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Northern Ireland Manufacturers And Experts Set To Gather In Dublin For Premier Industry Event

Hundreds of manufacturing companies and supply chain experts from Northern Ireland are set to travel to Dublin this week for the 2024 National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition at RDS Simmonscourt, Dublin. Following this major event, the same organisation will bring the Northern Ireland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition to the […]

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Social Care Council Secures Prestigious Platinum Recognition

The Northern Ireland Social Care Council (the Social Care Council) has been recognised by Investors in People (IIP) as a Platinum employer for excellence in values-driven leadership, workplace culture and learning and organisation-wide commitment to its staff. Platinum is the highest-level award in the IIP We invest in people accreditation. It means policies and practices that support

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Hope 4 ME & Fibro NI Demands Urgent Government Action on ME Specialist Services at Stormont Rally

12.05.24 – World ME Day – Belfast, Northern Ireland By Joan McParland, founder, Hope 4 ME & Fibro NI   Today, the Hope 4 ME & Fibro NI community stood at the historic gates of Stormont united by our shared challenges and hope for a better future.  Ten years ago, in 2014, we rallied here

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4 Effective Ways To Protect Your Business

Your business is vulnerable to numerous threats, and while employer liability insurance is a legal requirement, it’s not enough. You must implement policies and procedures to ensure efficient operations, employee safety, and the protection of all who interact with your company. Failing to do so could lead to significant issues, including damage to equipment, harm

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TechFoundHer Brings AI Roadshow To Belfast

A women in tech organisation set up by Northern Ireland entrepreneur Mairin Murray is set to bring their hugely popular AI Roadshow to Belfast. The roadshow follows on from the success of the recent TechFoundHer Bootcamp in Dublin, a one day innovation summit for female founders. The AI Roadshow taking place at The MAC, Belfast

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Game Report: Giants Get A Leg Up On Blaze In Playoff Tie

Goals from Oliver Cooper and Ben Lake have given the Stena Line Belfast Giants a one-goal lead heading to the second leg of their Elite League Playoff Quarter-Final against the Coventry Blaze after a 2-1 win in the first leg at The SSE Arena, Belfast. The forwards both struck in the second period which, alongside

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Hundreds Of NI Companies & Experts Set To Attend National Construction Summit In Dublin

Hundreds of construction companies and experts are set to travel to Dublin next week for the annual National Construction Summit at the Sport Ireland Campus, Blanchardstown. Taking place on Thursday April 18, the event incorporates a comprehensive programme including a wide array of seminars and free workshops, the National Construction Summit, organised by Premier Publishing

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Banbridge Woman Melissa Irvine Transforms Personal Care Experience into Social Work Passion

“I think small things can have the biggest impact on people” For Melissa Irvine, social work has always been a goal. Even when she temporarily took a different path, she knew she wasn’t where she wanted to be. The 30-year-old from Banbridge knew social work was something she admired following her personal experiences. It was

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Corrymeela and Starling Collective Leads the Way in Trauma Informed Support

In a landmark initiative set to redefine the landscape of trauma in Northern Ireland, peace and reconciliation charity Corrymeela, in partnership with the Starling Collective, asylum seeking and refugee led Belfast based charity, has announced a transformative three-day series of events. Starting on April 10, the series of collective transforming trauma events are being run

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Belfast City Council Celebrates Success Of First Inclusive Entrepreneurship Focused Programme

A fully-funded programme designed to support pre and early stage entrepreneurs experiencing additional barriers to enterprise, concluded with a celebratory event at Belfast City Hall recently. 15 Belfast residents benefited from the enhanced mentoring programme, designed and delivered by The Mind Tribe UK on behalf of Belfast City Council. 87% of the programme participants have

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Expert Reveals How Women Can Achieve Hormone Harmony & Unleash Your Full Potential

Nutrition expert Sandra Miskimmin has revealed women should be treating their hormones as a superpower rather than as a taboo subject. For many discussions about hormones become hushed conversations with lots of embarrassing whispers and confusion. But Sandra, owner of SMASH Worldwide, a health and nutrition company which supports women through hormonal changes, believes by

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Essential Skincare & Tanning Tips To Unlock Radiant Skin Before 25

