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The Fed learns Irish titles will cease...

The Fed has been advised that UK mainland editions of the Irish Independent and Sunday Irish Independent which are currently published on Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays will cease to be distributed in England, Scotland, and Wales with effect from Sunday, December 18....


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New Covid-19 self-isolation rules for Northern Ireland

From today (July 4) the self-isolation rules for people in Northern Ireland who test positive for Covid-19 have changed. Adults who test positive are advised to avoid contact with others for five days after the test or from the day symptoms started. As children tend...


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Improve your management skills

Members in Northern Ireland can take advantage of a heavily subsidised practical leadership and management training programme designed to help you boost your business performance, resilience and long-term growth. Help to Grow: Management is a 12-week programme which...


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Newspread deals another blow to struggling retailers

News retailers on both sides of the Irish border are being hit with another rise in overheads, after wholesaler and distributor Newspread announced a weekly surcharge of €2.20 in the Republic and £2 in Northern Ireland. In a letter to retailers, Newspread blames the...


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Fed retailer’s TV interview on carrier bag levy

Fed member Judith Mercer was recently interviewed by Ulster TV on the increased carrier bag levy that was put in place in Northern Ireland on Friday, April 1. The levy increased from 5p to 25p, with the Stormont government stating the profits would be used to fund...


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Retailers welcome prospect of minimum unit pricing...

Independent retailers on both sides of the Irish border have reacted positively to the opening of consultation on the introduction of minimum unit pricing (MUP) for alcohol in Northern Ireland. MUP came into effect in the Republic on January 1, sparking fears of a...


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