Colin Neill

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The Crown Bar in Belfast. Publicans and restaurateurs in the North are not happy with rules restricting alcohol sales over the Easter weekend. Photograph: iStock

Pubs and restaurants in the North fear restrictions on selling alcohol over the Easter weekend will encourage customers to head south to enjoy new, re(...)

Sir William Hastings, built a multi-million pound hospitality business over a career spanning 50 years has died at the age of 89.

The founder of the Hastings Hotel group, Sir William Hastings, who left school at 16 and built a multi-million pound hospitality business over a caree(...)

The chief executive of a leading Northern Irish hospitality organisation has said the North would ‘be the loser’ if the Republic changed its Easter licensing laws. File photograph: Cathal McNaughton/PA Wire

The chief executive of a leading Northern Irish hospitality organisation has said the North would “be the loser” if the Republic changed its Easter li(...)

Gareth Irvine: “I started mixing flavours in kilner jars in my kitchen.”

Gareth Irvine is under intense pressure to get his Christmas present lists all wrapped up – and he could not be happier about it. The 24-year-old is (...)

Potato bread: Hospitality Ulster wants a more integrated tourism and transport strategy to help spread the tourist spend on food and drink more fairly around the North

Scallion potato bread might not yet be a staple on the menu in one luxury Bangkok eatery, but Belfast’s award-winning chef Michael Deane will hope to (...)

Belfast may have landed two Michelin stars this year, and enticed one of the UK’s celebrity chefs to come to the city, but latest research suggests 20(...)

Hospitality Ulster was launched by First Minister  of Northern Peter Robinson.

The hospitality sector could create up to 5,000 additional jobs in Northern Ireland over the next 10 years if it expands its skills base and adopts a (...)

There is no better illustration of what is really going on in the local economy than the  price of an Ulster fry. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

In theory, life or at least the economy is beginning to look a little bit better in Northern Ireland than it has been for a while. There are more peop(...)

Supported by US foreign affairs expert Dr Meghan O’Sullivan (right), Dr Richard Haass (left) is attempting to find consensus on the troublesome issues in Northern Ireland of flags and emblems
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, parades
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 and dealing with the legacy of the past. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Sectarian flashpoints where much of Northern Ireland’s violence has happened need more investment, traders have said.Rioting in Belfast following the (...)

In recent years, the Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland has been keen to promote the Twelfth as a family- and business-friendly event. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill.

There are many traditions associated with the Twelfth of July in Northern Ireland. The vibrant beat of east African music is not one of them. But this(...)

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