Tag Archives: Belfast

Funding downturn presents challenges

Recent research carried out by Belfast-based business development agency Ortus on behalf of Charity Bank has identified a need for third sector organisations to reposition themselves for sustainable investment in light of the sudden collapse in previously assured funding streams.

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Long-haul duty cut gets warm welcome

The decision to cut air passenger duty for long-haul flights from Belfast to the US has been welcomed by politicians and business leaders.Air passenger duty (APD) currently adds £60 to an economy fare and £120 to a business ticket. Under new proposals the direct long-haul rate of APD will fall to the lower short-haul rate of £12 per passenger in economy and £24 for business and first class passengers.

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Hopes high that Halloween fun will be a boost for local business

All kinds of scary spirits, wicked witches and ghostly ghouls will be making themselves known in Belfast as the Halloween season gets under way and promises to be as fang-tastic as ever. It’s hoped the events will provide a timely and welcome boost for business at a difficult time.

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Celtic star lends support to coaching academies

A new soccer coaching business based in Belfast has drawn the support from high profile international stars including Celtic’s Paddy McCourt.

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Talking of God and Waiting for Godot

Like many of the world’s most celebrated writers, countless name-droppers have claimed to have known Samuel Beckett personally.But for one of the celebrated Irish playwright’s closest friends – in Belfast next week delivering a lecture on Beckett – late-night conversations over a game of chess and dinners in dark Paris cafés truly were a regular occurrence

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Bright future ahead for Belfast hurling

Whilst our county camógs were fighting a valiant but losing battle in the All Ireland Intermediate final interest here at home saw the semi finals of the Antrim Senior Hurling Championship and the deciders of the Antrim Intermediate and Minor Hurling Championships.

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