Pictured (l-r) Glenn McCormack, Sales & Marketing Manager at Seasons at Guinness Storehouse, Mary Weir, Co-founder, Event Industry Association of Ireland, Matt Lawless, Catering Manager, Guinness Storehouse
  Seasons at the Guinness Storehouse has been named Best Event Caterer 2016 at the prestigious Event Industry Awards which took place in the Double Tree Hilton, Dublin, recently. Seasons is the hospitality division of global food, facilities and property services provider Aramark and has been the catering provider to […]

Guinness Storehouse crowned Best Event Caterer 2016


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Tennent’s Lager and MCD have confirmed an added bonus act for the bill on Thursday 25th August at Belfast’s Boucher Road Playing fields.  Otherkin, the much talked about new band from Dublin, will have the honour of opening Day 1 of Tennent’s Vital, headlined by The Red Hot Chili Peppers. […]

Otherkin to open Tennent’s Vital


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Tennent’s Lager and MCD have confirmed Labrinth will be joining the Tennent’s Vital line up on Thursday 25th August at Belfast’s Boucher Road Playing fields, supporting headliner The Red Hot Chili Peppers; and Seeb will be joining the Friday 26th August bill, supporting headliner Avicii. London-born singer, songwriter, and producer, […]

Labrinth and Seeb complete Tennent’s Vital line ups



Belfast International Airport Property Manager, Katrina Gilchrist and Canice Mallaghan from Moorefield Contracts look over plans for a new £2.5 million retail and fuel forecourt adjacent to the airport.
Just weeks after Belfast International Airport returned to the top ten of UK airports, the go-ahead has been given for a new £2.5 million retail and fuel forecourt adjacent to the airport. Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council unanimously approved the project which will create thirty-five new jobs and support up […]

Council gives go-ahead for £2.5 million airport forecourt and retail ...


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With the summer holidays well and truly underway and so much to see and do in Northern Ireland, there has never been a better time to discover the luxurious side of camping with a trip to one of the ‘glamping’ sites across the region. Forget cramped tents and damp sleeping […]

Enjoy a glamping adventure in Northern Ireland


Heiko Vermeulen – expert forager who believes humans have become detached from our instinct to know what and how we should eat to fuel our bodies.  He believes this is an animal instinct that we have lost touch with and strives to raise awareness of foraging and a more natural diet.
When the gates open at this year’s Sunflowerfest visitors can expect more than just a feast of music to enjoy – festival goers will now have a cornucopia of food and drink to tickle the taste buds. To celebrate the NI year of Food and Drink, Sunflowerfest  organisers will tantalise […]

Plenty to taste at Sunflowerfest



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Belfast’s unique cycle tour company Wee Toast Tours, owned by Ron and Jennifer Kenna from Minneapolis, hosted a 4th July party with a difference! Ireland’s leading tributes to American singers Dolly Parton, Neil Diamond and Carrie Underwood entertained people in the streets of Belfast, to give a taster of their […]

A wee toast to American Independence Day


Niamh Rice, Culloden Spa therapist, Rachel Crawford, Culloden Spa Manager and Abby Pritchard, Culloden Spa therapist.
  The Culloden Spa has been named Spa of the Year at the glittering Northern Ireland Hair and Beauty Awards which took place at the Europa Hotel recently. The award-winning Culloden Spa has undergone a recent refurbishment adding exquisite upgrades to its relaxation room, female changing suite and treatment rooms […]

Culloden named ‘Spa of the Year’ at beauty awards


Julia Galbraith, Magners Brand Manager, joins Mike Todd, Down Royal’s General Manager, to launch the Magners Race Evening that takes place on Friday 22 July at Down Royal racecourse.
  High Summer temperatures and great racing will make for a winning combination on Friday 22 July as crowds flock to Down Royal for the annual Magners Race Evening. Traditionally, the long and balmy Summer evening delivers a uniquely laid back atmosphere for what is undoubtedly one of the year’s […]

Magners raises the summer stakes at Down Royal



Ross Oliver, Event Manager of the NI Open, is pictured (left) with Jeff Tosh, Sales Director for Tennent’s NI, and the winner’s trophy
  Leading Northern Ireland drinks company, Tennent’s NI, has put its power behind the 2016 Tayto Northern Ireland Open in Partnership with Ulster Bank at Galgorm Castle from July 28-31. For the second year in succession the company will be a main sponsor of what is increasingly recognised as one […]

T Time at Northern Ireland Open


Martin Breen (Sunday Life), Allison Morris (Irish News), Joris Minne (Food Critic), Cate Conway (Q Radio) and Ali Askir (Safa)
The hottest and most exciting food competition on the entire island has just been launched. The inaugural Irish Curry Awards in association with Cobra Beer and Yelp! are now open for entry. An estimated 500 curry houses operate successfully between Ballyferriter in Kerry and Ballycastle in Antrim. Standards have risen […]

Inaugural Irish Curry Awards set to heat up the restaurant ...


