Entries by Bo Browne

Important Update to all Members

Cork Chamber are monitoring the unfolding situation around COVID-19. Today An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, TD, announced additional measures to protect citizens which are designed to delay the spread of COVID-19, and we commend Government for this decisive action (linked below). “Protection of our citizens is paramount and while this move poses certain challenges for all, […]

Supports for Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

At Cork Chamber we are monitoring the unfolding situation surrounding the COVID-19 virus on a national and international basis. We are liaising with local and national government to bring updates and guidance for you and your business. The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation has put a range of supports in place and we encourage […]

Supports for Employees Impacted by COVID-19

The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection are introducing measures to provide income support to people affected by COVID-19 (Coronavirus). 3 major changes have been announced: the current 6-day waiting period for Illness Benefit will not apply to anyone who has COVID-19 (Coronavirus) or is in medically-required self-isolation the personal rate of Illness Benefit […]

COVID-19 – Contingency Planning

  The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation has published a user-friendly checklist identifying a range of issues for enterprise to consider in responding to a COVID-19 outbreak. Government of Ireland Advice: https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/472f64-covid-19-coronavirus-guidance-and-advice/ Health Service Executive Health Protection Surveillance Centre: https://www.hpsc.ie/a-z/respiratory/coronavirus/novelcoronavirus/ Travel Advice Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Ireland: https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/coronavirus/ Government has agreed national actions, cancellation […]

Networking Tips

You’ve taken the first step and decided to start networking, now what? We’ve put together our top tips to help you get the most out of every networking opportunity. Get Out There! Attending events regularly is one of the easiest ways you can start to build a network with other Chamber members. Book Early Many […]

Infrastructure Updates

1. NTA Survey results In May 2019 we facilitated an NTA survey, engaging with businesses throughout the Island to guide the nature of investment into Little Island. The Island has benefited recently from road improvements that are very welcome but is still all but devoid of multi-modal transport options such as bus and bike. Thanks […]

Cork Chamber in the US

Last month, Cork Chamber participated in a series of events and activities in the US, from San Francisco and Florida, to New York, Washington and Chicago. The activities included representation in a combination of twinned city meetings with the Lord Mayor and Cork City Council executives, as well as regional promotion and tourism promotion activities […]

Passengers Make Ireland’s First Journey on a Biogas Bus

Bus travellers in Cork were the first passengers to journey on a ‘green bus’ in Ireland on Monday 25th March.  With zero carbon emission footprint, the biomethane-powered bus is a viable alternative for Ireland’s public bus fleet. The biogas bus has been part of national trials looking at green bus performance, air quality impacts and […]