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Yellow Door cooks up 20 new jobs
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Yellow Door cooks up 20 new jobs

May 19th, 2014 | by LCN Editor
Yellow Door chef Phil Rodgers was in for a surprise when Ulster Rugby squad players Niall Annett (left) and Robbie Diack (right) popped in to lend a hand in the kitchen at the new Yellow Door Restaurant at Belfast Furniture Mall....
MBE for hotelier Patsy O’Kane
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MBE for hotelier Patsy O’Kane

May 15th, 2014 | by LCN Editor
Derry~Londonderry hotelier Patsy O’Kane recently collected an MBE in recognition of her achievements and service to tourism and hospitality. The owner and general manager of the Beech Hill Country House Hotel – named Hotel of...
Cathedral Quarter site for new hotel
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Cathedral Quarter site for new hotel

May 8th, 2014 | by LCN Editor
Two brothers from Co. Donegal are set to open a new 40-bedroom hotel in Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter. Edmund and Patrick Simpson, who come originally from Tulnaree, near Carndonagh, hope to go on site with the new city centre...
NI Open Challenge launched at Galgorm
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NI Open Challenge launched at Galgorm

May 2nd, 2014 | by LCN Editor
Pictured at the launch of the NI Open Challenge at Galgorm Resort and Spa are (from left), tournament ambassador, Michael Hoey; Tourism Minister, Arlene Foster; European Tour commercial director, Mark Aspland; Galgorm Castle...
Publicity Association Northern Ireland 2014 launch
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Publicity Association Northern Ireland 2014 launch

May 1st, 2014 | by LCN Editor
Attending the launch of this year’s PANI Awards were Lucy Dougan, Richard Ross, Siobhan McKeown and Robert Lyle.   The Publicity Association of Northern Ireland (PANI) recently challenged agencies and designers across...
Revamp planned for Holywood nightspot
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Revamp planned for Holywood nightspot

May 1st, 2014 | by LCN Editor
Hospitality in the centre of Holywood is back in the news this month with the announcement from Martin Wolsey that he has taken over the town’s popular Wine & Co. night spot, following its acquisition from Wine Inns by a...
New report highligts NI tourism potential
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New report highligts NI tourism potential

May 1st, 2014 | by LCN Editor
Head of corporate banking for Barclays in Northern Ireland, Adrian Doran.   Spend on retail, hospitality and leisure is set to significantly increase as overseas visitors travel to Northern Ireland over the next few years,...
Student chef serves gold at IFEX
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Student chef serves gold at IFEX

April 25th, 2014 | by LCN Editor
Patryk Sojka, part of the Belfast Met team that triumphed at IFEX   Belfast Met hospitality student, Patryk Sojka, was part of the Belfast Met team of trainee chefs who won the gold award in the coveted Parade des Chefs...
Tennent’s investment brings jobs to Belfast
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Tennent’s investment brings jobs to Belfast

April 24th, 2014 | by LCN Editor
Pictured making the announcement is Tom McCusker of Tennent’s with Enterprise Minister, Arlene Foster.     C&C is to invest £1.2m in a new commercial business support centre in Belfast. The new centre, which...
Recognition for Mount Charles staff
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Recognition for Mount Charles staff

April 23rd, 2014 | by LCN Editor
Fourteen employees of The Mount Charles Group celebrated attaining professionally recognised qualifications at an awards ceremony in St. George’s Market Bar & Grill in Belfast recently. Pictured are (back row L-R) Colin...
MEPs say ‘no’ to hygiene inspection charges
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MEPs say ‘no’ to hygiene inspection charges

April 17th, 2014 | by LCN Editor
Food service operators in Northern Ireland may yet face the additional burden of having to pay for their regular hygiene inspections despite the voting down of a last-minute amendment to wide-ranging new proposals that were put...
New service takes off at Belfast City
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New service takes off at Belfast City

April 15th, 2014 | by LCN Editor
 Pictured at Belfast City Airport are MD at Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport, Stephen Gill; business development manager at Belfast City Airport, Ellie McGimpsey and LinksAir commercial manager, Roger Hage along with Robin...
Plush new facilities unveiled at Galgorm
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Plush new facilities unveiled at Galgorm

April 15th, 2014 | by LCN Editor
Galgorm Resort & Spa has unveiled the results of a three-month renovation programme in its magnificent Upper Great Hall. The new £1.5m Renaissance Suite features a dramatic, fully-glazed wall that gives guests a stunning...
Birthday bash marks Parlour’s 280th year
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Birthday bash marks Parlour’s 280th year

April 15th, 2014 | by LCN Editor
Jim Cook and his wife, Dawn, have reversed the fortunes of the oldest bar in Newtownards since taking ownership of the once-ailing venue two years ago. Built in 1735, The Parlour Bar has now been offering hospitality for a...
Devilishly good…
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Devilishly good…

April 14th, 2014 | by LCN Editor
It’s now a year since Darren Nugent added his fledgling microbrewery in County Tyrone to the province’s tiny portfolio of traditional ale manufactories. And now the first batch of product is ready to be sampled… Darren...
World journalists visit Game of Thrones country
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World journalists visit Game of Thrones country

April 14th, 2014 | by LCN Editor
Charlotte Lyon, from the Radio Times (right), at the Dark Hedges, near Ballymoney, with other journalists from around the world. The Dark Hedges lined the route used by the character, Arya Stark as she made her escape from...