition taking place in Mexico City’s Museo Numismatico Nacional from the 29th of April until the 1st of May. A total of 34 countries are taking part in the three-day global finals starting on the…

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Greenes Restaurant Wins Hotel Restaurant of the Year for Munster at the Irish Hotel Awards 2018

Greenes Restaurant in Cork city was awarded Hotel Restaurant of the Year in Munster at the Irish Hotel Awards 2018, which were held on the 24th of April at a banquet in The Heritage Hotel, Killenard, Co Laois. Reacting to the award win, Richard Evans of Greenes Restaurant and adjoining sister venues Hotel Isaacs Cork…

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Cork City Council is organising a “Learning and Sharing Laboratory” for social enterprises

  Cork City Council is organising a “Learning and Sharing Laboratory” for social enterprises. Social enterprises are businesses that trade to provide essential services in their communities; to tackle particular challenges in society or to address environmental issues. Examples in Cork include Cork Deaf Enterprises which has seen members of the deaf community provide upholstering and French…

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Fergal Mee to Speak at “EU ETS Reform, Emissions Trading and Brexit” Workshop

Fergal Mee, Environmental Director of Chris Mee Group will partake in a panel discussion at the upcoming EU ETS Reform, Emissions Trading and Brexit workshop at Wynn’s Hotel Dublin.   The May 1st workshop is hosted in partnership with Cork University Business School and the Environmental Research Institute (UCC) and the Environmental Research Institute (EPA).…

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CIT student awarded inaugural Janssen scholarship

The first Janssen / CIT Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Degree Scholarship has been awarded to a student of Cork Institute of Technology’s Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology degree course. L-R: Kyran Johnson, General Manager, Janssen Supply Chain Ireland ; Tadhg McCarthy, Winner ; Dr. Brendan O’Connell, Head of Dept., Biological Sciences, C.I.T. (Picture: Adrian O’Herlihy)…

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Cork City Council to refurbish and illuminate Grand Parade Fountain

Conservation and preservation works will begin early next month to refurbish the much-loved Berwick Fountain on Cork City’s Grand Parade. The Berwick Fountain will also become a more prominent feature on the street by night as an LED lighting system is to be installed by Cork City Council. The fountain, which dates to 1860, was erected by Walter…

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CORK’S AG ASSOCIATES WIN NATIONAL BUSINESS AWARD

PIONEERING Cork accountancy firm AG Associates has been named Best Small Practice at the prestigious Irish Accountancy Awards. The award follows the Little Island-based firm’s hugely successful rollout of Clarity, a tailor-made online accounting service for SMEs which allows clients to check their financial performance in real time. Founder and Managing Partner Angela O’Leary said she…

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