A MONSTER free draw will see shoppers in Skibbereen in with a chance to win €5,000 in shopping vouchers and win a hamper every day between the 1st – 14th December!
Over 50 businesses in Skibbereen have come together for the second year to arrange this special promotion to encourage people to shop locally, to attract new shoppers to the town and to give all of them a reward for their continued support.
SHAMROCK Vacations Limited has been named as the overall winner of the West Cork Enterprise Board’s Local Company of the Year Award 2013. The award ceremony which took place on October 30th in Skibbereen saw female entrepreneurs, Genevieve Sheehan and Isabella O’Connor presented with the West Cork Local Company of the Year award for their business success.
OFFICIAL receivers have been appointed to the Horgan’s Pharmacy Group who operate nine pharmacies in County Cork including three in West Cork.
The group trades under parent company Ashwood Investments Limited with a registered office at the Blackpool Retail Park in Cork city and operates Horgan’s pharmacies in Bandon and Skibbereen as well as Cleary’s Pharmacy in Skibbereen.
SKIBBEREEN Town Council have given the go-ahead for a new Aldi discount store to be built at Fairfields to the rear of the mart site in the town.
The proposed store has divided opinion in the town which is already home to discount rival Lidl.
The annual report published this week indicated that Irish people will spend approximately €1.5bn this Christmas.
Figures produced by the CSO on Thursday show that 38,449 people in Cork were on the Live Register in October. This compares to 42,263 for October 2012, a reduction of 3,814.
LAST year Clonakilty was declared Ireland’s best Fairtrade Town because of the work of the local committee and the array of Fairtrade products available in shops, restaurants, cafés, schools and workplaces throughout the town.
This resulted in two members of the committee being invited on a two week fact finding trip to Ghana with Fairtrade Ireland.
THE owner of a popular Dunmanway local business will be running a number of promotional offers over the coming weeks following a road works ordeal which he said almost put him out of business.
Peter Walsh who runs Walsh’s Londis on the Bantry Road in the town suffered a severe disruption to his trade following two months of roadworks directly outside his premises.
AROUND 250 people from 25 countries from around the world attended the International Fairtrade Town Conference in Oslo recently, where issues relating to the Fairtrade movement and how it is having a positive impact on poorer producers in the Third World were discussed.
Ideas were mooted on how the message needs to be spread further onto other communities around the globe.
“In 2013, a tea worker can still earn less than one percent of the price of a teabag, there is something systemically wrong with global trade. That underscores the urgency of Fairtrade unlocking the power of campaigners, consumers and producers to drive change.
MORE than fifty Irish companies participated this week at a SMILE Exchange event in Cork that also saw the organisation welcome its 1000th member.
Irema, a manufacturer of surgical masks based in Kilmallock, Co Limerick, became the latest member of the resource exchange organisation that encourages Irish businesses to make financial savings, reduce waste going to landfill and develop new business opportunities.