EazyCity has just been announced as one of the Finalists in the Cork Digital Marketing Awards 2014!
We will take part to the Finals in the category Best Digital Marketing for a SME!
The competition aims to showcase the innovative use of digital marketing in driving business performance and to spotlight effective digital marketing strategy by Cork Businesses.
So, what comes next?
The winners will remain a closely guarded secret until the announcement at a gala lunch in the Kingsley Hotel (Cork) on the 6th of November: fingers crossed for our Marketing Team!
Please visit the official website of the Cork Chamber for more info.
The iconic festival will take place between Thursday the 23rd and Monday the 27th October. The program this year features over 1,000 musicians from 18 different countries, which has become one of the most emblematic festivals in Ireland.
In this exciting program appear names like Dianne Reeves, Ginger Baker, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Michel Legrand, Carla Cook and Ed Cherry, representatives of jazz, soul, funk and indie. El festival, in its 36th edition, will start on Thursday 23rd October 23 in Cork Opera House with Imelda May performing during two nights.
Like most cities in Ireland, Cork is full of pubs and music halls, but the performances will also take place in the streets of the Rebel City. Although the music will be present in all events during these five days it is not the main reason why thousands of people are expected to visit Cork. The director of the program said that the entire Irish atmosphere during these events is what really attracts people.You can find all the program details and in order to buy tickets, visit the festival’s website. Enjoy the music!
Cork is one of the main regions where there are a large number of jobs in the field of IT. From today, 100 new jobs will be created in this sector thanks to an American company.
SolarWinds, a company monitoring networks is expected to announce a significant expansion of its European headquarters in the City Gate development in its Mahon Office, which already employs about 150 people. It is expected that the 100 new jobs are highly skilled. SolarWinds provides support to more than one million network engineers in 126 countries.
SolarWinds, based in Texas, was founded in 1999 and established its European headquarters in Cork in 2007 in running sales operations, technical support and financial functions. The company said at the time that the availability of a highly skilled workforce combined with a vibrant information and communications lifestyle, were some of the key reasons why they chose Cork.
This is a great opportunity for a motivated person who wants to be part of a dynamic young company which is currently expanding operations in Ireland, the UK and soon in other countries!
The suitable candidate will be friendly, outgoing, flexible, a good team player, responsible, well-organised and with a keen attention to detail.
The tasks included in this position include:
- Creating invoices for all 3 branches
- Updating debtors statements and associated files
- Updating cash flow files for all 3 branches
- Sending updated statements to debtors
- Liaising with customers re payments
- Completing end of month accounts
- Reconciling bank accounts
- Reconciling nominal ledger accounts
- Creating reports
- Use of Sage system
The candidate will be required to work generally from Monday – Friday 09.30 – 17.30 / 10.00 – 18.00.
This is an unpaid internship position for a period of 5/6 months.
Shared room accommodation will be provided free of charge by the company for the duration of the internship.
Candidates must be available to start asap and have an Upper Intermediate level of English.
Additional languages would be an advantage.
Please send your CV and motivation letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
From the 2nd to the 5th of October, Cork will dance to the tunes of one of the biggest Music Festivals in Ireland, the Cork Folk Festival.
Since 1979, the festival summons to the Rebel City some of the finest folk musicians of the country.
More than 50 music events in 30 different locations: get ready for concerts, gigs, shows and jam sessions in theatres, pubs, music venues and at the open-air stage on Grand Parade.
During the festival, the Crane Lane Theatre will host the second edition of the Noel Brazil Contemporary Song writing Competition, on the 3rd of October at 7pm.
Have you always dreamt about playing the pipe? On Saturday the Cork Pipers Club will give you some lessons. Check the details at this link.
Some of the events are free, while you’ll need a ticket to enter others.
For more info, to look up the program and check all the location, please visit the official website.
Dairygold is to create 115 new jobs thanks to a €117m investment in Mallow and Mitchelstown.
In fact, the abolition of milk quotas next year will trigger the greatest level of jobs creation within the Irish agri-food sector for a generation. That means that Ireland must have to benefit from this fact and has to make the most of this opportunity.