In the ever-evolving world of beauty and skincare, early habits set the stage for lifelong radiance and health.  Navigating through the myriad of skincare advice, however, can feel like an overwhelming task, especially for those under the age of 25, standing on the cusp of change.  This pivotal age marks a transition from the carefree

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11 Administrative Challenges Small Businesses Face & How to Overcome Them

In today’s rapidly evolving business landscape, small businesses are facing an unprecedented array of challenges. From navigating the complexities of technology and compliance to fostering meaningful customer relationships and managing a dispersed workforce, the hurdles can seem insurmountable.  These challenges also present unique opportunities for growth, innovation, and strengthening resilience. As the backbone of the

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Full Line Up Revealed For Mums At Work Elevate Your Business Event

Inspiring business women from across Northern Ireland are set to speak at Mums At Work CIC’s Elevate Your Business event, happening later this month. The event aims to uphold the vision of its late founder, Sinead Norton, by providing a supportive and nurturing environment for women in business. Taking place from 10am-4pm on Monday 25th

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Jubilee Farm Launches First Supper Club Featuring Sustainable Local Pork at Hillmount House In Larne

Jubilee Farm is welcoming you to be part of their community and join them at their first Supper Club on Saturday April 27 dedicated to local, sustainable pork.   As Northern Ireland’s first community owned farm, it promotes knowing where your food comes from, high-welfare, free-range and chemical free.  A co-operative model based on community involvement,

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Local Entrepreneurs To Share Their Journey & Expertise At Mums At Work Elevate Your Business Event

A whole host of local entrepreneurs are set to take to the stage at the Mums At Work Elevate Your Business event later this month. Sandra Miskimmin of SMASH Worldwide and Tina Calder of Excalibur Press will be delivering talks throughout the day while Stefany Watson from Digital Ghost NI and Maria McLaughlin and Roisin

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Last Chance To Enter Remarkable Marketing Awards

There’s just one day left to enter Northern Ireland’s inaugural marketing awards aimed at recognising the talent and hard work of individual marketers across the country. Nominations for the The Remarkable Marketing Awards are now open until midnight 14th March. It’s completely free to enter and there are just three questions to answer, which will

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Performance & Fitness Speakers To Take To The Stage At Mums At Work Business Event

Motivational speakers Susan Steel of Performance Breakthrough and Grace Smith of Forge Female Fitness have been added to the speaker lineup of the forthcoming Mums At Work Elevate Your Business event. Mums At Work is a Community interest company dedicated to empowering women in business, their Elevate Your Business events aim to uphold the vision

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From Motherhood to Entrepreneurship: Kerri Thompson’s Journey To Launching Visual Aids Business

By Rebecca Sayers It was once Kerri Thompson began raising her son, Harrison, that she discovered how she could turn the challenges they faced into a way to help others.  Having just completed the Northern Ireland Explore Enterprise Support Service (NIEESS) last year, Kerri is gearing up for her visual aid business to take off. 

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Embrace The Splendour Of Armagh In Full Bloom This Spring

Discover Armagh’s charm this spring with its lush green landscapes and expansive apple orchards As warmer days banish the wintry chill, the city comes alive with a variety of attractions and activities, ideal for planning a day trip or staycation over mid-term or the Easter holiday. From history to art, to culture, and family fun,

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Deadline Extended To Enter Remarkable Marketing Awards

Organisers behind Northern Ireland’s inaugural marketing awards have extended the deadline for nominations. The Remarkable Marketing Awards have been so well received according to organisers they have been inundated with requests to extend the deadline. Nominations are now open until midnight 14th March. It’s completely free to enter and there are just three questions to

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First Speakers Announced For Mums At Work Elevate Your Business Event

Mums At Work, a community interest company dedicated to empowering women in business, is delighted to announce the first two speakers for their Elevate Your Business event later this month.  The Elevate Your Business event aims to uphold the vision of its late founder, Sinead Norton, by providing a supportive and nurturing environment for women

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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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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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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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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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Full Lineup Revealed For Belfast XR Festival With Top Extended Reality Experiences On The Bill

An innovative arts festival is set to once again merge technology and art to create a unique virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) experience for attendees. Belfast XR, now in its third year, specialises in curating worldclass immersive technology content that takes the art of storytelling to a new level. Extended Reality or ‘XR’

