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Horgan’s Delicatessen Supplies, based in Mitchelstown, scooped two awards at the sixth annual Blas na hÉireann Irish Food Awards. The prestigious awards celebrate the very best in Irish food and drink products. Horgan’s Irish Angus Silverside Roast Beef and Horgan’s Irish Angus Silverside Pastrami were awarded best in the charcuterie (cured meat) category, a follow-on...

Audrey Lehane, Azure Jewellery, Mike Gibson, Salinger’s and Tina Scully, Amity. Picture: Miki Barlok

United we stand, there is no “I” in team. No man is an island. There is a long list of metaphors designed to impress upon us the vital importance of working together.

“Three heads”, Tina Scully tells me, “are better than one....

Microsoft recently released Windows 8.1 and to coincide with that, they also launched the Surface 2. This is the tech giant’s second stab at the tablet market, and while some of the changes may only appear to be slight, the performance has been greatly enhanced.

Out of the box the domestic changes to the Surface are instantly apparent. The Pro 2 is slightly heavier than the...

Managing music digitally can be difficult; but it doesn’t have to be. As we move further and further away from physical copies of albums and singles, it's becoming trickier to keep track (excuse the pun) of what songs are by whom and from what album. Here are some tips on how to organise, store and manage your music digitally. First up: decide what player you want to use; there are so...

Online recruitment software experts Arithon have launched JobConnect, a new and innovative job board aimed at giving job seekers from all over Ireland access to over 5000 employment opportunities.

Looking for a job is a job within itself. Job seekers can spend days on end scrolling through job postings online, filling out applications and still not even receive a call back. Founded on...

Among the findings of a new report into the travelling habits of Irish people born since the 1980s are data which indicate that 80% of younger people who travel for business believe that travel reviews are an important resource. 

Younger travellers are also more likely than their more seasoned peers to extend a business trip into a personal holiday, and almost one third of them say...

Companies in Cork and surrounding counties will benefit from a nationwide network of technology gateways launched on Monday, October 21st, by Minister for Research & Innovation Seán Sherlock in Limerick.

The gateways are capable of delivering technology-based solutions for companies in Ireland.

Cork Institute of Technology will receive €2.4 million in funding from...

Argos has put out a call for 175 seasonal workers across the country to join existing store teams in the run-up to the busy Christmas shopping season.

New team members will receive competitive rates of pay, in-house training and a 10% staff discount at Argos stores.

Andy McClelland, national operations manager for Argos, said:  “As we approach our busiest shopping...

Cork web-development company StudioForty9 has added three more full-time staff to their team, maintaining a trend which has seen the number of StudioForty9 employees grow by over 50% in the last six months.

The company works with local and national organisations, building their websites from ground level and enhancing their online presence. Their clients include D.I.D Electrical, Fota...

Members of the public are being reminded not to burn waste tyres this Halloween.  Meanwhile, retailers have been given notice that giving waste tyres for use on bonfires is illegal.

According to Fiacra Quinn, Director of TRACS (the Tyre Recovery Compliance Scheme), “It is important to remind tyre retailers, suppliers and distributors all around the country to act responsibly...

Up to 40 new jobs are to be created in Mahon with the announcement that coffee giants Starbucks and international gym franchise energie Fitness will both be opening their first Cork outlets at City Gate before Christmas.

Starbucks will open in City Gate in November, caffeinating the 2000-strong workforce from companies such as Dell, Qualcomm and EMC.

Energie Fitness, also new to...

Former Reuters digital boss Ilicco Elia, who is now head of mobile at DigitasLBi, one of the UK’s top digital agencies, will host a one-day digital media masterclass at UCC on November 6th.

The purpose of the course, entitled Smartphone Media Maker, is to show media professionals and journalists how to use smartphones to create great pictures, videos and audio.

The course...

Jimmy Allen is a family man. As we talk he jumps from generation to generation, pinpointing the contributions each has made to what is now a business which seems to be growing at breakneck speed; Putóg De Róiste. In a small premises on the outskirts of Ballyvourney, the ‘capital city’ of Cork’s Múscraí Gaeltacht, he, his sons and a handful of...

The deadline for the prestigious annual Tech Leader Awards will close at the end of this month. The final date for applicants for the it@cork Leader Awards, which honour organisations, individuals and performance across a number of categories, is on Thursday, October 31st.

“The Leaders Awards are an excellent opportunity for it@cork to honour those who have achieved and continue...

A Cork Airport employee has been nominated for a leading award in retail. Head of Retail at the airport, Lilibeth Horne, is nominated for REI Retail Manager of the Year, with the prestigious award recognising outstanding achievements in retail innovation, growth, customer care and originality. The nomination is the second accolade for Ms Horne this year, who was also highly commended in the...

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