Janice McConnell has been appointed General Manager of the Oriel House Hotel in Ballincollig

Janice McConnell has been appointed General Manager of the Oriel House Hotel in Ballincollig, one of The Talbot Collection’s Cork-based properties. Janice previously spent 12 years at the hotel in the position of Sales & Marketing Manager, before leaving in 2017 to take up the role of General Manager at Midleton Park Hotel, also a…

Lack of staff accommodation is a major issue for the tourism industry – says leading hotelier

“By 2025, Ireland’s hotel industry will need 80,000 to 100,000 extra people and that’s on top of the 230,000 people already employed, and excluding spin-off industries.” Rising and escalating costs, accommodation and finding the right team members are the key challenges facing the tourism industry here in Ireland. This is according to Aaron Mansworth, Managing Director of…

Cork entrepreneur heads to Tullamore for National ILDN Enterprise Award Finals

Ky Ky Kids to represent southern region at ILDN National Enterprise Awards Cork entrepreneur, Sharon McDermott of Ky Ky Kids, has won a place at the Irish Local Development Network (ILDN) National Enterprise Awards in Tullamore on May 16. Nominated by Cork City City Partnership, Sharon will compete with entrepreneurs from all over Ireland who…

Fitzpatrick’s Foodstore announces €2 million redevelopment

Fitzpatrick’s Foodstore announces €2 million redevelopment

The news comes as planning permission is granted for expansion of fourth-generation family business. The bank holiday may be over, but the team behind the family-owned and run Fitzpatrick’s Foodstore in Glounthaune, Co. Cork are still very much in celebratory mood as they announced today that their business is set for a significant expansion. The…

Celebrating entrepreneurship at the Rubicon Centre, Cork Institute of Technology

The Rubicon Centre at Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) congratulated 12 entrepreneurs on successfully completing the Enterprise Ireland sponsored New Frontiers Programme at a Showcase and Awards ceremony. Speaking at the event, Dr Barry O’Connor, CIT President, said: “Today is a very special day as we celebrate the hard work, commitment and creativity of 12…

Voxpro – powered by TELUS International will partner with Down Syndrome Cork in a Day of Giving event

Voxpro team members will transform one acre of unused land into a commercial growing space for their charity partner, Field of Dreams. On Saturday, May 18, 2019, Voxpro – powered by TELUS International will hold its first ever Irish TELUS Days of Giving event in Cork. TELUS International provides multilingual customer service outsourcing and digital…

John Kerry is to deliver a keynote address at Our Ocean Wealth Summit in Cork this June

The environmentalist and former US Secretary of State will speak at the event, June 9 & 10. Ireland’s Our Ocean Wealth Summit ‘Shared Voices from Island Nations’ brings island nations and global leaders together. Former US Secretary of State John Kerry has been announced as a keynote speaker at Ireland’s flagship blue economy conference Our…

A Collection of Trophies: The Talbot Collection wins big at annual Irish Hotel Awards, scooping eight prestigious accolades for outstanding performance

Proving they are among the cream of the crop when it comes to Ireland’s competitive hospitality sector, The Talbot Collection were this week proud and elated as they picked up a staggering eight accolades during the annual Irish Hotel Awards. The awards ceremony, a yearly event that showcases the standout hotel venues and teams across the country, took…