Foodies throughout the Country should highlight May 24th – 26th in their diary as the fifth Wexford Food and Wine Festival will be held in Wexford town. The 2013 festival programme will provide a tasty schedule of mouth watering events for adults and children including a crackling hog roast, cookery demonstrations, a trip back through time to see and sample food cooked 500 BC, and open air food producers markets throughout the town. Wexford and the South East will showcase the diversity and wholesomeness of locally and regionally produced food, Wexford Food and Wine Festival provides a platform for artisan food producers and the many critically acclaimed restaurants located in Wexford town.
Sixty two of Wexford’s most innovative and resilient businesses from retailers to manufacturing have been announced as finalists in the 2011 Wexford Business Awards in partnership with Wexford County Council, the Environmental Protection Agency, Wexford County Enterprise Board and Wexford Chamber. Businesses shortlisted this year range from start-ups to family businesses and well-known companies including retailers, manufacturers, training providers, tourism operators and tech businesses.
Individuals, organisations, voluntary groups and companies are being invited to enter this year's Spirit of Enterprise Michael Dee Award. Named after the late Michael Dee, a former Enterprise Ireland executive who tirelessly supported the development of enterprise across the South East, the award organisers are calling for nominations before the March 31st deadline.
As the recession continues to make a hole in everyone's pockets, Irish people are increasingly going online to seek better value deals. Figures recently released by Ireland Metrix, Ireland's premier independent Internet Audience Measurement (IAM) service, support this trend and indicate that over two million people are visiting DoneDeal each month. The company has experienced significant growth over the last year with almost 150,000 adverts now active on the site at any one time.
Sonru was announced winner of the Innovation and Technology Award at the Leinster final of the 2011 Ulster Bank Business Achievers Awards at a ceremony in Dunboyne Castle on Wednesday last (January 26th). Sonru and the seven other winning businesses from the Leinster region, who were selected from a shortlist of 119 companies, will now go on to compete with the winners from the other provinces for the national title and individual category title at the all-island final in April.