Q2 2024 Economic Trends
Sponsored by PTSB

The Q2 2024 Economic Trends survey of Cork Chamber members gathered insights into their experiences during April, May and June. Sponsored by PTSB, this survey provides a snapshot of business experiences and priorities ahead of the upcoming Budget 2025.

Chamberlink Issue 2 - A Vision for Progress & Innovation
Main sponsor Vodafone

Welcome to Issue 2 of Chamberlink. We have no shortage of updates for you with our new President, changes to our Board of Directors and a huge array of content from our public affairs activities, ESG projects, international relations, events past and future. We have insightful contributions to our 'innovation series' and 'next generation leaders' and a selection of member news.

This is a jam packed edition, so sit back and enjoy the read.

Cork Digital Marketing Awards 2024
Entries close today at 4pm!


Entries close today at 4pm! Make sure to submit your achievements and gain recognition for your digital expertise and success!


In association with AB Sales, Clancy, ClickDimensions, Cork Chamber Skillnet, Crowleys DFK, ePresence, Munster Technological University, Osborne, Spéire


Media Partner: Irish Examiner    #DigitalCork24

Golf Classic 2024
Thurs 29th Aug | 7am-2pm | Lee Valley Golf Club

Join us for the Cork Chamber's Golf Classic at Lee Valley Golf and Country Club, voted one of the top 100 Irish Golf Courses by Golf Digest. 


This will be a 4-Person Team event and whether you're a seasoned pro or a novice player, this event offers something for everyone, with opportunities to take a break from the day to day tasks, play and network at one of Cork's picturesque Golf Courses.


Limited Tee Times available. Register your team now to secure your preferred tee time.

Networking Lunch on Board the Brittany Ferries Pont Aven
Sat 14th Sept | 12pm-3pm | Ringaskiddy Port

This event will provide you with an exclusive opportunity to explore the fantastic facilities on board the luxury ferry as you enjoy a charming afternoon in Cork Harbour. Your three-hour French escape will begin from the moment you step on board, with an Apéritif drinks reception in the ship’s Bar Le Grand Pavois.

You will enjoy a lunch prepared by the best of French chefs and served with specially selected French wines. All served while you network with the France-Irish business community in Cork.

Business Breakfast with Professor Maggie Cusack, President, Munster Technological University
Wed 25th Sept | 7.30am-9am | The Kingsley Hotel

Join us for this Business Breakfast to hear from Professor Maggie Cusack, President, Munster Technological University.


Hear about the role MTU plays in nurturing talent to meet the evolving demands of industry along with the university’s commitment to innovation and collaboration to drive economic and social advancement.

Cork Chamber Dublin Dinner 2024
Tues 26th Nov | 7pm-11pm | Clayton Hotel Burlington Road, Dublin

Join over 600 business leaders, key political decision makers and stakeholders as we gather to celebrate the relationship between Ireland's two largest city regions, Dublin and Cork.
The evening is an opportunity to establish new business connections, to strengthen existing relationships and to meet with peers from both city regions. During the evening, we will also present the Outstanding Contribution to Business Award 2024.

How to run your home like a business
Free for members

Wed 28th Aug | 10am-11am | Online


If you feel like you don’t have time for self-care or struggle to manage the workload that comes with the home and family life, this webinar provides practical advice on how to navigate these challenges.

Developing your digital marketing campaigns
Member Price €50

Thurs 12th Sept | 10am-1pm | 1 sessions | Online


This workshop delivered by BE:Dynamic will give the participants the skills, tools and knowledge to be able to develop, implement and measure their digital marketing campaigns and be able to budget for the next 6-12 months.

Upcoming International Food & Drink Events

The Enterprise Europe Network is the world's largest support network for SMEs looking to innovate and grow internationally.


Our B2B Matchmaking events are an effective way for you to meet your next potential business partner.


Take a look at our list of upcoming international Food and Drink events!

The Enterprise Europe Network is the worlds largest support network for SMEs looking to innovate and grow internationally.


Our B2B Matchmaking events are an effective way for you to meet your next potential business partner.


Take a look at our list of upcoming international Food and Drink events!


Event name:




Co-Matching Business Matching Event

27 August, 2024



AGROPODIUM 2024 Matching Event

29 August, 2024



Icelandic Fisheries, Seafood and Aqua Exhibition - B2B Matchmaking

19 September, 2024

Kopavogur, Iceland

B2B Meetings at Conxemar 2024: International Frozen Seafood Exhibition

23 September, 2024


Nordic Innovation Fair 2024

23 September, 2024

Copenhagen, Denmark

Food&Drink Mission to Sicily 2024

1 October, 2024

Sicily, Italy

Business Meetings at SIAL Paris 2024

19 October, 2024

Paris, France

B2B Meetings: Food and Drink Expo in Thessaloniki

1 November, 2024

Thessaloniki, Greece



Have Your Say: Upcoming EU Consultations
Now open for your input and feedback.

The European Commission has launched three new public consultations for your feedback.


This is your opportunity to shape future legislative initiatives, streamline and harmonise administrative processes and reduce the costs for SMEs.


Consultation name:

Deadline for reply:


SME consultation on inland waterway transport.

30 September, 2024

Link Here

SME consultation on automated contracts.

16 September, 2024

Link Here

SME panel on business practices related to using customers' data.

16 September, 2024

Link Here


Dockside Dialogue
New episode of Cork Chamber Podcast

In episode 5, Paul Hegarty, now the head of National Maritime College of Ireland, at MTU has a fascinating discussion with Fiona O'Donovan of Cork Chamber about his maritime career, the role of the NMCI and how we can enhance our maritime economy.

CSRD signed into Irish Law

The European Union's Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive was signed into Irish law on 5 July and is now in effect. All large companies and all listed companies, except listed micro-enterprises, will be required to report on sustainability information in accordance with the European Sustainability Reporting Standards. 

Budget 2025 - Call for member input
Representing you

Cork Chamber is drafting a budget submission to government ahead of Budget 2025. As members, you have the opportunity to share your business priorities and views on issues such as housing, business supports, renewable energy, cost of living, infrastructure investment and more. 


All of your responses are valuable and support us as we advocate on your behalf. Share your views with our Director of Public Affairs, cathal@corkchamber.ie. 

Upcoming Consultations
Public consultations now open for your input and feedback:

Draft Regional and Local EV Charging Network Plan

19 July

Link Here

A Strategic Approach to Improving the Efficiency of Ireland’s Transport System

21 August

Link Here


If you have any feedback that can inform our submission please contact ashley@corkchamber.ie 

Member News
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New Legislation Regulating Collective Redundancies Following Insolvency Now in Operation

The Employment (Collective Redundancies and Miscellaneous Provisions) and Companies (Amendment) Act 2024 (the Act) quietly came into effect on 1st July 2024. The core aim of this legislation is to bolster the protection of Employees in collective redundancy situations.

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