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Philip McDonagh briefing on ‘Winners and losers from the 2014 Budget statement’

Economist Phil McDonagh delivered a presentation on how the recent Budget statement impacts on Northern Ireland.

View the presentation (pdf).

Watch the video below as Mr McDonagh, John Simpson (Business Analysis) and Leslie Cree MLA discuss the day’s events:

Stephen Dunlop, Bangor and Holywood Town Centre Management, Judith Cochrane MLA, NIABT Board, Leslie Cree MBE MLA, NIABT Board, Dr Joanne Stuart OBE, NIABT Vice Chair, Philip McDonagh.
Stephen Dunlop, Bangor and Holywood Town Centre Management, Judith Cochrane MLA, NIABT Board, Leslie Cree MBE MLA, NIABT Board, Dr Joanne Stuart OBE, NIABT Vice Chair, Philip McDonagh.

 

Alastair Ross MLA visits Pubs of Ulster for NIABT Fellowship

Colin Neill, Chief Executive of Pubs of Ulster hosted Alastair Ross MLA for a fellowship visit where Alastair was able to observe a pub week planning meeting and other strategic events.

Colin Neill with Alastair Ross MLA
Colin Neill with Alastair Ross MLA
l-r Stephanie Todd, MCE Public Relations, Colin Neill, Alastair Ross MLA, Sinead Doyle, MCE Public Relations
l-r Stephanie Todd, MCE Public Relations, Colin Neill, Alastair Ross MLA, Sinead Doyle, MCE Public Relations

 

MLA Networking Event

MLAs get the opportunity to network with members of the Young Directors Forum, Institute of Directors:

Phil Flanagan MLA networking with members of the Young Directors Forum, Institute of Directors
Phil Flanagan MLA networking with members of the Young Directors Forum, Institute of Directors
Mike Nesbitt MLA in discussions with with members of the Young Directors Forum, Institute of Directors
Mike Nesbitt MLA in discussions with with members of the Young Directors Forum, Institute of Directors
Sammy Douglas MLA networks with members of the Young Directors Forum, Institute of Directors
Sammy Douglas MLA networks with members of the Young Directors Forum, Institute of Directors
Basil McCrea MLA during the Networking Event.
Basil McCrea MLA during the Networking Event.

 

 

 

 

Northern Ireland Assembly And Business Trust Mourns Death Of Lord Ballyedmond

The Northern Ireland Assembly and Business Trust (NIABT) today has expressed its sadness at the tragic death of its trustee, Edward Haughey, Lord Ballyedmond.

Lord Ballyedmond was an enthusiastic supporter and member of the NIABT, and was committed to encouraging greater links between the local business community and political representatives.

Chairperson of the NIABT, Phil Flanagan MLA said: “We are deeply shocked by Eddie’s untimely death last night. He was a respected and significant member of the local business community, whose influence was felt across the world.

“Not only a successful businessman, Eddie found time to serve continuously on the Board of the NIABT from 2008. He also hosted a number of NIABT delegations at Westminster and welcomed many visits to his flagship company Norbrook Laboratories in Newry.

“Dr Haughey’s enthusiasm and generosity will be sadly missed by all of his NIABT colleagues. The NIABT would like to take this opportunity to express its sympathies to his family and many friends.”

Annual President’s Dinner 27th February 2014

EU Commissioner Daniel Calleja Crespo was the keynote speaker at the recent annual President’s Dinner, where he was interviewed by Jim Fitzpatrick on business related matters.

Watch the interview in full:

Jim Fitzpatrick putting questions to Daniel Calleja Crespo
Jim Fitzpatrick putting questions to Daniel Calleja Crespo
Speaker William Hay MLA, NIABT President with Minister Danny Kennedy MLA and Jim Fitzpatrick
Speaker William Hay MLA, NIABT President with Minister Danny Kennedy MLA and Jim Fitzpatrick
Anna Lo MLA with Daniel Calleja Crespo
Anna Lo MLA with Daniel Calleja Crespo
l-r Glyn Roberts, Daniel Calleja Crespo, Judith Cochrane MLA
l-r Glyn Roberts, Daniel Calleja Crespo, Judith Cochrane MLA
l-r Phil Flanagan MLA, Speaker William Hay MLA, NIABT President, Daniel Calleja Crespo, Jim Fitzpatrick
l-r Phil Flanagan MLA, Speaker William Hay MLA, NIABT President, Daniel Calleja Crespo, Jim Fitzpatrick
Speaker William Hay MLA, NIABT President with Daniel Calleja Crespo and Jim Fitzpatrick
Speaker William Hay MLA, NIABT President with Daniel Calleja Crespo and Jim Fitzpatrick

 

 

 

 

 

Judith Cochrane MLA Fellowship at George Best City Airport

Judith Cochrane MLA spent a half day at the George Best City Airport under the watchful eye of CEO Brian Ambrose, Operations Director Mark Beattie.

Following an overview of the airport and its operations, Brian and Mark gave Judith the opportunity to find out how the airport runs on a daily basis, with a detailed tour including time spent at Air Traffic Control and with the Fire and Rescue Service.

Judith Cochrane MLA with Brian Ambrose.
Judith Cochrane MLA with Brian Ambrose.
Judith Cochrane with Mark Beattie
Judith Cochrane with Mark Beattie
Judith Cochrane MLA Fellowship at George Best City Airport
Judith Cochrane MLA Fellowship at George Best City Airport
Judith Cochrane MLA Fellowship at George Best City Airport
Judith Cochrane MLA Fellowship at George Best City Airport
Judith Cochrane MLA Fellowship at George Best City Airport
Judith Cochrane MLA Fellowship at George Best City Airport