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SSE staff tackle Tour of Ulster Cycle Challenge
23rd September 2015
Nearly 30 staff from SSE Airtricity, Northern Ireland’s second largest energy supplier, embarked on a gruelling cycling challenge around Ulster, as they attempted to raise more than £20,000 for a number of local charities. The SSE Tour of Ulster Cycle, began at the companies Gartnaneane Wind Farm in County Cavan, passing by Bessy Bell Wind Farm in Omagh and fini...
50% of sight loss is preventable - take steps to protect your vision.
21st September 2015
Statistics show a 25% increase in Northern Ireland by 2020 in sight loss, estimated to impact a total of 58,510 people   With sight loss among the population of Northern Ireland set to increase by 25% between 2011 and 2020, 50% of which is preventable, it is vital that people of all ages take steps to protect their eyesight — that was the message from David Barnes, C...
NI Politics; there's just a meanness in this world
11th September 2015
There is little point in rehashing what a sorry state our political process and the Stormont institutions. Put simply we are where we are….and what matters now is how to make things better?  I said on social media during the week that we are a long way off the promise of 1998 and the Good Friday Agreement and indeed from the optimism which surrounded the return of devo...
NI can ‘tech’ itself forward by sharing technology, ideas and innovation
4th September 2015
The global trend towards sharing technology provides a unique opportunity for Belfast and Northern Ireland entrepreneurs - that was the message today as hundreds gathered for the city’s biggest home-grown technology event, TechXplore. Now in its third year, TechXplore 2015 heard from fifteen expert speakers on a range of subjects including music tech, health tech, start-u...
MAC QT - The State of the Economy
28th August 2015
The MAC Belfast will host a Question Time style discussion on the state of the Northern Ireland Economy. The event, in partnership with Ulster Bank, takes place on Tuesday 1st September at 6pm. Tickets are free and can be reserved at www.maclive.com Launching the event were Richard Ramsey, Ulster Bank, Jim Fitzpatrick, who will chair the event, and Maeve Hawkins from The MAC....
SSE AIRTRICITY BACKING BRIGHT SPARKS WITH SECOND SCHOLARSHIP FUND
27th August 2015
SSE Airtricity, Northern Ireland’s largest provider of wind power, has today launched the second year of the SSE Airtricity Scholarship to support students from the West and North-West of the country going on to third level education. The 2015 SSE Airtricity Scholarship, which totals almost £100,000 annually, was unveiled by Employment and Learning Minister Dr Stephen...
Everything’s Fine… with Friends
27th August 2015
Kathryn Callaghan Fine Art and Atelier Design host evening with Northern Ireland’s finest artisans and designers Local artist Kathryn Callaghan and bespoke interior design studio Atelier-Design teamed up to showcase some of Northern Ireland’s finest homegrown products and designers. The event highlighted pioneers from the worlds of fashion, art, design, music, food an...
Providing a path to career promotion
5th August 2015
Developing future leaders at BDO NI One of Northern Ireland’s leading business advisory firms BDO NI is celebrating a number of new appointments and promotions. Just months after it marked its 25th anniversary the promotions are a sign of a strengthening economy in Northern Ireland. This year alone has seen 21 in-house promotions, including nine graduate trainees who have been ...
Shouting about The Quiet Man
5th August 2015
Derry based drinks company Niche Drinks is launching an 8 Year Old Single Malt and a Blended Irish Whiskey under "The Quiet Man” brand. The Quiet Man is being distributed in N. Ireland by Drinks Inc. and for Managing Director Ciaran Mulgrew, the launch is a milestone for personal as well as business reasons. Niche Drinks have been manufacturing and exporting from it’...
Helm mobilise support for Women’s Aid
27th July 2015
In a unique scheme, Helm Housing today donated used mobile phones to Fermanagh Women’s Aid. The phones, which were collected from staff, were today handed over to Mary McCann from Women’s Aid in Fermanagh, where they will be used to help vulnerable women communicate with friends and loved ones.   Fermanagh Women's Aid works with female victims of domestic and sex...
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