Irish minister discusses EU referendum at event

A lively EU referendum discussion has taken place on Tyneside today featuring a prominent Irish politician. Paschal Donohoe, minister for public expenditure and reform within the Irish Government, engaged with North East business communities ahead of the poll on June 23. He held a question and answer session at the Discovery Museum in Newcastle hosted… Read more »

Shamrock Ball staged on Tyneside held by Irish Business Group Lionra

Irish and British business network Lionra hosted the celebration of St Patrick’s Day at the Hilton Newcastle Gateshead Hundreds of guests gather to celebrate St Patrick’s Day as part of the Shamrock Ball 2015. The ball raised money for the Sick Children’s Trust and the PSPA and was hosted by the North East-based Lionra, the… Read more »

Newcastle paints the town green

THERE was music and merriment go leor in Newcastle this year as the city’s business and community groups came out in green to celebrate Ireland’s patron saint. This year’s Shamrock Ball, hosted by the business network Lionra, saw over 300 guests enjoy an evening of great food and entertainment at the Hilton Gatehead. Hosted by comedian… Read more »

Shamrock Ball for children’s trust

A business group is organising a St Patrick’s Day ball to raise cash for a children’s charity. The Lionra Network, a non-profit organisation which promotes North East and Irish businesses, will be hosting the third annual Shamrock Ball on March 14 in aid of The Sick Children’s Trust. The charity provides free accommodation to hundreds… Read more »

Ed Balls at an event in Newcastle pledges ‘biggest devolution programme ever’ under Labour

Labour’s Ed Balls tells a business event in Newcastle the Conservatives’ approach to devolution has been ‘utter chaos’ Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls has promised the North East the “biggest devolution programme ever” should Labour win the General Election in May. Speaking before an event in Newcastle, the senior Labour figure lambasted the Tories approach to… Read more »

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls to speak on the North East economy in panel discussion

Shadow Chancellor, Ed Balls, is to take part in a panel discussion focusing on business investment, at an event organised by North East British/Irish business network, Lionra. Mr Balls will be joined by Paul Woolston, Chair of North East Local Enterprise Partnership and Catherine Walker, Inward Investment Director of NewcastleGateshead Initiative at the event which… Read more »

Lionra Network announces date for Shamrock Ball 2015

With St Patrick’s Day just around the corner, The Lionra Network is hosting its third Shamrock Ball in style this year at The Hilton Hotel, Newcastle. Tables or individual tickets are now available for the hotly anticipated event which is due to take place on Saturday 14th March. The non-profit organisation which promotes North East/Irish… Read more »

Irish Ambassador – Breakfast Meeting

Irish Ambassador for Britain Daniel Mulhall visited the North East yesterday to talk to businesses about growing commercial opportunities between Ireland and the region. Dozens of high profile business leaders and politicians turned out for the breakfast event at Gateshead’s Northern Design Centre, at which Mr Mulhall discussed everything from the influence of the European Union and… Read more »

Businesses join together for big charity push

A TEAM of North East business people have raised thousands of pounds for charity on a cycle challenge. The team of nine took part in a 150-mile coast-to-coast bike ride across the Pennines which raised £5,000 for two charities. The three-day challenge included overnight stops at Penrith and Eastgate before the group headed to Tynemouth…. Read more »