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Survey reveals best performing tourism websites in West Cork

SÉAMUS Ó Drisceoil of Cailin Óir Ferry Service carried out a web survey of West Cork Tourism related websites recently, the purpose of which was to obtain some baseline data on general interest websites promoting tourism in the area. While the work was carried out to support the efforts of the newly formed West Cork Tourism Group, the author accepts complete responsibility.

Taoiseach launches national phase of Macroom’s SMILE Resource Exchange

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny, TD,  this week attended the national launch of Macroom-based environmental organisation SMILE Resource Exchange.   SMILE Resource Exchange is an innovative initiative, established in Cork in 2011, aimed at fostering economic development while adhering to best waste management practices. The launch also coincided with European Waste Reduction Week 2014.

Macroom Business After-Hours event with a difference

THE team at Macroom E Enterprise Centre is busy decorating and preparing for a very different kind of networking event to usual on Wednesday 3rd December next. In contrast to the typical monthly morning business get togethers hosted at the centre, this time around the focus is on ringing in the festive season and rounding out a hectic year, saying a huge thank you to all the local businesses and

Fisheries sector to benefit from China trade mission

Fine Gael Cork South West TD, Noel Harrington, has said that the Irish fisheries sector is to benefit from a successful trade mission to China by Minister for Agriculture and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD.   “The Government led trade mission to China has been really positive for our fisheries sector. Today in Qingdao city, Minister Coveney opened the opened the largest ever Irish pavilion at the China Seafood &

European Funding Breakfast Briefing in Skibbereen this November

Skibbereen & District Chamber of Commerce is delighted to announce that Dr. Seán McCarthy of Hyperion Ltd will present at their upcoming Breakfast Briefing on Tuesday November 11th at 7:30am in the West Cork Hotel.   The presentation, “European Funding for Research and Innovation (Horizon 2020)” will focus on opportunities for Irish companies and will provide an overview of the European funding that is available for research and innovation.  Horizon

McCarthy welcomes vital €800m fund for small and medium businesses

LOCAL Labour T.D Michael McCarthy today welcomed the securing of €800 million in funding for Irish small and medium sized enterprises by the Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland. The SBCI is a state-owned banking corporation which will provide tailored loans and innovative financial products for SMEs at more favourable rates than currently available.  While €800 million in funding is being announced today, the legislation allows for up to €5 billion

West Cork brewer makes final seven of Cork Innovates prize

Mountain Man Brewing, a brewing company producing and marketing craft beer based in Renanirree in the Muskerry Gaeltacht is among the seven finalists in the Cork Innovates entrepreneurship award. The €30,000 bursary purse will provide the winning company with a suite of services from advertising, financial advice, mentoring, PR, mobile and data packages, Cork Chamber membership supports, along with a cash investment.