Tony Kenny

Tony Kenny speaking at the 2006 it@cork National Technology & Business Conference. He’s the IT manager at Beaumont Hospital. His experiences with introducing Open Source software such as Linux and Star Office into the hospital make for a very interesting talk.

Jacques-Etienne Grandjean

Jacques-Etienne Grandjean speaking at the 2006 it@cork National Technology & Business Conference.

Tom Raftery blogged about his talk and while he’s right that no search competitors of Microsoft were mentioned, he did say that search isn’t very sticky. I’m sure he’s hoping that people will abandon Google and jump on board MS Live.

Eddie Hobbs, Conor Kenny and Hugh MacLeod

Eddie Hobbs

Eddie Hobbs

Conor Kenny, Kennys.ie

Hugh MacLeod

Eddie Hobbs, Conor Kenny and Hugh MacLeod speaking at the 2006 it@cork National Technology & Business Conference.

Tom Raftery covers Eddie Hobbs’ talk on property, energy and investment.

R&H Hall Mill on fire

R&H Hall Mills aftermath
City Fire Brigade Well Equipped

This morning, the disused R&H Hall mill on Kennedy Quay, Cork City was the scene of a major fire. Smoke was visible from all over the city, wind blew the smoke up towards Mayfield and traffic was very heavy all over, probably because drivers slowed down to watch the plume of smoke.
From several miles away in Sunday’s Well, I saw two jets of water pour into the top of the building, unfortunately I only had my wide angle lens so I didn’t get a shot of it. This photo was taken with my Canon 75-300 zoom from a residential park off Blarney Street half an hour later.

Seven units of Cork fire service have been fighting a blaze at the disused R & H Hall mill and grain store on Kennedy Quay – rte.ie

Des has a great photo taken from much closer showing the fire bursting from the side of the building. Pity I’m on the other side of the city!

In recent times, a long plume of thick black smoke trailed from a fire on the north side of the city, and of course, back in 2003 a huge blaze left the Sunbeam Factory in ruins.

This afternoon I spent a few minutes shooting the R&H Hall building from behind the Garda exclusion tape. Smoke was still visible coming from the white silos at the side of the building and just as I left a crane was going to lift members of the fire service up to examine the damage. I ran out of time and had to leave before that happened but things were definitely winding down thankfully.

I sent the top photo to the Cork Independent who have published it in this week’s edition on page 11. I haven’t seen it yet but hopefully I can get a copy later! Check out the photo I took of the article above! It’s the first time I’ve had a photo published by a newspaper and I’m very happy!