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Cork style event at Kilkenny Shop this Saturday

AW16 style event at Kilkenny Shop Autumn Winter Style Event with Kilkenny Shop & RSVP Magazine on Saturday 24th September Kilkenny Shop in Emmet Place Cork is hosting an Autumn Winter style event, in association with RSVP Magazine, this Saturday 24th September from 1-4pm – and all are welcome to attend. Cork blogger, TV personality and fashionista Sandra Murphy and RSVP Magazine’s fashion editor Marguerite Kiely will MC a fashion

Thrive School comes to Ludgate Hub, Skibbereen

This is a call to action for creatives, self-starters, visionaries, makers and do-ers.   Do you have a big dream and need support to make it happen? Want to accelerate your learning as a creative or social entrepreneur?  Thrive School could be just the thing for you… Thrive School, set up by serial creative entrepreneur, Clare Mulvany, offers cutting edge training, blending personal and professional development across a 5 month

18 companies shortlisted for inaugural ILDN Local Development Enterprise Awards 2016

Inspirational entrepreneurs are to be recognised by the Irish Local Development Network (ILDN) Inaugural Enterprise Awards at the Gibson Hotel on 15 September 2016.  Some of the entrepreneurs shortlisted were made redundant or lost their jobs during the recession.  All of the entrepreneurs have now created their own jobs and are supporting others in employment as a result of the support they received from the local development companies, the Back

Commissioner Hogan Visits Ludgate Hub, Skibbereen

Prior to opening a major EU conference on the future of European Rural Development policy, the EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Phil Hogan, today visited the Ludgate Hub in Skibbereen, Co Cork. Recalling the essential support that rural development policy provides for supporting rural areas throughout the EU, Commissioner Hogan said “today’s visit to the Ludgate Hub is a perfect illustration of how a group of forward-thinking people

47% cut in Workplace Safety Funding a recipe for disaster

Fianna Fáil TD, Margaret Murphy O’Mahony says that Government decision to cut the funding for workplace safety initiatives through the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) by 47% is shocking, short sighted and dangerous. “A recent parliamentary question to the Minister confirms that the estimated spends on Safety Initiatives has been cut from €1.77 million in 2015 to €957,000 in 2016. This 47% cut makes no sense,” said the Cork South

Digitalforge Surges Ahead of National Broadband Providers with New 10GB Connectivity – Faster Broadband to Create New Jobs for West Cork

Digitalforge, West Cork’s premier home phone and broadband supplier has this week launched its fastest ever 10GB fibre connection for its 2,000 customers throughout the region. The connection on Mount Gabriel is the latest step by Digital Forge to get high speed fibre connectivity directly to the heart of their ever expanding network which allows hundreds of customers receive high speed broadband in areas which would otherwise be unconnected.

The White Room re-opens in Kenmare

by Stephen Johnson Kenmare’s renowned White Room re-opened on Thursday, 1 September, six months after a devastating destroyed its shop at 50 Henry Street. 

Amber targets bright future in West Cork with Bandon Co-op 

Amber, one of Munster’s largest fuel retailers, today announced the opening of its new un-manned outlet at Bandon Co-op Enniskeane, Co. Cork. The site is part of a €3million investment project by Amber and its partner sites across the West Cork region.    Amber’s significant growth plans have supported in the development of 60 full and part-time positions across four sites in Bishopstown, Kilbrittain, Crossbarry and Enniskeane.   The company’s

Kinsale Credit Union merges with First South Credit Union

Kinsale Credit Union is merging with First South Credit Union Ballyphehane Kinsale Credit Union is merging with First South Credit Union Ballyphehane and will be known as First South Kinsale Credit Union Ltd. Pictured at the last meeting of board members and supervisors are L to R: Eoin O’ Neill, Tony Cierans, Charles Henderson, Margaret Canty, John Bateman, Seamus McCarthy, Eileen Mangan, Carmel Murphy, Oisin Humphreys, Margaret McGrane Chairperson and

Lorge Chocolatier opens shop in Kenmare

by Stephen Johnson Lorge Chocolatier, located in Bonane on the main road from Glengarriff to Kenmare, has opened a new chocolate shop on Henry Street in Kenmare. Owner Benoit Lorge, an award-winning chocolatier, says he takes his inspiration from the stunning countryside of the Caha Mountains and the lakes, rivers and bays that surround him.

Support Your Local campaign launches employment trail map

The Support Your Local campaign has today launched an employment trail map, which seeks to highlight the job and wage contribution of the drinks and hospitality industry in Ireland. More than 204,000 people rely on the drinks and hospitality sector for direct employment.

