Hinch Distillery Unveils Exquisite 15-Year-Old Oloroso Sherry Cask Finished Irish Whiskey

Hinch Distillery, nestled on the outskirts of Belfast, has launched its latest masterpiece, the Hinch 15-Year-Old Oloroso Sherry Cask Finished Irish Whiskey, introduced by ‘friend of Hinch’, the acclaimed actor James Nesbitt. James unveiled the new product at an event held in the Aston Martin Showroom hosted by DJ and broadcaster Pete Snodden on Friday […]

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Ulster University Business School’s Department of Management, Leadership And Marketing Honours Outstanding Talent At The Class Of 2023 Excellence Awards

The Department of Management, Leadership and Marketing in Ulster University’s Business School held its annual Excellence Awards to celebrate the class of 2023. The awards, now in their thirteenth year, are an opportunity to showcase and recognise the outstanding talent in students across a range of subjects including marketing, business studies and human resource management.

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A Class Act: Schoolgirl Mentorship Programme Has Tripled In Size In 2024

SistersIN, the all-female leadership programme dedicated to enabling, empowering, and developing young girls across Northern Ireland, has announced it has tripled in size in 2024. Almost 400 sixth form schoolgirls from 28 schools are participating in the programme this year. The programme is a collaborative ecosystem between the schools who deliver leadership training, senior female

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On The Pulse Festival Illuminates Screens this March

The 6th Cinemagic ON THE PULSE FESTIVAL, celebrating the short film genre, funded by the Department for Communities through Northern Ireland Screen, proudly presents a March programme of unmissable films, jury programmes and a masterclass series for aspiring film, television and media creators. The world cinema programme and young critic panels are presented in partnership with

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AbbeyAutoline Drives Forward Young Entrepreneurs With New Impact Partnership

AbbeyAutoline, Northern Ireland’s largest insurance broker is proud to announce its new partnership with Young Enterprise as an Impact Business Backer. This exciting collaboration positions AbbeyAutoline as a key supporter of Young Enterprise’s mission to inspire and equip young people with the skills and confidence to succeed in the business world. AbbeyAutoline recognises the importance

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Action Cancer Releases Breast Screening Appointments In The Run Up To International Women’s Day

To celebrate International Women’s Day, leading NI cancer charity Action Cancer has released breast screening appointments and is encouraging women to book their screening slot online. The theme for International Women’s Day on Friday 8th March 2024 (IWD 2024) is, ‘Inspire Inclusion’. International Women’s Day is celebrated annually on March 8, yet the global campaign theme continues all year long to encourage action. Action

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Seeing The Unseen: Unleash The Power Of Positive Perspective

When you’re struggling with your mental health it is important to focus on your achievements and not undermine the successes you’ve had.  Shifting your perspective can help you to change your thoughts, feelings and behaviours to create a content, happier life.  1. Power Of Positive Perspective Changing your outlook can lead to your own personal

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Lidl Northern Ireland Invests £3m In Fresh Pay Rises Making It The Highest Paying Supermarket In The Region

Lidl Northern Ireland has today announced a further £3 million investment in pay increases for its workforce in the region. All employees will benefit from the increase which took effect on Friday (1 March 2024). Lidl Northern Ireland has invested £6 million in pay rises for employees in the region with employees benefitting from a 13.5

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Mums At Work Elevate Your Business Event to Inspire Businesswomen Across Northern Ireland

Mums At Work CIC will be showcasing a full day of inspiring speakers at their flagship event Elevate Your Business, later this month. Taking place from 10am-4pm on Monday March 25 at the Tullyglass Hotel in Ballymena, the event is designed for business women who want to take their business to the next level.  Speakers

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Boatyard Distillery Lands At Belfast City Airport’s World Duty Free

World Duty Free at Belfast City Airport is set to further expand its local product offering with the introduction of Fermanagh-based Boatyard Distillery products. Inspired by the natural beauty of Lough Erne, Boatyard Distillery’s Boatyard Double Gin, Boatyard Vodka, Boatyard Old Tom Gin and Boatyard Sloe Boat, will be available for all passengers to purchase,

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Bulk Up Meals On A Budget

Cash strapped shoppers in Northern Ireland are being given advice on how to bulk up meals without breaking the bank. The frugal team at online food retailer MuscleFood.com have put together their tips for making meals stretch further without buying additional costly ingredients. They say adding lentils and oats to mince based dishes are a good way

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Belfast Revealed In Top Ten Cities And Towns Least Interested In Social Media Fame

