Liadh Ní Riada MEP – ‘Cork factory must take heed of local concerns’

Sinn Féín MEP Liadh Ní Riada has called for an independent environmental report to be commissioned on a plastics factory in West Cork. The Ireland South MEP was speaking after An Bord Pleanála approved planning permission for a plastics factory near Skibbereen. “The national authorities and the company behind the factory needed to take steps…


Undergraduate Quercus College Scholarship Awards for the College of Medicine and Health, UCC take place

Presiding over last night’s Undergraduate Quercus College Scholarship Awards ceremony for the College of Medicine  and Health was the Head of College of Medicine And Health, Professor Helen Whelton and Deputy President Registrar Professor John O’Halloran and award recipient Sydney Saikaly from Ottawa, Canada.

Shop ‘N’ Drop – Cork City Centre’s very own Christmas shopping valet service

Breakthrough Cancer Research is delighted to announce that Cork City Centre’s very own Shop ‘N’ Drop Christmas Shopping Valet Service will begin this Saturday. Shoppers will be able to leave their shopping bags at the secure Shop ‘N’ Drop, so they can enjoy all the city has to offer during the festive season – bag free! Located at 1-2…


Cork Ambassadors contribute €11 million to local economy in 2018

Cork Convention Bureau (CCB) hosted its annual Cork Conference Ambassadors Awards at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Little Island, Cork. The prestigious ceremony paid special tribute to 31 ambassadors, including four special category winning ambassadors, who have helped secure almost €11 million for the local economy over the past 12 months. The ambassadors were instrumental in…


Flurry of activity expected in first-time buyer market as mortgage seekers begin prepping in advance of 2019 exemptions

Would-be first time buyers (FTBs) across the country are getting their affairs in order before year-end, to ensure they are primed and ready for action once new bank lending exemptions open again in 2019. This is according to experts at, who say that although November and December usually see a slowdown in the number of mortgages…


Spearline acknowledged with award for all they do for West Cork

Spearline Risk & Compliance is an Irish software company offering organisations a unique GDPR-specific software solution, which enables them to easily navigate new EU regulations for data protection compliance. This innovative software solution is as easy to use as it is to implement and it is the customer-focused business ethos of the company that makes…