Agri-Food Sector Needs Local Political Support

Agri-Food Sector Needs Local Political Support

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Northern Ireland’s farmers and food producers need devolved government back in place and lobbying on their behalf to make sure the sector does not fall behind following the UK’s exit from the EU next year, according to Danske Bank. Danske Bank’s Agri Economic Outlook Breakfast at Ten Square in Belfast heard that the agri sector is in generally good financial …

Registration Is Open For Belfast’s First Entry Into The NASA Space Apps Challenge

Registration Is Open For Belfast’s First Entry Into The NASA Space Apps Challenge

Andrew Kelly Corporate

A NASA incubator innovation programme which seeks to build creative solutions to global challenges is set to lift off in Belfast for the first time on October 20th and 21st with an event hosted by PA Consulting at its new offices in StepSpace at Centre House. The NASA Space Apps Challenge is an international hackathon that occurs over 48 hours in cities around the world. …

Sustainability Of NI Public Services Requires Decisions, Says Deloitte Report

Kathryn Stevenson Corporate

Northern Ireland’s public sector is facing huge financial challenges and bold decisions are needed now to change patterns of spend and ensure the future sustainability of our public services, according to a new report from Deloitte. The State of the State 2018-2019 Northern Ireland: What next report, a supplementary report to the wider UK State of the State 2018-19 report, …

CARSON MCDOWELL EXPANDS LITIGATION PRACTICE WITH FRANCIS J IRVINE DEAL

Carson McDowell Expands Litigation Practice With Francis J Irvine Deal

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Northern Ireland’s largest independent law firm Carson McDowell has bolstered its litigation practice by merging defence insurance litigation specialists Francis J Irvine Solicitors into the business. Two lawyers specialising in defence insurance litigation – Aidan Murray and Christopher Walls – have joined Carson McDowell, alongside two support staff. The firm now has 47 lawyers in its litigation team working across …

Two Prime Dublin Sites Brought To The Market

Kathryn Stevenson Corporate

Two high profile sites located in prime residential locations in Dublin have been brought to the market for auction on Tuesday 6th November in the Conrad Hotel by commercial property and real estate consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton. Both properties are currently owned by the Office of Public Works (OPW). The former Model School on Church Avenue in Glasnevin, Dublin 9, …

Prep House Targets New Export Markets Following Investment

Prep House Targets New Export Markets Following Investment

Andrew Kelly Corporate

A Co. Down sauce company has invested £800,000 in a new factory that will help it fulfil its new contracts with large multi-national supermarkets.  The investment was part supported by Danske Bank. Prep House was established in 1999 by Paul and David Bell.  The business specialises in the development and production of sauces, mayonnaise, dressings and marinades.  Prep House employs …

Danske Bank's Belfast Headquarters

Northern Ireland Economic Growth Likely To Remain Subdued

Andrew Kelly Corporate

The pace of economic growth in Northern Ireland picked up in the second quarter of 2018 but the performance of the economy is likely to remain subdued due to Brexit-related uncertainty and above-target inflation, according to a new report from Danske Bank. In the Bank’s latest Northern Ireland Quarterly Sectoral Forecasts report, Danske Bank projects that the Northern Ireland economy …

First Images Of Castlebrooke Investment’s Garfield & North Building Revealed

Kathryn Stevenson Corporate

The first images of Castlebrooke Investment’s plans for the listed building on Garfield Street, to be named Garfield & North, were revealed today at a special event organised by Colliers Residential. The building, which is one of the most unique listed buildings in the city centre, corners Garfield Street and North Street. The investment by Castlebrooke will protect and regenerate …

Danske Bank Becomes First JAM Card Friendly Bank In NI

Danske Bank Becomes First JAM Card Friendly Bank In NI

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Danske Bank was today confirmed as the first bank in Northern Ireland to become ‘JAM Card Friendly’. The Just A Minute (JAM) Card is an initiative by the NOW Group, a social enterprise that supports people with learning difficulties and autism. It provides people with communication barriers with a discreet, non-verbal way of asking for a minute of patience when …

Irish Premiership Club Invests £1.2m In New Education Centre

Irish Premiership Club Invests £1.2m In New Education Centre

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Crusaders Football Club (FC) is investing £1.2m to build a new education centre that aims to help people in the local area gain qualifications and tackle long-term unemployment.  The investment is being supported by the Ulster Community Investment Trust (UCIT) and the Social Investment Fund (SIF). Work has started on the new education hub, named the ‘McDonald Centre’ after Crusaders …