Battle of Bars – Shortlist for Pub of the Year Awards 2013

Battle of Bars – Shortlist for Pub of the Year Awards 2013

The search to find Northern Ireland’s best pubs steps up a notch this week, as the shortlist for Pubs of Ulster’s prestigious Pub of the Year Awards 2013 is revealed. Forty shortlisted premises from right across Northern Ireland will now go head to head to be named the toast of... View Article

ID Scan System Introduced To Belfast’s Night Time Economy

ID Scan System Introduced To Belfast’s Night Time Economy

As part of an ongoing drive to enhance the safety of Belfast’s night-time economy a number of licensed premises, working in partnership with the Police Service of Northern Ireland have pioneered the introduction of an ID scan system in their premises. Commenting on the system, Superintendent Nigel Goddard, who is... View Article

Shu Scores a New First at UK National Restaurant Awards

Shu Scores a New First at UK National Restaurant Awards

  Lisburn Road restaurant SHU has claimed the ‘Best Restaurant in Northern Ireland’ title for the second consecutive year at the 2013 National Restaurant Awards after impressing the judges with its innovative menu, designed by Head Chef Brian McCann. SHU, which is owned by restaurateur Alan Reid, is the only... View Article

Northern Ireland Bars Embark on Heineken Star Serve Odyssey

Northern Ireland Bars Embark on Heineken Star Serve Odyssey

Local bar staff could compete on global stage!                  Bar staff from pubs throughout Northern Ireland including 21 Social, The Hudson, Molly Brown’s, The Bank, Sally McNallys, The Errigle Inn, Moes, The John Hewitt and The House among many others have been invited... View Article

City Hall Gets a Taste of Belfast this weekend!

City Hall Gets a Taste of Belfast this weekend!

    Belfast City Hall is set to give visitors the perfect ‘taste of Belfast’ as it prepares to host ‘Taste and Dine at City Hall’ on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th October as part of Belfast Restaurant Week. The two-day event, which will see the grounds of City Hall... View Article

The Merchant Named First AA Hotel of the Year for Northern Ireland

The Merchant Named First AA Hotel of the Year for Northern Ireland

  The multi award-winning Merchant Hotel, Belfast is celebrating once again, after being named the first AA Hotel of the Year for Northern Ireland at the prestigious national AA Hospitality Awards.  Held at the London Hilton on Park Lane, London on Monday 23rd September, the AA Awards recognise outstanding excellence... View Article

Triple Award Puts McKeever Group In the top 10% Worldwide

Triple Award Puts McKeever Group In the top 10% Worldwide

Excellent customer reviews have ranked all three hotels in the McKeever Hotel Group in the top 10% of the world’s hotels. Corr’s Corner Hotel in Newtownabbey, Dunsilly Hotel in Antrim and the Adair Arms Hotel in Ballymena were presented with the coveted TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence this week. The accolade,... View Article

Penfolds Re-corking Clinic checks into the UK for the first time in five years.

Penfolds Re-corking Clinic checks into the UK for the first time in five years.

On Tuesday 22nd October 2013, Australian fine wine brand Penfolds will set up its unique Re-corking Clinic in prestigious London hotel the Berkeley, offering collectors of Penfolds the ultimate after sales service for their wine, unique to the winery. Since 1991, well over 100,000 bottles have been assessed at Penfolds... View Article

GB Coach Operators All On-Board in Belfast

GB Coach Operators All On-Board in Belfast

Tourism Ireland invited 23 leading Great Britain coach and group tour operators to Northern Ireland last week, to attend a workshop with tourism providers from around Northern Ireland. The event was organised jointly by Tourism Ireland and the Northern Ireland Tourist Board, to encourage the visiting operators to feature Northern... View Article

Call for views on the future of apprenticeships

Call for views on the future of apprenticeships

  The Department for Employment and Learning has recently invited a call for submissions as part of the current Review of Apprenticeships. This review seeks to ensure that future apprenticeship provision meets the needs of the economy.  The Call for Submissions will formally close on 2 October 2013.  Submissions are... View Article