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One third of women believe a lack of educational support is a barrier to a career in technology. That is according to findings of a survey included in a report by Hays IT entitled Women in IT: untapped answer to the skills shortage, which was launched by Minister of State for Trade and Development, Joe Costello.

The report sets out the objective of achieving a 50:50 spilt between men...

Ciaran Fitzgerald MD, Blue Haven Food Company; Dr Pio Fenton, CIT, Cassandra Burke O’Driscoll, Marketing Manager, Blue Haven Food Company, Mandy Young, Chairperson MII with student winners of the Perpetual Trophy, Marie O’Donoghue, Jackelyn Harrington and Lola Cullen and Colette Murphy, Lecturer CIT at Cork Institute of Technology for the MII CIT Student Marketing Challenge...

Cork entrepreneurs will be particularly interested in an exciting new evening course running later this month.

Drawing on her years of industry experience, Susie Horgan, Managing Director of Springboard PR & Marketing, is set to deliver a special four-evening course at Vienna Woods Hotel for the Local Enterprise Office South Cork - formerly known as - the South Cork Enterprise Board...

Lorcan MacMuiris meets Naomi Fein and Helen Kuyper, two women breathing life back into the art of storytelling.

We live in a world dominated by information. The medium for most of that information, if we disregard the minimalist ones and zeros which drive the world wide web, is of course the written word, but long before we were writing things down with letters, we were painting...

Thirty-five new jobs have been announced for Cork and are due to be filled over the next 12 months. Business process outsourcing company Intercall made the announcement this week, with its sister company Tangerine Management in Killarney also recruiting for 15 new roles.

“It is planned that the jobs will be created across our three offices.” said Niall Kelleher, managing...

A new community tourism initiative in Cork is to reach out to the Irish Diaspora. The initiative, a joint partnership between Fáilte Ireland, IPB Insurance and the 34 Local Authorities (under the auspices of the County and City Managers Association), will provide an annual fund of €1m over the next three years to support up to 700 local community-based events and festivals each...

Businesses and households alike in rural east Cork are to receive a major boost in terms of access to the internet. 

Aghada, Ballycotton, Shanagarry, Clonmult, Leamlara, Lisgoold, Rostellan and Ballymacoda are among 108 towns and villages in Cork earmarked to benefit from the rollout of a new high-speed, high-capacity fire-optic network, which will greatly enhance broadband speeds...

Bruce Hannah, Chief technical officer / Rory Fitzpatrick, CEO.

Lorcan MacMuiris satisfies a lifelong fascination with the final frontier at Ireland's National Space Centre in east Cork, one of the best places on earth to stare at the sky.

High above your head, miles and miles straight up from where you're reading this, there is a flurry of activity. Tens of...

Cork is witnessing a high rate of confidence amongst businesses but working capital remains an ongoing issue. Cork Chamber’s first quarterly economic trends survey for this year reveals a continued positive business outlook amongst Cork-based businesses, with high levels of confidence and positive increases in turnover, net profit and employment figures amongst the main findings....

Eleven local festivals in Cork are to share in funding of over €537,000. Fáilte Ireland under the Regional Programme of the Festivals and Events Initiative is to support Cork Craft Month (€3,000); Cork Folk Festival (€5,000); 2014 ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship (€3,000); Cork Week 2014 (€6,000); Ocean to City (€2,500); Cork Food Festival (...

A survey has found that, despite spending thousands of euro on websites, only 10% of the owners of business-oriented sites are able to manage the content for themselves.

The results imply that some business owners are investing money in web development without knowing how their site can, and should, make money.

“Ten per cent of business owners spent between €2,000 and...

Mike Magee, Head Brewer, Eight Degrees, and owners  Scott Baigent and Cam Wallace. Picture: Andy Ferreira

A small, north-Cork based brewing company has scored a massive success at the 2014 World Beer Cup. 

Mitchelstown's Eight Degrees Brewing, old friends of our Biz section here at The Cork News (see our September 20th, 2013 issue online for more...

Philip Hotels, owners of the Cork International Airport Hotels, has completed the purchase of the Park Inn by Radisson at Cork Airport from CG Hotels.

The Park Inn Hotel was originally developed by the Great Southern Hotel Group in 2005 and includes 80 bedrooms, bar, restaurant, fitness room, conference rooms and car park on a five-acre site.

CG continues to own the Radisson Blu...

A new €75m fund to help stimulate growth in local companies is "ready-to-go" and companies in the south west region are being sort for investment. 

Sinéad Heaney, founding director of the BDO Development Capital Fund, explained that the money is targeted at food & agri-businesses, engineering and manufacturing companies, software entrepreneurs, medical...

Ballincollig sixth year pupils Ava Murphy and Chloe Yelverton have won the regional final of the Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship Business Plan Competition and will among seven businesses competing in the NFTE National Final being held in Dubln on May 1st. 

Ava and Chloe established Celtic Slate Craft, which manufactures handcrafted slate giftware at affordable prices. Their...

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