Entries by Adam Goodall

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Destination Derry launched

A new ‘Destination Derry’ network has been developed to promote the city and county as a great place to live, work, invest and visit. The initiative, created by homebuilder Taggart Homes, aims to showcase the real people behind the businesses and brands and to collaborate with the local business community, government agencies, industries, educators and […]

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Elemental scoops Digital DNA Award

Local social prescribing firm Elemental has been named Best Small Tech Company of the Year at the 2020 Digital DNA Awards. The Derry-based ‘tech for good’ company helps connect individuals, families and their carers with community-based programmes, services and interventions to make a positive impact on their lives. Elemental Co-founders/CEOs Leeann Monk-Özgül and Jennifer Neff […]

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£1.7m Investment for Fountain Arts and Culture Centre

First Minister Arlene Foster and deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill have announced an investment of £1.7million in a new arts and cultural project in the Derry-Londonderry Urban Village area. The Ministers revealed plans from the Executive’s Urban Villages initiative to transform the existing New Gate Arts and Culture Centre in the Fountain estate and the […]

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FinTrU listed in the Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100 League Table 2020

FinTrU has been named in this year’s Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100 as the 42nd fastest-growing company across the whole of the UK. The league table features the UK’s 100 private companies with the fastest growth over the last three years. FinTrU Founder & CEO, Darragh McCarthy, said “This is a fantastic achievement and […]

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Ulster Universty Magee Researcher Awarded Prestigious Turing AI Acceleration Fellowship

A leading Magee-based Ulster University researcher will develop Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology that could help people to communicate following serious brain injuries, thanks to a £20million government investment announced today.Professor Damien Coyle of Ulster University’s Magee campus has been awarded the prestigious Turing AI Acceleration Fellowship. The Fellowships will give 15 of the UK’s top […]


St Cecilia’s named UK secondary school of the year

A Londonderry school has been named as the UK Secondary School of the Year at this year’s Pearson Teaching Awards. St Cecilia’s College, an all-girls’ secondary school in Creggan, was announced as the 2020 winner on BBC’s The One Show on Friday. The school was told they had won the prestigious national teaching award on […]

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New start-up bootcamp launched for budding entrepreneurs

Derry City and Strabane District Council are working with Ignite NI and alongside other partners, Invest NI and Ulster University, to bring an exciting one-day virtual start-up bootcamp for founders/early stage companies specifically for this Council area. The bootcamp is open to anyone who wants to build a successful start-up of scale.  It will be […]

Derry Halloween goes digital

An exciting programme of online activities and entertainment has been launched for Derry Halloween 2020. While this year’s event won’t see thousands of revellers flocking to the city as usual, local people at home and abroad are being urged to get involved in the virtual celebrations and keep the spirit of the festival alive. The […]