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Communities Creating Jobs – get involved

by Carol Gilbert Communities Creating Jobs is a fairly new initiative but it’s timely to give a reminder of what local volunteers are achieving all over the 32 counties without financial support from government agencies. This is about people standing up and doing it for themselves, using assets available in their local communities, and connections they have at home and with the Irish diaspora.

Sweeping success for SuperValu stores in West Cork at national hygiene awards

FIVE SuperValu stores in West Cork; O’Leary’s SuperValu Macroom, Scally’s SuperValu Clonakilty; Caulfield SuperValu Bandon; Murphy’s Castletownbere and O’Keeffe’s SuperValu Millstreet were recently presented with the Supreme Excellence Ireland Quality Award by Martin Kelleher, Managing Director, SuperValu and Irene Collins, Managing Director, Excellence Ireland Quality Association (EIQA) at the 2014 SuperValu Quality Awards ceremony held in Killarney.

Out with the old and in with the new for Granite Digital and Voicesage

FOLLOWING its €1 million investment in R&D, VoiceSage, the company that enables automated real-time customer conversations is investing over €100,000 in a new graphical interface to its award winning technology platform. West Cork based web design and application development specialist Granite Digital has been awarded the contract to undertake the redesign of the new product interface.

Kenmare looking for new marketing manager

by Stephen Johnson   THE Town of Kenmare is looking to hire a marketing manager, a new position, to market Kenmare and the surrounding area.   The recently-formed Kenmare Marketing & Events Group hopes to recruit “an experienced and creative marketing professional to develop and coordinate the marketing activities of the Kenmare area and to design and implement a marketing and digital marketing strategy.”

Seafari “Captain” Raymond Ross to head Kenmare Chamber

by Stephen Johnson   Raymond Ross, whose Seafari cruises on Kenmare Bay are one of Kenmare’s most popular tourist attractions, has been named head of the Kenmare Chamber of Commerce & Tourism, succeeding John O’Sullivan.   Captain Raymond’s boat trips have been in operation for more than 25 years and have a world-wide reputation. The trip fulfils Raymond’s aim to provide a high-quality attraction that allows people to experience the prolific

West Cork legal firm of shortlisted for national awards

A WEST Cork firm of solicitors have been shortlisted for the finals in two categories of the prestigious Irish Law Awards 2014.   The Irish Law Awards are in their third year and give an opportunity to those working at the forefront of the Irish legal profession to be recognised alongside their European and international peers. The Awards acknowledge excellence and recognise the outstanding achievements and exemplary practices of leading

Eli Lilly to create 100 jobs in Kinsale

Pharmaceutical firm Eli Lilly is set to recruit more than 100 highly-qualified personnel as part of its €330 million investment in their new state-of-the-art facility in Kinsale it has been confirmed.   The plant will manufacture and prepare for market the next generation of treatments for illnesses such as cancer and diabetes.

Make Your Claim guide launched in Clonakilty

John McCarthy author of “Make Your Claim”, a new consumer guide to help accident victims facing claims for personal injuries deal with the Injuries Board, pictured at the launch of the book with local TD Jim Daly in Clonakilty. Make Your Claim: A Consumer’s Guide to the Injuries Board costs €14.97 and is available directly from or on and from selected bookshops.