• NICVA’s Five Key Lessons As Brexit Goes Live

    Five key messages as Brexit negotiations go live. As the UK triggers Article 50 to begin Brexit negotiations, and we still have no Northern Ireland government to represent our interests, and no clear position put forward in these negotiations, NICVA (the Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action) has been listening…

    Read More: NICVA’s Five Key Lessons As Brexit Goes Live Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

    McGrath Voices His Opposition To PM Over Article 50

    South Down MLA Colin McGrath says that Northern Ireland cannot be ignored on Brexit. His key arguments centre around the significant issues that the: * British Government has ignored democratic will of the people in the referendum and * that the Government has triggered Article 50 with no Executive in…

    Read More: McGrath Voices His Opposition To PM Over Article 50 Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

    Annual NI-Wide Peregrine Watch Scheme Begins

    Following the successful launch of Operation Raptor in March 2016, the PSNI have continued to show their commitment to wildlife crime by contributing to a UK initiative named Peregrine Watch. Peregrine Watch is an initiative to stop any peregrine persecution and this can include theft of eggs and chicks from…

    Read More: Annual NI-Wide Peregrine Watch Scheme Begins Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

    Sinn Féin Call Border Meeting On Article 50

    No Borders, No Barriers, No Brexit. Sinn Féin to host Public Meeting.  This British government will, this Wednesday the 29th of March trigger Article 50, the process which will formalise their exit from the European Union. At this point the European Union and the British Governemt will begin a negotiation process…

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    Call For Entries For 2017 NI Chamber Awards

    Businesses from across Newry Mourne and Down are invited to compete in the fourteenth annual Chamber Business Awards hosted by the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NI Chamber) and the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC). Last year MJM, a leading international specialist in cruise ship refurbishment and interior…

    Read More: Call For Entries For 2017 NI Chamber Awards Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

    FSB Reacts To Triggering Of Article 50

    Responding to UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s triggering of Article 50, FSB Northern Ireland Policy Chair, Wilfred Mitchell OBE, said: “On the day that Article 50 is triggered small businesses are calling for clarity on how this will impact on them, especially amid ongoing local political uncertainty. “FSB members in Northern…

    Read More: FSB Reacts To Triggering Of Article 50 Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

    New Community Hub Opens In Newcastle

    Residents from Newcastle attended the launch of the new Newcastle Community Hub at the SERC Campus, Newcastle on Saturday 25 March 2017. Arising out of a Community Safety Action Plan, the Newry Mourne and Down Policing and Community Safety Partnership, along with key agencies, including County Down Rural Community Network…

    Read More: New Community Hub Opens In Newcastle Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

  • Down Companies Attend Design Festival In Finland

    For one week in Rovaniemi in Finland inside the Arctic Circle, local County Down businesses got to network, exhibit and attend events with Finnish and international designers, bringing together their creative expertise from Arctic regions and further afield. Six creatives all told from across Northern Ireland attended Arctic Design Week…

    Read More: Down Companies Attend Design Festival In Finland Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

    Ritchie Tackles Brokenshire On Stormont Collapse

    South Down MP Margaret Ritchie (SDLP) has questioned the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland following his statement in the House of Commons following the collapse of All-Party Talks at Stormont yesterday. Margaret Ritchie said: “Political engagement, partnership and power-sharing government are vital to the future of Northern Ireland. “The Sinn…

    Read More: Ritchie Tackles Brokenshire On Stormont Collapse Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

    SERC Students Compete In RoboCon Contest

    Students from the school of computing and engineering recently took part in the Colleges first ever RoboCon (Robotics Contest) competition which took place at the SPACE Campus in Bangor. The talented students competed against each other for the honour of representing team SERC at the RoboCon final which takes place…

    Read More: SERC Students Compete In RoboCon Contest Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

    Restoration Begins On Portaferry Market House

    Restoration work has officially begun on Portaferry Market House. The Market House in Portaferry, a historic Grade B listed building, is set to undergo significant refurbishment. The £350,000 project is part of Portaferry Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI), a £1.28million heritage- led scheme to regenerate buildings within the historic town centre…

    Read More: Restoration Begins On Portaferry Market House Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

    Downpatrick Actor Treads Boards In All Shook Up

    Downpatrick man Jordan Walsh will be treading the boards next week starring in Fortwilliam Musical Society’s production of All Shook Up next week in Theatre at the Mill in Newtownabbey. He plays Dean Hyde. The All Shook Up production is a  jukebox musical comedy featuring over 20 of Elvis Presley’s best-loved songs….

    Read More: Downpatrick Actor Treads Boards In All Shook Up Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

    An Dream Dearg Hold Stormont Protest Over Irish Language

    The Irish-language community have held a Stormont demonstration to call for the implementation of the Irish-language Act. As the latest round of talks aimed at restoring the power-sharing institutions conclude, the Irish-language community once again took to the streets today (27/3/2017) to call on all parties to the talks to fulfil the…

    Read More: An Dream Dearg Hold Stormont Protest Over Irish Language Monday, March 27th, 2017

    NICVA Expresses Concerns Over Stormont Failure

    No government, no budget! Budget uncertainty and instability is already hitting the voluntary and community sector says Seamus McAleavey, Chief Executive of the Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action (NICVA). NICVA’s Funding Watch survey shows the consequences of political uncertainty and lack of an agreed budget is already impacting on…

    Read More: NICVA Expresses Concerns Over Stormont Failure Monday, March 27th, 2017