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Translink unwraps festive travel package for Newry

Translink has announced its festive travel package for Newry. Whether it’s for shopping or festive celebrations, Translink customers can make the smart move and enjoy extended services and discount fares to make their all-important journeys over the Christmas period.     NI Railway passengers can enjoy a third-off day returns after 9.30am and all day […]

Dublin Airport – Connecting Northern Ireland to the World this Winter

Whether you are looking for a European city break such as Amsterdam, Barcelona, Madrid or Rome or a weekend’s shopping in New York, Boston or Chicago, a winter sun destination such as Dubai or a trip further afield to Hong Kong, Beijing, the rest of Asia or to discover the west coast of the USA, […]

Retail NI launches radical plan to regenerate high streets

Retail NI has launched a 47 point plan to revamp Northern Ireland’s high streets at the Regeneration NI conference held at Queen’s University Belfast. Among the keynote speakers at the conference were the Minister for the Northern Powerhouse, Local Growth and High Streets, Jake Berry MP; Andrew Carter, Chief Executive of the influential think tank, […]

John Dalzell to sit out another year in Newry for Hospice

For over 27 years John Dalzell has dedicated one whole week of his life to standing out and collecting money for our local hospice in the run up to Christmas – usually in the coldest, wettest weather, when almost everyone else is buying and wrapping Christmas presents.  He has now gathered a whole team to […]

Johnson’s Coffee, Lisburn: Perfect Blends. Expertly Roasted

Less than 9 miles from Belfast and around 30 miles from Newry is Lisburn.  Both Newry and Lisburn were granted city status in 2002 as part of Queen Elizabeth II’s Golden jubilee celebrations. Both cities are popular shopping destinations and both enjoy a great coffee culture.     Lisburn’s coffee culture is personified by one […]

Newry musician Martha Guiney awarded Young Musicians’ Platform Award

Five exceptionally talented young musicians from Northern Ireland have been awarded the Young Musicians’ Platform Award by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and BBC Northern Ireland.  The five winners include classical awardees, William Curran from Belfast (clarinet), Andrew Douglas from Comber (flute) and Brian McAlea from Belfast (baritone), traditional music awardee, Martha Guiney from […]

Newry Businesses Triumph at BEFTA 18 Business Awards

Two Newry businesses have been recognised at the prestigious BEFTA 18 Business Awards in Belfast.   The awards, now in their 13th year and re-branded from the former UTV Business Eye Awards, were presented at a glittering ceremony attended by a 600-strong business audience at ICC Belfast.     Sponsored by First Trust Bank, the […]

Southern Trust planning ahead of ‘challenging winter months’

Shane Devlin, Chief Executive of the Southern Health and Social Care Trust says local health and social care services will face some major challenges this winter. The UK-Wide shortage of medical and nursing staff combined with the growing demand for hospital beds is putting extra strain on existing services, despite on-going efforts to increase staff […]

US software company offers graduates a career opportunity in software engineering

US software company Bazaarvoice has launched its first Assured Skills DevOps Engineering Academy offering graduates, and experienced technologists, an exciting opportunity to join its Belfast team helping to predict the shopping trends and habits of tomorrow. The company announced in June last year that it was opening a Belfast office with the creation of 170 […]

‘Cracking’ Christmas offers at The Lodge Hotel

If you fancy a little break away or perhaps you’re looking for a fabulous present for a loved one for Christmas then The Lodge Hotel, Coleraine has it all. Renowned for its award winning accommodation and great food, The Lodge Hotel, Coleraine is the ideal base for touring the North Coast. Guests can enjoy relaxation […]


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