Cork Biz

Prestigio have launched a new mobile phone which comes loaded with an Intel Chip, the first of its kind.

The PAP 5430 may look like an average 4.3-inch screen device, with an 8.0MP autofocus camera and HD video playback, but it is so much more.

Inside the plastic body of the 5430 resides an Intel Atom Z2420, up to 1.2GHz Hyper-Treading Processor. Don’t worry if you have no...

Aidan Brennan, Key Account Manager, Energia with Gary O’Donovan, Managing Director, O’Donovans Off-Licence Group.Pictures Gerard McCarthy

O’Donovans Off-Licence, a family run business with 16 branches across Cork have signed an electricity supply deal with independent energy provider Energia.

The deal, which is worth approximately €180,000...

Irish success story Bella Baby has reached the final in the coveted national Best Baby Store competition, set to take place in October 2013.

Set up six years ago by Evelyn Garvey as a wholly family run independent business, Bella Baby began with a store in Oranmore Galway in 2007 and has since opened successful stores in Fota Retail Park, Cork and in the Dundrum Town Centre, Dublin....

Recent research suggest that as much as 40% of our happiness and wellbeing is under our own control. A one day workshop at Maryborough House Hotel on September 21st will explore ways to enhance work and personal life by regaining this control and using the principals of positive psychology.

The workshop, The Five Steps to Wellbeing, presented by Julie McCall and Brenda Roche of Libra...

Social Media. If you don’t know what it is and how to use it, your business will be outpaced by those who do.

If you don’t have a website, you are invisible, and if you don’t know how to use Social Media, nobody will notice you. 95% of the population is now online and social media is the only way to speak directly to them. It’s fundamentally different from...

4IFE produced the Sonic-Bar speaker featured in this column not so long ago. Now, we have the Smart Stick, a device that converts any HD TV into a Smart TV. Users just have to connect the stick into the HDMI port into their television for instant access to the internet and the Google Play Store. Within the Play Store, users can choose from over 500,000 apps, meaning games, movies and social...

John O’Doherty, Regional Director AIB for Cork Central, officially launches the first seven day a week self service lobby at Winthrop Street. Also pictured are Denis Dudley, Branch Manager AIB, Patrick Street, with  GAA stars and AIB employees Colm O’Neill and Colm Cooper and members of staff at AIB Patrick Street. Picture: Tony O’Connell Photography....

BundlBee, a small group of innovative mobile marketeers, have teamed up with Cork-based stationery company, Write Away to produce the country’s first QR Code Mobile Shopping Experience. The campaign, which will be visible throughout the streets of

Cork throughout August and September (and in this copy of the The Cork News) will offer great value back-to-school offers to mobile...

Following a successful trial period, the Port of Cork has announced details of their partnership with Ringaskiddy-based company Sea-Fi Marine Data Communication Ltd. Sea-Fi is a wireless network covering the navigational areas of Cork Harbour, and up to 10km off Roches Point and over the last six months Sea-Fi have provided Wi-Fi on board the Port of Cork owned vessels, MV Denis Murphy and MV...

Lorcan Mac Muiris fulfils a childhood dream at Happy Days Ice Cream, Little Island

We eat a lot of ice cream in Ireland. We eat so much of it, in fact, that we’re among the top consumers of the stuff in all of Europe, clocking in somewhere around third or fourth from the top of the league, per capita.

Think about that for a second: The Italians, the Spanish, the French,...

Nokia’s latest release, the Lumia 925 is set to challenge the leading smartphones on the market.

The Nokia Lumia 925 is among the sleekest looking phones available today. The metal frame looks similar to the that of the HTC One. The phone has a stunning 4.5 inch screen, which is scratch resistant. Colours pop on this screen. Watching videos, films or simply looking at photos on...

Sean O'Sullivan from SOSventures (Front centre) presents the SELR8R Rocket Trophy to Michael Hill (front left) and Thomas Ruddy (Front Right) of Sensipass who received a €50,000 investment from SOSventures. The SELR8R Programme runs in conjunction with Intercall. Back row - Jim McCoy Intercall founder, Bill Liao SOSventures & Niall Kelleher Intercall M.D. (Back right)...

A new report has revealed increased levels of confidence amongst Cork business owners. However, results from Cork Chamber’s Economic Trends Survey for the second quarter of this year also showed a decline in employee numbers and increasing dissatisfaction with government economic policy. 

Cork Chamber president Gillian Keating outlined that confidence amongst members about...

Small and medium enterprises are being encouraged to consider social and environmental concerns with the launch of a new guide. The initiative, developed in conjunction with Chambers Ireland and entitled The Sustainability Factor, highlights a number of accessible ways that SMEs can engage with Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) practices, which can have a positive effect on their business...

UCC Law Faculty is launching two new specialist LLM degrees – the LLM (Health and Care Law) and the LLM (Business Law).

These new programmes build on the Law Faculty’s well-established reputation in these areas and offer students a chance to study with Faculty members with a wide range of academic, policy development and practice-based experience.

Dr Fidelma White,...

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