WEST Cork Fine Gael TD Noel Harrington, has said that those “bankrolling’ Sinn Féin at its €500-per-plate dinner in New York should take a close look at the party’s hard left anti-business policies. “Sinn Féin’s American friends should take a close look at their economic policies before they tuck in to their €500 dinners. Sinn Fein’s most recent alternative budget proposed €1.1 billion in new taxes on work, enterprise and
THE award-winning Sheep’s Head & Bantry Tourism Co-operative is inviting businesses along the Sheep’s Head Way to attend its AGM at the Philip Green Centre in Durrus on September 28th to help build plans for the area’s future. The non-profit tourism co-op has been successfully promoting the area around the walking route since it was launched in September 2013, and its work has been recognised as outstanding at the Irish
NEXT Monday (Sept. 29th) influential business leaders will convene in West Cork to talk ‘digital’ at the third annual OFFSITE event organised by the West Cork Development Partnership (WCDP). OFFSITE is a unique business and technology event aimed to stimulate innovation and entrepreneurship in West Cork. This year the conference, which is taking place at the Celtic Ross Hotel in Rosscarbery on 29th September, will focus on digital innovation in
RETALIERS across West Cork were reminded to be aware of criminals during the busy Christmas period at a specially convened meeting in Dunmanway recently. The second annual Cork West Garda Division Business Watch /Retail Fora was held at Dunmanway’s Parkway Hotel and organised by the Dunmanway Enterprise Network (DEN).
THE latest ECentre in the Cork County network has been officially opened by the County Mayor Noel O’Connor in Bandon. With more than 3,000 square feet of office space equipped with high speed broadband, own door offices, hotdesking facilities and meeting room, the Bandon ECentre will be of enormous value to businesses, startups, entrepreneurs and community groups in the town and the surrounding area.
THE Cork Convention Bureau recently hosted members of the Society of Incentive Travel Executives (Site Ireland) during a two day visit to showcase the business tourism offering of the Cork region. Seamus Heaney, Chairman of the Cork Convention Bureau said, “Site Ireland is such a dynamic organisation and we were delighted to welcome them to Cork to profile what the region has to offer for incentive and motivational travel
START-ups, remote workers and fledgling businesses looking to manage costs effectively, will be able to avail of a state-of-the-art E Centre in Bandon very soon. Opening in September 2013, the E Bandon Enterprise Centre will provide office facilities, hot desking and broadband, as well as training and conference facilities. Preparations are nearing completion for the opening of the new E Centre in Bandon, which is located in the commercial
CORK innovates, an initiative driving entrepreneurship in the region, has announced an increased bursary of €30,000 this year to give one lucky entrepreneur a major boost to their business. The Cork innovates bursary will offer a wide range of services from advertising, financial advice and mentoring to legal services and membership supports. Everything a business and entrepreneur could need to get started and get ahead is included in this
At a time when we should be rebuilding the domestic economy, the Government has increased VAT to 23%, the fifth highest rate in the European Union. Small family businesses and retailers, which the Government promised to support by amending commercial rates, are on their knees. Nothing has been done and the opportunity has been wasted.
A BANDON-based Web company has joined forces with two US social media specialists to provide social solutions for food services industry. Louder Voice from Bandon provide online review technology allowing visitors to a host of websites leave reviews of products or services
A SURVEY just published by the Bandon Enterprise Committee and presented to Bandon Town Council indicates that one third of local businesses are in financial difficulty. Presenting the report local Labour councillor Gearóid Buckley described the finding that 67 per cent of Bandon businesses are sustainable as “encouraging”.
SPECSAVERS Bandon, located in the Riverview Shopping Centre celebrated its first birthday this week with an in-store family fun day, where customers were invited to join in the festivities as the staff cut the store’s first birthday cake kicking off the celebrations. Customers were also treated to plenty of in-store competitions and promotions on the day.