February 23 Brand Journalism In the Press

Arlene Foster told new build and admissions increase is a ‘must’ for Markethill High

Markethill High School has been vigorously leading a community campaign to get a new build school and sixth form provision on the Mowhan Road site in Markethill.

First Minister Arlene Foster paid a visit to the school recently where principal James Maxwell told her the that the school’s current high standards in educational outcomes are being achieved in spite of the school’s infrastructure. Mr Maxwell said it is no longer acceptable for pupils to be taught in fabricated mobile huts.

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February 10 Brand Journalism In the Press PR Northern Ireland

Tyrone student says investment in teaching gives graduates confidence

There has been a lot of debate in Northern Ireland after the Education Minister John O’Dowd announced the Investing In Teaching Workforce scheme.

We interview a student teacher from Tyrone who says the scheme will give graduates like him some hope that there will be jobs available once they leave teacher training college. Jack Hughes from Killyman, agrees with the INTO that the scheme is a genuine attempt to help teachers who are not in full time employment.

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February 8 Brand Journalism In the Press PR Northern Ireland

INTO says proposed £33m teaching scheme is a ‘genuine attempt’ to create full time jobs

Teachers across Northern Ireland have been reaction to the proposed ‘Investing in the Teaching Workforce’ scheme which would potentially see a £33million investment in teaching.

The scheme, announced by Education Minister John O’Dowd, has been described by INTO as ‘a genuine attempt to create full time jobs. INTO representatives are in talks with the Department encouraging them to place teachers who are not in full time roles at the heart of the scheme.

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January 4 Brand Journalism In the Press PR Northern Ireland

Markethill High School

Markethill High School hailed ‘one of the best’ for attendance ahead of Open Day

Markethill High School will host its annual Open Night on January 13 where the principal, James Maxwell, will welcome parents and prospective pupils to Mowhan Road.

The school has recently been identified by the Education and Training Inspectorate as a school which is one of the best in Northern Ireland for attendance rates. Markethill High School’s attendance is a priority in the school’s Development Plan and is key in the school’s pastoral system. Here’s the story:

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December 18 Brand Journalism In the Press PR Northern Ireland

INTO teachers will go on strike in the New Year as the results of the ballot have been announced this afternoon

INTO hails £33m investment ‘a step in the right direction’ for region’s economy

The Education Minister has given approval to a scheme initiated by the Ireland’s largest teachers’ union which will see a £33million investment which will be used to refresh the education system.

Gerry Murphy, Northern Secretary, says the ‘Investing in the Teaching Workforce’ scheme is a major investment in addressing underachievement, raising standards and delivering 500 professional jobs to the economy in Northern Ireland. Here’s the full story:

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December 10 Brand Journalism In the Press PR Northern Ireland

Substitute teachers face another Christmas with no pay as inequality strikes again

A senior official at the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation says the rights of substitute teachers in Northern Ireland are being side-lined because employers continue to ignore their rights.

INTO says sub teachers are being held at ransom because employers are not offering them full time contracts, and, in spite of having more than four years’ teaching experience, their rights are being side-lined. Tony Carlin of INTO says equalities must be addressed. Here’s the full story:

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December 5 Brand Journalism In the Press PR Northern Ireland

IFEX exhibitor sees huge growth thanks to increased uptake in E-Learning training

The Training and Recruitment House Ltd in Portadown will be exhibiting at IFEX 2016 where the training and recruitment team will showcase the secrets to their success over the past year.

Business has multiplied massively for this consultancy practice as a result of its introduction to E-Learning for its clients who operate in a variety of sectors including food producers, companies in the leisure and tourism sector, engineering companies, charitable and social enterprises.

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November 23 Brand Journalism PR Northern Ireland The MGMPR Motor Review

The Range Rover hybrid performance on a par with that of the mighty SDV8

The hybrid Range Rover is expensive to buy but there will be more than enough wealthy fans who will not have an issue with price, says our motoring journalist, Stephen Grant.

Hybrid models are a bit of a ‘must-have’ for manufacturers at the moment and it is incredible that Land Rover has brought this to Range Rover without compromising its legendary reputation for off-road ability combined with limousine refinement. Read The MGMPR Motor Review here and see what you think!

