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“The Board of Cork Film Festival has announced changes…" began the statement last March in which it was revealed that the director of the Cork Film Festival, Mick Hannigan, was to be ousted from his position alongside Una Feely, the festival's programmer. The outrage, both from long-time patrons of the festival and its more casual fans, was palpable. The problem, we were told...

Janssen Supply Chain Ireland’s ‘Message in a Bottle’ initiative, in partnership with the Carrigaline & District Lions Club, has won this year’s ‘Multi-national Community Programme - Excellence in the Community’ Award at the annual Chambers Ireland CSR Awards in Dublin.

‘Message in a Bottle’ encourages older people to retain important...

Stephen O’Keeffe, Managing Director, O’Keeffe’s Bakery receives a gold award at the Irish Quality Food and Drink Awards with chef Neven Maguire, organiser Helen Lyons and Dee Laffane, Editor of Easy Food Magazine.

A family-run Cork bakery scooped a major award in the inaugural Irish Quality Food and Drink Awards (IQFA) competition this week.

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Northgate Vehicle Hire is relocating from Little Island to the Kinsale Road, with plans in place to employ three additional team members from the local area by January 2014.

Northgate also plans to double the initial 100-vehicle fleet based at the branch within 12 months. The new branch, which launched this week, spans 4,500 sq. ft. and will offer capacity for 50 commercial vehicles on-...

Phillip McGlade, MD, Optilase.

With busy clinics in Cork, Dublin, Galway, Limerick, Athlone, Belfast, Newry and Derry; Optilase Laser Eye Clinic have just announced that two new clinics in Waterford and Kildare are scheduled to open in the next three months.

The expansion of the Irish family-owned company belies the fates of UK chain competitors in Ireland;...

In the last few weeks alone there have been some very exciting announcements in the world of technology. The IFA Berlin consumer electronics fair took place two weeks ago and many of the major tech giants unveiled their next big releases.

Apple, being the black sheep of tech-land, held off until after IFA to reveal their two new handsets. The 5S and 5C are coming to a store near you,...

Irish investors are less confident about their financial position over the next three months than they were at the beginning of the summer, according to the latest results of RaboDirect’s Investor Barometer. The barometer, measuring sentiment among RaboDirect investors, shows that 74% of respondents remain optimistic about their financial position - down 9% since the barometer in June....

A recent survey has shown that over 90% of business respondents prefer to get their information in video form as opposed to a dreary presentation or a verbose written statement. 

Erol Mustafov, CEO of videography.ie says the latest trend is for businesses to use a series of shorter video clips as opposed to one overall promotional video.  He points to the fact that with the...

Over the last number of years an increase in the number of people forced to rent out their own homes has given rise to the ‘accidental’ landlord. Financial problems have forced many people to rent out their homes in a hurry. As a result, these new landlords often don't understand their responsibilities and in particular the tax burden that comes with renting out their home.

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ePubDirect, an Irish owned technology company based in Cork, has opened a new office in Oxford. Due to continued expansion of its UK client base, the Enterprise Ireland company has established a base at the Oxford Centre for Innovation. The company has recently signed a number of high profile new customers including Random House Group UK and Australia, Osprey and the International Monetary...

Mike Magee, Head Brewer, Scott Baigent and Cam Wallace.

As I pull up to the Eight Degrees brewery under the watchful eyes of the Galtees, a stubbly man in well-worn work clothes is building a portable bar in a whirr of sawdust. I later learn he is, in fact, the company's accountant. Around him is strewn wood and tools, and the air steams with the thick, heady smell of...

Nokia have released a variety of phones lately, aiming to hit each price bracket while maintaining a high standard product. The Nokia Lumia 625 is the latest addition, running Windows Phone 8.

The 625 is a mid-range phone, in pricing terms. The 4.7-inch screen and brightly coloured back (review model is red) make for a stunning looking handset.

While the phone looks like a must-...

The Cork Jazz Festival Committee in association with Guinness has announced a “Best Jazz Window” Competition to be held in the Cork City Centre over the Jazz Festival Weekend at the end of October with cash prizes for a number of categories including "most original idea" and "best small window".

All judging will take place over the jazz weekend, October...

Digital Crew, the Cork-based company behind Teamwork Project Management (PM), a cloud based project management application are expanding at an extraordinary rate as the application is quickly becoming the project management software application of choice both nationally and internationally. The company has hailed its expansion into the New Zealand market as "a great success".

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Half Light Audio, based in Cork City, have launched a voice-over demo reel recording service for actors. Once recorded, the demo will be made available to Half Light Audio’s commercial clients and the service will include an engineer and backing music. 

“Our service gives aspiring voice-over artists an opportunity to record a demo and present their 

work to...

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