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Fastnet Recruitment is to hold five open days in June dedicated to opportunities in the life sciences, agri-food and business service sectors.

The recruitment agency says its clients are seeking specialists in those areas who are prepared to “play at another level” and make progress in their careers, and their clients are seeking a number of qualified applicants for...

Lorcan MacMuiris makes the acquaintance of three of Cork’s newest, most distinctive bars as they get set for summer…

Signs that the economy is slowly clawing its way back to respectability have been becoming more numerous. Sure, the government and the CSO can provide dry facts and figures or mutter about “growth” and “green shoots” but that’s...

The National Off-License Association has launched a pre-budget submission aimed at easing the economic difficulties faced by independent off-licenses and supporting local communities, saying that up to six out of ten off-licenses in Ireland face closure in 2015 due to an inability to meet costs. Off-license owners say they will be forced to reduce staff numbers at the very least if there is...

Phil Ryan, Voodoo Rooms. Picture: Diane Cusack

Over 100 new jobs have been created in the past 12 months as part of a €2m investment in The Bróg Complex. The multi-million euro investment into the Oliver Plunkett Street project has allowed for the complete renovation of the famous Cork bar An Bróg, and the addition of a new bar, Barbarossa. Along with...

Adds Arshad; Non-Executive Director EPS, Denis Buckley; Contracts Director EPS, Patrick Buckley; Deputy Managing Director EPS, Katie Murphy; Marketing Coordinator EPS, Ambassador Charles Sheehan; Ambassador for the Irish Embassy in Greece and Aidan Scollard; RSM Farrell Grant Sparks

Cork-based EPS Group, a specialist wet infrastructure support services group, has...

Falling consumer debt is good news for retail and hospitality sectors, according to the latest figures from a leading business and credit risk analyst. In a new report, Vision-net.ie outlined the number of judgments awarded against consumers fell by a third, as average value of debts halved. In total 331 corporate and consumer judgments were awarded during April, totalling €19.3m. Of...

Steve Forde and Phil Ryan outside Voodoo / Heather Norveil outside BarBarossa and Steve Duggan Ritchie Treacy outside An Bróg. Pictures: Julia Healy

Lorcan MacMuiris takes a sentimental journey to see how a regular watering hole from almost 20 years ago has moved with the times…

An Bróg was a centre point for Cork tipplers for years, going...

Brendan Murphy, President, CIT, Dr Michael Murphy, President, UCC and Dr Kieran Drain, CEO, Tyndall National Institute. Picture: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

A new Memorandum of Understanding to renew and expand the existing partnership between Tyndall National Institute and Cork Institute of Technology has been signed. The partnership forms part of a broader...

A Cork-based company has announced a two-year partnership deal with the Ricoh Women’s British Open. MDG Golf Ltd, a one-stop shop for lady golfers looking for premium products, is to commence its partnership with the Ricoh Women’s British Open Championship this year, which will be held on Thursday, July 10th through to Sunday, July 13th at the Royal Birkdale Golf Club in Southport...

Five new jobs have been created with the opening of a clothing store in the city. Paco, which has a long history in Cork, officially opened on Oliver Plunkett Street last week. The company first opened its doors Leeside in 1986 in the Queen's Old Castle before relocating for a time to Merchant's Quay. Lord Mayor Catherine Clancy, who attended the opening of the store, along with Voice of...

Lorcan MacMuiris talks to some Cork craftspeople who are making waves abroad by selling via the internet...

Individuality, in a world of instantly-available commodities and mass-produced sameness, has become a stronger-than-ever selling point over the last few years. Up until the 1950s, many goods were handmade because that's the way things had always been. To have something that had...

UrAbility founder James Northridge (right) with his Dragons Den investor Barry O’ Sullivan. Picture: Mark Maxwell

A substantial investment has ignited the future prospects of a Cork company providing assistive technology summer camps for those with learning disabilities. Cloyne native James Northridge, founder of UrAbility, appeared on RTÉ Dragons' Den last...

Cork Internet eXchange is to create ten new jobs following significant expansion at its data centre in Hollyhill.  

CIX's data and connectivity centre is doubling its current capacity, bringing total investment to almost €5 million.  

"The expansion of the CIX Data Centre will ensure that Cork is well positioned to continue to attract international investment...

A fast-food outlet that was founded in Cork 17 years ago is opening in Galway, with the creation of 40 new jobs. Hillbilly’s Family Restaurant opens this week in Eyre Square with founder of the chain, Michael Grace describing it as an "ideal location" for the business. "The opening of our restaurant on Eyre Square is a good news story for Galway city with the creation of...

Jim Ronayne of Novartis Ringaskiddy helping to create a Garden of Hope for the Girls Club Cancer Support Group Cork as part of the Novartis Ringaskiddy Community Partnership Day 2014. 

Novartis hosted its 18th Community Partnership Day this year, with over 100 volunteers rolling up their sleeves to provide approximately 1,000 work hours to community projects.

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