CODIV-19 Business and Financial Planning Grant

By Nicolle Walters

BFPG is open to all micro and small or medium-sized businesses in Northern Ireland that are Invest NI customers, or operating in manufacturing, construction, professional services, information and communication, or science and technology. It provides eligible businesses with financial support to work with a consultant to assess the impact of COVID-19 and develop a strategic recovery plan…

Strabane to screen some creepy classics at Halloween Drive In

By Nicolle Walters

It will be a Halloween like no other in Derry and Strabane this year, but despite the restrictions on social activities the people of Strabane can still look forward to a fright night to remember at the movies. Strabane BID Company has confirmed details of a socially distanced Drive In Movie night, to be located…

Flann O’Brien trail puts Strabane on the literary tourism map

By Ciaran McKane

STRABANE can look forward to welcoming a whole new breed of visitor when a Flann O’Brian literary trail is launched later this year on the writer’s birthday in October. One of the town’s most famous sons, Flann O’Brien, was born Brian O’Nolan in Strabane in 1911. A playwright, novelist, journalist and satirist, he was also…

Mayor visits businesses in Derry and Strabane

By Ciaran McKane

Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council Brian Tierney visited local businesses in both Derry and Strabane on Friday 6th July to hear how they are dealing with operating during the coronavirus pandemic. Mayor Tierney spoke with owners and staff across a number of businesses in the hospitality and retail sector about their feelings,…