Entries by Sarah Foley

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 […]

Morrison’s Island: The opportunity is here & now

Cork Chamber President Bill O’Connell discusses the need for consistency in our development of the city’s public realm as a functioning, attractive and inviting space. Bill talks us through his reasoning on why we can’t afford to delay, why Cork Chamber believes that now is the time to make visionary decisions and implement change to […]

Second City Region Calls for Accelerated Investment​

February 5, 2018 I​​reland must acknowledge the value of investment in city regions of scale. This was the key message from Chamber President Bill O’Connell at Cork Chamber’s Annual Dinner attended by more than 1,000 business leaders in Cork City Hall Friday evening. While highlighting Cork’s unique offering as a business location, Mr. O’Connell spoke […]