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Northern Ireland’s Vulnerable at Risk: The Pressing Need for EV Charging Infrastructure

Renewables experts Everun call for immediate action to enhance EV charging facilities for mobility vehicle users Renewables experts Everun are calling for the Northern Ireland government to prioritise an upgrade in the electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure across the country as soon as they return to business. The company said not only does Stormont need …

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Support Local – Northern Ireland Christmas Gift Guide

‘When you buy from a small business, an actual person does a little happy dance.’ If you’re giving gifts this Christmas, consider the profound impact you could have by supporting small, local businesses based right here in Northern Ireland. We boast a vibrant small business community that includes family-owned businesses, social enterprises, charming boutiques, and …

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60 Businesses Unite To Fuel Young Entrepreneurs In Northern Ireland

Over 60 Northern Irish businesses have joined forces in a major show of support for the next generation of entrepreneurs.  Backing the enterprise education charity Young Enterprise, these companies are a crucial part of the newly launched Business Backers campaign.  The initiative, responding to the success of previous programmes, is all about giving young people …

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12 Christmas light switch ons still to light up across Northern Ireland

By Chloe Langton  Halloween has had its turn, it’s time for the countdown to Christmas to begin and what better way to begin festivities than attending your local Christmas lights switch on?  Everyone is in high spirits as our cities, towns and villages across Northern Ireland light up and come together to celebrate the start …

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Full Line Up Revealed For Big Belfast Marketing Event

15 expert speakers from the world of marketing are set to take to the stage at Belfast’s leading marketing conference the Big Marketing Meet Up for a day of inspiration and knowledge-sharing at W5 in Titanic Quarter on November 14, 2023. This one-day event promises to empower passionate marketers with fresh insights, interactive sessions, and …

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Lisburn Based McQuillan Companies Unveils 3-Year Partnership With Ulster University Gaelic Academy To Further Advance Education And Sport

Leading Construction and Waste Management business, McQuillan Companies, has this week announced a new 3-year sponsorship with Ulster University as part of its developing excellence in industry through education and sport.  The sponsorship with Ulster running from 2023-2026 will see McQuillan Companies sponsor the Gaelic Academy which is this year celebrating 50 years, supporting its …

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Painter And Artist, Anfaal Almughallis’s Exhibition Wows At Belfast’s Arts For All Festival

The Arts for All Festival has taken centre stage in Cityside Retail Park for the last week, showcasing a variety of amazing talent.  Anfaal Almughallis, a painter, artist and graphic designer from Yemen, who has been in Belfast for almost a year, is one of the many talented artists showcasing their own exhibits.  Her art …

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More Industry Leaders Announced To Join Big Marketing Meet Up 2023

Belfast’s leading marketing conference the Big Marketing Meet Up has announced the latest additions to its speaker lineup. Roger Edwards, Jude Morrow, and James Poulter will join expert speakers from the world of marketing for a day of inspiration and knowledge-sharing at W5 in Titanic Quarter on November 14, 2023. Treena Clarke, Founder of Big …

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Kennedy Announces £3.8m Investment By US Company Frontline

Joe Kennedy III, the U.S. Special Envoy to Northern Ireland for Economic Affairs, has announced that Florida-based insurance technology company Frontline is establishing an engineering development team in Northern Ireland in a £3.8m investment that will create 31 high-quality jobs. Invest Northern Ireland is supporting Frontline’s investment, which will generate an additional £1.9m in annual …

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Vertical Structure Helps Dozens Of Northern Ireland Charities Level-Up Their Cyber Security

Leading the way in Northern Ireland when it comes to cyber security, Vertical Structure has helped dozens of local charitable organisations improve their cyber security under the UK government’s latest cyber security initiative, Cyber Essentials Plus. Charities may not be the first organisations that spring to mind as being high-value targets for hackers. However, a …

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Hitting Home: PropertyPal Partners With Co-Ownership To Help More Buy A Home

PropertyPal, Northern Ireland’s leading property website, recently announced a new partnership with Co-Ownership, the province’s shared ownership provider. In a move that emphasises the need to make purchasing a home more accessible, PropertyPal has integrated a toggle onto its website allowing potential homeowners to easily filter and identify properties that could be eligible for Co-Ownership. …

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Setting Sail For Adventure As Holiday World Launches In Belfast

It’s been a stormy year in more ways than one for the travel industry at home and abroad, but that won’t stop the Northern Ireland public from going on holiday in 2024, according to the organisers of the 31st annual Holiday World Belfast show, which will take place at the Titanic Exhibition Centre (TEC) in …

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Translink Connections Judges Announced

