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£2m Investment for Londonderry Port

Londonderry Port and Harbour Commissioners has announced a capital investment of £2.2 million in the purchase of a 76 metre dredger as part of their new 5 year strategy for future growth and development. LPHC chairman, Mr Garvan O’Doherty says the new strategy focuses on “developing the port’s core marine skills, services and infrastructure”. “This…

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Inis Communications joins cross-border business programme

Inis Communications was one of 26 companies from the border regions to take part in InterTrade Ireland’s cross border Go-2-Tender programme. The programme offers small businesses the chance to develop their skills in tendering for business across the border, and Inis Communications participated in workshops in Omagh during October and November to this end. Director…

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Donegal Volunteer Centre complete PR programme and training

The Donegal Volunteer Centre (DVC) has completed the second phase of its 2008 PR campaign with a training programme aimed at giving them the skills to conduct their own PR campaigns in the future. “Earlier this year, we initiated a two-phase campaign with Inis Communications to promote the opening of our new centre in May…

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Donegal Volunteers “Give it a Swirl”

Volunteers in schools, community groups, family centres and workplaces across Donegal celebrated “Give it a Swirl Day” (Friday 26th) as part of a national drive to raise awareness about volunteering in Ireland.   “People of all ages and from all walks of life give up their time, energy and skills to help others in Donegal and…

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Londonderry Port helps local gymnasts shoot for the “Starz”

Award-winning Co Derry gymnasts could be in with a chance of getting special training for the 2012 Olympics, according to coach Ann Hebor of Shooting Starz Gymnastics in Eglinton.  “But some of the equipment we need is mandatory for training so we are delighted that Londonderry Port and Harbour have provided funding”, she adds.

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Derry athletes depart for UK championships

Eighty young athletes leave Derry todayto take part in the National Young Athletes League Finals in Manchester, which start tomorrow.  The athletes belong to the City of Derry Spartans – who won the Northern Ireland Young Athlete League Final last year for the first time ever, according to Coach Tony Robinson.

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B&B sector calls for mandatory licensing

Town and Country Homes has issued a call for compulsory licensing of all B&Bs and for the introduction of a quality grading scheme, such as exists for hotels and self-catering accommodation in Ireland.  The call was made in Dublin today, at the launch of a report on quality and standards in the B&B sector at…

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Record port growth is major boost for NW economy

Londonderry Port and Harbour Commissioners has announced record turnover, record profits and record tonnage figures for the year ended March 2008.   “The excellent figures are as a result of a significant capital expenditure programme for the period 2000 to 2007 of c£22m and through the endeavours of a most professional, highly flexible and dedicated workforce,”…

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