Category Archives: Business and Finance

New NIE Managing Director

Nicholas Tarrant has been appointed Managing Director of Northern Ireland Electricity, succeeding Joe O’Mahony. He joined ESB in 1993 and has held a number of senior management positions including Generation Manager with...

Business-friendly city

Belfast has been named as the world’s most business-friendly city of its size by the Financial Times. It is also included in the top 10 cities for business friendliness of any size...

The Gateway to Ballymena

The potential creation of 1,000 jobs in Ballymena has been announced. The Gateway project is a public-private partnership which hopes to develop a 97 acre site adjacent to the Seven Towers roundabout...

Lower water bills

Most business customers will see lower bills for water and sewerage going forward. The Utility Regulator has set Northern Ireland Water’s revenue over the next six years. Along with a reduction in...

Innovating with waste resources

International Synergies NI has been officially launched by Mayor of Craigavon Colin McCusker in Portadown. The company delivers an industrial symbiosis service identifying waste resources and converting these into a reusable resource...

Integration plan

MLAs have been presented with a radical plan to reform Northern Ireland’s education system produced by the Integrated Education Fund. Caleb Doherty and Charley Stokes, from Drumlins Integrated Primary School in Ballynahinch,...

EirGrid results

Wholesale electricity prices on the island of Ireland are 9 per cent lower due to the EirGrid East West interconnector (EWIC). 2013 saw the commencement of commercial operations for the interconnector and...