Pictured is George Lane and Karen Salter Townsend (right) AIB with Ann and Michael O’Shea from Beara Iron Works Ltd , Castletownbere , Co Cork, finalists in the SFA National Small Business Awards 2013, taking part in the SFA Small Business Showcase event in Chartered Accountants Ireland, Dublin.
LOCAL development companies from West Cork, Cork, Kerry and Waterford have delivered a strong message to Minister Phil Hogan as his department sets about reforming local development companies which they say is at the detriment of urban and rural job creation and employment.
KINSALE is set to benefit from 35 new high-quality jobs with the announcement that German pharmaceutical solutions manufacturer IMSTec is to set up a service support and R&D centre in the West Cork town.
The new West Cork Times print edition is a fortnightly compact newspaper delivering the latest news and opinion targeted to a West Cork audience.
FIANNA Fáil will host a public meeting on CAP reform in Bantry next week, where farmers will be consulted about their views in advance of crucial negotiations on the policy.
The meeting will take place next Tuesday, January 29th at the Westlodge Hotel in Bantry at 8pm.
LABOUR TD for Cork South-West Michael McCarthy has said that Ireland’s Presidency of the EU is a prime opportunity to secure an agreement on CAP reform and in turn support the growing agri-food sector.
“The agri-food and drinks sector in Ireland accounts for 7.5% of national employment, and 18% of Ireland’s total industrial output.
West Cork TD says Ireland’s reputation as a leading food producer is still vital in wake of horse meat scare
DUNMANWAY-based Labour TD Michael McCarthy has said that it is vital that Ireland protects its reputation as one of the world’s leading food producers as investigations continue into the discovery of horse and pig meat in some beef burgers.
THE recent granting of planning approval for what will be West Cork’s first Tesco superstore has met with a mixed reaction from local businesses, many of who fear the development will damage existing locally owned enterprises.
The €10 million, 25,000 sq ft mega-store has been approved for a seven-acre site at Newtown on the Glengarriff side of Bantry (next to Rowa) and developers Richard Coffey and Donal Hunt say the new Tesco will create up to 150 full and part-time jobs when it opens in December, injecting €3m in wages into the local economy each year.