WEST Cork TD Michael McCarthy has called for urgent action to be taken to protect and promote Cork airport. At a meeting of the Dáil Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport, Deputy McCarthy directly raised Cork Airport with the Minister for Transport, Paschal Donoghue pointing out the critical issues currently facing the airport most notably declining passenger numbers, lost routes and the now urgent need to restart the Cork to
ALL companies, large and small, may have an opportunity to receive funding for the broadband network build, this was a parliamentary response to Fine Gael TD Jim Daly after he asked the Minister for Communications Alex White if his Department would consider providing funding to local broadband providers to expand and improve their services.
BUDDING Cork entrepreneurs and start-ups hoping to make their mark in 2015 have been invited to apply to participate in the next Greenshoots Emerging Entrepreneur Programme, commencing in February at Macroom E Enterprise Centre. In the first four years since its inception, the Greenshoots Emerging Entrepreneur Programme has worked with dozens of individuals in Cork, helping them develop their new business ideas from conceptual stages through to launching new companies,
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.
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.
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
FRIDAY, November 28th is deadline day for applications for the Online Trading Voucher (OTV) scheme which was rolled out by the Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) in Cork this summer. The OTV scheme offers small businesses and retailers the opportunity to apply for match funding to the value of €2,500 to develop and improve their online trading presence.
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 &
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
CANADIAN software company OpenText has announced a major expansion of its Irish operations with the establishment of a new Global Customer Support Centre in Cork, with the creation of 105 skilled jobs but the move will see the company leave its West Cork base where it currently employs 15 people at the West Cork Technology Park in Clonakilty.