NI Schools Rise To The Challenge! Over half of parents are happy & confident about the return to school

Only three per cent of Northern Ireland parents are unhappy with their children returning to school this term.    The result, taken from a recent survey* carried out by Ni4Kids magazine, also revealed that almost half were ‘happy’ to see the children make their return to school with another 10 per cent feeling ‘confident’. The [...]

Staying Connected Our emotional health and well-being is just as important as good physical health

For World Mental Health Day, this Saturday , October 10th, Samaritans are joining forces with Professor Siobhan O’Neill, interim Mental Health Champion NI, to get the message out:  that our emotional health and  well-being is just as important as good physical health. With loneliness, isolation, illness, family, finances and unemployment being just some of our [...]


This week sees the launch of Young Enterprise NI’s ‘Young Money’ brand. In partnership with Bank of Ireland, this partnership initiative provides young people and educators with the opportunity to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence in money matters to increase financial wellbeing and help them thrive in society. Key Bank of Ireland representatives will [...]

Proud Bangorian receives Institute of Directors award

Carol Fitzsimmons MBE, Chief Executive of Young Enterprise Northern Ireland, has been awarded the coveted Institute of Directors 'Northern Ireland Director' award. Carol was announced as a winner at the prestigious final held at the Merchant Hotel, Belfast. The award means that Carol is now nominated for the UK finals which will take place on [...]

Judges gearing up for Young Enterprise Final 2020

Two of this year’s Judges, Cool FM’s Pete Snodden and Mairead Mackle, Homecare Independent Living, Join Young Enterprise CEO Carol Fitzsimons to launch this years final. Over the last 5 months 900 students from schools across Northern Ireland have been competing in the Young Enterprise NI Company programme 2019/20. Over 120 student companies have been [...]

Stepping up to the challenges of change

Business leaders and educators from across Northern Ireland came together at the recent Young Enterprise Education Symposium at Parliament buildings to discuss the vital role of Enterprise Education in the Education Policy & NI Curriculum. Panels, made of top business people, CCEA, Parenting NI and Principals from across the country, discussed Enterprise Education international best [...]

Young Enterprise helping our young people to take the leap stateside!

Young Enterprise is launching an exclusive Competition to enable 6 Young Enterprise Northern Ireland Alumni to travel and stay in NEW YORK CITY for a full week in June 2019, to experience the US culture of entrepreneurship. The initiative will include local and international visits to start up & incubator spaces as well as providing [...]

Taking a bite of the Big Apple

Young Enterprise NI Alumni will be taking the leap Stateside this week. 6 talented 18 – 25 year old entrepreneurs, who have established their own business here in Northern Ireland, went head to head with 40 other young Entrepreneurs to win the chance travel and stay in NEW YORK CITY for a full week, to [...]


Young entrepreneurs from Bloomfield Collegiate School, who had already been crowned best Young Enterprise NI company of the year have been crowned UK wide company of the year runner up and overall winner of the Delta Air Lines Pursuit of Opportunity Award at the Young Enterprise national final. The final, held at County Hall, London [...]

Journey to success

Young Enterprise has announced Translink as one of their ‘Company Programme’ Patrons for the year. The partnership with Northern Ireland’s main public transport provider highlights the charities on-going commitment to investing in the skills of young people as future leaders of NI. Speaking about the collaboration, Young Enterprise Chief Executive, Carol Fitzsimons MBE said: “We [...]

Samaritan’s volunteers promote ‘We Listen’ Campaign

Samaritans volunteers in Northern Ireland are helping to promote the charity’s brand new ‘We Listen’ campaign, which lets people know that anyone can call Samaritans, whatever they’re going through. Striking posters in railway stations across Northern Ireland and throughout Belfast city centre contain hidden messages where people claiming to be fine are not OK at [...]

NI prisoners trained to help fellow inmates answer over 1,600 calls

Prisoners trained to help fellow inmates in emotional distress in NI’s two largest jails were contacted more than 1,600 times last year. Twenty “listeners” met and spoke to prisoners suffering from depression and mental health problems, including some who were suicidal. Details of the number of calls have been released to mark the 10th anniversary […]

Check out Belfast Live this weekend and Q radio next week for your chance to win

From the studio that brought you THE LEGO MOVIE comes STORKS, the hilarious new animated adventure for families. Warner Bros Pictures have teamed up with Q Radio to give you and your flock the chance to see it first.

Dickson Insurance has got you covered! – Local Company unveils large expansion.

Omagh based Dickson & Co. Insurance Brokers announces the opening of a new head office and call centre location as part of its ambitious expansion plans.

Black Tie Bond Screening for Samaritans Northern Ireland

James Bond fans donned dinner jackets and cocktail dresses to raise money for Samaritans, at a special screening of the new 007 film Spectre in Belfast on Tuesday 27th November.