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  • ILEX WELCOMES DOE ANNOUNCEMENT

    ILEX WELCOMES DOE ANNOUNCEMENT

    8th January 2016

    Today, Ilex’s Chair, Philip Flynn welcomed the Department of the Environment’s announcement of planning approval for the 26-acre Ebrington site.Philip Flynn said: “I welcome the...

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  • ILEX WELCOMES DOE ANNOUNCEMENT

    ILEX WELCOMES DOE ANNOUNCEMENT

    8th January 2016

    Today, Ilex’s Chair, Philip Flynn welcomed the Department of the Environment’s announcement of planning approval for the 26-acre Ebrington site.Philip Flynn said: “I welcome the DoE Minister’s decision to grant planning permission for Ebrington.  This is a significant step in...

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  • Award-Winning Photography Training Facility Engage Live Hosts Open Day In Derry~Londonderry

    Award-Winning Photography Training Facility Engage Live Hosts Open Day In Derry~Londonderry

    12th November 2015

    Award-Winning Photography Training Facility Engage Live Hosts Open Day In Derry~Londonderry Photography enthusiasts from across the UK and Ireland are being invited to the official launch of a new state-of-the-art training facility in Derry~Londonderry, when Engage Live hosts its first Open...

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  • IT’S OFFICIAL - PEACE BRIDGE AND EBRINGTON SQUARE ARE “GREAT PLACES”!

    IT’S OFFICIAL - PEACE BRIDGE AND EBRINGTON SQUARE ARE “GREAT PLACES”!

    6th November 2015

    The Peace Bridge and Ebrington Square have won yet another prestigious award, the Academy of Urbanism’s Great Place Award, which was presented at the 2015 Urbanism Awards ceremony in London today.Mel Higgins, Ilex’s Chief Executive said: “We are delighted that...

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  • First and deputy First Ministers open Creative Hub at Ebrington

    First and deputy First Ministers open Creative Hub at Ebrington

    16th October 2015

    Acting First Minister, Arlene Foster and deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness today officially opened the Creative Hub at Ebrington.  Known as Eighty81 and managed by Blick Studios, the Hub houses 16 companies employing 41 people across a wide range of...

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  • Watch this space! Street Art is about to hit Derry-Londonderry

    Watch this space! Street Art is about to hit Derry-Londonderry

    24th July 2015

    An 80ft piece of graffiti art created by young people in Derry-Londonderry and Strabane will go on public display this week to mark the beginning of a major arts festival in the city.The city is set to host ‘Release the...

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  • Walled City Brewery celebrates official launch at Ebrington

    Walled City Brewery celebrates official launch at Ebrington

    12th June 2015

    The Walled City Brewery has today officially opened in Building 70 at Ebrington Square.  Owned by local man James Huey, this new business will brew and sell authentic premium quality new world beer on site.  With 12 years experience in...

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  • Launch of Citizen Survey 2015

    Launch of Citizen Survey 2015

    27th April 2015

    The Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Councillor Elisha McCallion today launched a citizen survey which will be used to help shape a plan designed to improve the quality of life of residents within this district. Speaking at the...

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  • Science and Innovation Programme launched in Derry

    Science and Innovation Programme launched in Derry

    24th March 2015

    Curious minds and creative thinkers across the North West will be encouraged to get involved in a new project launched today, focusing on opportunities in science, technology, engineering and maths for children and young people.The Science and Innovation Programme is...

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  • LOCAL TEACHERS UPSKILL TO OFFER NEW ‘A’ LEVEL IN SOFTWARE SYSTEMS DESIGN

    LOCAL TEACHERS UPSKILL TO OFFER NEW ‘A’ LEVEL IN SOFTWARE SYSTEMS DESIGN

    11th March 2015

    Northern Ireland needs more than 1,900 new technology professionals each year to fill increasingly complex, high value-added jobs. Ilex has joined forces with Nuprint Technologies, Fast Technologies, All State, Seagate, 8Over8, Kofax, Learning Pool, the Department of Education,and Ulster University...

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  • NORTHERN IRELAND’S PEACE BRIDGE CELEBRATED ON NEW ROYAL MAIL STAMPS

    NORTHERN IRELAND’S PEACE BRIDGE CELEBRATED ON NEW ROYAL MAIL STAMPS

    5th March 2015

    • Northern Ireland’s Peace Bridge over the River Foyle features as a First Class stamp• Royal Mail vans in Derry/Londonderry will also feature an image of the stamp• A special Postmark will appear on mail from 5 March to mark...

