|14/08/2012||barnes and conlan in belfast homecoming tour|
|belfast's two olympic medal winners have been welcomed by home crowds on the streets of the city.
boxers paddy barnes and michael conlan, who both won bronze in the games, toured the centre of belfast in an open-top bus today.
barnes, 25, was amazed by the welcome the pair received.
he told the bbc: "for everybody to come out for us like this, it's overwhelming."
and conlan, 20, said: "i've already signed over 1,000 autographs."
first-time olympian conlan has already been honoured with a mural in his native west belfast.
the paint was drying on the mural on the corner of violet street, off the springfield road, yesterday when the boxers came home to a hero’s welcome at titanic belfast and showed off their medals.
belfast's deputy lor...|
|08/08/2011||visitors tread where king billy called|
|famously visited by william of orange (king billy) after he rode across the strand from the harbour at carrickergus where he had landed on route to the historic battle of the boyne, newtownabbey's white house remains the oldest and most historic building in the borough, (pictured here duing the reconstruction work).
now the building has been lovingly restored and is open to the public for tours to learn about the rich history of the centuries old building.
the whitehouse park building is over 400 years old and until recently was a crumbling and dilapidated site lying open to the elements until a group of local volunteers decided to get together and form the white house preservation trust in order to save the building from further disrepa...|
|27/05/2010||other ni news in brief|
|'go east' says julian
utv celebrity and east belfast resident julian simmons launches the new go east website www.goeastbelfast.com and go east corporate brand to promote east belfast's three vibrant retail districts - ballyhackamore village, belmont village and bloomfield avenue. the initiative is supported by belfast city council and belfast visitor convention bureau and is aimed at encouraging residents and tourists to shop locally and put east belfast on the map.
super councils sunk
as reported earlier this month, plans to reduce the number of northern ireland's councils from 26 to 11 are to be put on ice. ni environment minister edwin poots is expected to say the transition...|
|27/04/2010||shore redevelopment 'digs up history'
|an area of co antrim that is rich in archaeological history is to be 'handled sensitively' in advance of a major road scheme.
one of europe's largest commercial archaeology companies, headland archaeology ltd, has been awarded a £250,000 tender to provide archaeological investigations ahead of road improvement to the a2.
the redevelopment of the shore road section of the a2 at greenisland, co antrim is being managed by scott wilson group plc and was commissioned by the ni roads service.
the widening of the 2.5km stretch from two lanes to four lanes, forms part of an overall £55m project to develop the link between belfast and carrickfergus.
colm moloney, managing director, headland archaeology (ireland) ltd. said: "we are very much look...|
|06/10/2004||belfast never tasted so good|
|more than thirty of belfast’s most popular eateries are gearing up for the launch of eat out 04, the city’s first ever official restaurant week.
belfast visitor and convention bureau (bvcb), in partnership with belfast city council, has organised the event which takes place between 10 - 17 october.
some of belfast’s most popular hot spots will be offering special set menus, providing a varied selection of delicious meals ranging in price from £5- £15 at lunch and from under £10 at dinner.
many restaurants will also be including additional special offers and complimentary extras designed to give customers the best possible value for money whilst encouraging them to try something new.
councillor nelson mccausland, chair of the tourism and...|
|16/05/2002||dunloe ewart recoup £91m from property sales|
|dunloe ewart have completed the sale of 13 of the island's most exclusive properties in a deal worth £90.75 million.
the sale to property developer brunswick comprises 10 sites in northern ireland including the sirocco factory and four buildings in lanyon place in belfast. the proceeds from the deal will fund the company's expansion of its dublin portfolio.
dunloe ewart chairman noel smyth said: "the difficult financial market conditions for listed property companies have not helped dunloe ewart's ability to fully realise its development in recent times.
"these conditions, along with a number of other considerations, have brought a change in strategy that will see us focus more on the dublin market in the future."
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