CBA News

Murphy’s Cork Oyster and Seafood Festival Joins Forces with Failte Ireland and Taste the Island

Huge opportunity to promote restaurants, hotels and bars from across Cork city and county   The Murphy’s Cork Oyster and Seafood Festival 2019, one of Ireland’s fastest growing foodie festivals, has joined forces with Failte Ireland and “Taste the Island” to promote  a multitude of events across Cork city and county this September.  “Taste the […]

RIP Val O’Connor – One of Cork’s most well-known funeral directors and exceptional businessman

The Cork Business Association was extremely saddened to learn of the death of well-known funeral director Val O’ Connor, one of Cork’s most accomplished business leaders and one of the principal innovators of the funeral business in Ireland. His passion and commitment ensured that this incredible family business continues to serve the people of Cork […]

Ireland’s tallest building will be a “defining new signature building” for Cork

The developers planning Ireland’s tallest building said their skyscraper will not obstruct or have a detrimental effect on Cork’s iconic skyline of church spires. Tower Holdings are proposing a 34-storey skyscraper hotel at Custom House Quay that would reach approximately 140m in height. If approved and constructed, it would become Ireland’s tallest building by a […]

Key figures in business and hospitality sectors seek reassurances about Cork event centre

  Key figures in Cork’s business and hospitality sectors have asked to meet developers, BAM, to seek reassurances about the stalled event centre project.   The Cork Business Association (CBA), as well as representatives of the city’s vintners, hoteliers and restaurateurs also plan to maintain pressure on the developers, the local authority, political leaders and […]

The Peoples’ Parklet on Douglas St is officially open! 

The Peoples Parklet on Douglas St was officially opened on Wednesday, July 24th. The Parklet is the ultimate city centre ‘chillzone’.   The project was brought to life following a funding application by the Cork Transport and Mobility Forum (CTMF)  to Cork City Council’s City Centre Placemaking Fund.     According to CTMF, the People’s Parklet […]

Exciting New Mural Unveiled In Cork City Centre

CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory are proud to introduce the latest addition to Cork City Council’s Placemaking Fund. “Loves me, Loves me not” was installed this week at Cornmarket Centre by Shane Sutton, acclaimed Irish Street Artist, and the European Space Agency’s Artist in Residence for the 2019 Living Planet Symposium.   The piece features an […]