David Looney – Alpha Wealth “It can be hard to strike a balance between being ambitious and being happy with what you have”.

        Tell us about yourself, your company, and job profile? I work as the Senior Financial Advisor for Alpha Wealth here in Little Island. I’m from Cork originally and have worked in financial services here for about 6 years. At Alpha Wealth, we are an independent financial planning company and to put…

BPE wins ‘Best Engineering Design Company 2019” at GHP Awards

Biopharma Engineering has been recognized as the Best Pharmaceutical Engineering Design Company 2019 by the GHP (Global Health & Pharma) Magazine International Lifesciences Awards. The Healthcare & Pharmaceutical Awards pay homage to those whose innovative work within the pharmaceutical industry contributes towards furthering the advancement of patient care in an ever-expanding and demanding sector. BioPharma Engineering…

Tracey Ryan’s passion for plants led her to become an ‘accidental entrepreneur’

Bia Beauty is an innovative natural skincare range, created by the talented Tracey Ryan. Last month, the company was acquired and integrated into Codex Beauty. We caught up with Tracey to find out about her business, her job and her day since this change. My Business: Congratulations on going global with Codex Beauty! What was…

Cork Airport passenger numbers up 10.7% in first quarter of 2019

More than 474,000 passengers have travelled through Cork Airport, Ireland’s fastest growing and most punctual airport, in the first quarter of this year. According to new figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) released today, Cork Airport has seen the biggest increase of all Irish airports in passenger numbers, up 10.7% when compared to the same period…

Herlihy’s CENTRA in Fermoy has a €750,000 revamp and there’s some amazing new additions to the store

The grand opening showcasing the extensive revamp of Herlihy’s CENTRA took place on May 10. Herlihy’s who have been trading in the Fermoy store for the last 15 years have renovated their busy store and are now offering clients more choice than ever before. The Herlihy group run six CENTRA stores, Grand Parade, Oliver Plunkett…

Over 55,000 passengers to travel through Cork Airport this Bank Holiday Weekend

Over 55,000 passengers are expected to travel through Cork Airport, Ireland’s fastest growing and most punctual airport, this June Bank Holiday Weekend. Up 10% over the same period last year, Cork Airport welcomes Ryanair’s new service to Naples, Italy this Sunday (2 June). In total, there are eight new routes operating out of Cork Airport for Summer…

Clayton Hotel Silver Springs at the cutting of the ribbon ceremony to mark the completion of a €2 million refurbishment

An Tanaiste Simon Coveney today (Monday) officially cut the ribbon at the Clayton Hotel Silver Springs to mark the completion of a €2 million refurbishment at the hotel. All 109 bedrooms have been fully refurbished as part of a €8.5 million investment at the city centre property. Speaking at the opening, Tanaiste Simon Coveney T.D.…

Crest Solutions announces 80 new jobs with further growth forecast

Crest Solutions announces 80 new jobs with further growth forecast

The news was announced as Heather Humphreys TD, Minister for Business, Enterprise & Innovation officially opened Crest Solutions’ Customer Innovation Centre at the company headquarters in Little Island, Cork. Crest Solutions provides engineering services and solutions to multinational pharma and medical devices clients in Ireland, UK, Europe and the US.  The company has experienced exponential…