CLONAKILTY-based storage tank specialist Carbery Plastics Ltd is this year celebrating 35-years in business. Carbery is today a leading European manufacturer of rotationally moulded, plastic storage tanks and during the past 35 years, founder and Managing Director, Michael McCarthy has witnessed significant changes in the storage tank industry. “The industry today has changed beyond all recognition. In 1977, a plastic bunded tank was unheard of, the internet was unknown and
THE Eli Lilly pharmaceutical plant at Dunderrow, Kinsale is set for major expansion if planning is granted for a new 22,000 sq m bio-pharma building. The US giant is already one of West Cork’s biggest employers and has been expanding into the bio-pharmaceutical area for some time.
PLAN’S to reinstate a vital ferry connection that brings thousands of tourists to West Cork every year are progressing well according to the company chairman. Noel Murphy who is chairman of the West Cork Tourism Co-operative which owns Fastnet Line told the West Cork Times that the examinership process was going well and that major progress would be achieved by the company’s self-imposed deadline of December 20th. “We set the
A WEST Cork-based technology entrepreneur is to be the latest “Dragon” on RTÉ’s Dragon’s Den TV show. Irish American Sean O’Sullivan appeared on the Late Late Show with Ryan Tubridy on Friday night and will replace former presidential contender Seán Gallagher on the panel.
OVENS-based EMC, the US high-tech giant that employs 2,500 people in Ireland, has scooped a prestigious award for best exporter in Ireland’s community of multinational companies. EMC’s Centre of Excellence (COE) in Ovens, Co Cork, won the award at the Irish Exporters’ Association’s Export Industry Awards in Dublin at the weekend.
DUNMANWAY-based Labour TD Michael McCarthy is calling on the Government to give more powers to the financial regulator to force banks to pass on ECB interest rate reductions to customers. Deputy McCarthy said that the ECB had reduced rates to help ordinary people and not to increase profits for banks.
BANDON’S new “Parking Angel”, Jerry Crowley is watched by traders Noelle Beasley, Stephanie Murray, Ross Twomey and Barry Hurley as he hands shopper Jacinta Warren a free 80 cent one and a half hour parking ticket to encourage people to shop in Bandon. The initiative is being run by the Bandon Co-Marketing Group on Saturdays in the run up to Christmas. Pic: Denis Boyle
BUSINESSES in the motor industry across the country are being invited to celebrate their successes and achievements at the 2012 Irish Motor Industry Awards, hosted by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) in association with Castrol Professional. Following the success of the inaugural awards held in November last year, the second ceremony will be held at the Burlington Hotel, Dublin, on Thursday, February 23rd next.
THE McSweeney Pharmacy Group which owns Forristal’s Pharmacy in Clonakilty has entered interim examinership. The High Court appointed an interim examiner to the company earlier today. The group has 11 companies which operate pharmacies across the country employing just under 100 people. The High Court was told that the group plans to restructure and would liquidate or sell unprofitable companies.
THE winners have been announced of Skibbereen Business Association’s Friendly Business Awards which were held at the West Cork Hotel on Saturday, October 15th. The event was hosted by Apprentice winner Steve Rayner. The winners were: Best Public Building -The Fire Station