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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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Major increase in shipping through Foyle Port

Major increase in shipping through Foyle Port

Shipping through Foyle Port increased by 27% over the past year leading to before tax profits of over £1.2m, according to the Chairman of Londonderry Port and Harbour Commissioners.  Mr Garvan O’Doherty announced an excellent set of results for the year 2012 – 13 at the Harbour Commissioners annual general meeting today. Mr O’Doherty described…

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Foyle Port site for NI’s biggest renewable energy plant as £80m funding announced

Foyle Port site for NI’s biggest renewable energy plant as £80m funding announced

The Londonderry Port and Harbour Commissioners have welcomed the announcement of   £80 million in inward investment funds for NI’s biggest renewable energy plant, which will be built at their Foyle Port facility at Lisahally for Evermore Renewable Energy. Evermore have released details of the construction of a 15.8MWe (Mega Watts electricity) biomass combined heat and…

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Derry Coderdojo at Intelligent Systems Summit, Derry

Derry Coderdojo at Intelligent Systems Summit, Derry

Four schools from Co Derry, Donegal and Tyrone attended the special Derry Coderdojo sessions at the Intelligent Systems Science Exhibition, The Venue, in Derry on 11th and 12th June.  The schools were St Mary’s Park, Drumahoe Primary, Oakgrove College and St Mary’s Magherafelt and we were all delighted with their progress, said Inis Communications director…

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