Translink has announced the judging panel for their Connections photography competition. The competition challenges aspiring photographers across NI to capture real and meaningful moments of connections as part of Translink’s Life Better. Connected campaign which celebrates all the connections made possible by public transport, whether it’s to friends, work, events, community, the planet, key life …

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Budget Cuts And Inequality In Northern Ireland

This is a critical moment for equality in Northern Ireland. The precarious financial situation and resulting budget cuts will have a devastating impact on equality in Northern Ireland, and on equality of opportunity for some of our most vulnerable people. We should be able to rely on our politicians to take up the reins and …

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Belfast Engineering Firm PAC Group Helps Concentrix + Webhelp Towards Net Zero

Northern Ireland engineering firm, PAC Group, has installed a solar PV system at software company Concentrix + Webhelp Belfast offices that is set to save the company between £30-£35,000 per year. The sustainable energy solution was installed at their Maysfield site in the city and is an important step in reducing their carbon footprint and …

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Big Marketing Meet Up Returns For A Day Of Marketing Inspiration

Stimulating, fascinating and fun event for marketers Marketing professionals in Northern Ireland are in for a treat as the highly anticipated Big Marketing Meet Up returns on November 14 at W5 in Titanic Quarter.  This one-day event promises to empower passionate marketers with fresh insights, interactive sessions, and expert knowledge.  With a diverse lineup of …

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Blú To Fuel Giants Throughout 2023/24 Season

The Stena Line Belfast Giants are pleased to announce the return of Blú Nutrition – a sub-brand of NI Supplements – as the club’s official sport supplement partner for the 2023/24 season. Blú Nutrition was conceived to raise the standards in the sports supplements industry and provide a superior solution to what was available to …

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The Cities With The Unhealthiest University Students Revealed – Belfast Ranks In The Top Ten

A new ranking has revealed which university cities are harbouring the unhealthiest students, with Oxford named the nation’s October flu hotspot, according to Vegetology. The findings are based on which cities report the highest increase in Google searches related to flu symptoms, remedies, advice and preventatives each October, compared to the start of term – with …

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St Vincent De Paul Reveals 43% Increase In Support To Families

St Vincent de Paul (SVP) has announced assistance of over £5 million last year to families navigating the cost of living crisis, marking a 43% increase from the previous year’s £3.5 million contribution to people living in poverty across Northern Ireland. The charity disclosed the sobering figures today, on World Eradication of Poverty Day, an …

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Titanic Story Descendant Loving New Artefact At Titanic Belfast

Titanic Belfast has announced that the Carpathia Loving Cup, which was presented to Captain Arthur Rostron by one of Titanic’s most famous survivors, Molly Brown, will go on display as part of the Titanic Experience. Rostron was the captain of RMS Carpathia, the ship which came to the rescue of over 700 surviving passengers and …

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PEACEPLUS Launch Marks New Chapter For Investment In Peace And Prosperity

PEACEPLUS – a new €1.14billion funding programme, designed to support continued peace and prosperity across Northern Ireland and the border counties of Ireland – held its official Brussels launch event recently as part of EU Regions Week, following the initial launch of the programme last month in Belfast. Consolidating the legacy of the Belfast/Good Friday …

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12 Events Happening During This Year’s One World Festival

One World Festival is back for 2023. The festival which showcases how climate change affects people worldwide, especially in less wealthy areas and to make more people aware of the challenges faced by the poorest communities, returns from the 16th – 20th of October. With a focus on Health of Our World, this year’s programme …

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Two Thirds Of Menopausal Women Are Not Supported In Work

Workshop to help employers support women going through menopause Leading Wellbeing Consultant, Karina Todd, has warned employers need to do more to support women going through the menopause as she prepares to host a virtual workshop on World Menopause Day (October 18) for senior managers and human resources teams. With 62% of menopausal women reporting …

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JN Wine Named Best Wine Retailer In Northern Ireland By Global Wine Brand Decanter

Leading wine retailer JN Wine is raising a special toast to new sparkling success after clinching two top awards at the UK wine industry’s annual retail excellence awards organised by global wine brand Decanter. JN Wine, one of the best-known independent wine merchants, supplies many of the top hotels, restaurants and wine shops throughout the …

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Rushmere Shopping Centre Invests In World Class Service Excellence Programme

Rushmere Shopping Centre has invested in delivering a globally recognised customer service training scheme for its customer-facing staff, ensuring visitors are greeted with a warm welcome and a friendly smile every time. The management team have taken steps to drive customer service excellence to the very top of the agenda by adopting the popular WorldHost …

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Belfast Engineering Firm PAC Group To Supply Innovative Preformer For Airborne

