Michael Barry, Managing Director of Barry & Fitzwilliam, reflects on the highs and lows of running an independent drinks distributor as the company celebrates its 40th birthday.

Barry and Fitzwilliam, Louis XIII dinner, held in Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud, Dublin Photographer Paul Sherwood    ONE of the best-known names in the Irish drinks industry, Michael Barry has led Barry & Fitzwilliam for the last four decades, growing the business to become Ireland’s largest independent premium alcoholic drinks distributor, which carries more than 120…

THE EVERYMAN AUTUMN SEASON LAUNCH

Laura O’Mahony promoting her new show Skitting, Howling, Screaming, Roaring, Pat Fitzpatrick who will return in An Evening with Reggie, Zoe Allman Walsh who will play Cinderella in this years Panto, Catherine Mahon Buckely, CADA and Musician John Spillane at the launch of the Everyman Theatre autumn programme. For more information see https://everymancork.com/ Photo Darragh…

Kilkenny Design to launch exclusive Christmas pop-up shop at Kildare Village

Christmas by Kilkenny Design returns to Kildare Village for the second year in a row Kilkenny Design, is back at Kildare Village for a second year with an exclusive Christmas pop-up boutique from Friday September 23rd to January 2023. ‘Christmas by Kilkenny Design’ is a dedicated Christmas boutique at the Village and will provide a magical…

Marketing Institute of Ireland’s Cork branch proudly announces first event for 2022/2023  

SEAT and CUPRA Head of Marketing is keynote speaker at event on marketing “disruptor” car brands The Marketing Institute of Ireland’s Cork branch have announced their first in person event in two years on Tuesday 27th of September at 6:15pm at the Clayton Hotel. The free event officially opens the 2022/2023 season and will welcome Neil…

Help Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland transform the lives of 35 families

Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland (AADI) has been providing communities with its autism assistance programme for over a decade. Highly skilled dogs are trained to facilitate a more independent and socially inclusive life for autistic children and their family. And to keep them safe. Right now, however, 35 families are stuck in limbo. A tough fundraising climate…

Fáilte Ireland’s new Employer Excellence initiative will champion best employers in tourism industry

  Fáilte Ireland has today launched a new, first of its kind industry wide Employer Excellence initiative that will provide tourism businesses with a competitive edge as they recruit and retain staff in a highly competitive employment market. The initiative will help to drive improvements in employment practices across the industry and provide businesses with…

LEADING BAKERY ‘OFFBEAT DONUTS’ OPENS FIRST CORK STORE

OffBeat to create 10 jobs in Cork as it opens its ninth bakery in Ireland with €500,000 investment and it celebrates with a special Cork donut   One of the country’s leading bakeries has opened its first outlet outside of Dublin. OffBeat Donuts, which already has eight locations in the capital, has launched its state…