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November 23 Brand Journalism In the Press PR Northern Ireland

Canapes and cocktails at Uluru before corporate screening of 007 Spectre

Uluru Bar & Grill is a perfect location for corporate functions. It’s ideal location in Armagh’s historic city centre means businesses wishing to host a corporate event at the Marketplace Theatre, or the Omniplex Cinema, can enjoy the funky interior of Uluru.

Donnelly Land Rover, based in Dungannon, recently hosted an evening of canapés and cocktails for customers before hosting a private screening for customers of the 007 blockbuster, Spectre.

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November 19 Brand Journalism PR Northern Ireland The MGMPR Motor Review

Land Rover builds one-of-a-kind Defender to mark two million milestone

Seven decades of the production of the Land Rover Defender is something to celebrate and there’s no better way than to put out a special edition to mark the momentous occasion.

In December, collectors and Defender fans will be given the opportunity to own this unique piece of Land Rover’s history when it is auctioned by globally renowned auction house, Bonhams. If you look at this picture alone – you will see why we are getting extremely excited about this.

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November 3 Brand Journalism In the Press PR Northern Ireland

Cycle Sperrins 13th October 2015 Annie Slane, 90 year old resident and Cyclist in the Broughderg Area, at the launch of t he Cycle Sperrins Consortium, which is made up of speciality food producers, farm businesses, tearooms and quality accommodation providers based along the world-class four day cycle route, welcomes Tourism NI chairman, Terence Brannigan, to officially launch Cycle Sperrins. Picture Oliver McVeigh - For further information contact Eleanor McGillie at MGMPR Ltd - PR Northern Ireland .

Cycle Sperrins – 90-year-old cyclist urges tourists to ‘get on yer bike’

Annie Slane is a 90-year-old woman who has lived in the Sperrins all of her life. Annie loves the Sperrins and continues to cycle every day in the rustic mountain range which she says is keeping her young.

Annie recently attended the launch of Cycle Sperrins – an initiative which is aimed at attracting international touring cyclists to the Sperrin Mountains.

We interviewed Annie who tells us her story of her love for cycling in the Sperrins.

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October 15 Brand Journalism In the Press PR Northern Ireland

Tourism boss praises Sperrins cluster as key to meeting NI’s global agenda

Cycle Sperrins is a new tourism led initiative which aims to attracts touring cyclists from across the globe to the Sperrin Mountains.

Terence Brannigan, chairman of Tourism NI, launched the initiative at the Broughderg Tourism Centre alongside speciality food producers, farm businesses, tearooms and quality accommodation providers based along the world-class four day cycle route. Cycling and mountain biking is estimated to be worth around £100million to the NI economy.

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October 7 Brand Journalism In the Press PR Northern Ireland

Tourism consortium to launch mythic cycling tours in soulful Sperrins

The Sperrin Mountains are set to become a major tourist attraction for touring cyclists thanks to a group of businesses who have joined together as a consortium to promote the area.

The Cycle Sperrins Consortium, which is made up of speciality food producers, farm businesses, tearooms and quality accommodation providers based along the world-class four day cycle route, will welcome Tourism NI’s chairman to officially launch Cycle Sperrins. Here’s the full story:

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October 6 Brand Journalism In the Press PR Northern Ireland

Wayne Elliott talks about a great boss and beating the heat of the kitchen

The Alpha Newspaper Group have published a new food and drink supplement this week which features Uluru Bar & Grill chef, Wayne Elliot, who is nominated for Yes Chefs ‘Young Chef of the Year’.

Wayne, who is 21-years-old, speaks out about what it’s like to be a young chef, how to cope with the competition, how important it is to have a good boss as a mentor and how to cope with the heat and pressure of a busy kitchen. The Uluru Bar & Grill chef speaks to Eleanor McGillie. Here’s the full story:

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September 30 Brand Journalism In the Press PR Northern Ireland

Opportunities define who we are says Markethill High Principal

Markethill High School is a co-educational 11-16 Comprehensive School situated in the town. Since 1959 the school has been educating pupils of all abilities from a wide geographical area.

The principal and Board of Governors gathered this week to host the Keystage Three prizegiving which celebrates the success of its pupils. Principal James Maxwell marked the occasion by encouraging pupils to look for opportunities to get the best out of their education.

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