Fishermen earn global plaudits for commitment to cleaning oceans

VISITORS to the Bloom 2019 garden festival in Phoenix Park next week can expect sustainability to be one of the key themes.

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Singer Cara Dillon adds her voice to better understanding of the growing issue of diabetes

Singer Cara Dillon was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2007. Here she tell us how this has impacted her daily life.

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Women In Business Network: Values are so vital

Personal values are everything in business, Ciara Crossan, founder and CEO of WeddingDates, told this week’s Women In Business Network (WIBN) lunch, hosted ...

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Coolgrey is enjoying phenomenal growth

Creative concepts agency Coolgrey has appointed Karen Dillon as director of marketing services.

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KPMG week of in-house mental health awareness events

Experts from across the mental health field led events in KPMG’s offices in Belfast, Galway, Cork and Dublin to raise awareness about mental health in the ...

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RebelCon to gather brightest and best of software engineering sector

THE future for software development in Ireland has never looked brighter, with companies of all sizes from multinationals to indigenous start-ups steadily expanding. ...

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China to speed up inspection visits to Irish meat plants

Chinese authorities have agreed an accelerated process for the inspection and registration of more Irish beef plants, due to take place in August.

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Agri Science students gain insights on dairy careers

More than 130 fifth year Agricultural Science students attended a farm walk was held on the farm of Karol Kissane, Ballylongford, Co Kerry.

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Trigon Hotel group seeks to fill openings

Trigon Hotel Group is recruiting, with openings available in a wide rage of fields in all three of its Cork properties, Cork Airport Hotel, The Metropole Hotel and ...

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Grapevine: Cook Medical’s focus on patients underpins high staff retention

MEDICAL device manufacturer Cook Medical puts its high staff retention rates down to its strong culture of teamwork and the satisfaction its 850 employees get from ...

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Fehily Timoney acquires long-term partner

Consulting engineering and environmental scientists Fehily Timoney and Company (FT) has acquired Applied Ground Engineering Consultant’s (AGEC) services for ...

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Servisource scores an All-Star award

Recruitment agency Servisource has become a member of The Register of Irish Business Excellence (TRIBE).

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Energy Cork to focus on low carbon future

The Energy Cork 2019 annual conference tackles the challenges of energy security in a low carbon future at the Clayton Hotel Cork City on May 17.

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World dairy and meat prices rise, reports FAO

World food prices rose 1.5% in April, with a jump in dairy and meat prices offsetting a fall in cereal prices, the Food and Agriculture Organisation reports.

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ICSA puts spotlight on Monaghan TB issues

ICSA is hosting a farmers meeting to discuss the TB situation in Monaghan, taking place in the Four Seasons Hotel in Monaghan, from 8pm on May 8.

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Dairy farmers angry at Glanbia’s low milk price

Anger is rapidly building up among Glanbia suppliers following cuts to its milk price in recent months, said IFA dairy chairman Tom Phelan.

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Business movers: Aoife Watters, Damien Long, Michelle Lynch and Declan Murphy

The Irish recruitment scene is enjoying an upsurge in activity in recent times, as can been seen with this selection of new appointments and promotions.

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Solas puts spotlight on work-based learning route back into workforce

FURTHER training and education authority Solas is engaging with home-based women to encourage them to consider retraining to fill a growing number of vacancies across ...

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Law firm takes time out to care for staff wellbeing

Law firm Comyn Kelleher Tobin (CKT) has become the first Irish law practise to welcome legal mental health charity LawCare to speak to all employees – solicitors, ...

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ICMSA warns co-ops not to cut April milk price

ICMSA dairy chairperson, Ger Quain, said that any move by dairy co-ops to cut their April milk price will cause widespread anger among farmers.

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Pig farmers urged to join efficiency programme

Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed, has unveiled a €500,000 fund for the Lean Principles Programme for pig farmers.

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Teagasc fifth best in EU research funding league

Teagasc was joint fifth among EU research organisations and universities accessing research funding during 2018 from the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 ...

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Most farm fatalities are aged 50+

Farmers must consider retiring earlier to extend the sector’s life expectancy, said Dr Sharon McGuinness, CEO, Health Service Authority.

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IFA seeks support for rural renewable energy

A feed-in tariff and preferential grid access are needed to make on-farm and community renewable energy possible, said IFA president Joe Healy.

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Kerrygold becomes first Irish food brand to reach €1bn milestone

The Kerrygold brand has exceeded €1bn in annual retail value, the first Irish food brand to reach this milestone.

