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Kellehers Topline Hardware Bandon wins at national awards

KELLEHER’S  Topline Hardware, Bandon, has won the Munster category at the national Octabuild Builders Merchant Awards 2015. Ronan Kelleher, branch manager, said: “Were delighted to bring home an award from tonight’s ceremony. It’s a great honour to be chosen by Octabuild and it’s something we wouldn’t have won if it wasn’t for our great staff and loyal customers.” The other nominees in the category were Chadwicks, Midleton and McMahons, Dunmanway. The

First Irish company to win “Oscar” of the seafood industry

IRISH Atlantic Seafood Company (iASC) has become the first Irish company ever to win the seafood industry’s most prestigious award – the Prix d’Elite for world’s best seafood product line. The Cork-based seafood company scooped the award for its innovative line of West Cork developed shellfish butters at the Global Seafood Expo in Brussels, the world’s largest seafood event. The award-winning product range Something Fishy enhances fish dishes with a

Minister for Justice launches new book by West Cork solictor

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald recently launched a new book by Clonakilty solicitor Flor McCarthy on business for solicitors The Solicitor’s Guide to Marketing and Growing a Business: How to Turn Your Legal Practice into a Financial Success. The Minister said, “This book gives you a short-hand for running a modern legal practice so you don’t have to go out and invent the concepts yourself. Flor has captured all of

West Cork firm wins Munster Law Firm of the Year at the Irish Law Awards

A WEST Cork firm of solicitors were winners again at the finals of the prestigious Irish Law Awards 2015 held on 30th April. Clonakilty’s McCarthy & Co. won Munster Small Law Firm of the Year; the second year in a row that the firm has won an award. Last year they won Legal Website of the Year. It is the third year in the row that the firm has reached

West Cork business wins most community minded company award

The Blacknight SME awards were held recently and a West Cork business is celebrating winning the award for most community minded SME in Ireland. Fernhill House Hotel & Gardens in Clonakilty were celebrating after being awarded the prize from the ten finalists on the night. The SME awards were held at the Radisson Blu hotel in Little Island and were hosted by RTÉs Rick O Shea. The awards celebrate small &

Shining success for West Cork SuperValu stores at quality awards

FIVE SuperValu stores in West Cork were awarded with the highest accolade of food quality, ‘The Supreme National Hygiene and Food Safety Award’, at the recent 2015 SuperValu Quality Awards in Killarney.  The awards are accredited by the Excellence Ireland Quality Association (EIQA) and identify retailers throughout the country who have gone above and beyond in maintaining the highest quality standards for more than a three year period.  

Public urged to have their say on how €241m for seafood sector is spent

FINE Gael TD for Cork South West, Noel Harrington is calling on members of the public to contribute to proposed plans on the spending of €241 million for the seafood sector by May 1st. The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney has announced plans for a new €241 million development programme for the seafood sector up to 2020. According to the plans proposed by Minister Coveney €42

€440,000 investment in Cork seafood processing

THERE was good news for the seafood sector this week with news that €440,000 in grants from the Seafood Processing Business Investment Scheme have been allocated to Cork based companies. The grants approved include €51,132.00 for Ballycotton Seafoods; €118,500 for Good Fish Processing (Carrigaline) Ltd.; €198,032.10 for Keohane Seafood Ltd. (Bantry) and €71,896.80 for Shellfish De La Mer (Castletownbere).

Support of SMEs vital to rural Ireland

LABOUR TD Michael McCarthy has said the new Strategic Banking Corporation (SCBI) will drive growth in the small and medium business sectors that are vital to rural Ireland. The West Cork TD said, “SMEs are and will always be the lifeblood of our economy. They exist in every town and village in Ireland, sustaining local communities. They are an essential part of regional development. Without SMEs many of our towns