Cork retailers celebrate their win at the Retail Excellence Awards.

The Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr John Sheehan has paid tribute to the city’s traders for their work in developing a customers charter which has helped the(...)

Half of Irish consumers shop online, while  38 per cent of 25-34-year-olds shop online on a weekly basis. File photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Cork has become the first city in Europe to launch a customer service charter for businesses in a bid to help stores improve the shopping experience a(...)

James (15) and Chris Mintern (21), the winners of the wetsuited and nonwetsuited categories at the Vibes and Scribes Lee Swim. Photograph: Barry Roche

Swimming can often be a very solitary pursuit but this year’s Vibes and Scribes Lee Swim in Cork which attracted thousands of spectators proved very m(...)

Joan Lucey: took voluntary redundancy from the bank and set up a bookshop in Macroom

Ever thought of ditching your demanding job to set up a nice little shop somewhere instead? Haven’t we all. Few of us actually follow through on the i(...)