THE Mrs Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe in Macroom is set to close following two and a half years in businesses.
It was the first one to open in West Cork and was followed by further shops in Bandon and Clonakilty.
The Bandon branch has since closed but the Clonakilty shop remains open for businesses.
FORTY new jobs are to be created in West Cork following the announcement of expansion plans by Clonakilty-based outsourcing company SouthWestern.
The company has also announced major plans for its UK operations which will see 200 new jobs at its UK base at Milton Keynes. more »
THE Eurospar supermarket in Clonakilty has closed with the loss of more than 20 jobs.
The supermarket on the bypass opposite the Waterfront building was badly flooded two years ago and forced to close for several months.
A MONSTER free draw will see shoppers in Skibbereen in with a chance to win €5,000 in shopping vouchers and win a hamper every day between the 1st – 14th December!
Over 50 businesses in Skibbereen have come together for the second year to arrange this special promotion to encourage people to shop locally, to attract new shoppers to the town and to give all of them a reward for their continued support.
SHAMROCK Vacations Limited has been named as the overall winner of the West Cork Enterprise Board’s Local Company of the Year Award 2013. The award ceremony which took place on October 30th in Skibbereen saw female entrepreneurs, Genevieve Sheehan and Isabella O’Connor presented with the West Cork Local Company of the Year award for their business success.
OFFICIAL receivers have been appointed to the Horgan’s Pharmacy Group who operate nine pharmacies in County Cork including three in West Cork.
The group trades under parent company Ashwood Investments Limited with a registered office at the Blackpool Retail Park in Cork city and operates Horgan’s pharmacies in Bandon and Skibbereen as well as Cleary’s Pharmacy in Skibbereen.
SKIBBEREEN Town Council have given the go-ahead for a new Aldi discount store to be built at Fairfields to the rear of the mart site in the town.
The proposed store has divided opinion in the town which is already home to discount rival Lidl.
The annual report published this week indicated that Irish people will spend approximately €1.5bn this Christmas.
Figures produced by the CSO on Thursday show that 38,449 people in Cork were on the Live Register in October. This compares to 42,263 for October 2012, a reduction of 3,814.
LAST year Clonakilty was declared Ireland’s best Fairtrade Town because of the work of the local committee and the array of Fairtrade products available in shops, restaurants, cafés, schools and workplaces throughout the town.
This resulted in two members of the committee being invited on a two week fact finding trip to Ghana with Fairtrade Ireland.