Entries by Adam Goodall


Halloween Homecoming for North West Expats

Derry’s Millennium Forum is to stage a special cultural showcase – featuring snapshots of the region’s music, literature and art – for returning expats later this month. The event – sponsored by the new diaspora association, Futureproof Northwest, which is made up of expats from Derry, Donegal and Tyrone – will take place at the […]

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Spotlight interview: Nicola Hunter, 1st year student at Magee’s new School of Medicine

Nicola Hunter had a successful career in investment banking, working as a consultant in London’s Canary Wharf before landing a place at Ulster University’s brand-new School of Medicine at Magee – the first graduate entry medical school in Northern Ireland. The Antrim woman, who has a degree in accountancy from Jordanstown, is one of 70 […]


Paralympian Smyth scoops sixth gold medal

Congratulations have poured in for “sensational” Eglinton sprinter Jason Smyth, who took home gold at the Tokyo Paralympic Games. Smyth, 34, won the men’s 100m – T13 on day five of the games, in a time of 10.53 seconds. This brings his total gold medal haul to six, having previously won golds for Ireland at […]

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Ireland Reaching Out partners with Tower Museum to drive regional tourism

One of Ireland’s leading diaspora initiatives has launched a new network of regional partners to connect people of Irish heritage abroad with their places of origin. Ireland Reaching Out is a volunteer-driven, non-profit organisation connecting people of Irish heritage with the local community in their place of origin in Ireland and online through its platform, […]

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NI innovators ‘leading the way in post-pandemic recovery’

Ulster University’s Pro Vice Chancellor of Research Liam Maguire was joined by colleagues from the Derry-based Clinical Translational Research and Innovation Centre (C-TRIC) at a Northern Ireland Business and Innovation Showcase in London. Representatives from the university’s Engineering Composites Research Centre and Research and Impact Directorate also attended the event, which featured the best of […]