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Worrying about money is part of everyday life for most women. But what if you could overcome the anxiety and take steps to better control your finances for the long term?

Susan Hayes, the ‘Positive Economist’ and author of The Savvy Woman’s Guide to Financial Freedom will share her expertise on better managing money at Maryborough House Hotel on Thursday, March 6th, at...

A Cork event that sees buildings across the city open their doors free-of-charge for one day to promote heritage has won a national award. Cork City Council scooped the Best Interactive Event accolade for its Cork Heritage Open Day at the National Heritage Week Event Awards. The judging committee said the Open Day, held on the first Saturday of Heritage Week, is a "good example of what...

Transition Year students are being urged to take part in a competition that encourages them to explore the business environment in an innovative way. Cork Chamber and the Faculty of Commerce in the College of Business & Law, UCC has launched the annual TY Business Awards, a BNY Mellon sponsored contest encouraging and supporting young entrepreneurs in Ireland.

Cork Chamber chief...

A focus on homegrown designers and cool craft brands has protected the Kilkenny Group from the ravages of the recession. Lorcan MacMuiris talks shop with the group's marketing manager Greg O'Gorman 

'The green shoots are appearing' we're told and indeed, there's a renewed optimism and sense of purpose among Cork businesses, be they based around food, drink, services, scents,...

Anthony O’Sullivan from AIB Business Bank, Cork with Ciara Burke & Jacklyn O’Connor from Keohane Seafoods at the SFA Showcase. Picture: Chris Bellew / Fennell Photography

Four Cork companies are finalists in the National Small Business Awards. Mitchelstown microbrewery Eight Degrees Brewing and West Cork family business Keohane Seafoods Ltd are both...

A free parking initiative is being operated in the city to encourage shoppers to support businesses affected by flooding. Cork City Council has announced the Black Ash Park & Ride will be free on Saturdays until March 8th, and Paul Street Car Park will be free from 10am to 12 noon and 6.30pm to midnight on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays until Saturday, March 15th. The Council has also...

Four Cork Centra stores reached the final heat of the Store of the Year Awards. Lee’s Centra in Charleville, O’Sullivan’s in Innishannon, O’Leary’s in Tower and O’Mahony’s in Mallow were among 10 other stores competing in the Store of the Year Awards 2014. 

All 465 Centra stores throughout Ireland were audited for the annual competition,...

Brid Hughes during Clean up at Liam O Ruisseal Bookshop following the flood in Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork. Picture: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Following the past week's catastrophic flooding in Cork, Cork Chamber President Gillian Keating once again called for "this urgent and ongoing issue" to be addressed by those in a position to do something about it...

Cork's Rubicon Centre, Ireland's leading business innovation hub, recently celebrated the graduation of twelve entrepreneurs who successfully completed the 2013 New Frontiers Programme, supported by Cork Institute of Technology and Enterprise Ireland and a strong working partnership across the business and economic development sectors in Ireland.

The twelve graduates cover a range of...

Ronan Daly Jermyn (RDJ), Ireland’s largest regional legal firm, continues to grow with the appointment of four new partners. Ashling Walsh has become a partner in their Insolvency & Restructuring Department, Carrie McDermott in general litigation, Uilliam O’Lorcain, based in the firm’s London office, in commercial litigation and David McCarroll, based in the firm’s...

An announcement by Zevas Communications that they are to create 50 new jobs at their facility on Monahan Road in Cork has been "strongly welcomed" by Cork Chamber Chief Executive Conor Healy.

“This latest news comes on the back of a flurry of recent job announcements for Cork" said Mr Healy. The Zevas announcement brings the number of jobs coming to Cork to over 1,...

Professionals in Cork receive on average 8% less than those in identical jobs in Dublin, according to the Cork Professionals’ Salaries & Benefits Guide, released by Morgan McKinley this week.

However, the degree of difference in pay is significantly less across software development, engineering, supply chain and human resources positions.

Compiled by Morgan McKinley...

Partner-in-Charge of EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Frank O’Keeffe with EOY Alumni Dave Ronayne, Mainport and Kevin O’Leary, Qumas. Picture: Gerard McCarthy

Nominations for the 2014 EY Entrepreneur of The Year are now open as EY kicks off their nationwide search for Ireland’s leading entrepreneurs. Over 100 entrepreneurs attended the launch this week at...

A new study suggests that hiring more older employees could be good for business. According to a staff survey conducted by Nationwide, almost half of workers over the age of 55 hadn't taken a sick day in the past 12 months, and most people in that age group "usually arrived early to work."

Cork's third-level students have been advised to apply for a new economic policy competition to be held by the Department of Finance. The competition winner will be entitled to a summer internship at the department.

Competitors will be asked to submit a 1500-word essay, with a 150-word summary, on one of two topics: "Ireland has emerged from the EU-IMF programme with a legacy of...

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