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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,...

Lorcan Mac Muiris stops by the Golden Bean Roastery in Ballymaloe to talk craft, caffeine and cowboys with coffee roaster Mark Kingston.

It's a little bit like watching a scientist at work. And, I suppose, a lot of it is science: biology, chemistry and just the right amount of physics are cooperating inside the half-tonne Probat roaster to brown beans which only a few minutes ago were...

Sony MDR 1RBT Headphones

Large on-ear headphones became a fashion accessory not so long ago thanks to Beats. While some thought they looked cool, they were by no means top of the performance rank. With brands such as Logitech producing incredible in-ear headphones, some may question the benefit of owning large on-ear ones.

Sony’s new MDR 1RBT fight a strong case in favour...

Ted Berner does not have a typical nine-to-five job. One of his top tips is on how to stay awake when driving home from work at 4am, and another includes recommendations on how to deal with being broken down in north Cork on your way to work at 7.30am on a bank holiday Saturday. The owner of Wildside Catering spends a lot of time on the road.

"If you find yourself with a broken...

4IFE Sonic Bar

The majority of flatscreen televisions have underwhelming built-in speakers. The poor sound quality comes as a result of the very thin frame we've come to expect of our TVs. A company named 4IFE have looked at at this flaw and have developed the Sonic Bar to remedy it.

The bar, which measures in at 106.6cm x 6.3cm sits neatly under a widescreen TV or can be...

There were celebrations at Keanes Jewellers this week after the family-owned business scooped Marketing Campaign of the Year for 2013 at the UK and Ireland Jewellery Awards.

The winners were revealed at a Gala Dinner in the Natural History Museum in London,, where the fourth-generation jewellers beat off competition from global brands such as Citizen Watches, Pandora, Swarovsky and...

The BiznetCork Skillnet Business School @ Cork Chamber is hosting a seminar entitled “Social Media Wake-up Call” at 5pm on Tuesday, July 30th at the River Lee Hotel, Cork. The seminar will be chaired by comedian Colm O’Regan, and speakers will include

Pat Mullins, Solicitor, Mullins Lynch Byrne Solicitors, Caroline Goulding, Trust and Safety Lead, LinkedIn and Krishna...

Last week the US retail giant Costco revealed that almost one third of the beer sold across its vast chain now comes from small craft breweries. That trend is being reflected worldwide, particularly in Ireland where up and coming beers, with more flair and personality than the mainstream lagers which have dominated the market for decades, are fast moving out of niche status and challenging...

The hybrid device is where it's at lately. Consumers are continuing to move from desktops to laptops; and those who are very brave are moving from laptops to hybrids. It's only a matter of time before their appeal is acknowledged by the masses.

The dual functionality of these devices give customers (in many cases) the functionality of a laptop and the convenience of a tablet. To date,...

Start-up companies, research groups and entrepreneurs working in the area of marine renewable energy have been offered free access to one of Europe’s leading test facilities.

Due to demand, the Marine Renewable Infrastructure Network (MARINET), co-ordinated by University College Cork, has announced free-of-charge use of its world-class test facilities for marine renewable energy...

One of the biggest tech releases from the past 10 days or so has been Instagram’s new video service. Vine launched their app for Android two weeks ago and reports from users seemed to state that the majority loved it. However, for those who use Instagram daily, Vine may already be a thing of the past.

InstaVideo allows users to film multiple shots, for up to 15 seconds and choose...

Growing from humble beginnings in the kitchen of their west Cork home in 2009, Michael and Aileen O'Neill's award-winning company Irish Atlantic Salt has spread its reach far and wide. Salt taken from the waters off the Beara peninsula is now available in the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, France and Italy.

The O'Neill's range of gourmet salts, which include large sea salt...

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