Category Archives: Economy

Britain’s uneven recovery

London’s dominance means that other UK regions, including Northern Ireland, are seeing their share of the economy decrease. As the UK’s recovery continues, London is outpacing all other regions and Northern Ireland’s...

The state of exports

Michael McKernan assesses Northern Ireland’s export performance and its room for improvement. No modern economy can really succeed without strong export performance and, in recent years, particularly after consideration of the Independent...

Recovery reaches local banking

Michael McKernan looks at the turbulent times for local banking since the credit crunch and the tentative signs of improvement. The recent global financial crisis created the most difficult and challenging period...

Lending data now available

Lending data for Northern Ireland have been published for the first time by the British Banking Association (BBA) in a move strongly welcomed by business representatives. The first release covers Q3 2013...

Business in brief

Tamboran drill site Energy developer Tamboran Resources has confirmed that it will drill an initial borehole near Belcoo, County Fermanagh. The project, reaching a depth of 750m, is due to commence in...

Our tourism offering

Peter Cheney talks to three tourism operators about their hopes for the season ahead, the unique selling points of their areas and what more can be done to attract visitors. The character...

High quality hospitality at Titanic

Titanic Belfast has a unique and high quality offering as a venue for conferencing and hospitality. If flexibility, adaptability, accessibility and hospitality are key factors for your conference, product launch, gala dinner,...

Recognition for Titanic tourism boost

Titanic Belfast Chief Executive Tim Husbands reflects on Belfast’s progress after receiving an MBE for economic development and tourism. The regeneration of Belfast’s Titanic Quarter and the wider city has been formally...

The film tourism catalyst

Tourism analyst Peter Bolan highlights Game of Thrones as a new way to showcase the province. Northern Ireland is being showcased on screen like never before. Our creative industries now stand out...