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DUP South Down Candidate Jim Wells Hands In Nomination Papers

On Friday 2 April, Jim Wells MLA handed in his nomination papers for the NI Assembly election accompanied by First Minister Arlene Foster and his election agent, Newry Mourne and Down District Councillor  Glyn Hanna. The group then set off to Walter Watson’s steel fabrication factory near Castlewellan for a…

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Foster Announces 55 New Jobs At Willowbrook Fine Foods In Killinchy

Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Arlene Foster has announced a £2.3million investment by Willowbrook Fine Foods and 55 new jobs in Killinchy. Minister Foster said: “This is important investment by Willowbrook Fine Foods in the development of a portfolio of premium ready meals and meal accompaniments aimed principally at markets…

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Foster Announces Tourism Events Funding Programme

Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Arlene Foster has secured funding for Northern Ireland Tourist Board’s Tourism Events Funding Programme in 2015/2016. Speaking after making the announcement Arlene Foster said: “Events both large and small play a key role in driving tourism to Northern Ireland and therefore I am delighted to…

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Foster Says Innovation Can Help NI Thrive In Marine Sector

Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Arlene Foster has said Northern Ireland can become a leader in the development of products for the global marine sector. Speaking at the SmartOcean Forum at Titanic Belfast, Arlene Foster said: “Today’s SmartOcean Forum follows the recent Northern Ireland Investment Conference which successfully highlighted to an…

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Foster: Positive Signs On Economy But Still Much To Be Done

The latest edition of the DETI Economic Commentary was published today, which examines the latest economic trends and provides an assessment of local economic conditions. Noting the recent economic trends, Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster commented: “Across the world, economies are beginning to post positive growth and we in Northern Ireland are…

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