Derry’s new wave of businesses back Fort George retail park proposals

Those behind Derry’s new wave of homegrown businesses have expressed their backing for a BoxPark type development at Fort George.

A large part of the Fort George site remains vacant.

Groundbreaking proposal for Fort George site

A major new urban retail park at Fort George focused on training young people for real careers and promoting homegrown businesses has been proposed to help address the problems facing the city.

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Staff from Computershare hand over the money they raised to the local charity representatives.

Big-hearted workers help local charities

Representatives from ten local charities recently visited Computershare’s office in Derry to receive £3,000 in donations from its staff.

Grainne Kelly at St Patricks school Pennyburn as part of the #ILoveYouEnough Campaign with Eamon Devlin. (Picture Bernard Ward)

‘Bubble-Bum’ founder joins kids to launch driver distraction campaign

The founder of Derry business Bubble-Bum has joined forces with local schoolchildren to launch a major new road safety initiative .

Derry City and Strabane District Council Chief Executive John Kelpie, Kirsty Cruickshank, Product Delievery and Charter Liason Manager, BMI Regional, Ian Woodley, BMI Regional Board Member and Tom Wilson, Accountable Manager, City of Derry Airport pictured at announcement that BMI Regional are to operate a route to Stanstead Airport starting on the 2nd of May 2017. PIcture Martin McKeown. 23.02.17

Prepared for take off

The team who helped secure a new London Stansted carrier for City of Derry Airport have now been tasked with delivering a new route to Manchester, it has been confirmed.

Sinn Fein Councillor Tony Hassan speaking to a local residents about the plans.

Traffic calming for Lower Ballynagard Rd

Sinn Féin Councillor Tony Hassan has welcomed confirmation that traffic calming measures are to be installed in the Lower Ballynagard Road area of the city.

Protesters gathered in Guildhall Square last year highlighting concern over the continuing delay in the public artwork dedicated to thousands of Derry women who worked in factories. DER3016GS005

Concerns raised over lack of visible ‘Factory Girls’ progress

A Derry woman who had been involved in the Factory Girls project has said it is a disgrace that there is no visible sign of the project 11 years since its inception.

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Deaglan Long.

Lack of jobs and study opportunities forcing people out of Derry

Dozens of Derry professionals have spoken of how a lack of employment and study opportunities at home, has forced them to move abroad, in a new study honing in on emigration.

Bus Eireann.

Bus Éireann plan to scrap Derry 
to Dublin service

Bus Éireann have confirmed that it is pressing ahead with plans to scrap its daily service to Derry despite mounting concerns locally.


London air route ‘vital’ for Derry - Chamber

Derry’s Chamber of Commerce has praised all those involved in securing the new carrier for the Stansted route.

City of Derry Airport.

BMI to take on Derry to London route

The Secretary of State James Brokenshire has revealed that BMI Regional will take over the Derry to Stansted route following the government’s pledge of £3.8m.

Bus Eireann.

Bus Eireann Derry route threat to be raised in Dáil

The potential removal of a Derry to Dublin Bus Éireann service is expected to be raised in the Dáil today.

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Foyle People Before Profit candidate Eamon McCann. (Photo Lorcan Doherty /

Concerns Derry to Dublin bus service could be withdrawn

People Before Profit Assembly candidate Eamonn McCann has raised concerns over a reported threat to a key Derry to Dublin bus service with Irish Transport Minister Shane Ross.

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Education Officer John Kelly pictured in the newly refurbished Free Derry Museum. DER0717GS013

Those at helm of Museum of Free Derry receive praise

A local community activist has praised the hard work of those who have spearheaded the redevelopment of the Musem of Free Derry.

Sasha DJing at a previous event in Romania, (photo by Barnu Cristian, Courtesy of Red Light Management).

Line up confirmed for Together Fest

Organisers have said they are expecting huge demand when tickets for the Together Festival at Ebrington go on sale this Friday.

Matt Carthy pictured with Sinn Fein Deputy Leader Mary Lou McDonald.

United Ireland event to be staged in Derry

Sinn Fein MEP Matt Carthy is to host a discussion in Derry on the economic argument for a United Ireland.

The crowd at Radio One's Big Weekend, at Ebrington Square in Derry during the City of Culture year in 2013.  (Niall Carson/PA Wire)

Talks continue over Derry, Strabane & Belfast opening European Capital bid

Derry, Strabane and Belfast have agreed to explore the submission of a joint opening bid to become European Capital of Culture, it has been confirmed.

The Range store which opened in Cork in January.

The Range boss ‘really excited’ to be coming to Derry

A major new superstore in Derry will feature an outdoor garden centre, cafe area and large furniture department, the firm behind it have said.

The Hands Across The Divide statue in front of the now demolished Tillie & Hendersons factory. (Photo: Portrait Of A City)

‘Relocate Factory Girls sculpture to Carlisle site’

A former factory worker has called for a long-awaited sculpture dedicated to the women who powered Derry’s industry to be sited at Carlisle Circus.

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