In Brief: New editor for Kerryman and Corkman
'THE Kerryman' and 'The Corkman' newspapers have appointed Kevin Hughes (pictured) as new group editor.
Mr Hughes will replace current editors Declan Malone of 'The Kerryman' and Brendan Malone of 'The Corkman'. Taking up the position of deputy group editor will be Tralee man Dónal Nolan.
INM Regionals West managing director John Feerick said the move "will further enhance the group".
Smartphones driving consumer changes
Nearly two thirds of customers are browsing online more frequently, and retailers need to take advantage of this change, new research from Barclays Bank Ireland has found.
The report found the change was being driven by smartphones, while over a third of consumers also said that they were purchasing a lot more than they had been previously thanks to the advent of mobile shopping. Well over half of consumers surveyed said they will be shopping more via mobile device in the next couple of years.
In response, retailers are doing more and more to target those consumers.
PwC and Wexford Opera House sign deal
Wexford Festival Opera and PwC have launched a new arts initiative to support emerging young artists in the opera world. The award gives two emerging young Irish opera singers a bursary to help contribute towards the many costs associated with furthering their careers.
The two artists are Dublin soprano Rachel Croash and Connemara baritone Rory Musgrave. Both have already collected an array of accolades reflecting their talent and both recipients have performed previously with Wexford Festival Opera. Rachel and Rory were selected based on their past performances at the festival and their development as artists.