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£150M FOR BROADBAND MUST ATTRACT THE MAXIMUM MARKET INVESTMENT IN OUR INFRASTRUCTURE

£150M FOR BROADBAND MUST ATTRACT THE MAXIMUM MARKET INVESTMENT IN OUR INFRASTRUCTURE

CEO of Belfast based B4B Group, Dominic Kearns, has said the Government must use the £150m agreed between the Conservative government and the DUP in their confidence and supply deal, to ensure the correct investment environment is created to see the maximum benefit for our economy and competitiveness as a region.

“We must insure that we create an environment that attracts the most market investment possible for the region. The broadband infrastructure market is changing so much so that investors are switching focus back to the sector in the hope of returns in the longer term.

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FULL STEAM AHEAD FOR LOCOMOTIVE 131

FULL STEAM AHEAD FOR LOCOMOTIVE 131

An historic steam engine which last operated in the early 1960s is back in business, thanks to a five-year restoration by the Railway Preservation Society of Ireland at Whitehead.

Former Great Northern Railway (Ireland) express engine No. 131, which dates from 1901 and was built for the Belfast-Dublin line, has been officially launched back into service.

The £400,000 project received funding support from GROW, Generating Rural Opportunities within South Antrim, through the Northern Ireland Rural Development Programme 2007–2013, which is part-funded by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs and the European Union.

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