The Belfast-based engineering and manufacturing firm PAC Group have been selected by Airborne to supply their innovative hot drape performer technology to an ambitious new aerospace project. The cell being procured by UK aerospace company GKN Aerospace is a collaboration between leading engineering and manufacturing companies, with the aim of providing a fully automated preforming …

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Disability Hate Crime Rises In Northern Ireland

Disability hate crimes in Northern Ireland are rising, according to figures obtained by Leonard Cheshire and United Response. The two charities found 102 disability hate crimes were reported in 2022/23, a 10% increase from 93 in the previous year. Using figures obtained through Freedom of Information (FOI) requests to Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI), …

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Giants Beaten In Overtime To Drop Pre-season Double-header With Devils

The Stena Line Belfast Giants dropped the second game of their pre-season double-header with the Cardiff Devils at the Vindico Arena in Wales as the home side claimed the 5-4 win in overtime. For the second night in a row the two sides couldn’t be separated in regulation but, unlike Friday’s game at The SSE …

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Giants And Dundonald International Ice Bowl Skate Into New Season

The Stena Line Belfast Giants are proud to continue working in partnership with Dundonald International Ice Bowl for the 2023/24 season. The only Olympic sized public skating rink on the island of Ireland, Dundonald International Ice Bowl first opened its doors in 1986 and offers a range of on and off-ice family-friendly activities, including ice …

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Austrian Journalists Get A Taste For Northern Ireland

Leading Austrian journalists have been exploring Northern Ireland, as guests of Tourism Ireland and Tourism NI. The group – which includes representatives of various national and regional newspapers in Austria – has a combined reach of more than 3.7 million readers.  The aim of the visit is to showcase some of our culinary offering, so …

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Stena Line Hosts International Business Conference In Belfast

Following last week’s International Investment Conference, Belfast will be centre stage once again this week with leading ferry company Stena Line hosting a 3 day international business conference at the ICC Belfast, starting today (Sept 21st). Over 260 delegates will attend the annual Stena Sphere Forum which brings together senior executives from Stena Line’s three parent companies Stena …

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Lough Neagh Partnership Spearheading Opportunity To Develop New Tourism Experiences In Mid Ulster

Lough Neagh Partnership has been appointed by Mid Ulster District Council to spearhead a new initiative aimed at fostering the development and growth of tourism experiences in the Mid Ulster area. This new project will showcase everything that is unique about the area, especially its people and their stories, family history, cultural traditions and invaluable …

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Expert Marketer Paul Kennedy To Speak At Momentum Business and Mindset Event

Belfast business and mindset event Momentum have announced founder and director of Life Like Media Marketing Paul Kennedy as a speaker for their forthcoming A Night At The Museum. In his session, ‘Mastering Marketing Assets: Crafting Creatives That Convert’, Paul will share his marketing expertise and equip listeners with the knowledge, frameworks and systems for …

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Ey Northern Ireland To Create 1,000 New Jobs In The Region Over The Next Five Years

Professional Services firm EY today announced the creation of 1,000 new jobs in Northern Ireland over the next five years in a move that will bring the total EY headcount to 1,900 in the region. To support this growth EY will establish a hub in the North West to attract talent from across the region. …

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Full Line Up Revealed For Belfast Business & Mindset Event

Six expert business and mindset speakers are set to take to the stage at this week’s Momentum: A Night At The Museum.  The event taking place this Friday, September 22 at the Ulster Museum, which is supported by Gekkoshot will see attendees hear from a lineup of inspirational and motivational business personalities who will offer …

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Get Together At Good Relations Week 2023 With More Than 200 Events Across Northern Ireland

Today marks the start of Good Relations Week 2023 a week-long diverse programme of arts, history, music, sport and cross-community cultural events hosted by a wide range of organisations and groups across the region. Continuing to build upon the progress already achieved in encouraging and supporting change within our communities, the Good Relations Week programme …

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Ulster University Announced As Part Of Consortium Creating New £21.3m National Research Hub To Decarbonise The UK Maritime Sector

Ulster University has today been announced as part of a new £21.3m national research partnership focused on decarbonising the UK maritime sector, led by Durham University.  The only partner based in Northern Ireland, Ulster University’s Hydrogen Safety Engineering and Research Centre (HySAFER) will be a major contributor to the hub’s activities and will receive around …

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Michelin Star Chef Michael Deane To Speak At Momentum Digital Conference

Belfast business and mindset event Momentum have announced Michelin Star Chef Michael Deane as a speaker for their forthcoming Night At The Museum digital conference. Michael, who is restaurateur of DEANE’s, has revolutionised Belfast’s eating out scene and is the longest running Michelin Star Chef in Northern Ireland. In his session, ‘Michelin Star Mindset’, Michael …

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