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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...

Joleen Cronin, Irish Redhead Convention being presented with the Carlton Best of Festival and Events Management Award by Miriam Dunne, AOIFE chairperson. Picture: Alexey Zaradov

Three Cork festivals took home five of the eight awards at the Irish Festival Marketing Awards recently. The Redhead Convention in Crosshaven, which celebrates everything to do with flame-...

Richard Howard, Deloitte and Pat Dowling, Exigent Networks.

Four Cork firms have been named among the top 50 Irish tech companies. Inhance Technology, Blackrock; and Compliance and Risks Limited, Exigent Networks and Excelsys Technologies Limited, all based in Eastgate Business Park, Little Island are in the Fast 50 programme, which ranks the fastest growing...

A Cork-based firm has been nominated for an industry award. Tolling solutions provider, eFlow, has been shortlisted for the Contact Centre of the Year Award at the Irish Contact Centre & Shared Services Awards, with the winner to be announced tomorrow, Saturday. The company’s call centre is based in Cork, where it is outsourced to Abtran. In partnership since 2009, Abtran employs...

Lorcan MacMuiris talks to perfumer and chandler Lucy Hegarty of La Bougie to find out how west Cork’s countryside is heaven scent when it comes to building the perfect fragrance.

People say many things about west Cork. They remark on its often-bleak beauty, the thorny tangles on the hillsides, the cliffs, the crashing broil of the waves as the Celtic Sea meets the Atlantic, the...

The Nokia Lumia 1020 is the phone with a 41MP camera, something that caused quite a stir when it was first announced.

Before we talk about the bells and whistles, one observation that is instant once the phone is powered on needs to be mentioned. The Nokia Lumia devices have the nicest screens out of any smartphone I have reviewed in the last year or so. Typing on the 1020 is much ore...

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