Cork Biz

Cork consumers are spending €350,300,000 online ever year on purchases from companies outside Ireland. Cork consumers often buy goods which purport to be from Irish retailers originate with international online retailers, negatively affecting Irish retail business and job growth with a particularly negative impact in the run-up to Christmas.

43% of Irish consumers purchased online...

Tomás Singleton, General Manager SuperValu Hollyhill with Edel McSweeney.

Five new jobs have been created following a €1m development at a Hollyhill SuperValu store. Owner of Singleton’s SuperValu Tomas Singleton outlined that the additional staff will be added to the 65 already employed across his two stores, in the flagship SuperValu and his Centra...

Pictured at the announcement were Paul Rochford, Registered Provider at Brídhaven with Minister of State at the Department of Health & Department of Justice, Equality & Defence with responsibility for Older People, Kathleen Lynch TD and (left) Donna McNamara, Person in Charge, and  Helen Morley, HR Manager. Picture: Donagh Glavin

Brídhaven in...

Eight Cork-based companies are in the running to be declared Ireland's best-managed company by Deloitte and Barclay's Bank . A symbol of organisational success and achievement, the Deloitte Best Managed Company awards are in their sixth year.

The Cork finalists are Barry & Fitzwilliam, Biocel Ltd, EPS Group, Herlihy Supermarket Group Ltd, Johnson & Perrott Motor Group, Morrison...

Lorcan MacMuiris meets puppet maker and set designer Cliff Dolliver of Dowtcha, leader of the team which has transformed Bishop Lucey Park into a winter wonderland filled with faeries and enchantment…

Cork comes alive for Christmas. There's a background radiation of good will and people smile more even as they slog their way thorough the horror of gift shopping. The city scrubs...

The introduction of a new postcode system in Ireland is set to overhaul the way in which local retailers do business by opening them up to a €365 billion online market.

There are currently more than 40,000 retailers in Ireland and a large proportion of these are expected to benefit from the new postcodes, which will enable a more secure method of transaction and crack down on fraud...

We are still a few weeks off the panic buying stage of Christmas and if you want to avoid it altogether, here are some techy gifts to consider.

The Bosch Tassimo Amia is a beverage making system that trumps any other coffee maker on the market.

The Amia allows the user to make coffees, lattes, cappuccinos, hot chocolates or teas by different brands in seconds. The machine could...

A revised draft plan geared towards the recovery and future growth of County Cork is to be issued for public consultation next week. The Mayor of County Cork, Cllr Noel O’Connor, stated the draft plan process - available from Monday, December 9th until Wednesday, February 26th 2014 - is an "opportunity for the people of Cork to shape the future development of the county"....

Lapland is coming to Cork this year, as event maestro Franc transforms acre after acre of the five-star Fota Island Resort into a snow-covered Christmas masterpiece. Lorcan MacMuiris caught up with the man himself to find out a little more about the most ambitious Christmas event on the Cork calendar.

"In the lane snow is glistening…" - it's a Christmas image sure to...

Ever since the demise of Blackberry, there's been a clear gap in the business phone market. While Apple’s iPhone is a solid device, it is not a business device. When Samsung launched their first phablet, the Galaxy Note, eyebrows were raised as it was bigger than any other mobile phone device on the market at that time.

They have just launched the third generation Galaxy Note,...

A University College Cork incubation centre has facilitated the creation of 100 jobs in the past three years. The landmark figure in tangible employment by GatewayUCC comes after a series of successful spin-outs including Thinksmart Technologies, which provides location analytics to customers to more effectively analyse end user behaviour. Others include Solvotrin Therapeutics Ltd, which...

Only 57% of Irish businesses are confident they could fully recover all their data should a system failure or system downtime occur, according to the results of a survey by EMC.

41% of Irish businesses believe that "big data" technology will prove vital in identifying and protecting against cyber-attacks, such as the enormous Loyaltybuild data breach which compromised the...

Cork Chamber has commended one of Ireland’s leading businessmen. Leslie Buckley, who helped manage the start-up of Esat Telecom Group plc and Esat Digifone Limited, was presented the Outstanding Achievement in Business Award at Cork Chamber’s Dublin Dinner, in association with EY. Mr Buckley is currently the executive chairman of Saon Group, vice chairman of Digicel, chairman of...

Lorcan MacMuiris meets Bill Cremin of Cork On Ice to find out why the Christmas attraction keeps on growing...

No longer only about a celebrated birth in the Middle East 2000 years ago, nor even “peace on earth to men of good will,” Christmas is now big business worldwide. For every stocking hung by the fireside with care, a marketing executive somewhere has done their...

As we enter the manic Christmas-shopping-period, reports of stolen phones are already on the increase. A Grafton Street mobile retailer told me that they had six people come into the shop because their phones had been taken over a five hour period. The phone is replaceable, but your content is not; so do the smart thing and back up now.

If you have a smartphone or tablet, the app I...

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