TOWNS and cities across Ireland came to a standstill last week as schools, colleges and many workplaces closed to escape the gusts brought by ex-Hurricane Ophelia, as the up to 100mph winds swept across the island.
LAST week a concerning statistic for the business community in the UK and Ireland emerged which didn’t directly relate to economic performance, employment, Brexit, skills availability or any other pressing issue.
A CHICKEN and a pig are walking down the road together, when the chicken says: ‘Hey, I’ve got a great idea; why don’t we open a restaurant together?’ The pig replies ‘that’s interesting, but what would we call it?’.
JUST over ten years ago, a group of us working to ensure the development of the Cathedral Quarter in Belfast was moving in the right direction got together at the Belfast Circus School to talk about a new cultural event for the city.
DO you remember the fussing that preceded the imminent arrival of ‘visitors’? It was all hands-on deck as the house was re- cleaned; children’s hands and knees were checked and, of course, everyone was warned to be on their best behaviour.