Cork Biz

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...

Elizabeth Howard, Castle Café/Restaurant harvesting hydroponically grown mint for use in the restaurant. Picture: Darragh Kane

Noting with pride that local, if not on-site, production has become a major selling point for food in Ireland over the past few years, Conrad Howard can barely contain his enthusiasm for new methods of production which have led, in his...

When smartphones are launched, the manufacturer tries to find a unique selling point that somehow makes their phone better than all the others available today. The USP of the Huawei Ascend P6 is that it claims to be the slimmest phone in the world; pinching that title from the recently released Sony Xperia Z.

The first thing users will notice about the Huawei Ascend P6 is that it looks...

The 2012 Intel Women in Technology Scholars; Catriona Clarke, Nicole Fleck, Aine Cahill, Lucy van Dijk and Caoimhe Joyce. Picture:Marc O’Sullivan

Intel Ireland has launched its 2013 Women in Technology scholarship program, which aims to encourage a new generation of high-achieving women to take up the challenge of a career in science and technology. The program...

Paul Stewart, Unibaggage.com. Picture: Harrisons

UniBaggage.com, a quick door-to-door courier service for students wishing to transport their belongings to the UK and Ireland, has seen a 100% rise in customers from Cork and the surrounding areas using its service.

According to Co. Down entrepreneur Paul Stewart (24), who established the service in 2009, “We...

More than 15% of Irish employees do not take their full annual leave entitlement, according to a new survey by office supplier Viking. The most common reasons for workers not availing of their full holiday entitlement include work commitments that could not be missed (55%), unable to afford a holiday (18%), work pressure (18%) and fear of losing their job (9%).

Ironically, the need to...

From farming to food, and television to books and festivals, Ballymaloe has become a vital part of the life and economy of east Cork. Lorcan MacMuiris grabs a cup of coffee with Darina Allen to chat about the past, and future, of the Ballymaloe empire.

I arrive a little late to the Ballymaloe Cookery School in Shanagarry thanks, in no small part, to a fleet of tractors snapping cereal...

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....

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