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Danske Bank UK Financial Results

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Danske Bank in Northern Ireland reports a profit before impairments of £23.1m for the first quarter of 2019. Lending volumes are 8% higher year-on-year and deposits grew by 6%. Total income is 3% higher reflecting the growth in lending and deposits, and higher UK interest rates. Costs are 2% higher, given ongoing investment in new customer solutions and skills designed …

Tourism Ireland’s ‘Glass of Thrones’ campaign encourages fans to visit Belfast, where much of the popular TV show was filmed

Kirsty Winter Uncategorised

It’s week two of Tourism Ireland’s latest Game of Thrones campaign and the second ‘Glass of Thrones’ has been revealed in Belfast today (Tuesday, 23rd April) – at the Waterfront Hall. As season eight of Game of Thrones unfolds, Tourism Ireland will unveil a new window each week at a key location in Belfast, creating a 1.8-mile legacy trail for …

Giant, stained glass installations in Belfast celebrate the legacy of Game of Thrones® in Northern Ireland

Kirsty Winter Consumer

A giant, stained glass window was unveiled today (15 April) opposite the main entrance of Belfast City Hall. The impressive installation is part of Tourism Ireland’s brand new Game of Thrones® campaign – to showcase and celebrate Northern Ireland as Game of Thrones® Territory to millions of fans worldwide. This is the first of six installations to be unveiled over …

Beannchor Reveals New Look For The Cloth Ear Following £500K Investment

Kirsty Winter Consumer

Northern Ireland’s leading hospitality group, Beannchor has completed a £500,000 investment of The Cloth Ear, creating 10 new jobs. The owners of the popular bar, which is part of The Merchant Hotel in Belfast’s bustling Cathedral Quarter, have described the evolution of the venue as a ‘traditional Irish Victorian pub, reimagined.’ Following the significant refurbishment, the interior has been totally …

Lotus Property Secured Significant Dundee Letting Following Major Portfolio Acquisition

Kathryn Stevenson Corporate

Northern Ireland based property investment company, Lotus Property, which acquired a 1.3m sq ft property portfolio in Scotland valued at approximately £60m last year, has today announced that it has secured a significant letting in Dundee. The final two remaining suites of 9,056 sq ft at West Port House development on Marketgait have been let to Scottish Courts and the …

Ireland’s Biggest Water Sports and Activity Resort Splashes Into Carryduff

Kirsty Winter Consumer

Ireland’s largest water sport, activity and accommodation resort, Let’s Go Hydro, is set to reopen on Saturday 20April following the completion of a major £4 million investment, creating 100 jobs.     The resort, which is located at Knockbracken Reservoir in Carryduff, opened as a pop-up last summer and attracted over 50,000 visitors from NI, ROI, the UK and worldwide over …

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Subdued Growth Expected For The Northern Ireland Economy In 2019

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Danske Bank has today forecast that the Northern Ireland economy will grow by 1.0 per cent in 2019 and by 1.3 per cent in 2020, a slight downward revision from the Bank’s previous forecast of 1.2 per cent for this year. In the latest Northern Ireland Quarterly Sectoral Forecasts report, published today, Danske Bank said that the services sectors are …

Planning Application Submitted for Landmark Apartment Development on the Lisburn Road

Matthew Morrison Planning

A major planning application for 80 apartments on the site at 721-739 Lisburn Road, Belfast has been submitted to Belfast City Council. The proposal, designed by Like Architects on behalf of Galgorm Properties, represents an investment of £12 million and includes apartments across three blocks, six retail units with frontage onto the Lisburn Road, communal court yards, a gym and …

Lisburn Firm Flying High After Growth Finance Fund Investment

Lisburn Firm Flying High After Growth Finance Fund Investment

Andrew Kelly Corporate

A Lisburn-based aerospace business has become the first company to receive funding from the £30m Growth Finance Fund. Causeway Aero Group has received £500,000 to support working capital and plans to create 17 new jobs. Finance for the £30m Growth Finance Fund has been provided by the British Business Bank, Invest Northern Ireland and private investors, Northern Ireland Local Government …