Category Archives: Economy

Unlocking the potential of heritage tourism

Iain Greenway, Director of the Historic Environment Division, outlines the actions and plans of the Department for Communities in unlocking the further economic potential of heritage tourism in Northern Ireland. Heritage is...

Portrush station on the right track

Work is now underway on a new, modern train station for Portrush, which is designed to attract and enable future growth in rail passengers travelling to and from the seaside resort. The...

Outstanding natural beauty

There are eight areas of outstanding natural beauty (AONBs) in Northern Ireland. These are: Antrim Coast and Glens; Binevenagh; Causeway Coast; Lagan Valley; Mourne Mountains; Ring of Gullion; Sperrins; and Strangford and...

The next 50 years

What venue can boast a world-renowned focus on scientific research into our Solar System, as well as recording the daily weather, while at the same time attracting children to dress up as...

Skills for tourism

The tourism industry is experiencing a skills gap and as it grows, a sector-wide solution must be found to address the emerging need, writes Ursula Quinn The recent release of the Northern...

Direct rule threatens Social Value Act

Chair of the Assembly All-Party Group on Social Enterprise, East Antrim MLA Stewart Dickson, discusses the current status of a Social Value Act for Northern Ireland and the obstacles to implementation. A...

Business done better

Social enterprises change the world! That’s an amazing claim to make and one which leaves itself open to a huge challenge. Can an organisation really make such a difference to others on...