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It’s IMSA Race Week again as Sebring 2014 gets set in Florida

It’s IMSA Race Week again as Sebring 2014 gets set in Florida

Donegal Porsche driver, Damien Faulkner, is off to the US again tomorrow for the 12 Hours of Sebring Race in Florida. Faulkner predicts that it will be the toughest race of this year’s IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. The race circuit at the Sebring International Raceway is 3.74 miles, says Faulkner, and has about 17…

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Kennedy announces appointment of Chair to Londonderry Port and Harbour Commissioners

Kennedy announces appointment of Chair to Londonderry Port and Harbour Commissioners

Regional Development Minister Danny Kennedy has announced the appointment of Bonnie Anley as new Chair to the Board of Londonderry Port and Harbour Commissioners. This is a first appointment and takes effect from 8 February 2014 and will be for four years until 7 February 2018. Minister Kennedy said: “I am very pleased to announce this appointment today. …

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Garvan O’Doherty chairs his final board meeting at Port

Garvan O’Doherty chairs his final board meeting at Port

Londonderry Port and Harbour Commissioners have paid tribute to their outgoing Chairman, Garvan O’Doherty, who led their board meeting for the last time on Wednesday 29th January.  Mr O’Doherty has served as a Port and Harbour Commissioner for the past 15 years, also serving one term as Deputy Chairman and two terms as Chairman, a…

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WORK STARTS ON £81M RENEWABLE POWER PLANT AT FOYLE PORT

WORK STARTS ON £81M RENEWABLE POWER PLANT AT FOYLE PORT

The Chairman of Londonderry Port and Harbour Commissioners Garvan O’Doherty has welcomed the commencement of work on  an £81m biomass renewable power plant being built at a Foyle Port site at Lisahally. Speaking as the first sod was turned this week, Mr O’Doherty said the location of this project at Lisahally “demonstrates the strength of the port’s…

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Buncrana quilting business goes Nationwide!

Buncrana quilting business goes Nationwide!

Buncrana-based quilting business “The Fennel Shed” is to feature on this Friday’s Nationwide programme on RTE 1 at 7.00 p.m.  “We just heard that the programme is going out right after the main evening news on Friday Nov 29th – the same evening as the Toy Show on the Late Late,” says owner Gaye Grant. “We…

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Foylehov Limavady turn to the sun for renewable energy

Foylehov Limavady turn to the sun for renewable energy

Congratulations to Foyle Hovercrafting and Leisure – Foylehov – who have turned  to the sun for their energy. They have just installed 26 x 250w solar panels at their Carrowmena Farm premises outside Limavady in Co Derry, which can provide up to 6.5 kwh of electricity.    The 6.5kwh is based on the assumption of…

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3 easy ways Hootsuite can save you time on social media posting

Hootsuite is a free-source social media scheduling tool and more. Yes, you can choose a paid upgrade but the free level is just fine for most small businesses.  Set up your account from www.hootsuite.com and then use these simple steps to save you time and boost your efficiency on social media:   Scheduling posts to…

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Minimum wage up in Northern Ireland

Minimum wage up in Northern Ireland

Local accountants MLMG of Buncrana say the National Minimum Wage for the UK and Northern Ireland has gone up. The minimum wage for adults has now increased to £6.31 . The rise,  first announced in April of this year,  follows the recommendations of the UK’s Low Pay Commission. Other changes include the following: The rate for…

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