As the influencer market continues to prosper and more express interest in joining the industry, new data reveals the cities and towns where residents are less interested in becoming social media stars. The research, pulled together by online casino comparison website Kajino, analysed nationwide Google searches for keywords related to becoming an influencer, to identify which cities

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A Decade of Dedication: Niamh Quinn’s Unwavering Journey to Become a Social Worker

“The thought of helping someone everyday, there’s no better feeling than that” Working as a social worker is something Niamh Quinn always wanted to do. Now, just over a decade later, she is finally on the road to reaching her goals. The 32-year-old from Clonoe always had a deep interest in social work. Growing up

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McCoy’s Celebrates Epic Year In Northern Ireland

Popular crisp brand McCoy’s is celebrating a record year in Northern Ireland, following growth of 16.3% over the past 12 months. And the good news for local snack lovers is that the province’s favourite ridged crisp isn’t resting on its laurels with the addition of two brand new flavours, Chip Shop Curry Sauce and Bangin’

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Gateway To Strengthening The Creative Sector

Pioneering businesswoman, Rebecca McEvoy is leading the way in how venues in the creative sector can maximise their potential.  The West Belfast native, now living in Lisburn created The Switchboard Network, an online booking platform that makes accessing and finding services more efficient. Its main objectives are to support venues in post-covid recovery with venues

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Watch Out For Signs Of Dog Depression

Dog lovers in Northern Ireland have been warned to ensure the current cold temperatures and lack of daylight hours aren’t giving their cherished pets winter blues. Just like us humans, dogs can struggle with their mental health at this time of year with thousands falling victim to something similar to Seasonally Affected Disorder (SAD), according

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Blossom Into Springtime With A Luxury Rest And Recharge At Galgorm Collection

The birds are singing, the mornings are brighter and there’s a grand old stretch in the evenings. All that can mean just one thing – Spring has sprung at last. And with those feel-good vibes in the air, it’s the perfect time for an indulgent rest and recharge to set you up for the action-packed

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Dark, Witty, Poignant Observational Discourse On A City And A Person

Christophe Owens already has collected much writing kudos from debut collection, A Vortex of Securocrats, with authors, musicians and commentator heaping praise on its hellish visions of post-conflict Belfast. To follow it ups Owens takes the reader back to the streets of the city in ‘dethrone god’. Here the comparison ends. The novella is chock

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Belfast Author Launches Latest Book, As A Love Letter To Belfast

Belfast-based author Christopher Owens has launched his latest book, ‘dethrone god’, as a follow-up to his debut collection, A Vortex of Secutocrats. Published by Brighton’s experimental company Sweat Drenched Press, is an amusing, poignant and thought provoking story that takes the reader along the struggles getting home from a night at a city centre pub.

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Resilience Project Commences Aimed At Conserving Lough Neagh’s Rich Heritage

The journey to preserve the captivating landscape and the rich heritage of Lough Neagh and its surrounding area has commenced with the Lough Neagh Heritage Resilience Project led by the Lough Neagh Partnership with £244,000 funding from The National Lottery Heritage Fund. Lough Neagh Partnership is vowing to safeguard the heritage of Lough Neagh and

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W5 LIFE And Queen’s University Belfast Commit To Lifelong Learning With New OCN Qualification

W5 LIFE (Learning Innovation for Everyone) and Queen’s Communities and Place (QCAP), in association with the Market Development Association (MDA), are pleased to announce the launch of a new Open College Network (OCN) Northern Ireland Level 2 qualification. This bespoke programme is designed to support the education, training, and employability of individuals spanning multiple generations

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Belfast XR Festival Opens Tomorrow Bringing Top Extended Reality Experiences To The Black Box

Belfast XR Festival is set to open tomorrow, Wednesday, February 28 at The Black Box merging technology and art to create a unique virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) experience for attendees. The two day festival, Belfast XR, now in its third year, specialises in curating worldclass immersive technology content that takes the art

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy & How Can It Help In Your Daily Life?

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a form of psychotherapy that is used primarily to treat patients with pre-existing mental health & wellbeing conditions or disorders. Clients often seek therapy when these struggles affect their overall quality of life. If you, or someone you love, is struggling with their mental health & wellbeing then perhaps it’s

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Lead Sponsor Announced For Remarkable Marketing Awards 2024

CARD Group Research & Insight is encouraging marketers across Northern Ireland to enter the inaugural Remarkable Marketing Awards (RMAs) 2024.  The awards are Northern Ireland’s first dedicated awards ceremony celebrating individual marketers. Taking place on Friday 31st May at the Europa Hotel in Belfast the RMA’s are the brainchild of marketer Treena Clarke, founder of

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Belfast’s RENDR Festival Rolls Out Red Carpet For Oscar, BAFTA And Emmy-Winners

