Tag - Northern Ireland

Stranger Crows Hootenanny: Showcasing Local Talent At Oh Yeah Music Centre

Four up and coming bands will take to the stage at the Oh Yeah Music Centre as part of a local showcase this Friday, December 2.  A collaboration of the online zine Stranger Dais and local talent promoters Old Crows Promotions, Stranger Crows Hootenanny will see music fans from across the city show their support...

NI Company Everun To Build £50m In Renewable Assets Creating 25 New Specialised Jobs

A renewable future is the only future for NI says local business Northern Ireland renewables experts Everun are set to support investment in excess of £50m in wind and solar across the country over the next three years. The announcement comes as world leaders met at COP27 in Egypt last week. Everun, which has been in...

More Than 100 Takeaways Close In Industry Crisis Says Industry Body

In just three months Northern Ireland’s takeaway industry has seen more than 100 businesses close and hundreds lose jobs, according to the Takeaway Association. Chief Executive of the trade body, Michael Henderson said the losses from July of this year were due to the tidal wave of increased costs ranging from Energy bills, food costs,...

Belfast Graduate Beating The Stereotypes With Placement

Understanding can lead to success for employee and employer By Jonathan Traynor For Emily Baskerville, her Asperger’s Syndrome came with so many assumptions and stereotypes from prospective employers that getting a job, and more importantly experience, was a challenge. However, thanks to an innovative graduate placement scheme by the health and welfare charity, Leonard Cheshire in partnership...

Castlewellan Oesophageal Cancer Survivor Leanne Molloy Hails New Awareness Campaign

Leanne Molloy, 37, is a mother of two and works as a pharmacist in Castlewellan. She was in her mid-30s when she found that she had difficulties swallowing food.  Following her shocking diagnosis of oesophageal cancer, Leanne was told there would be little chance of pregnancy after the treatment. She had no time to freeze...

4C UR Future Holds Successful LIVE Careers Event For Students In Derry And Strabane

The 4C UR Future LIVE event was held in Foyle Arena on Friday, June 24. The industry-led social enterprise, 4C UR Future, aims to empower young people to make well-informed decisions about their education and future career pathways, with the LIVE event welcoming pupils from Holy Cross College, Oakgrove Integrated College, St Brigid’s College, St...

North Coast Teenage Harpers among Performers at Harps Alive Festival this Weekend

By Zahra Baz Three young Causeway harpers will be taking to the stage this weekend for the Harps Alive/An Chruit Bheo/Harps Leevin 2022 festival. Mollie Flack (14), Phoebe Kelly (14) and Hannah Thompson (12), are students of renowned harper Katy Bustard and are studying at her Causeway Harp School. The festival will see harpers and historians from...

Harps Alive Festival Set To Celebrate Harping, History And Culture Across The Country

230th anniversary of Belfast Harpers’ Assembly brought to life  Harpers and historians will join forces in July to celebrate the 230th anniversary of the Belfast Harpers’ Assembly with five days of music and heritage in a unique cross-community series of events. Organised by the Harps Alive partnership, the festival will bring together the finest harpers from...

Mobile Unit To Raise Awareness Of Oesophageal And Stomach Cancer

Charity will travel across NI to urge patients and professionals to catch it early OG Cancer has launched their new mobile unit to raise awareness of oesophageal and stomach cancer at an event at Stormont that will see their branded vehicle on the first of its many journeys across Northern Ireland. Funding for the vehicle was...

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Chairperson Praises 4C UR Future LIVE Event

4C UR Future, the industry-led social enterprise that aims to empower young people to make better informed decisions about their education pathways and future careers, held a successful pilot 4C UR Future LIVE event at Newry Leisure Centre on June 9, 2022.  The event was attended by Year 9 pupils from Down High School, Our...