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Feed Cork to provide free Back-to-School packs to families in Cork

Feed Cork is partnering again this year with the Department of Social Protection and High Street Books in providing Back-to-School packs for families in need of assistance. Feed Cork’s Director Hamp Sirmans said: “These packs come at a much needed time for Cork families struggling with back-to-school costs. With rising housing prices it can be…

Minister Creed announces call for rural female entrepreneurs to join the latest cycle of ACORNS

There has been an increase in early-stage female entrepreneurs in Ireland over the past year and the call is now open for those with new businesses or well-developed ideas to join ACORNS 5. ACORNS is the highly successful development initiative to support female entrepreneurs living in rural Ireland, who wish to start and develop new…

New Bon Secours Cork Cancer Centre opens to treat first radiotherapy patients

Bon Secours Cork has opened its new, comprehensive Cork Cancer Centre, which is now treating its first patients as part of the hospital’s ground-breaking €77 million expansion.   In partnership with UPMC, a leading U.S.-based academic medical centre affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh, the new Cork Cancer Centre will offer patients in Cork and Munster…

Graham Norton is once again a winner with his Irish gins

Graham Norton’s foray into the drinks business has seen two of his new-to-market gins win gold and silver at the prestigious Gin Masters 2019 competition in London recently. Judged alongside industry peers, in a blind tasting competition, Graham Norton’s Own Irish Gin scooped a coveted gold medal, while his popular Graham Norton’s Own Pink Gin landed a silver award. …

5 Reasons to Do your Tax Return Early – Be the Early Bird

  Long summer evenings do not equal thinking about tax returns or planning. However, it can be the best time to kickstart this process gathering information so there is less pressure as the deadline approaches. Whether you are self-employed, own a rental property, let property through Airbnb or are obliged to complete a return for…

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Appeals to Agri-food businesses: “Make this the week to prepare for a ‘No Deal’ Brexit”

The UK says it will “leave the EU in 90 days” – make sure that you are ready The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, has today appealed to agri-food businesses, traders and hauliers of agricultural commodities to act immediately to ensure that they have taken the necessary steps to prepare…

Minister Creed welcomes the appointment of new Agriculture Attachés prior to departure to Irish Embassies in key markets

Minister Creed welcomes the appointment of new Agriculture Attachés and wishes them success in their roles prior to departure to the Irish Embassy Network overseas.   Minister Creed stated: “Our enhanced focus on market access and trade is a key part of my Department’s response to the challenges posed by Brexit. It is also very…