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University College Cork is now within the top 150 universities in the world for environmental sciences. The QS World University Rankings by Subject revealed that UCC has extended its global reach across two subject areas in particular - environmental sciences and education. In total, 10 UCC subject areas have made the top 200.

In environmental sciences, UCC is now ranked 101-150, up...

More than 50 student enterprises from across Cork will sell their mini-company vision and strategy to a panel of judges next week. The Cork Schools Enterprise Programme regional finals will take place at the Student Centre of University College Cork next Monday, March 3rd. The overall winners from Cork City and South Cork Enterprise Programmes will go on to represent their respective...

A further funding boost for a section of a major tourism initiative that stretches from Kinsale to the Inishowen Peninsula in Donegal was announced this week. A tourism signage plan for the Burren stage of the Wild Atlantic Way, a designated 2,500km route, is to receive €96,000. 

"We have designed the Wild Atlantic Way to include loops off the main spine of the route, in...

Lorcan MacMuiris visits the laboratory of Cathal Garvey, a Cork biologist who’s crowdfunding science with a difference

The intriguing new technology of synthetic biology is in its infancy, but promises to change the world in ways most people can’t even imagine yet. Its potential applications will be vast and wide ranging. They will be commercial, medical, purely scientific...

Pictured are Emer Hickey, Laura Murphy, Ali Hill and Emma Moriarity form Kinsale Community School promoting their company Fuzion. Picture: Darragh Kane

Over 50 Cork student enterprises will go head-to-head in selling the vision for their company next month. The teenagers will be in front of a panel of judges in University College Cork on Monday, March 3rd in a bid to...

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...

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