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Irish Consumers spend €4,500 a minute buying clothes online during Black Friday – AIB

onsumers spent 50% more online during Black Friday when compared with ‘Cyber Monday’ Clothes are most popular online Black Friday purchases for Irish consumers The busiest time for men shopping online is 10pm on Black Friday, while women are more likely to be shopping online at 10am. New data from AIB reveals that Irish consumers…

PRESS COPE FOUNDATION LAUNCH CHRISTMAS APPEAL AFTER AN UNPRECEDENTED AND CHALLENGING YEAR

Cope Foundation today launched its annual festive fundraiser, “Cope’s Very Cork Christmas” which will raise much-needed funds for people with intellectual disabilities and/or autism and their families. It has been a tough year as Cope Foundation like every other disabilities organisation was forced to curtail its supports and services due to Covid-19. Its fundraising activities…

Bank of Ireland Research Reveals People More Focused On Securing Their Financial Futures Following Covid-19 Onset

Bank of Ireland rolling out a Financial Wellbeing campaign in Cork 65% agree on need for financial planning more so than prior to Covid outbreak More than half are not confident about their existing financial arrangements Central Bank data shows we are saving as a nation; but could we be doing more? New national research…

Arts and Culture Recovery Taskforce Report published

LIFE WORTH LIVING report recommendations include:  income, taxation and financial provision measures;  education and training supports;  technology supports;  mental health supports;  social protection measures;  copyright measures. The Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin, T.D., today welcomed the publication of “LIFE WORTH LIVING”, the Report of the Arts and Culture Recovery Taskforce.…

SVP South West launch urgent Christmas appeal as calls for help reach over 200 a day

Over 200 people in Cork are making calls to St Vincent De Paul (SVP) daily seeking assistance from the charity in the run-up to Christmas.   The staggering number of calls to the regional office come as the charity says it’s facing unprecedented challenges this year as COVID 19 has led to the cancellation of…

Great news for NBM- 35 Years on and Cork Tech company continues its €750,000 expansion despite Covid-19

National Business Machines’ expansion and 5 new appointments paves the way for a positive end to 2020.   National Business Machines (NBM), headquartered in Cork and celebrating its 35th year in business, last year announced a €750,000 investment and expansion of their business, largely focussed on infrastructure and personnel.   This year, they are seeing the fruits of their labour, adapting to, and overcoming the challenges of Covid-19 head…

A Kinderama Christmas! Cork mum of two launches online business that offers parents the answer to guilt-free screen time just in time for the school holidays

This used to be a question parents asked themselves when mid-term hit or the Easter holidays suddenly appeared out of nowhere, but that was at a time when we had access to adventure parks, cinemas, shopping centre play areas and even purpose-built trampoline villages! We now find ourselves in late 2020 when these familiar amenities…

INFANT and Tyndall to launch clinical trial for newborn lung monitoring system at Cork University Maternity Hospital

The INFANT Research Centre University College Cork (UCC), in collaboration with IPIC at Tyndall National Institute, are working on a new project called NIOMI (Non-Invasive lung Oxygen Monitoring of Infants).   The NIOMI study research team is developing a new optical system for monitoring lung function in newborn infants. Currently there is no such device…

COPE FOUNDATION APPEALS FOR SPACE TO CONTINUE DAY SUPPORTS DURING COVID-19

Cork disabilities organisation appeals to businesses to offer suitable space to assist in the full resumption of essential services   Cope Foundation is appealing to businesses and groups to provide suitable, spare space to enable them to continue providing a day service for the people supported by the organisation. Cope Foundation, a registered charity working…