Women of Vision – Saoirse McCabe Cork Heritage pubs

Women of Vision is a series of interviews with business women we admire. Visionary women are accessible and inspirational to others in daily life as mentors, friends, advisers, and role models. As part of our Women of vision series, we want to highlight the professional challenges and career aspirations of the women working here in…

New app encourages busy bodies to find 5 minutes to prioritise their own wellbeing

A new yoga, meditation and healthy eating app, The Yoga Tree, launched by Cork yogi Hazel Buckley, a regular on RTE Today, offers personalised wellbeing plans for today’s busy world. Everyone’s wellbeing goals are different, whether they are looking to improve mood, destress, enhance sleep, increase flexibility, or shed a few pounds. According to well-known…

Hairdressers Launch Campaign Against VAT increase

The Irish Hairdressers Federation has today (Tuesday 31st January) launched a nationwide campaign to keep the VAT rate for the hairdressing sector at 9% ahead of the Government’s plan to raise it to 13.5% on 1st March. The Federation says this is ‘’an unjust and nonsensical tax burden on businesses that have suffered gravely during Covid and small…

FINANCIAL FIRM PROVEST OFFICIALLY OPENS NEW OFFICE

Minister for Finance Michael McGrath cuts the ribbon on Cork premises Minister for Finance Michael McGrath has joined staff at the financial services firm, Provest, to officially open their new office in Douglas, Co. Cork. Provest was founded in 2017 by Mark O’Sullivan, who is currently the Managing Director.  The company employs nine people with…

IE-US Working Holiday programme to be extended

Minister of State for European Affairs and Defence, Peter Burke TD, today signed a Statement of Intent with and US Ambassador to Ireland, H.E. Claire Cronin, committing to extend the US-Ireland Working Holiday/Intern Work & Travel programme for a further five years. A formal exchange of diplomatic notes officially extending the programme will take place…

MUCH-LOVED PASSAGE WEST LOCAL RECOGNISED WITH COMMUNITY SPIRIT AWARD

Walty Murphy, Passage West: Winner of the Community Spirit Award, December 2022. Pictured with Cllr. Séamus McGrath; Eoghan Murphy: General Manager, Cork International Hotel; Vincent O’Donovan: Director, The Carrigdhoun Newpaper; Cllr. Marcia D’Alton & Assumpta Lydon: Manager, Passage West Creates, 12th January 2023. Photo Siobhán Russell Passage West native and heart of the community, Walty…