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  • Eighty81 Creative Industries Space

    Eighty81 Creative Industries Space

    4th February 2015

    The new Creative Industries Space at Eighty81 is seeking applications for:Creative Industries workspaceExhibition/Gallery spaceNEST business incubation programmeFor further information and applications go to www.eightyeightyone.com or email christine@eightyeightyone.com. 

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  • Ice surprise for local children as Belfast Giants drop in

    Ice surprise for local children as Belfast Giants drop in

    10th December 2014

    Derry skaters were treated to a thrilling display by some of the best skaters in the business, when two of the Belfast Giants dropped in to the Legenderry on Ice rink to show off their skills today at Ebrington Square.Skating...

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  • Tis the season to visit Ebrington Christmas Village

    Tis the season to visit Ebrington Christmas Village

    26th November 2014

    The festive season will officially be stepping up a gear this weekend in Derry as the Christmas Village in Ebrington Square throws open its doors for business, bringing some Christmas cheer to the city from Friday November 28 – December...

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  • LEGENDERRY ON ICE RETURNS TO EBRINGTON SQUARE

    LEGENDERRY ON ICE RETURNS TO EBRINGTON SQUARE

    25th November 2014

    It’s time to get the skates on in Derry as Legenderry on Ice returns for a second year to Ebrington Square.  Building on last year’s success, the organisers have this year increased the size of the rink by 33% to...

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  • ROBINSON AND MCGUINNESS WELCOME COMPLETION OF £5.5 MILLION INVESTMENT AT EBRINGTON

    ROBINSON AND MCGUINNESS WELCOME COMPLETION OF £5.5 MILLION INVESTMENT AT EBRINGTON

    7th November 2014

    First Minister the Rt. Hon. Peter D. Robinson MLA and deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness MLA today announced the completion of a £5.5million capital project at Ebrington.The project includes a 214-space car park, new access to the Belfast and Dublin...

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  • Something brewing at Ebrington..

    Something brewing at Ebrington..

    30th October 2014

    Ilex, the urban regeneration company for Derry~Londonderry today announced that a craft brewery will locate in Building 70 at Ebrington Square. The Walled City Brewery will create premium quality new world beer which will be brewed and sold on site...

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  • MONSTER  HALLOWE’EN  FUNFAIR

    MONSTER HALLOWE’EN FUNFAIR

    20th October 2014

    Ebrington is the place for family fun, as a Monster Hallowe’en Funfair opens at Ebrington Square this Friday, joining Chateau Le Fear’s very popular Haunted House.With two roller coasters, including for the first time ever in Derry a Wild Mouse...

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  • CHATEAU LE FEAR

    CHATEAU LE FEAR

    15th October 2014

    Hallowe'en Haunted House @ EbringtonOpening Friday, 17th October(Until Sunday 2nd Nov; from 5pm weekdays, 1pm Saturdays, Sundays & school holidays)It’s Hallowe’en so let’s have a party, there’s no shortage of spirits!  Welcome to Château le Fear and to its various...

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  • New DOE regional office at Ebrington

    New DOE regional office at Ebrington

    9th October 2014

    The Minister, along with DOE Planning Chief Fiona McCandless, has now relocated to Ebrington. The new regional HQ will accommodate 25 people.Commenting on the significance of the move Mark H Durkan said: “I am delighted that today sees the opening...

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  • MIGHTY OAK AMBASSADOR PROGRAMME LAUNCHED

    MIGHTY OAK AMBASSADOR PROGRAMME LAUNCHED

    8th October 2014

    The Mayor and the Age Friendly City Region Partnership today launched the Mighty Oak Ambassador programme, the next stage in progressing the World Health Organisation Age Friendly Initiative in the North West.  The Age Friendly City Region is an objective...

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  • Derry stages spectacular weekend of music showcase

    Derry stages spectacular weekend of music showcase

    21st September 2014

    Derry~Londonderry’s MTV weekend celebrations have been hailed a huge success by its organisers Derry City Council.The Mayor Cllr Brenda Stevenson said she was extremely proud of the city for successfully hosting an international music event of this scale and featuring...

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  • MTV 'Crashes' Ebrington Square

    MTV 'Crashes' Ebrington Square

    25th July 2014

    London/Londonderry, 24 July 2014:  MTV has announced plans to ‘crash’ Derry’s Ebrington Square and stage this year’s second MTV Crashes live music event in late September.MTV Crashes Derry - Londonderry will be staged in collaboration with Derry City Council in...

