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Good Friday Agreement signatories address Co-operation Ireland event

Good Friday Agreement signatories address Co-operation Ireland event

Tony Blair, Bertie Ahern and George Mitchell were the guests of honour at a special Co-operation Ireland event organised by the charity’s chairman Christopher Moran to mark the 20th anniversary of the signing of The Agreement. Hosted by Pat Doherty at Titanic Hotel Belfast on Tuesday, April 10, the event brought together business leaders and supporters of the peace building charity.

Nama teams up with Doherty for 500-unit house building deal

Nama teams up with Doherty for 500-unit house building deal

Irish Independent - Housing development is one of state agency's largest joint ventures to date

Nama is teaming up with Pat Doherty's Harcourt Developments for a major house building project in south-west Dublin.

The state agency and Doherty's group have applied for planning permission for more than 500 units...

No Brexit worries as Harcourt hotels reports €60m in revenues

No Brexit worries as Harcourt hotels reports €60m in revenues

Irish Independent - The hotel arm of Pat Doherty's Harcourt Developments group last year recorded revenues of €60m and said that its experience of Brexit to date has been positive.

The Harcourt Collection comprises seven hotels and resorts spread across Ireland, the UK and the Caribbean along with Titanic Belfast and a spokesman said yesterday that it is "very pleased with the performance of the hotels".

Belfast's £5bn Titanic Quarter development ‘where the city’s future lies’

Belfast's £5bn Titanic Quarter development ‘where the city’s future lies’

Belfast Telegraph - There could be no stronger endorsement of the £5bn Titanic Quarter development in Belfast than that delivered yesterday by University of Ulster chief economist Mike Smyth when he said “it is the future of Belfast”.

Yesterday banking giant Citibank unveiled its new offices at the development which has transformed the city’s waterfront area. Titanic Quarter can already claim Belfast Metropolitan College, Audi and the Northern Ireland Science Park, and many more businesses are expected to follow despite the tough economic times.

Red line investment 'a winner'

Red line investment 'a winner'

Irish Independent - TAOISEACH Brian Cowen has described the decision of developers to pay more than half the cost of a new Luas line as a "win-win" situation.

The 4.6km line will extend the current Red line service by a further five stops to areas including Saggart, Cheeverstown and the Citywest business campus in Dublin.

New York mayor gives his seal of approval

New York mayor gives his seal of approval

Belfast Newsletter - Belfast is waking up to a new economic horizon, the man who leads the "city that never sleeps" declared yesterday.

Michael Bloomberg, mayor of New York, one of the major figures attending this week’s US-NI investment conference, revealed how impressed he was with Belfast’s rejuvenation as he helped launch the new Financial Services Centre in the city’s Titanic Quarter.

Peace fuels prosperity in NI

Peace fuels prosperity in NI

Irish Independent - The timing of the latest political breakthrough in Northern Ireland could scarcely have been more opportune for the ambitious £5bn Titanic Quarter project in Belfast - Europe's biggest waterfront regeneration project.

Final curtain on Smith Square - sold for £30m

Final curtain on Smith Square - sold for £30m

Daily Telegraph - The new owner of the former Conservative Central Office has spoken of the “buzz” of buying the site of 50 years of Tory election victories, and back stabbings and plots. 

The Daily Telegraph revealed today how Conservative Party has sold its famous former head office in Smith Square, Westminster, for £30.5 million.

The buyer is Irish property company Harcourt Developments, which counts Andrew Parker Bowles, former husband of Camilla, as one of its non-executive directors.