Funds Academy Annual Conference Focuses on Shaping the Future of Funds

The Funds Academy (a HCI Pillar 3 joint initiative by Munster Technological University (MTU) and South East Technological University (SETU) hosted their second annual conference around the Future of Funds on Wednesday 24th April in the picturesque surroundings of Hotel Minella in Clonmel, Tipperary.  The packed agenda focused on providing a platform for dialogue, collaboration, and…

Salon of the Month: Celebrating a Decade of Brush ‘N’ Blush

We are over the moon to introduce you to our Salon of the Month, the multi-award winning Brush ‘N‘ Blush, as they gear up to celebrate their remarkable 10th anniversary at the upcoming Passoã Hair and Beauty Awards 2024 ceremony. Frances, Maureen, and their outstanding team are all set to shine on this special night,…

Sensory-inclusive hair salon’s innovative approach earns prestigious award

Flourish and Be – a sensory-friendly, bespoke Occupational Therapy-led hairdressing salon – in Clonakilty, Co Cork has been announced as this year’s winner of the Ann Beckett Award. Founded by practising Occupational Therapist, Emma Connolly, the salon was set up following Emma’s years of experience working with families with neurodivergent members and learning of their…

Wizard & Grace launch a new range of essential oil candles to support self-care

In a cost of living crisis consumers are turning to simple common sense ways to support their wellbeing and mental health, so finds Paula McGovern, founder of Wizard & Grace Essential Oil candle company. The Kinsale-based start-up launched in October 2022 and has just released its second Autumn Winter Range of 100% natural and sustainable…

Carrolls Irish Gifts Launches ‘Fáilte’ Initiative to Support Small Irish Businesses

Carrolls Irish Gifts is proud to announce the launch of ‘Fáilte’, an exciting new initiative that gives small Irish businesses the unique opportunity to become a part of the team and have their products stocked in Carrolls Irish Gifts stores nationwide and online.   Carrolls Irish Gifts is passionate about supporting and championing local Irish…

Award-winning Irish American Whiskey launches in Ireland, homeland of renowned Cork-born Master Distiller Brian Nation

The O’Shaughnessy Distilling Co. (OSDC), a family-owned distillery located in Minneapolis, MN, announced distribution of Keeper’s Heart Irish American Whiskey into Ireland, the first availability for the award-winning liquid outside the United States.    Created by whiskey icon Brian Nation, formerly Master Distiller for some of the most well know Irish whiskeys including Jameson, Redbreast,…

Volvo Cork Week takes place in Crosshaven from 11-15 July 2022

The 37-foot classic yacht Persephone, the 1919 classic Erin, the famous Opposition (Ex Morning Cloud), and Cork Harbour One Designs Jap and Else are amongst the famous classic racing yachts making their way to Cork for the legendary Volvo Cork Week taking place in Crosshaven from 11-15 July. It’s the first year that a dedicated…