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Foyle Sailability for Maritime Festival 6th & 7th July 2016

Foyle Sailability for Maritime Festival 6th & 7th July 2016

Foyle Sailability will be making sure that those of all abilities get their chance to take part in Derry’s Foyle Maritime Festival. The disability sailing and water activities organisation are staging a special 2 day Regatta at Foyle Port Marina on Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th July. This event is open to people with disabilities…

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Foyle Sailability launch 2016 events programme

Foyle Sailability launch 2016 events programme

Lough Foyle offers huge opportunities for sailing and water-based activities and people with disabilities have a right to share in these opportunities too. That’s according to Cathal MacElhatton of Foyle Sailability, speaking at the launch of their 2016 Events Programme at Foyle Port Marina at the weekend. “Our events for 2016 give you the chance…

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Skeoge social housing scheme completed as final residents move in

Skeoge social housing scheme completed as final residents move in

The final set of keys have been handed over in the award-winning 280-home Skeoge social housing development in Derry’s Galliagh district,  say project partners Fold Housing Association and local developers, Braidwater. “The scheme began construction in 2010 and the first residents moved into Skeoge in 2012,” says Fold’s Director of Development, Anita Conway.  Braidwater and…

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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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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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