With awards season in full flow, RENDR festival will roll out the red carpet at Portview Trade Centre in East Belfast later this week for an all-star line-up of Oscar, BAFTA and Emmy-winners who will unite for the city’s second annual creativity and technology showcase. A unique nocturnal event, RENDR, which is supported by Northern Ireland Screen,

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Internationally Acclaimed ‘The Walk’ Confirmed For Belfast 2024 Programme

‘The Walk’, a world-renowned creative project featuring Little Amal, a giant puppet of a 10-year-old Syrian refugee, will arrive in Belfast from 16-19 May – the latest event to be confirmed as part of Belfast City Council’s Belfast 2024 programme. The acclaimed production will be a signature event in the city’s biggest ever creative and

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Catalyst And SSE Airtricity Partnership To Drive Greener Energy Innovation For NI’s Innovation Community

Science and technology hub, Catalyst is proud to welcome SSE Airtricity as the latest Platinum Partner within its growing Partnership programme. SSE Airtricity is a leading energy provider across the island of Ireland, supporting communities to make cleaner, greener choices. The partnership will be integral in supporting businesses within Catalyst’s network to drive sustainable practices

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100 NI Pupils To Get Life-Saving Scan During Heart Month

A woman from Northern Ireland who lost her brother to Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS) has raised enough money to get 100 pupils screened for the invisible disease, in the hope of saving lives.   Amy Adair-McCourt, from Jordanstown, lost her brother, Nicky (Nick) Adair in March 2020, and since then she has been passionate about

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Belfast Educational Film Charity Boosted By Amazon Donation

A Belfast charity that educates children and young people has received a £2,000 donation from Amazon thanks to a Northern Ireland-born Amazon employee who now lives in the US. The donation was made to film charity Cinemagic. The charity offers young people the chance to develop real skills and explore opportunities in film and TV.

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Derry Tech Signed By $A3.5billion nib Group To Support Remote Australian Community

Derry-based Access Elemental, and its technology developed in Northern Ireland, will play a key role in supporting the community in one of Australia’s remote townships in a deal signed with nib Group. nib Group, a health, wellness, and global travel insurance company, is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange, and has a market capitalisation of

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Translink Awarded ‘Platinum’ Level Accreditation In Business & Diversity Charter

Translink has secured ‘Platinum’ level accreditation in Business in the Community Northern Ireland (BITCNI) and Ulster Wildlife’s Business & Diversity Charter. This is the highest ranking available and only seven organisations in Northern Ireland have achieved it. The Charter recognises organisations that are committed to enhancing and protecting biodiversity and have taken action to address their

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Van Morrison Announces Easter Performances In Belfast’s Culloden Hotel

Blues-rock legend Van Morrison is to perform two exclusive, intimate shows this Easter in Belfast’s Culloden Estate and Spa. The lunch and jazz event will take place on Easter Sunday and Monday, March 31 and April 1 at the five-star hotel, which is part of the Hastings Hotel Group. Tickets are on sale on Ticketmaster,

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Nominations Now Open For NIHF Receptionist Awards 2024

Get ready for the highly anticipated NIHF Receptionist Awards 2024. The Northern Ireland Hotels Federation (NIHF) is delighted to announce the return of this prestigious event, taking place at the stunning Killyhevlin Lakeside Hotel and Lodges this May, hosted by Pamela Ballantine. As part of a series of Key Awards, the ceremony is designed to

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Northern Ireland’s Low Business Birth Rate Should Be Cause For Concern Says FSB

Ulster University’s Economic Policy Centre (UUEPC) has updated its Enterprise Dashboard with NISRA’s newly released business births and deaths data.  Commenting on the latest statistics, Alan Lowry, FSB’s NI Policy Chair said: “The fact that the business birth and death rates are almost identical means that this sector of the economy is barely treading water.

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“Flexible Working Practices Have Potential To Power Productivity” Is The Message Ahead Of Labour Relations Conference

Contemporary flexible working practices, and their potential to power productivity and a more inclusive labour market will be the focal point of the Labour Relations Agency’s (LRA) upcoming annual conference. Taking place on the 14 March at Stranmillis College, Flexible Futures 2024 will be delivered in partnership with the Department for the Economy and Timely

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Generation Innovation Launches To Inspire Innovators Of The Future

Focused on fostering the equal opportunity for all within innovation and education, Catalyst has today launched its free work experience programme, Generation Innovation, for 17–18-year-olds across Northern Ireland. First launched in 2018 and funded by the Department of Economy, the one-of-a-kind work experience programme is designed to empower, enable, and upskill young people for the workplace

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