Category Archives: Economy

Game on for tourism!

Tourism Ireland joined forces with HBO and its smash hit TV series Game of Thrones this spring to promote Northern Ireland around the world in a brand new way. A major advertising...

The Gathering

A review of the economic and social impact of The Gathering in the Republic. 2013 was the year of The Gathering as the Irish Government encouraged people to invite ancestral relatives and...

Tourism trends

Tourism statistics indicate signs of growth but also a drop in visitors from the Republic. Northern Ireland’s latest available tourism statistics cover the full calendar year of 2013 and show a general...

Business tourism recovery well under way

The economic downturn had a major impact on business travel but visitor numbers are clearly picking up again. Business tourism provides facilities and services to delegates attending conferences and other events, stopping...

2016 extension to expand the city’s horizon

Belfast Waterfront’s ambitious expansion will see its capacity double and the venue is already attracting widespread extra interest. Belfast is a city undergoing a radical transformation and the recent investment of £29.5...

Mapping the sector

A detailed study has outlined the shape of the social economy in Northern Ireland. The Executive’s ‘third sector mapping’ project has provided a detailed insight into the characteristics of the social economy...

A ‘bright start’ for social enterprise

New childcare providers must operate as social enterprises if they want to receive government funding, following an announcement by the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister. The department, which...

Maximising the social economy

Hugh Crossey, Chair of the Bryson Charitable Group, reflects on his role and the challenges facing the sector. Social enterprise was recently described as having the potential to be one of the...