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Nominations Now Open For The 2024 Remarkable Marketing Awards

Northern Ireland’s first dedicated awards ceremony celebrating individual marketers and their talents has opened for entries. The Remarkable Marketing Awards which are the brainchild of marketer Treena Clarke, founder of the hugely popular annual Big Marketing Meet Up conference will be held on Friday 31st May at the Europa Hotel in Belfast. Hosted by communicator

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Belfast YMCA Champions Affordable Housing with Strategic Land Sale in Stranmillis

In a strategic move to address the pressing need for affordable housing in Belfast, local charity Belfast YMCA has released a prime piece of land to the market for sale in the Stranmillis Area. Working with commercial estate agents Frazer Kidd the land in the highly coveted BT9 area is on the market for “offers

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Immerse Yourself In A Magical Journey Into The World Of Famous Designer Gaudí At Belfast XR Festival

A magical VR journey through the work of Catalan architect and designer Antoni Gaudí has been confirmed as one of the unique experiences at this year’s Belfast XR festival. Barcelona-based Gaudí was famed for his free-flowing works greatly influenced by nature. As part of the festival attendees will experience 20 minutes of the awe-inspiring wonder

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Matthew Bell To Officially Launch Book At Belfast Central Library

Former pro hockey player Matthew Bell will launch his memoir Second Chances at Central Library in Belfast later this month. The book, released in December last year, tells the incredible story of Matthew’s battle with brain cancer and the gruelling recovery that followed. Once an international hockey player, Matthew’s life was upended while playing professionally

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Lord Mayor Ryan Murphy Launches Belfast XR Festival

Lord Mayor of Belfast Councillor Ryan Murphy has launched the 2024 Belfast XR Festival at the Black Box in Hill Street. Belfast XR, now in its third year, specialises in curating worldclass immersive technology content that takes the art of storytelling to a new level. Extended Reality or ‘XR’ is the collective name for virtual

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Arts Care and Cathedral Eye Clinic Announce Groundbreaking Corporate Partnership to Enhance Staff Wellbeing and Community Engagement

As part of its new ambitious and much-needed social enterprise initiative ‘Arts Care For You’, the award-winning arts in health charity Arts Care, is delighted to announce the success of its new partnership with the Cathedral Eye Clinic in Belfast. This unique collaboration, founded on a shared commitment to enriching lives, has already begun making

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Extended Reality Festival Returns To Belfast To Create Unique Tech Driven Art Experiences

An innovative arts festival is set to once again merge technology and art to create a unique virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) experience for attendees. Belfast XR, now in its third year, specialises in curating worldclass immersive technology content that takes the art of storytelling to a new level. Extended Reality or ‘XR’

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Mother Of Inspirational Teen To Tell Heartfelt Story At 4 Corners Festival

The mother of inspirational Irish teenager Donal Walsh is set to join this year’s 4 Corners Festival to remember her brave son. Elma Walsh’s son Donal from Co Kerry was diagnosed with terminal cancer in his teens and during his life spread an anti-suicide message of living life to the full.  Sadly, after raising awareness

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Unveiled Event To Tell Story Of Lesser Known Women In Scripture At 4 Corners Festival

This year’s 4 Corners Festival is set to tell the story of the lesser known women in scripture as Rev Clare Hayns reflects from her latest book. Unveiled: Women of the Old Testament and the choices they made is a powerful book packed with stories of women from the bible that have extraordinary resonance and

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Culture of Hope Exhibition Captures Diverse Stories Through Photography At 4 Corners Festival

A thought provoking exhibition is to be showcased in Belfast city centre as part of this year’s 4 Corners Festival. Opening on Thursday, February 1, A Culture Of Hope, will run until February 10 at ArtCetera Studio in Rosemary Street. The exhibition, by the Westcourt Centre in collaboration with Westcourt Camera Club and a number

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4 Corners Festival Bringing Young People Together Through Sports

Uniting young people with a Game of 4 Corners This year’s 4 Corners Festival is set to bring young people from local communities across Belfast together through the medium of sport. Now in its 12th year, the 4 Corners Festival was conceived as a way to inspire people from across the city to transform it

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