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Ross Daly, Holy Cow / Fergal Donnellan, Tattoo Zoo. Pictures: Andy Ferreira

Tattoos had a bad rep a generation ago, but the art form is undergoing its own renaissance. Lorcan MacMuiris went to see what the buzz is all about.

The tattoo has been with us for a long, long time. Ancient and disparate cultures from all around the world have developed the art form over...

There were a total of 365 new company start-ups in Cork in the first quarter of this year, according to a leading credit and business risk analyst. In the first three months of 2014, construction company start-ups showed a notable increase of 55%, with 34 new businesses established in Cork, said Vision Net. New start-ups in Cork in the real estate and transport and logistic sectors also...

The Digital Marketing Institute officially launched their Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing at the SugarCube on Cork's South Mall this week.

Local businesspeople gathered on the night to hear about how professionals can boost career growth and competitiveness in the global jobs market, as well as the importance of Digital Marketing to their business in the current economic...

A workshop for small and medium enterprises on how they can integrate corporate social responsibility into their business will take place next week. The South West Regional Authority (SWRA) and Chambers Ireland are teaming up to host the event at Cork County Hall on Friday, April 11th. Chambers Ireland chief executive Ian Talbot explained implementing a CSR programme can be a "daunting...

Denis Cotter, co-owner of Café Paradiso with manager Geraldine O’Toole / Lucy Stewart and Ultan Walsh from Ireland’s only vegetarian B&B, Gort Na Nain / Jack Crotty, aka The Rocket Man, whose hearty salads are a popular fixture at Farmers Markets.

Enthusiastic carnivore Lorcan MacMuiris gets photosynthetic as he talks to two of Ireland's leading...

Cork Airport has welcomed an announcement that no-frills airline Ryanair is to increase capacity on its Cork to London Stansted route by 50%.

Ryanair's planned expansion will create an additional 37,000 seats for next winter and comes on the back of a four percent increase in Cork airport’s UK traffic in the first quarter of this year.

The expansion, which will see Ryanair...

Cork South Central Fine Gael TD Jerry Buttimer has encouraged Cork entrepreneurs and business people to attend the ‘Taking Care of Business’ event which will take place on Tuesday April 1st in the Silversprings Hotel from 8.30am to 2.30pm. 

A total of 25 government agencies will be available to offer advice on how small businesses can access the support they need to...

Two thirds of small businesses in Munster have said work has declined in the past three months compared to the previous three. However, almost half said they expect growth in the coming months. The latest quarterly Viking Small Business Barometer also highlighted that over half of SMEs cited growth through new business as their biggest challenge for the year ahead. One in 10 said their main...

Lorcan MacMuiris takes a closer look at all things bright and beautiful as he talks to three of Cork’s best-known jewelers about their craft...

The jewel trade has been around for, as far as we can tell, about 100,000 years - since before we were even fully modern human beings.

The earliest-known example of jewellery is a pair of finely-worked and decorated beads made from...

 

The St Patrick's Festival may only be three days long, but it will provide the first shovels of coal for the 2014 edition of Cork's economic engine, says Lorcan Mac Muiris

St Patrick's Weekend is generally hailed as marking the turning point - for the better - in the financial year for traders and tourism-based businesses all over Cork. Mere days before the spring equinox...

Pictured at the newly extended, Fermoy ECentre are Kevin Mícheál, iSeek Web Design, Amy Hollingsworth, Liam Coyle, iSeek Web Design and Julie Crowley, ECentres Coordinator. Picture: Darragh Kane

Fermoy's ECentre has opened its extended premises on the Faber-Castell business campus in the town.

The centre is currently accepting applications for...

Mahon Point Shopping Centre has become the first shopping centre in Ireland to gain BREEAM certification. BREEAM is the world`s longest established and most widely used method of assessing, rating and certifying the sustainability of buildings, with 250,000 buildings with certified BREEAM assessment ratings and over a million registered for assessment since it was first launched in 1990.

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Building your own business is never easy, but thanks to a new initiative in Cork, would-be entrepreneurs can get by with a little help from some new friends. Lorcan MacMuiris meets the man behind Zeero.

Starting up your own business is daunting. The pressure of corralling your ideas and shaping them into some sort of coherence, the stress of trying to 'cover all the bases', those gaps...

Jack Enright, Sean O’Connor, Kevin Moynihan and Garan Manley from Midleton CBS, winners of the South Cork Schools Enterprise Programme, with their mini company,  Hurling Hub, which produces customised GAA keyrings in University College Cork. Picture: Darragh Kane

Customised GAA keyrings and an Irish language comic were the innovative ideas of two local mini-...

Irish business and marketing expert Gary Brown will give tips on effective marketing solutions at an upcoming breakfast workshop at 7.30am in The Metropole Hotel in Cork on Thursday, March 13th.

The An Post-sponsered event, entitled ‘Bold Thinking in Marketing’, is one of a series of events behind the An Post Smart Marketing Awards 2014. The events assist companies with...

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