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Thomas Crosbie of Agri AD addressing the banbrridge event
Local businesses attend Energy Connections event
8th October 2013
Businesses from Banbridge Council attended an Energy Connections NI information session tonight at the Old Town Hall. Attendees heard from the Council, the promoters of the Energy Connections Programme and from Thomas Crosbie of Agri AD.   Thomas's detailed presentation was based on his experience of establishing a renewable business in Northern Ireland and the Banbridge man off...
Brain Inury Matters Chairman Peter Quinn, joined by Fiona Mccabe and and TV presenter Claire McCollum
Brain Injury Matters NI launched
24th September 2013
Support for treatment vital in fight against the‘silent epidemic', as new charity takes flight   Brain Injury Matters launched by Junior OFMDFM Ministers in Belfast   With the right help, assistance and support from professionals and peers, individuals who acquire a brain injury can go on to enjoy full and meaningful lives – that was the message this morning ...
Local children enjoying Kidspace last year
Kids take over Writers Square
20th September 2013
WRITERS SQUARE TO HOST UNIQUE CHILDREN'S SPACE   The annual KidsSpace event, where a city centre location is turned into an outdoor children's playground is now a fixed date in the Belfast calendar. This year KidsSpace will again coincide with Culture Night on Friday 20th of September, with Writers Square the area given over to structured and supervised space, between 4-9pm. ...
Olympic Boxer paddy Barnes helps launchh the awards
Belfast Healthy Cities launch Health Awards
17th September 2013
Belfast Healthy Cities (BHC), the World Health Organization body in Belfast, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and has launched a special series of awards to highlight the priority issues addressed by the organisation over the last quarter of a century.   There are 6 award categories which will record the story of Belfast as an officially designated World Health Org...
MLAs join window companies in NIHE plea
Window contractors urge NIHE to take action to save jobs
28th August 2013
Window companies urge Housing Executive Board to ‘sort out procurement to save jobs'. 27 August 2013 A number of window manufacturing companies who are caught in a procurement delaywith the Northern Ireland Housing Executive have urged the Board of the NIHE to sort out the procurement delay in order to save jobs. The monthly meeting of the Board takes place tomorrow (Wednesd...
Postcard from Amsterdam
28th August 2013
This column comes to you from Amsterdam where I have spent the last weekend with my family, courtesy of the availability of cheap, short haul flights, and before the routine of school kicks in again. So while we spent the weekend exploring, walking and taking in the sights andsounds of one of Europe's capital cities, I engaged in my typical pastime of comparing the city I am visi...
BDO structures first Green New deal investment
30th July 2013
NI wood pellet manufacturer powers Scottish Distillery 26 July 2013   Balcas, the largest producer of wood pellets in the British Isles, headquartered in Fermanagh, has partnered with Energy Savings Investments (ESI) to install a steam generating biomass boiler at Tomatin Distillery near Inverness in Scotland. The finance package was put together by local business advisory...
Simon Hamilton takes charge at Department for Finance and Personnel
29th July 2013
There aren’t many public representatives aged 36 who can claim the award of a European Commission Protected Geographical Indicator on their CV. But the new Finance Minister, Simon Hamilton, led the campaign to achieve special recognition for the widely known ‘Comber Earlies’. The European Commission recognition protects the special nature of potatoes grown in that ...
Queen’s Award is crowning success for Workspace Group
26th July 2013
Workspace Group in Draperstown receive Queen’s Award for Enterprise   The Workspace Group has been awarded a prestigious ‘Queen’s Award for Enterprise’ in the area of Sustainable Development. Each year the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are presented to companies judged to be outstanding in their field. Workspace is one of only nine companies fro...
Mark Durkan - Minister for the Environment
16th July 2013
Mark has today been appointed as Minister for the Environment, replacing Alex Attwood. Mark was elected to the NI Assembly in 2011 for the Foyle constituency, having been a councillor for the Northland DEA of Derry City Council from 2005. Prior to politics he worked in the financial sector. In the Assembly he first served on the Health committee, and currently sits on the Social ...
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