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15 April 2014

Marine Conservation Society recommends hundreds of UK beaches as having excellent water quality for taking a dip. With all monitored beaches in Northern Ireland reaching minimum bathing water standards.

One of the UK’s driest summers in recent memory has resulted in more bathing beaches than ever being ‘Recommended’ for their excellent water quality in the annual ‘Good Beach Guide’, www.goodbeachguide.co.uk launched online today (Tuesday 15th April 2014) by the Marine Conservation Society (MCS).

15 April 2014

Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Arlene Foster today announced a £3million expansion at Ballygally Castle near Larne, by Hastings Hotels.

Speaking at Ballygally, Arlene Foster said: “This is a significant expansion in a hotel which is strategically located at the start of the picturesque Antrim Coastal route, an outstanding tourism attraction that includes the Glens of Antrim, the North Coast, the Wild Atlantic Way, Bushmills Distillery, the Giant’s Causeway and world class golf courses.

15 April 2014

Legendary Irish cyclist and former Giro d’Italia winner Stephen Roche has helped the Northern Ireland Tourist Board (NITB) brief an Assembly All Party Group on the benefits and opportunities the event will bring to Northern Ireland.

The cycling race will start in Belfast on 9 May, and as one of the largest and most recognised sporting events in the world will have a global audience of up to 800 million people watching.

14 April 2014
Transport Minister, Danny Kennedy has urged the public to use public transport to ensure they have the best view of the Giro d’Italia race.
The prestigious race which will come to Northern Ireland on 9 May is expected to attract thousands of spectators along the route which starts in Belfast, before heading up the Causeway Coast and then onto Armagh.
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