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Submitted on Monday, 31 March 2014

O’ Connell Group has re-qualified as one of Ireland’s ‘Best Managed’ companies in the Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards Program. O Connell Group was first recognised as a Best Managed Company in 2012. Since then the company, has continued to demonstrate superior business performance for a third year running, was commended for this impressive feat on Friday 7 March 2014, at an awards gala dinner held in The Burlington Hotel. An Taoiseach Enda Kenny was special guest speaker at the event.

The Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards Program, in association with Barclay’s, seeks out indigenous Irish companies across the island of Ireland which are operating at the highest levels of business performance.

Submitted on Tuesday, 25 March 2014

The Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Catherine Clancy will host a celebratory reception for the winning entries to the Cork St. Patrick’s Day parade at Council Chambers, Friday 28th at 5.30 pm. The Lord Mayor will welcome representatives from the winning organisations and congratulate them on the creativity and effort that they put into their floats, costumes and displays.

The parade which drew a record 55,000 people to line the streets of Cork was led by the Lord Mayor and Grand Marshall Michael Flatley who then took to the review stand, along with other VIP’s, to enjoy the festive spectacle. Five parade entries were commended for their excellence. These included: Best Overall Entry: Indian Community, Best Dance Group: Joan Denise Moriarty School of Dance, Best Children’s Group: Cork City Football Club, Best Music Group: Cork Barrack Street Band and Best Commissioned Entry for the Cork Community Artlink.

The parade, which was themed ‘Legends’ included spectacular performances from arts, community and sporting groups from all over the city and county, along with five specially commissioned giant art pieces, created by renowned street theatre companies, and inspired by legendary tales, including:  Johan and the Whale by SPRAOI, The Phoenix by Bui Bolg, large scale inflatable floats by LUXe, the Tractor Factor with Dowtcha puppets, and Life Beats from Cork Community Art Link.

Submitted on Tuesday, 25 March 2014

New service, Pay as you Go Auto Ltd, launched to assist consumers with zero credit to get ‘back in the driving seat’ 

A new nationwide service has been launched to help those struggling financially to finally get ‘back in the driving seat’. Pay As You Go Auto Ltd. provides a weekly interest free payment facility which offers a motoring solution to those who have been crippled by poor credit history.

This new innovative initiative, which is the first of its kind in Ireland, aims to accelerate the sales of cars nationwide by providing people with mortgage arrears, bad visa card payments and other cash flow restraints with a real solution.   The service, which has been launched by the Mordaunt Group and critically acclaimed author of ‘Shepherd’s Pie’ and ‘Back in the Driving Seat’ George Mordaunt, will assist people in a structured way allowing them to upgrade their vehicle.  It is designed specifically for people who have zero credit rating, people who are insolvent and people who are currently involved in personal insolvency resolution, ultimately people who would never qualify for a bank loan.

Submitted on Thursday, 20 March 2014

Galway’s general public turned out in their numbers at the Galway Bay Hotel this week to listen to a number of practitioners from Dean Clinic Galway and St. Patrick’s Mental Health Services discuss topics surrounding mental health

In an event entitled ‘Don’t Wait to Enjoy Life Again’, early intervention in relation to anxiety and depression was the central focus of an informative and interactive session. There was also emphasis on the fact that recovery is possible with the right help and guidance. The Dean Clinic, a community-based mental health recovery service located at Merchant’s Square, Merchant’s Road, Galway is one of seven clinics operated by St. Patrick’s Mental Health Services, Ireland’s largest independent and not-for-profit mental health service provider.

Submitted on Tuesday, 18 March 2014

A record 55,000 people lined the streets of Cork City today for the Cork St. Patrick’s Festival, which was led by the Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr Catherine Clancy and Grand Marshall Michael Flatley from an open top Ford Model T car. 

The parade, which was themed ‘Legends’ included spectacular performances from arts, community and sporting groups from all over the city and county, along with five specially commissioned giant art pieces, created by renowned street theatre companies, and inspired by legendary tales, including:  Johan and the Whale by SPRAOI, The Phoenix by Bui Bolg, large scale inflatable floats by LUXe, the Tractor Factor with Dowtcha puppets, and Life Beats from Cork Community Art Link.