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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...

Lorcan MacMuiris sits down for coffee with Denis Collins, global leader with IBM and Chairman of the Board of IT@Cork, European Tech Cluster and finds out how the rising tech tide can lift everybody's boat.

IT@Cork European Tech Cluster, is a forward-thinking collaborative business model which has already proven to be of enormous benefit to Cork business, not just locally or regionally...

The Marketing Institute of Ireland Cork’s January event, in association with Cork Chamber and sponsored by H+A Marketing, explored how marketing is changing and the influence of customer. 

Almost 200 guests heard some of Ireland’s top business owners and marketers speak on the subject at the Clarion Hotel in Cork. Among the speakers were Stephen Ryan of Fota Wildlife...

Lorcan MacMuiris takes a look around the Cork Internet Exchange in Holyhill and finds out what the internet's engine room looks like, and how their business is changing Cork's prospects for the better

“Thrum” is a much neglected word these days. In the halcyon days of pulpy science fiction in the 1960s, every second contraption, device, alien ship or weapon of unimaginable...

Headphones are a funny concept. If you think about it, all they do is deliver sound, yet there is a ridiculously huge selection of them on the market. One thing to note is that expense does not equate to high quality. An example of this is a new brand of headphones called “Eers”.

What makes Eers different to the rest of the in-ear headphones on the market today is that they...

The Cork-based software company TeamworkPM has purchased the teamwork.com URL, which had lain dormant since 1999, for a staggering €500,000. The investment makes teamwork.com one of the most expensive domains of recent years.

The investment is expected to be worthwhile for TeamworkPM, which has seen its turnover double in the past 12 months. The company has more than 20,000 clients...

Lorcan MacMuiris talks to Stuart Lulling of OurLand about the changing face of media and broadcasting in Ireland

"Audiences have moved on from the linearity of TV - of having to sit down at a certain time in order to watch something - because TV has moved on. Media has to move on too."

I'm sitting in disproportionately noisy coffee pod just outside the Atrium Business...

The Pebble Steel allows the user to keep their phone tucked away in a pocket or bag.

CES, Las Vegas, which took place last week, is notorious for both serious and silly announcements. You may remember last year’s Spaghetti Fork - the appliance which twists pasta so you don’t have to!

This year 3D printing, wearable technology and super-sized smart TVs...

A North Cork wastewater solutions company is one of the Irish finalists in a prestigious European competition to find the continent's top businesses. The EPS group, based in Mallow with regional offices in Ballyhaunis, Naas and Mountrath as well as UK offices, has reached the final of the European Business Awards. Selected as a Ruban d’Honneur recipient in the Environmental and Corporate...

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