Tag - Northern Ireland

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...

Belfast City Council to Host Careers Inspiration Event for Year 9 Pupils

Belfast City Council has announced it is hosting a pilot careers inspiration event for over 700 Year 9 pupils called 4C UR Future LIVE in June 2022.  Designed and delivered by local social enterprise, 4C UR Future, the industry-led Community Interest Company - founded by business leader Rose Mary Stalker - works collaboratively with a...

Paddleboarding Sensation In Carrickfergus

The world's fastest growing water sport can be enjoyed all-year round in Carrickfergus with WaveRides Paddleboarding now offering a range of classes in the coastal town’s sheltered harbour. A mixture of punting, surfing and canoeing, paddleboarding is taught by Robbie Richardson, a qualified instructor with over 35 years maritime experience. “I’m delighted to bring the joy...

Derry City & Strabane District Council To Host Careers Inspiration Event For Year 9 Pupils

Derry City & Strabane District Council has announced it is hosting a pilot careers inspiration event for over 700 Year 9 pupils called 4C UR Future LIVE in June 2022.  Designed and delivered by local social enterprise, 4C UR Future, the industry-led Community Interest Company - founded by business leader Rose Mary Stalker - works...