Emerald Airlines cabin crew standing outside Aer Lingus aircraft

In a bid to increase choice for customers travelling from Belfast and the wider region, Emerald Airlines, exclusive operator of Aer Lingus Regional route network will expand out of Belfast City Airport, with a new base offering more choice and convenience to customers. Emerald Airlines intends to operate high-frequency routes from Belfast City to; Birmingham…

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By Kirsty McManus, National Director, Institute of Directors (IoD) Northern Ireland At the beginning of each new year, many of us take the decision to adopt resolutions, seizing the opportunity for a clean slate and a fresh start. And as we set ourselves new ambitious goals and objectives in our personal lives, it is important…

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The Institute of Directors Northern Ireland (IoD NI) has further strengthened its committee with the election of four new members. Joining the committee are Alan Lowry, Founder and CEO, Environmental Street Furniture, Richard Johnston CDir, Deputy Director, Ulster University Economic Policy Centre, Claudine Heron, Director, W&R Barnett and Grainne Walsh, Director, Stratagem. Gordon Milligan, IoD…

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Kilwaughter Minerals Extends LEDCOM Partnership with 90K Cash Injection

Leading mineral processor, Kilwaughter Minerals, has extended its partnership with Local Economic Development Company (LEDCOM) Ltd. by pledging £90,000 over the next three years to continue its support and development of local businesses. Business enterprise LEDCOM, established in 1985, is committed to making a difference in Larne, Ballyclare and surrounding areas through economic and community…

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By Thomas O’Hagan, Managing Director, b4b Group The beginning of a new year always brings with it a sense of optimism about what lies ahead, and that is certainly the case for the tech industry. It’s also when all eyes turn to Las Vegas for the annual CES (Consumer Electronic Show) convention, held in the…

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By David White, Partner, Corporate and Commercial, Arthur Cox It may have been long-awaited but the recent publication of a new Energy Strategy for Northern Ireland is a hugely positive development that lays the groundwork for a more sustainable and greener economy. We can now broadly see a roadmap until 2030 on key areas such…

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World renowned ethologist and activist Dr Jane Goodall DBE has been announced as a keynote speaker for the 2022 Institute of Directors Women’s Leadership Conference. Dr Goodall, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and a United Nations Messenger of Peace, will address the annual summit sponsored by Herbert Smith Freehills. Hundreds of delegates, women and men,…

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By Kirsty McManus, National Director, Institute of Directors (IoD) Northern Ireland A crisis brewing in childcare is placing further pressure on Northern Ireland’s already chronic skills shortage. The strain on the finances of childcare providers, exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic, coupled with the crippling cost to some families of accessing day care, is threatening to…

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Premium Coffee House, Caffè Nero has opened a new retail unit at George Best Belfast City Airport. Creating a total of 12 jobs, the store at Belfast City Airport is the first airport based Caffè Nero outlet in Northern Ireland. A pop-up kiosk opened in mid-December with the permanent unit opening in the main concourse…

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Metaverse

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg created something of a stir in October when he announced the social media platform’s parent company was to be renamed Meta. His reasoning was a repositioning of the company as a ‘metaverse’ business. It was a bold move that led many industry onlookers to remark that he was making a huge…

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