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Belfast Distillery Company celebrates global reach of McConnell’s Irish Whisky
6th December 2021
Belfast Distillery Company will be ending this trading year on a high as it continues to build its global distribution footprint for one of Ireland’s oldest whisky brands across Europe, North America, Asia and Australasia.   Having secured partnerships with multiple international distributors since its revival in 2020, Germany is the latest market to embrace ...
Ballymena Boy’s artwork brings Christmas Card Cheer
5th December 2021
The festive artwork of 11 year old Adrian McVey from Castle Tower School in Ballymena has been chosen as Radius Housing’s 2021 Christmas Card. His drawing, of a bright Christmas tree with a message of love, will be on hundreds of cards that the housing association will send in December, with the aim of bringing festive cheer.   Castle Tower School is adjacent to a n...
South Derry / Londonderry Ulster Farmers’ Union welcomes Fibrus’ commitment to connecting local communities
1st December 2021
The South Derry / Londonderry Group of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) has welcomed the arrival of Northern Ireland’s fastest growing broadband provider, Fibrus to Mid Ulster, as part of its campaign to revolutionise rural connectivity.   Fibrus is currently rolling out 21st century full fibre infrastructure to rural and regional parts of Northern Ireland, bring...
No 'ifs' or ‘butts’ for water wise communities
29th November 2021
Radius Housing has teamed up with NI Water to encourage tenants to become water wise, by installing over 50 water butts in the gardens of their sheltered housing schemes across Northern Ireland.   The aim of the partnership is to help residents incorporate more sustainable practices when it comes to using water and gardening. Using water butts plays a part in conserv...
Shop Safe and Avoid Scams on Black Friday and Cyber Monday
24th November 2021
Shopping from the comfort of your sofa on a phone or tablet is a task many of us now do on a regular basis, with more than 92% of consumers shopping online with retailers. But 40% of shoppers in Northern Ireland have been targeted by scams in the last few years, and, as Black Friday and Cyber Monday approach, the Consumer Council is warning shoppers to be scam aware as they hunt for...
All we want for Christmas are some Savvy Shoppers
18th November 2021
As consumers start to hit the high streets and shop online for Christmas, the Consumer Council is calling on the public to be ‘Savvy Shoppers’ in the run up to the big day, to avoid overspending and the common pitfalls of hidden costs. The call is being issued in response to findings that 42% of consumers do not know what their rights are when buying goods. With 92% of co...
Economy Minister visits Viberoptix full fibre training facility
16th November 2021
Northern Ireland’s leading fibre specialists, Viberoptix welcomed Minister for the Economy, Gordon Lyons MLA to their training facility to demonstrate what it takes to turn a trainee into a fully-fledged full fibre engineer.   Based in Coalisland, the Viberoptix Training Academy opened earlier this year and has already seen over 150 trainees pass through its doors, wit...
Primary School children become Pharmacy aware
10th November 2021
A new resource which teaches school children about the role of community pharmacies and the health information and support they can provide has been launched. The Pharmacy Schools Programme launched by the Minister for Health, Robin Swann, along with the Chief Pharmaceutical Officer, Cathy Harrison was developed by Belfast Healthy Cities and the World Health Organization (W...
The Climate Emergency is your problem - and mine
21st October 2021
Just over a week ago I was fortunate enough to attend a conference in Belfast on climate change. It was my first ‘in person’ conference since the onset of the pandemic and as one would expect from the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce who were the main organisers of the event along with SSE Airtricity, it was all safely staged, with appropriate social distancing, mask we...
Celebrating the health & wellbeing of Belfast with Healthy Cities Awards
13th October 2021
Belfast Healthy Cities, the World Health Organization initiative in Northern Ireland, is celebrating the work that has been undertaken to make Belfast a healthier city with their annual awards. The  2021 Healthy Cities Awards have been launched, with the help of 2020 Healthy City Award winner Maria Burke from Ligoniel Healthy Living Centre.   Now in their 9th year, the ...
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