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Tax role in retaining labour, says ifac

Tax-efficient approaches to rewarding farm labour can help retain workers, says Declan McEvoy, head of tax with ifac.

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Mixed reactions to low-cost loans

Agriculture Minister Michael Creed has welcomed the EU’s new €1bn fund of low-interest loans targetting young farmers.

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UCC to host marine economy event

MaREI marine research institute, in UCC, is hosting an event entitled ‘Collaboration Opportunities for a Thriving Maritime Economy’ on Thursday, May ...

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IBCB aiming to rebuild confidence in banking

Philip O’Leary, managing partner of Cork law firm FitzGerald Legal & Advisory, has been appointed as a board member to the Irish Banking Culture Board (IBCB), ...

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Denis Leamy is new Cork ETB chief executive

Denis Leamy is the new chief executive of the Cork Education and Training Board (CETB), Lavitt’s Quay, Cork.

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Janice McConnell appointed Oriel House manager

Oriel House Hotel, in Ballincollig, Co Cork, has appointed Janice McConnell as its general manager.

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Lucia takes lead role in cardiac charity

Lucia Ebbs has been appointed CEO of CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young) Ireland.

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Business movers: Restaurants Association of Ireland, Core, Kymab and more

The Irish recruitment scene is enjoying an upsurge in activity in recent times, as can been seen with this selection of new appointments and promotions.

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Lady Gaga’s hat designer among the back-to-work scheme winners

A hat designer favoured by Lady Gaga, a financial brokerage with 300 clients and a thriving new cleaning and maintenance service, are just three of the 18 finalists ...

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Mairead McGuinness praises farmers for taking lead in mental health awareness

Farmers deserve praise for taking a lead in “breaking the silence” on mental health, Mairead McGuinness told Embrace Farm’s ‘Resilient Farmer’ ...

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Farmers surprised as Kent resigns from ICSA

Patrick Kent has stepped down from his role as ICSA president, having been named by Independents 4 Change South of Ireland MEP candidate Mick Wallace on his replacement ...

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Carbery remains acquisitive as part of its post-Brexit strategy, buoyed by strong 2018 accounts

Joe Dermody talks to directors of Carbery Group, which has just published its accounts for 2018.

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IFA urges meat factories to match increases across EU markets

Irish meat factories are lagging behind the pigmeat prices being offered across Europe in recent weeks, said IFA pigs chairman Tom Hogan.

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Business Movers: Yvonne Farrar, Gretchen Kelleher and Liam Kelly

The latest moves in the world of business.

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KPMG puts family business in spotlight

Executives from some of Ireland’s leading family-owned firms shared their insights at KPMG’s recent family business event in Crawford Gallery, Cork.

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Republic of Work hits its second birthday

Cork business innovation hub Republic of Work (ROW) has celebrated reaching its second birthday in Cork.

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Teamwork’s $1bn ambition sets bar for New Frontiers startups

THE 12 participants in Rubicon Centre’s 2019 New Frontiers programme were inspired at this week’s awards ceremony by guest speaker Peter Coppinger’s ...

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New CEO for Crann Centre in Ballincollig

The Crann Centre Ltd, a registered Irish charity, with a state-of-the-art centre in Ovens, Ballincollig Cork has appointed Padraig Mallon as chief executive.

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Macra: Processor bonus key to future of beef

A bonus to young farmers from processors and access to training can be crucial in creating a viable future for the beef sector, says Macra na Feirme president James ...

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China approves imports from 12th meat plant

Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed, said a further Irish beef plant has been approved by the Chinese authorities and listed by GACC, the Chinese General Administration ...

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IFA seeks realistic plan to reduce carbon footprint

IFA has urged the State to prioritise Teagasc’s realistic measures to reduce agriculture’s carbon footprint over the Citizens’ Assembly’s ...

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Airport taxi sharing service takes top prize at Rubicon's 2019 New Frontiers programme

Entrepreneur Daniel Mulcahy's company RideShair has been named as Best Business Opportunity and Overall Winner of the Rubicon Centre's 2019 New Frontiers programme, ...

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CIT's Rubicon Centre confers awards on innovative entrepreneurs in the 2019 New Frontiers programme

The winners from the 12 ambitious entrepreneurs in the New Frontiers programme will be unveiled at an awards ceremony in the Rubicon Centre (Cork Institute of Technology) ...

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IFA warns that Ireland's imports of non-EU maize are undermining Origin Green credentials

IFA grain chairman, Mark Browne, said that Irish tillage farmers are furious about the continued failure of many animal feed merchants to use local barley.

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