Joan Lucey

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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(...)

The Lee Swim is a point-to-point swimming race through the centre of Cork City

“From the rivers to the sea” might well be the catch-cry of Dublin Swimming Club member Christine Mahoney who, this weekend, will become one of only a(...)

Prince Charles meets school children during a visit to Cork Naval Base. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/PA Wire

Sean O’Callaghan probably never envisaged his ballad extolling all things Cork from harriers to hurlers being used to greet members of the Britis(...)

Many family-owned businesses in Cork city are facing extinction if Cork City Council does not start listening to traders’ concerns about the loss of parking spaces in the city centre, traders warn. Photograph: Getty Images

Many family-owned businesses in Cork city are facing extinction if Cork City Council does not start listening to traders’ concerns about the loss of p(...)

Competitors in the Lee Swim nearing the old North Gate Bridge, circa 1910. Photograph: courtesy of the Irish Examiner

When Eddie Campion stands on St Vincent’s Bridge in Cork on Saturday to launch this year’s Lee Swim, he will reflect back on nearly half a century of (...)

Joan Lucey, of Cork business Vibes & Scribes, says she has experienced a 10% hit in sales due to the ongoing Bus Éireann strike. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

There may not be tumbleweeds rolling down Patrick Street but the impact that the strike by Bus Éireann drivers is having on business in Cork city is m(...)

Winners in each of the four categories of the Cork company of the year awards were David Owens of SolarWinds (large company winner) with Cork Chamber president Gillian Keating and Vodafone Ireland chief executive Anne O’Leary; Joan Lucey of Vibes & Scribes (retail company of the year); Patrice Fanning of Technically Write IT (emerging category winner), Mark Brosnan of Xanadu Consulting (SME winner) and Cork Chamber chief executive Conor Healy. Photograph: John Sheehan

Cork is competing on a global stage thanks to the pioneering spirit of its people who have helped shape its economic development, Cork Chamber preside(...)

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(...)

The swim became an enormous attraction for the people of Cork in the early part of the last century but 1914 marked the first year that the race took place. Photograph: Irish Examiner

War clouds may have been gathering over Europe but in the balmy summer of 1914 a group of intrepid swimmers took to the river Lee to establish what ha(...)