CBA News

Guinness Jazz Festival Line-up Revealed

  THE WAIT IS OVER! FESTIVAL MAGIC IS BACK AS THE GUINNESS CORK JAZZ FESTIVAL LINE-UP IS REVEALVED New York hip-hop legend Yasiin Bey FKA Mos Def makes first-ever Irish appearance Thrilling and eclectic mix of artists unveiled for the October Bank Holiday Weekend   Thursday, 30th Sept: Today, Guinness has announced that tickets are now on […]

CBA Marks Retirement of Barry McPolin

CBA Chairman Pat O’Connell, Board Member Lawrence Owens and Business and Communications Manager, Helen Murphy make a presentation to Chief Superintendent Barry McPolin on the occasion of his retirement from An Garda Siochana.   On the retirement of Cork’s Chief Superintendent Barry McPolin, CBA want to thank him for his support to the Cork business […]


Ardú Street Art project arrived in Cork October 2020 injecting a burst of colour, vibrancy, and life into the city in lockdown. Seven of Ireland’s most respected and renowned street artists were invited to create key city-centre locations, in response to a theme inspired by the 1920 Burning of Cork. Find work by Deirdre Breen […]

Cork City Local Enterprise Office Upcoming Events.

  The following upcoming events may be of interest to our micro/ small enterprise members.   1) Learn about the Acumen Programme This FREE lunchtime webinar will explain the Acumen Programme … how it assists businesses to explore the cross-border market and how it can open up your micro / small business to new customers, […]

CBA Members Take Part in Culture Night 2021

Crawford Art Gallery Free Admission – Family Friendly – Open Until 10pm On Culture Night The Crawford Art Gallery is staying up late! The gallery will remain open from 5pm till 10pm and entry as always is free. Whether you are curious or a dedicated culture vulture, you are warmly invited to view the exhibitions […]

Cork Business Leaders Support Focus Ireland Shine-a-Light

Focus Ireland and Bord Gáis Energy are calling on business leaders, companies, employees and individuals across Cork to sleep out for one night on Friday October 15th – to help raise funds for vital homelessness services. Recent figures from the Department of Housing report that 413 people are currently without a home in Cork. The […]

Guinness Cork Jazz Festival Returns

Guinness confirms that Guinness Cork Jazz Festival 2021 will be taking place this October Bank Holiday Weekend. Music to the ears of festival goers! On Wednesday 8th September, Guinness confirmed that the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival will take place over the bank holiday weekend from 22nd – 25th October 2021. The Guinness Cork Jazz Festival, one of the […]


The running pods within Frontrunners Cork allows members to reconnect after lockdown.   Frontrunners Cork has been chosen as “The Cork International Hotel Community Spirit Award” winner for June. The club provides a safe space for runners within the LGBT+ community to meet and run. Frontrunners Cork was established in September 2018 and is part […]

Change Scams within Cork City during July/August 2021

The Community Policing Cork City Division An Garda Siochana have asked the CBA to advise all members that the Gardaí have seen an increase in Change Scam incidents throughout the city.   There have been a number of Change scams in the past 2 months within the Cork City Division invariably in Post Offices, Filling […]

CBA Appoints Helen Murphy as Business & Communications Manager

Helen Murphy joins Cork Business Association as their Business & Communications Manager. A city native and self-confessed lover of all things Cork, Helen brings with her a wealth of experience of working with Cork-based businesses. She spent over 30 years with successful local software company Statsols, primarily in international sales and marketing roles, facilitating the successful launch […]