Category Archives: Economy

McGuinness on the economy

  Speaking at Derry’s inaugural hosting of the Northern Ireland Economic Conference, deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness outlines the challenges and ambitions of the Executive as it seeks to build on a...

Making It Happen in the North West

Derry City and Strabane District Council is well on its way towards shaping the future of its local economy and setting out strong foundations for future investment and growth when it publishes...

Partnering the North West

  A new strategic partnership incorporating both Derry City and Strabane District Council (DCSDC) and Donegal County Council (DCC) held its inaugural meeting in early December 2016. The cross-border North West Strategic...

Roads to improvement

Progressive transport networks are essential to the economic development of any region. Historic underinvestment in infrastructure in the North West has stifled its competitive edge and produced economic disparity. A series of...

Slaughtneil: reaching new peaks

In the closing months of 2016, an unassuming hillside community from County Derry found itself thrust into the media spotlight across the island. agendaNi reports. Located in the rural tranquillity of south...

Walking on air: Seamus Heaney HomePlace

In September 2016, the Seamus Heaney HomePlace opened its doors in Bellaghy. By December, 11,000 people had crossed its threshold. Ciarán Galway speaks with Centre Manager Brian McCormick. Lying halfway between Belfast...

Skills for the North West

Damien Gallagher, Executive Director of Engineering at the Seagate Technology facility in Derry, explains that a steady skills stream is a vital driver of the businesses growth. The Seagate Springtown site in...

Investing in people and place

                          Established in 1981 as a limited company with charitable status, the Inner City Trust’s objectives are to relieve poverty,...