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Derry men hoping to ‘change a life’ through epic Nepal charity trek

Two Derry men are preparing to undertake an epic trek to help raise funds towards a new educational facility for some of Nepal’s poorest children.

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SDLP Councillor Shauna Cusack has expressed frustration over the response.

Frustration over response to call for special Irish passport service

Derry SDLP Councillor Shauna Cusack has expressed frustration over the response to her call her a special service elected representatives can use in cases of emergencies concerning Irish passports.

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Tourism Ireland has launched a new promotional video for Derry.

Tourism Ireland bringing Derry to a global audience

Tourism Ireland has unveiled a new video honing in on Derry as an ideal location, as the local tourism drive continues to gather pace.

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Doe Castle

Historic Donegal Castle opening for tours this summer

Guided tours will be provided inside Donegal’s historic Doe Castle this summer, starting from this weekend.

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Ther Third Bridge art installation along the River Foyle (right), as pictured in a scene from Derry Girls (Channel 4 YouTube)

Call for ‘Third Bridge’ public art makeover

Sinn Féin Councillor Patricia Logue has called for a piece of riverside public art which featured in the show ‘Derry Girls’ to be given a makeover.

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Mr Woods said Translink operates what is close to a 24-hour Derry to Belfast service on the 212.

Translink warns over competition

Translink has claimed that opening up their profitable bus routes to competition could lead to the same kind of devastated rural services found in England after deregulation there.

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Mayor of Derry and Strabane, Councillor Maol�osa McHugh, pictured with guest speaker at the DCSDC Tourism Strategy 2018-25 launch held in the Guildhall. From left, are Matthew Scott, Navada Group, John Kelpie, chief executive, DCSDC, Kate Taylor, Taylored Training, Dr. Peter Boland, Ulster University, Simon Nash, Hugo & Cat, Joan Crawford, Failte Ireland, John Farren, Ballyliffin Golf Club, Leanne Rice, Tourism NI, Edward Montgomery, The Honourable the Irish Society, Judith Webb, Tourism NI, and John McGrillen, chief executive, Tourism NI. (Photo - Tom Heaney, nwpresspics)

Ambitious plan for 1,000 jobs

Doubling spend to £100m. by 2025 and creating up to 1,000 new jobs in the sector are among the key objectives of a new seven year tourism plan launched by Derry & Strabane Council.

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Derry's annual Halloween festival is a major tourist draw. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 28.10.16

New tourism plan for Derry to be unveiled

A seven-year plan to transform Derry’s tourism industry is to be unveiled tomorrow at a conference co-hosted by the city’s Chamber of Commerce, Derry and Strabane District Council and Visit Derry.

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International tour operators at the Craft Village with Karen Henderson, Visit Derry (standing, second right); Aoife Fee, Tourism NI (standing left) and David McAnirn, tour guide (standing, third right).''Pic by Lorcan Doherty .

International tour operators visit Derry

Top international tour operators have gathered in Derry to find out about the city’s history and places of interest, as part of a fact-finding visit to Northern Ireland.

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Foyle Ferry to sail on May Bank Holiday

Foyle Ferry to sail on May Bank Holiday

It has been confirmed that the Foyle Ferry between Greencastle and Magilligan will sail on May Bank Holiday weekend.

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Councillor Colly Kelly  pictured working on the passport campaign in Derry City centre recently

Council asked to seek Irish Passport Office

Derry & Strabane Council is to be asked to formerly write to the Irish Government seeking its endorsement for an Irish Passport Office in the city and district.

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Buchanan Street is one of the main shopping streets in Glasgow city centre.

New Derry to Glasgow flight tickets on sale

Tickets have been released for a new Loganair service from City of Derry Airport to Glasgow, which due to get under way later this year.

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Edinburgh from Calton Hill (Photo Brendan McDaid)

New Derry to Edinburgh route confirmed

A new route from City of Derry Airport to Scotland’s capital city Edinburgh has been confirmed.

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L-R: Councillors Colly Kelly ,Christopher Jackson,Sandra Duffy Seanad�ir Niall " Donnghaile in the city centre on Saturday.

‘Irish citizens here deserve Passport Office’

Sinn Féin Seanadóir Niall Ó Donnghaile said that it was clear there was a great demand for a passport office to be set up north of the border following a visit to Derry at the weekend.

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Sinn Fein Councillor Colly Kelly.

Senator bringing Irish passport office campaign to Derry tomorrow

Sinn Féin Councillor Colly Kelly has urged local people to support a campaign coming to Derry this weekend to locate an Irish Passport Office in the North.

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A little piece of heaven in the Walled City

Nestled on a quiet street in the Maiden City is a recognised treasure - and a little piece of heaven.

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SDLP Councillor Shauna Cusack.

‘Check passports’ to avoid disappointment

Local people have been urged to get their passports sorted now if they are planning to travel later this year as demand continues to rise.

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A view of the River Faughan. LS46-115KM

Plans for Faughan tourism facility approved despite anglers’ objections

A local woman said she wanted to construct a new tourism facility along the River Faughan after she fell in love with the area, as she addressed objections to the plans by the Faughan Anglers’ Association.

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The Beacon Hotel in New York's Upper West Side.

Live it up as a local in vibrant New York

I’d imagine that New York is on many people’s ‘bucket list’ of places to visit. It certainly was on mine. Not so far off the scale that I’d probably never get there, more like somewhere I just hadn’t made it to yet.

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Parts of Game of Thrones were filmed around Binevenagh

Game of Thrones stars ‘could put us on the map’ - Derry Councillor

A Derry Councillor has said that attracting Game of Thrones stars to events in Derry and the north west “could put us on the map”.

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