Category archives for: Business

SRC host Innovation Showcase in Newry

Southern Regional College (SRC) in partnership with Newry Mourne and Down District Council recently hosted an innovation showcase event for local businesses – “Ready, Steady, Innovate” in Bagenal’s Castle, Newry. Businesses of all sizes and from a range of sectors attended to hear how they could benefit from funded support to help their business innovate, […]

Queen’s University Belfast Jobs Open Day for new City Centre Student Accommodation

Queen’s University Belfast is opening two new City Centre Student Accommodation developments in September 2018 that will become home to over 1,200 new students studying at the University for 2018-19. As part of the £70 million investment Queen’s is holding an Accommodation Jobs Open Day from 12.00 noon – 8.00pm on Wednesday 10 January 2018, […]

Irish Gin with a twist at Old Carrick Mill

“From Carrickmacross to Crossmaglen there are more rogues than honest men”.   These lines were famously documented by a local priest about an incident that took place in Carrickmacross on a Fair day. A young man was in a bar in Carrickmacross drinking and later that day he was arrested for being drunk. When he […]

Newry-based Mac-group scoops top industry award

Newry-based mac-group has been named fit out contractor of the year for the second year in a row at the Fit Out Awards in Dublin. The specialist firm is a contractor in the construction, refurbishment and fit-out of office space and commercial buildings.     Established in 2002, it currently has offices in Newry, Dublin, […]

‘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 […]

Martin McGinn & Sons acquire Burren’s Murdock Oil

Martin McGinn & Sons have announced they are expanding their client base in South Down through the acquisition of Murdock Oil’s client base. It follows Gerard and Elish Murdock’s retirement this month.     Murdock Oil, based in Burren, have operated over 25 years and ceased trading at the start of November. Handing over to […]

£20million investment in Newry City announced

Plans to invest £20m in a new Civic Centre and enhanced theatre and conferencing facilities right in the heart of Newry City were unveiled today at a briefing in the Canal Court Hotel. The investment, which will focus on developing a new, modern, purpose built Civic Centre, replacing existing Council sites on Monaghan Row and […]

Free ‘Finance and Funding’ seminars in Newry and Dundalk

Award-winning firm ASM Chartered Accountants has announced a seminar series aimed at providing SMEs with professional advice on finance and funding business in uncertain times. The FREE seminars will take place in Canal Court Hotel Newry on Wednesday 29th November and 5th December at the Crowne Plaza, Dundalk.     Delegates will be addressed by […]

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 family in […]

Brexit bonus for border shoppers at Newry’s Buttercrane

With sterling suffering under the cloud of Brexit uncertainty and Euro showing some muscle, Southern shoppers are set to save up to 43% on Christmas shopping, Buttercrane Shopping Centre Manager Peter Murray says. Speaking to Newry Times, he stated, “Last year in December we saw our Euro customers reach almost 50% of total shoppers in […]


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