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Remote Working The New ‘Normal’

While business owners try to get their head around whether they can plan for a future and what that might look like if they have one, digital businesses and member organisations are using online communication as a way of battling the dreaded covid 19.

Network Ireland Cork has launched a series of free live webinars to support companies in light of the current Covid-19 public health situation.

Commencing this Wednesday, 18 March from 8pm – 9pm, the first webinar will cover elements of employment law and remote working with panellists Karen O’Reilly, a flexible work specialist and founder of EmployFlex, and Gráinne O’Donovan, partner at Douglas Law Solicitors.

Registration at is free, and open to both Network members and non-members. 

Speaking on the branch’s first webinar, Network Ireland Cork’s president, Marguerite O’Sullivan said: “Many businesses are now faced with uncertainty. We want our Network to be a place of support during this difficult period and therefore have made changes to our upcoming schedule, replacing our in-person events with online versions. Now more than ever businesses need our support, so we have rallied together to push out complimentary webinars — for both members and non-members — that are specifically designed to help during these unprecedented times. 

“Our Network Ireland Cork members, Gráinne O’Donovan and Karen O’Reilly are experts in their fields and they will be on-hand this Wednesday evening to  discuss employment law for employees and employers along with what businesses need to know about remote working. Questions can be submitted in advance at or the Slido app by using the event code #networkcork. We hope this webinar, and the ones to follow, will be of some assistance for business owners and their staff during this difficult period.”

Facilitator for the initial webinar is Louise Bunyan from SmartFox, a digital marketing and training agency.

Looks like there will be plenty more of this type of activity but well done to all involved for making the first step.