Kinsale’s Old Bank House is awarded 5 Star Status

The Boutique Georgian Old Bank House in the heart of Kinsale town is today celebrating their 5 star status which has been awarded by the AA. Uncovering excellence is the mainstay of Hospitality at the AA that is now recognized all over the world. Every hotel in the AA accreditation scheme has been personally visited by the Inspectors because they know that the Members trust their word. Old Bank House

Clune rejects  “flag of convenience” claim re Norwegian Airlines Ireland

Ireland South MEP Deirdre Clune has rejected claims made by US Congressman Peter De Fazio that Norwegian Airlines Ireland is merely a flag of convenience. She has compared opposition to Norwegian flying from Cork and Shannon airports to the United States as the same kind of negativity and opposition that faced Ryanair when it sought out a license to fly to the UK in 1986.   “I utterly refute the

Colm O’Driscoll opens new fitness centre in Drimoleague

Cork footballer Colm O’Driscoll pictured at his new business venture in Drimoleague, ‘Colm O’Driscoll Fitness’ situated at An Muileann which is a multi-functioning training centre, offering fitness classes of people of all fitness levels. Picture: Emma Jervis

11 Million Tonnes of Trade Flowed through Ports of Cork and Bantry in 2015

2015 was a very good year for the Port of Cork and subsidiaries. The combined traffic amounted to 11.02 million tonnes compared to 10.15 million tonnes in 2015 which represented an increase of 871,713 million tonnes or 8.6%. Container traffic at the Tivoli Container Terminal increased by a further 8% following a 13% increase in 2014, oil traffic increased by 21%, trade car imports increased by 48% and 56 cruise

Halewood Group strengthens partnership with West Cork Distillers

HALEWOOD Wines & Spirits has purchased a significant stake in West Cork Distillers to further strengthen its partnership in jointly developing and distributing the innovative Irish whiskey portfolio throughout international markets. Halewood already distributes West Cork’s products in eight markets and plans to jointly expand its global reach. The West Cork range has achieved acclaim with its West Cork Blended Whiskey, comprised of 25% Single Malt Irish Whiskey and 75%

The Gourmet Capital claims another title

Kinsale, well known for being the Gourmet Capital of Ireland, has now earned the title as the Wedding Capital of Ireland. Five of Kinsale’s most prestigious venues opened their doors recently for the official launch. The venues came together under the banner of ‘Love Kinsale’ to showcase Ireland’s most popular wedding destination. With the support of the Kinsale Chamber of Tourism, the venues, which include Acton’s Hotel, the Trident Hotel, The

West Cork Development Partnership to appeal LEADER funding decision

THE West Cork Development Partnership (WCDP) is set to appeal the decisoon to grant the adminstration of the new LEADER rural development programme to the new County Council backed Local Community Development Committee (LDC). In an open letter, WCDP Chief Executive Officer Ian Dempsey said that the WCDP board had met to discuss the situation and had decided to lodge a formal appeal.

Global Startup Gathering 2016 launches in Cork

Minister for European Affairs launches a celebration of the global startup community which takes place in Cork from 18th – 20th November 2016 THE arrival of the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) Startup Nations Summit to Cork later this year will further solidify Ireland’s reputation as a nation that is committed to supporting, growing and driving entrepreneurship and innovation, regionally, nationally and internationally.

Wayne Lloyd sweeps the board at national hairdressing awards

WAYNE Lloyd Hair founder and owner, Wayne Lloyd swept the board at the ‘BEST of the BEST Irish Photographic Hair Awards’ held on Sunday, June 26th at the Mansion House in Dublin, picking up a phenomenal six awards, including the title of ‘Ireland’s BEST Hairdresser 2016’. Now in their 19th year, these annual awards encompass all that is the best in Irish hairdressing, giving stylists and salons nationwide an opportunity

Local Businesses put together a “Welcome Pack” to support and welcome the Ludgate Hub tenants

Many of Skibbereen’s local businesses joined forces, with the Ludgate Hub, to welcome the new tenants to Skibbereen & surrounds by donating, generous offers encouraging them to sample what the area has to offer. The vouchers consisted of a range of offerings including; 10-30% off products & services, a free ‘welcome to town’ pint, free coffees and lite bites, free car washes and beauty treatments.

Bord Iascaigh Mhara to maximise the value of Ireland’s €1 billion seafood industry

IRELAND’S Seafood Sector contributes over €1 billion in GDP to our economy and employs over 11,000 people, directly and indirectly, primarily in our peripheral coastal communities according to a new statistical report entitled the ‘Business of Seafood – a snapshot of Ireland’s Seafood Sector’ launched by Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), the Seafood Development Agency at their National Seafood Conference ‘Global Insights, Irish Opportunity’ in the Radisson Hotel, Galway today.

LCDC selected to become the LEADER Local Action Group (LAG) for West Cork

It has been announced that the West Cork Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) – a Committee of Cork County Council – has been selected by an Independent Selection Committee to become the LEADER Local Action Group (LAG) for West Cork. This means that the West Cork LCDC is the preferred applicant for managing and administering LEADER funding under the upcoming LEADER programme 2016-2020.