Cork Foundation, a not-for-profit fund for Cork businesses and community enterprises, held their inaugural Dublin lunch at Fire Restaurant, The Mansion House, Dublin on Friday, 10th October.  The Guest Speaker at the lunch was John Moran the Director of the European Investment Bank and Former Secretary General of the Department of Finance. The event brought together key business people from both Cork and Dublin to generate jobs for Cork City and County. 

Speaking at the lunch, Yvonne Barry, Chairperson, Cork Foundation and Partner at Quintas said: “We need to get the word out, to tell people about how we are trying to help ourselves and build jobs in Cork. We need contributions from the many Cork people scattered all over the globe to make our goal of creating sustainable jobs a reality.”

Cork Foundation works with donors both in Ireland and abroad to bridge the funding gaps currently in Cork, especially amongst struggling community enterprises and start-ups.

Cork Foundation’s next two events are in the US. On the 21 October, Denis O’Brien is hosting a dinner in New York and on the 22nd October the Irish Embassy is hosting a dinner to create new contacts and thank the Foundation’s US supporters. 

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