Submitted on Monday, 31 March 2014

A privately owned Dublin based coach operator; Swords Express, has received the accolade of “Passenger Transport Company of the Year” for the second year running at the 2014 Irish Logistics and Transport Awards. 

Now in its seventh year of operation, Swords Express has established itself as a key transport link between Swords and Dublin City Centre, with 90 daily departures and a 35 minute journey time to the city.  Swords Express continues to go from strength to strength, serving an ever growing base of satisfied customers, with well over half a million passengers carried in the past year alone. 

Owned and operated by Eirebus Ltd, Swords Express has shown robust growth in the past two years, doubling its customer base, employment levels and fleet size.  Receiving the prestigious accolade of Passenger Transport Company of the Year at the 2014 Irish Logistics and Transport Awards is the latest chapter in the remarkable success story of this Swords’ based transport company.

Submitted on Monday, 31 March 2014

Mater Private Cork to host a free evening on gut problems as part of a Public Lecture Series for the general public and healthcare workers

Mater Private Cork, the new 75-bed hospital located at City Gate, Mahon, Cork, is holding a free public talk on problems of the gut on Tuesday 8th April from 6pm at Rochestown Park Hotel.  This is in anticipation of World Digestive Health Day on May 29th, a global health campaign aimed at generating public awareness around the prevention and therapy of diseases and disorders which affect the digestive system.

‘Operation Gut Transformation’ is a must for anyone who is interested in learning more about the gut, digestive problems such as IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), gastric or colon cancers and appropriate nutrition and diet.

The event will be led by top consultant Gastroenterologist Dr. Barry O’Connor, whose talk ‘Scope it out’ will focus on gastric or colon cancers.  Dr. O’Connor will be joined by fellow consultant Gastroenterologist Dr. Liz Kenny who will speak on IBS Prevention and Care,  while their colleague Mr. Criostóir Ó Súilleabháin, General Surgeon, will focus his talk ‘It’s not always what it seems, surgical conditions that mimic IBS’.  Finally Nutritionist and Dietician Ms. Niamh O’Connor, who is also based at Mater Private Cork, will give insights into appropriate nutrition and diet with her talk ‘To eat is a necessity but to eat intelligently is an art’.  

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.