Cork Biz

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....

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...

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