Sophie Motley appointed as the Artistic Director of The Everyman

Sophie Motley has been appointed as the Artistic Director of The Everyman. Her appointment follows a competitive recruitment process to fill the position vacated by Julie Kelleher. Denis McSweeney, Chair of The Everyman Board said, “We are very pleased, and quite excited, to welcome Sophie Motley to our team as Artistic Director. Sophie is no stranger to…

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Old traditions new ways – The English Market is still your festive friend

The stars are shining, the decorations are up and it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at The English Market, Cork. Just like every year, Cork’s iconic market has its annual festive makeover – halls are decked, seasonal produce is carefully displayed and the magic atmosphere comes to life even more. But as this…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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