That explains why the two facilities in Mallow and Mitchelstown will bring 115 new Jobs to the county. Indeed this is excellent news after 150 news jobs were announced for the Mater Hospital in Mahon recently.
“Economists estimate that expansion which will follow the abolishment of milk quotas in 2015 could be worth €1.3bn per year to our economy, with the potential to create 15,000 additional jobs, from farm gate to dairy processors and spread throughout the counties,” said National Dairy Council Boss, Zoe Kavanagh.
A great opportunity for Ireland!
The opening of a new private hospital in Cork will create 150 new jobs. The hospital, which is located at City Gate in Mahon, has the most advanced medical technology in the country.
The jobs will be created over the next two years. Anna Fitzgerald, CEO of the project, said :"Of the 150 jobs, about 75 will be for nurses. The rest will be for doctors and medical professionals. The 90% will be aimed at postgraduates and the rest will support services such as cleaning “.
In total there will be 70 million euros invested in the new hospital, which will have a total of 23 different specialties. High technology is one of the main attractions of the hospital, as it will include, for example, a system of "recognition knees." With this system the doctors can open the doors to access the operating rooms with the knees rather than with their hands, so they will avoid having to re-sterilize their hands.
Come and enjoy Culture Night in Cork with hundreds of free events throughout Cork!
As each year in major cities and regions of Ireland a Culture Night takes place, which this year will take place on September 19th. More than 900 places have signed up to offer free events and live performances at the ninth edition. Last year the event gathered about 350,000 people. Will it exceed this number this year?
The organization of the Culture Night has worked to make it possible. More cities, more events, more visibility ... The museums, galleries, cultural centers, schools ... etc. They will open only for that night that assures entertainment, adventure and lots of culture!
Locals and visitors can enjoy the experience in 28 different locations spread throughout the Emerald Isle, a record for this event.
Cork will offer cultural activities during the day on Friday as the opening of the Cork Public Museum and a music concert by young Irish generations in the City Hall Concert Hall and in the Cork Opera House.
In the night you can see the stars in the Blackrock Castle Observatory, visit the Cork City Gaol, shopping at the English Market, ring the bells at St. Anne's Church or enter the National Sculpture Factory ... but there are many more !
For the "night owls", they can choose between watching a movie outdoors at a cinema session in Fitzgerald's Park, listening live music in many of the pubs in the city as The Oliver Plunkett, go to the Vanbrugh Quartet concert at City Hall or… many more events!
See all events in the festival's official website and keep in mind that some require reservations.
Ten new jobs will be created in Cork for the opening of a new Asian style restaurant.
Brian Casey and Prakash Sivakumar, owners of Fresco at University College Cork, are now ready to venture into a new project called Pho. This will be a street-style restaurant with a large range of offers of local craft beer and Asian cocktails.
Mr Casey said: “We are really excited and proud to be in a position to branch out with our new restaurant Pho through which up to 10 jobs will be created […] Fresco opened four years ago and we worked extremely hard to build and maintain its reputation for food excellence in the city so we will we endeavour to do the same with Pho”.
The opening is scheduled for Monday, September 15th on 12/13 Douglas Street. We wish the best of luck to these two entrepreneurs!
Several pubs in Cork are in the running to win an award for the best pubs of the year. In fact, a lot of Cork bars are among the finalists for the 2014 edition.
21 bars in Cork are part of the 98 finalists to win the awards in 21 different categories. The organisers said that the calibre of entries this year is very high which shows that that kind of premises in Cork are among the best in Ireland.
Please find below all pubs who are nominated and for which categories:
The Elm Tree: Bar Food of the Year, Munster Bar of the Year and Style Bar
McGettigans Cookhouse and Bar: Bar Food of the Year, Munster Bar of the Year, Best Modern Irish Cooking and Outstanding Customer Service
The Pepperstack Bistro: Best Modern Irish Cooking in a Bar, Munster Bar of the Year and Cocktail Bar of the Year
The Blue Haven: Bar of the Year
The New Yorker bar: Hotel Bar of the year
The Savoy: Nightclub of the Year
The Cornstore: Munster Bar of the Year