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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...
Foreign markets beckon for NI fit out firms
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Foreign markets beckon for NI fit out firms

April 14th, 2014 | by LCN Editor
One of those firms doing well outside NI is McCue – the Albany in Belfast (pictured) was completed by the Carrickfergus firm at the end of the summer.   Many locally-based fit-out firms in the hospitality and leisure...
Celebrating the Great Ulster Pub
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Celebrating the Great Ulster Pub

April 14th, 2014 | by LCN Editor
Gareth Stewart, Cool FM presenter; Colin Neill, CEO of Pubs of Ulster; Miss Northern Ireland, Meagan Green; Gary Myles, Downtown radio presenter and Mark Stewart, Pubs of Ulster chairman check out the action at Bob Stewart’s...
Ballygally re-opens after £3m refurb
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Ballygally re-opens after £3m refurb

April 11th, 2014 | by LCN Editor
Sir William Hastings, chairman of Hastings Hotels joins the staff of Ballygally Castle including Stephen Perry, general manager, to celebrate the re-opening of the hotel following a £3M refurbishment.   The Hastings Hotel...
EC planning to charge for food hygiene inspections
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EC planning to charge for food hygiene inspections

April 10th, 2014 | by LCN Editor
The European Commission is proposing changes to the regulations governing the catering industry which could see venues here being charged up to £500 every time inspectors call to assess their premises. The cost would be applied...
Watch this space
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Watch this space

April 10th, 2014 | by LCN Editor
Jorge Lopes is giving little away in his first press interview since taking over at the helm of Diageo NI. But he comes to Belfast with an impressive track record and a focus on further improving the drinks giant’s...
NAMA sells NI loans portfolio
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NAMA sells NI loans portfolio

April 4th, 2014 | by LCN Editor
  The National Asset Management Agency (NAMA) is to sell its Northern Ireland-based portfolio of loans – known as Project Eagle – to private investment firm, Cerberus Capital Management. The loans, which have a face...