A £2 million private investment by Dunluce Healthcare in Bangor has created 30 jobs with the opening this week of a dementia wing at its Oakmont Lodge nursing and residential home. Designed specially around residents’ needs, the new 24-bed dementia wing will provide the highest quality of residential and nursing care, housed in the most…

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Senior Appointments

Arthur Cox Managing Partner in Northern Ireland Catriona Gibson has described two senior appointments as a “further strengthening” of the firm’s already market leading legal offering. Lynsey Mallon has been named as the new Head of the Corporate and Commercial team while Stuart Mansfield will lead the Banking and Finance team. Both among the most…

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By Gordon Milligan, Chairman, Institute of Directors (IoD) Northern Ireland Just like that, we have reached the final day of 2019 and what a year it has been. With not one, but two Brexit dates coming and going, and the complete lack of comings and goings at Stormont, there has been one word that has…

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Gareth Latimer

Gareth Latimer, Director, Recovery and Reorganisation at Grant Thornton in Belfast commented: “The increasing numbers of insolvencies recorded in Northern Ireland in the third quarter of 2019 is hardly surprising given the current political and economic uncertainty being experienced at a local, national, and global level. “There was a rise in both company and personal…

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Lee Squires

By Lee Squires, Director, Indirect Tax at Grant Thornton Following another tumultuous week of developments in Brexit, the final outcome remains uncertain. Last week, Boris Johnson agreed a new Brexit deal with the EU in the form of a revised Withdrawal Agreement, with a replacement Protocol on Northern Ireland. On Saturday, the House of Commons…

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Heather Weir, Chief Executive of the Northern Ireland Hospice welcomes Lord Mayor of Belfast, John Finucane to NI Children’s Hospice; Horizon House. The Lord Mayor of Belfast, John Finucane, has announced the Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice as one of his charity partners. Throughout the Lord Mayor’s term in office, he will raise vital funds for…

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Donnelly Foundation

Donnelly Group, Northern Ireland’s largest family-owned motor retailer, has announced Macmillan Cancer Support as its charity partner of the year. The announcement comes as the Group launches details of its Donnelly Foundation, a new initiative that, in addition to the charity partnership, will see local groups and projects benefit from financial support from the Donnelly…

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Warrenpoint plant investment

Warrenpoint Port has made an investment of £800,000 in new plant that will significantly improve efficiency at Northern Ireland’s second largest harbour. Authorities at the port have taken delivery of the first wave of the new fleet which will include seven forklift trucks. Eoin O’Mahony, Head of Engineering and Estates, Warrenpoint Port said: “This investment…

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