Entries by Sarah Foley

“As transformative as the Euro” – New EU Green Deal Explained

A month into office, new EU Commission President Ursula Von der Layen presented ‘the European Green Deal’; an ambitious strategy to transform Europe’s economy for a sustainable future. Described in Brussels circles as being “as transformative as the Euro”, the Green Deal will frame every project, policy, regulation or investment decision made under Von der […]

Chamber President, Paula Cogan Speech at Cork Chamber 2020 Annual Dinner

Lord Mayor, Tánaiste, Minister, Deputy Mayor of Cork County, Leader of Fianna Fáil, Excellencies & Members of the Diplomatic Corps, Public Representatives, Distinguished Guests, fellow Members of Cork Chamber …..Ladies and Gentlemen, as President of Cork Chamber you are all most welcome to our 2020 Annual Dinner. There’s lots of talk about polls, percentages, winners […]

Things are Looking Up for Cork’s Sustainable Future

We all know the image. In 1932, amid the Great Recession, eleven construction workers sit with dangling legs high above Manhattan’s skyline, enjoying lunch atop a skyscraper. Staged to promote the construction of the Rockefeller Centre, the photo has since become synonymous with Irish immigrant workers and the development of downtown New York. Some 90 […]

Explainer: 3 ways that the EU can support Irish business

Earlier this month i travelled to Brussels for the fifth edition of the European Parliament of Enterprises: the largest exercise at European level in economic democracy. Joined by entrepreneurs from across Ireland, we had the opportunity to address key EU figures, including Trade Commissioner, Cecelia Malmstrom and Chief Brexit Negotiator, Michel Barnier. Together, we spoke […]

Putting People at the Heart of a New Cork City

As we envisage how Cork city will adapt into the future, we need to give priority to public transport and pedestrians in our planning. LAST week, delegates from all over the world arrived in Cork for the Academy of Urbanism’s annual ‘Cities on the Rise’ congress. This gathering of international experts to discuss urban development […]

14 Reasons for Why Cork

Last month, Cork Chamber partnered with Savills at their property Ireland showcase in London. We were there to tell a story about Cork. For sometimes, when you have been away from home for a while it’s hard to keep up on the latest developments, changing skylines, new restaurants, or new career opportunities. And right now, […]

Effective Public Transport & City Centre Movement Strategy Key for Cork

Bill O’Connell, President of Cork Chamber, today commented on the importance of efficient public transport movements and the city centre movement strategy, saying: “The Cork City Centre Movement Strategy is an essential element of meeting the evolving needs of business, commuting workers and the citizens of Cork through the facilitation of a more effective and […]