– Ellen Hillen, NI Hospice is pictured with Jorge Lopes, Diageo NI and the winning Dancing with Diageo duo Aaron Flaherty and Mary Devlin.
  The Northern Ireland Hospice and Diageo NI came together today to celebrate a charity partnership that has raised funds of over £80,000. Employees from across Diageo’s three sites in Northern Ireland including the corporate headquarters in Belfast City Centre, the global Baileys facility at Mallusk and a bottling and […]

Diageo celebrates raising £80,000 for NI Hospice



Harp Lager Takes Centre Stage as Official Pouring Partner of Féile an Phobail - pictured with the Harp Angel at the launch of Féile an Phobail which runs from 3- 14th August 2016 are Cathal O’Neill, Diageo Northern Ireland and Kevin Gamble, Féile Director
  Harp lager is returning as the official pouring partner of Féile an Phobail 2016, Ireland’s largest community arts festival. The Féile runs from 3-14 August in venues across West Belfast and includes music concerts, comedy, exhibitions, discussions and debates, literary events, dramas, out door and community events, street performances, […]

Harp Lager takes centre stage as official pouring partner of ...


(l-r) Jolene O’Hare, Mourne Mountain Brewery; Tom Ray; Mourne Mountain Brewery; Martin McMullan, Life Adventure; Colin Neil, Tourism NI; Michael Ruanne, Newry, Mourne and Down District Council
  Tourism NI board member Colin Neil recently joined representatives from Life Adventure, Mourne Mountain Brewery and Newry, Mourne and Down District Council to launch a unique new tourism experience – the Mourne Trails & Ales tour. This is a fully guided cycling tour allowing participants to sample the stunning […]

Get on yer bike with Mourne Trails & Ales tour


Local coffee company, Robert Roberts has selected George Best Belfast City Airport as the latest iconic local landmark to appear on its coffee packaging to mark the Northern Ireland Year of Food and Drink. Pictured are Craig Blaney of Robert Roberts and Cliona Arthur, Media Sales Manager at George Best Belfast City Airport.
  Lisburn based tea and coffee company, Robert Roberts, has witnessed a 20% increase in sales since launching Northern Ireland branded packaging. The localised packaging of Robert Roberts coffee products was rolled out across Northern Ireland in 2013 featuring images of Titanic Belfast, Harland and Wolff cranes and the Giant’s […]

Local coffee company takes off with Belfast City Airport



Time for reform of small business rates relief says NIIRTA and Hospitality Ulster. Pictured are (L to R): Colin Neill, Chief Executive, Hospitality Ulster, Finance Minister Máirtín Ó Muilleoir MLA and Glyn Roberts, Chief Executive of the Northern Ireland Independent Retail Trade Association (NIIRTA).
  Two of Northern Ireland’s leading business organisations, Hospitality Ulster and the Northern Ireland Independent Retail Trade Association (NIIRTA) have jointly published a plan to radically reform Business Rates. NIIRTA and Hospitality Ulster presented their plans to reform the Small Business Rate Relief Scheme to Finance Minister Máirtín Ó Muilleoir […]

NIIRTA & Hospitality Ulster Launch Radical Rates Reform Scheme


Councillor Matt Garrett, Chairperson of Belfast City Council’s People and Communities Committee is encouraging people to make more use of their freezers to cut down on food waste and save money this Food Safety Week 4-10 July.
Belfast City Council is supporting this year’s Food Safety Week (Monday, 4- Sunday, 10 July), by encouraging people to cut down on food waste and save money by making more use of their freezers. New research from the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has revealed that 68% of UK adults have […]

Freeze it, don’t bin it!


Pictured in front of the award winning Climbit installation are Adrian Lutton, Head of Design, Exhibitions and Marketing, W5, James Magee, Senior Designer, W5 and Ann Graham, Marketing Executive, W5
Leading Belfast-based visitor attraction, W5 is today celebrating success after scooping an incredible five major awards in just one week. The accolades recognise W5 for excellence in marketing, design, digital marketing and the overall excellence of the centre itself. This impressive raft of wins reinforces the science and discovery centre’s […]

W5 reaches new heights with a host of award wins