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  • Creative Hub operator appointed, Building 80/81, Ebrington

    Creative Hub operator appointed, Building 80/81, Ebrington

    30th June 2014

    Ilex today announced the appointment of Blick Studios as operator of the Creative Hub at Buildings 80 and 81 at Ebrington. Blick Studios will manage the Creative Hub, securing tenants from a variety of creative disciplines, including design related industries,...

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  • Ilex launches Digital Media Survey results

    Ilex launches Digital Media Survey results

    4th June 2014

    Ilex, the urban regeneration company for Derry~Londonderry has released the results of a digital media survey, to determine the access young people have to digital media. This is the second survey to be conducted by Ilex, researching access to broadband...

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  • Peace Bridge closure for Walled City Marathon

    29th May 2014

    To accommodate the Walled City Marathon, the Peace Bridge will be closed on Sunday 1st June from 10am to 1pm. We apologise for any inconvenience.

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  • Peace Bridge vandalised yet again

    28th May 2014

    Ilex urban regeneration company has expressed serious concern at the smashing of a glass panel on the Peace Bridge over the weekend. Ilex’s Paul Doherty said: “We are extremely disappointed that individuals have, once again, vandalised the Peace Bridge.  In...

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  • Linking Creatively - Derry City of Culture Legacy 2013

    27th May 2014

    “Linking Creatively” is an innovative arts and wellbeing project hosted by Arts Care, conceptualised and coordinated by Arts Care visual artist Patricia Lavery. The Public Health Agency and Big Lottery Fund have funded, with the support of the Arts Council...

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  • Ilex launches Digital Derry Map

    Ilex launches Digital Derry Map

    4th April 2014

    Ilex, the urban regeneration company has launched a Digital Derry map, showcasing local businesses in the digital and I.T. sector in the city.  The map was launched on Friday at a Creating SMART skills for the NW SMART economy event...

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  • Act Locally, Think Globally!

    11th March 2014

    Microsoft today launched its “Education Global Forum” in Barcelona, recognising the best of worldwide innovative teaching and learning through technology. The event is being attended by Lena McMorrow, Vice Principal of St. Mary’s College who is representing the school and...

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  • Ilex announces new Chief Executive

    Ilex announces new Chief Executive

    20th February 2014

    Urban regeneration company Ilex today announced the appointment of Mel Higgins as its new Chief Executive. A native of Co. Derry, Mr Higgins has worked in Ilex since 2011. Announcing the appointment Philip Flynn, Chairman of Ilex commented: “I am...

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  • Call for Age Friendly Steering Group Members

    18th February 2014

    Ilex, in partnership with Derry Healthy Cities, launched the Age Friendly City Charter in June 2013, to make our city more age friendly. The aims of the Charter have been to drive forward a campaign placing older people’s views and...

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  • First Worldhost Destination City in UK

    13th February 2014

    Ilex, the urban regeneration company is delighted to announce that Derry~Londonderry has become the first WorldHost Destination City in the UK. The WorldHost steering group was established in November 2011 with training rolled out across the city from January 2012.  ...

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  • Lucky pupils win Android Tablets

    Lucky pupils win Android Tablets

    6th February 2014

    Ilex urc, in partnership with Foyle Learning Community, has conducted a second online survey to determine how young people access digital media. The online survey was rolled out to all post primary schools in the Derry City Council area.  In...

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  • Statement - Ebrington Development Framework public consultation Stage 2

    Statement - Ebrington Development Framework public consultation Stage 2

    30th January 2014

    This week Ilex launched Stage 2 of the Ebrington Development Framework public consultation, which demonstrates the potential for approximately 2,400 jobs on site (not including construction jobs). When developed to full capacity under the framework, Ebrington would contribute additional GVA...

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  • Derry~Londonderry on track to be the first Destination City

    27th January 2014

    Ilex, the urban regeneration company today announced that the Apprentice Boys of Derry has become the 300th business in the city to successfully receive World Host recognition, having completed the prestigious customer service training programme. The Northern Ireland Tourist Board...

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  • Traffic and travel information for ‘Hear The City Sing’ Event

    16th January 2014

    Thousands are expected to turn out this Friday (17th Jan) to the Peace Garden / Foyle St Car Park for the first Music City 2014 Legacy event when Edith Bowman (from Radio 1) will introduce performances on the Live Music...

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