CBA News

Digital Responsibility: Divide or Unite

                    The UCC Commerce Society annual Digital Marketing Summit will take place virtually this year via zoom webinar on the 23rd and 24th of February. The theme for this years DM Summit is ‘Digital Responsibility: Divide or Unite’.   On Tuesday the 23rd of February at […]

Additional Business Grants Announced

Additional Business Grants Announced by Dave O’Brien This week and last there have been 2 additional schemes introduced to assist with certain businesses trying to get through the next few months of Covid related restrictions. There is also additional funding being given to the Sustaining Enterprise Fund. The schemes are well meaning and will give […]

Cork Smart Gateway Webinar on #CloudComputing Services  25th of February 9 am -10.30 am

Since the start of the Covid pandemic, remote work has become reality for millions of people globally. As a direct result of this, businesses and their employees worldwide are facing the challenge of maintaining business continuity. To address this issue, Cloud Computing has emerged as a saviour. By providing remote computing resources and services over […]

Government €160m boost to COVID-19 business grants

new Scheme targets businesses currently ineligible for CRSS and other sector specific grants wholesalers, suppliers, caterers and events companies down 75% or more in turnover expected to benefit €10m extra for companies developing and making PPE and equipment used in fight against COVID-19 The Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar TD […]

Minister Burke announces further commercial rates package

  Minister Peter Burke, Minister of State for Planning and Local Government, has announced another commercial rates package for local authorities totalling €160 million for the first quarter of 2021. This is being provided to assist local authorities during the current further round of Government Covid-19 restrictions and to ensure businesses most affected by these […]

Ibec voices support for staff health and wellbeing initiatives with Choral Festival partnership

The Cork International Choral Festival announces Ibec’s sponsorship of and participation in the inaugural Workplace Choir of the Year competition to help improve staff wellbeing through music  Cork International Choral Festival is delighted to announce that Ibec, Ireland’s largest business representative group, has come on board as the title sponsor of the festival’s new Workplace […]


THE SKILLS FOR WORK PROGRAMME Skills for Work is a national programme aimed at providing training opportunities to help employees deal with the basic skills demands of the workplace. The initiative is funded by the Irish Government under the Department of Education and Skills, and delivered by the Education & Training Boards (ETB) across the […]

Upskilling Opportunities for a Digital Transformation

All CBA Members invited! The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified requirements for digital transformation and an urgent need for businesses everywhere to adapt and focus on technology as a major business driver. In the current situation, remote working and digital skills as well as automation are an increasing necessity. A lack of digital skills and misaligned talent plans could jeopardize […]