Cork Biz

Members of the public are being reminded not to burn waste tyres this Halloween.  Meanwhile, retailers have been given notice that giving waste tyres for use on bonfires is illegal.

According to Fiacra Quinn, Director of TRACS (the Tyre Recovery Compliance Scheme), “It is important to remind tyre retailers, suppliers and distributors all around the country to act responsibly...

Up to 40 new jobs are to be created in Mahon with the announcement that coffee giants Starbucks and international gym franchise energie Fitness will both be opening their first Cork outlets at City Gate before Christmas.

Starbucks will open in City Gate in November, caffeinating the 2000-strong workforce from companies such as Dell, Qualcomm and EMC.

Energie Fitness, also new to...

Former Reuters digital boss Ilicco Elia, who is now head of mobile at DigitasLBi, one of the UK’s top digital agencies, will host a one-day digital media masterclass at UCC on November 6th.

The purpose of the course, entitled Smartphone Media Maker, is to show media professionals and journalists how to use smartphones to create great pictures, videos and audio.

The course...

Jimmy Allen is a family man. As we talk he jumps from generation to generation, pinpointing the contributions each has made to what is now a business which seems to be growing at breakneck speed; Putóg De Róiste. In a small premises on the outskirts of Ballyvourney, the ‘capital city’ of Cork’s Múscraí Gaeltacht, he, his sons and a handful of...

The deadline for the prestigious annual Tech Leader Awards will close at the end of this month. The final date for applicants for the it@cork Leader Awards, which honour organisations, individuals and performance across a number of categories, is on Thursday, October 31st.

“The Leaders Awards are an excellent opportunity for it@cork to honour those who have achieved and continue...

A Cork Airport employee has been nominated for a leading award in retail. Head of Retail at the airport, Lilibeth Horne, is nominated for REI Retail Manager of the Year, with the prestigious award recognising outstanding achievements in retail innovation, growth, customer care and originality. The nomination is the second accolade for Ms Horne this year, who was also highly commended in the...

The Nimbus Centre at Cork Institute of Technology has been granted a place on the upcoming developer kit program for the Kinect for Windows team at Microsoft.

The Kinect for Windows team received thousands of applications before selecting Nimbus researchers for access to the exclusive technology before it becomes generally available in 2014.

The Kinect is a 3D motion-sensing...

Canon printer

Who doesn’t love a bargain? If you're into technology but don’t want to break the bank, now is the time to buy. Manufacturers are launching their new products in the run up to Christmas, so last season’s favourites will be greatly reduced.

One fine example of this is the Canon Pixma MG3100 printer. This compact printer is on offer...

SMILE Resource Exchange will welcome its 1000th member at an upcoming networking event at Maryborough House Hotel on Thursday, October 24th.

Founded in 2010, SMILE encourages the exchange of resources between businesses to make financial savings, reduce waste going to landfill and develop new business opportunities.

On the occasion of its last Cork event, SMILE welcomed its 500th...

Lorcan MacMuiris talks to west Cork-based self-published author Tina Pisco about leaving paper behind

"Well first of all," says author Tina Pisco, "in a lot of mediums there's been a technological revolution. It's very similar to what's happened in music. Before, you got some money, you went to a studio to do a demo, then you'd go to a record label. Now you have major...

Founder and Director of North Star Coaching, Donal Mulcahy with Julie Crowley, E Centres co-ordinator at E Charleville Enterprise Centre, where businesses, entrepreneurs and individuals can avail of hot desks/office space, training and conference facilities. Picture: Darragh Kane

Almost 70% of Cork entrepreneurs and small business owners say they would consider remote...

Siobhan Finn, Cork innovates, last year's bursary winner, James Duggan of Funmanway Adventureland and Anthony O’Mara, Chairman. Picture: Clare Keogh 

Cork Innovates, an initiative to encourage entrepreneurship in the Cork region, announced an increased bursary of €30,000 this year. Now, just two weeks remain to apply.

The Cork Innovates bursary...

Business Group of the Year, Bluebird Care: J.J Fay (right), Sean Lyons, Carol Ann Lowe, Eddie O’ Toole, Minister Phil Hogan T.D., Carolyn Corallis, Eileen Collins, Lorna Liney, Brian MacGoeey, Greg Darcy and Caomhin Armstrong with Irene Collins. Picture: Roger Kenny

Homecare company Bluebird Care, which has offices in Cork, has been named Business Group of...

The Leeside BNI Chapter who meet each Wednesday morning in The River Lee Hotel became the first group in Ireland to surpass the €10million mark by promoting each other through word-of-mouth marketing and referrals. (Back Row): Alan Murphy, Handles & Hinges; Cormac Smith, MMD Construction; Leonard Lyons, Leonard Lyons Painting & Decorating; (Front Row) Sandra Harte, BNI;...

Chairman at Cork communications firm Hopkins Communications Mary Hopkins has volunteered to sleep rough in the eerie setting of Cork City Gaol on October 18th to raise awareness of the homeless charity Focus Ireland.

Mary told The Cork News: "Focus Ireland asked me and other business leaders from the area to do it and it was an immediate yes. I’ve often walked by homeless...

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