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L-R Landscape Geologist, Dr Kistin Lemon, Sean Og Cowan and his sister Therese and Lorraine Fleming, Head of Department for the Economy's Minerals & Petroleum Branch

New Walking Guide Reveals Northern Ireland's Geological Wonders

The Geological Survey of Northern Ireland (GSNI) has launched its new book, ‘Rambling on the Rocks: Walking Northern Ireland’s Natural Landscape’. The book aims to take walkers on a geological journey across all of Northern Ireland’s well-known, and some lesser known, natural landscapes. Published as part of GSNI’s 70th anniversary celebrations, the book contains 20 walks in total; three in each county and two in Belfast.

Updated: 2017-09-01


Belfast Book of Condolence For Victims of Grenfell Tower

Belfast Book of Condolence For Victims of Grenfell Tower

Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Nuala McAllister officially opens a Book of Condolence at City Hall for the victims of last’s week fire at Grenfell Tower in London. She was joined by the Deputy Lord Mayor, Councillor Sonia Copeland and the High Sheriff, Alderman Tom Haire, as well as cross party representatives.

Updated: 2017-06-20


Happy Belfast Chinese New Year

Happy Belfast Chinese New Year

Miss Min Fan, Belfast Lord Mayor Alderman Brian Kingston and Madame Wang Shuying, Consul General enjoying the Chinese New Year celebrations at Belfast City Hall on Friday 10 February. The event showcased the best of local Chinese and NI talent and recognised the valuable contribution that our Chinese community makes to enrich our society.

Updated: 2017-02-13


Colombian Advisors Belfast Visit

Colombian Policy Advisors Look To Belfast

Colombian Policy Advisors in Belfast investigating how peace can enhance skills and employment opportunities paid a visit to Lord Mayor, Alderman Brian Kingston, at Belfast City Hall to discuss how the council has helped in the acquisition of technical and other skills to boost those opportunities. They are particularly looking at how the city has supported ex-combatants and other marginalised groups. Organised by Belfast Met today’s visit to City Hall follows an earlier one in November by Colombian President, Juan Manuel Santos Calderon, where he visited Girdwood Community Hub in north Belfast to see the work the council and Belfast Met are doing there.

Updated: 2017-02-02


NI Water Visits St. Katharine’s Ladies Guild

NI Water Visits St. Katharine’s Ladies Guild

Members of the Ladies Guild at St. Katharine’s Parish Church in Fortwilliam receive a presentation from Lilian Parkes Northern Ireland Water detailing their work and their company’s relationship with the international charity WaterAid, whose mission is to transform the lives of the poorest by improving access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene.

Updated: 2017-01-28


Rachel Carson at NI Assembly, Stormont for the Big Bake

NI Assembly Big Bake

Rachel Carson from Aldergrove who studies catering at South Eastern Regional College at Parliament Buildings, Stormont, yesterday for a ‘Big Bake’ event held by the economy to highlight the importance of training and support within the hospitality sector. Committee members were paired with students from regional colleges and special schools to prepare ingredients, make, bake and decorate cakes. Rachel impressed the members with her autumnal themed cinnamon cake with Bushmills buttercream and salted caramel drizzle.

Updated: 2016-11-09


Assumpta O’Neill (right) welcomes Canadian tour operators and travel agents and Kate Smith, Tourism Ireland (left), to Titanic Belfast

Canadian Travel Professionals Check Out Northern Ireland

Top Canadian tour operators and travel agents – all specialists in group tours and responsible for making the travel arrangements for a diverse range of large groups – have been visiting Northern Ireland. They were here as guests of Tourism Ireland and Tourism NI. Dana Welch, Tourism Ireland’s Manager in Canada, said: “Tourism Ireland was delighted to invite these top Canadian tour operators and travel agents to visit Northern Ireland, to see and experience some of our many great attractions and to encourage them to include Northern Ireland in their programmes for 2017.”

Updated: 2016-11-07


Chef Danni Barry from Deanes EIPIC Restaurant. Picture by Kelvin Boyes Press Eye

Nespresso Prize Winner

Nespresso prize winner, the Michelin starred Chef Danni Barry from Deanes EIPIC Restaurant enjoys a Nespresso coffee from her new Zenius machine which she won at the Food & Wine Restaurant of the Year awards ceremony presented by Barry Donnelly Nespresso Account Director. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Updated: 2016-10-11


The Merchant Hotel Charity Partner Action Cancer

The Merchant Hotel Charity Partner Action Cancer

Gavin Carroll, General Manager at The Merchant Hotel, joins Gillian Thomson, Corporate Fundraising Officer at Action Cancer, to mark the launch of the hotels new charity partnership. Action Cancer was chosen to be the charity partner as it marks the 10th birthday of its Big Bus and The Merchant Hotel marks its 10th year since opening. The yearlong partnership will see the five-star hotel host a number of fundraising events and initiatives to help raise 10,000 for the charity.

Updated: 2016-10-06


Inspire Business Centre New Development Manager Emma Garrett

Inspire Business Centre New Development Manager

Inspire Business Centre at Dundonald in East Belfast invites you to meet Emma Garrett their New Development Manager. She will be responsible for leading the Enterprise and Economic Development Programmes team on the Regional Start and Exploring Enterprise Programmes; carrying out pre-start initiatives, client business plans and loan fund applications; developing strategic direction and new ideas for service delivery.

Updated: 2016-10-05



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