Links to information sites and the other specialist firms with which I work
Information sites about Ireland and Northern Ireland
The Belfast Telegraph, the fullest daily reporting of Northern Ireland but you have to pay to use its archive material.
The Irish News, a Belfast morning paper with extensive links. Its archive is free but is organised on a date basis.
The Irish Times, Dublin based with extensive treatment of all Ireland and Northern Ireland issues.
BBC Northern Ireland News
UK, NI & Irish Government websites
The Northern Ireland Assembly, full coverage and live(ly) at times!
The Northern Ireland Executive, main Government site with links to all Departments, news etc.
Information on EU Programmesin Northern Ireland, including programme documents, programme complements etc.
The Irish Government website
Northern Ireland Legislation
Europa- the access point to all European Institutions, complex but rich. Most people want to select 'Institutions' and then the Commission in the first instance, this gives links to the various Directorates General
Inforegio, the website for information on EU Regional Policy and the Structural Funds, provided on behalf of DG Regio
Organisations with which I work in collaboration
GVA Grimley is one of the UK's leading firms of property advisers with over 1,000 staff in ten offices, and with fee income of £78 million. It provides a full range of property-related services including agency, town planning, building consultancy, investment, management and valuation consultancy. GVA Grimley’s Belfast office specialises in regeneration and planning issues and we have worked together on a range of innovative assignments.
Peregrine Associates specialise in business incubation and technology commercialisation internationally and in Northern Ireland. I have worked closely with Shane Wolsey, the Principal of Peregrine Associates on a range of assignments
CHL Consulting Group is a specialist tourism consultancy specialising in tourism strategy, assessment and marketing. CHL, GVA Grimley and I have worked on a range of high profile signature tourism projects, including the Titanic Signature Tourism Project for Belfast City Council and the Northern Ireland Tourist Board.
Raymond Burke Consulting Raymond Burke is an independent management consultant based in Dublin and specialising in feasibility studies, corporate strategy, organisation structure design and management systems. Raymond and I have worked together for a number of years on cross border and North - South development on the island of Ireland.
Also in Dublin, Fitzpatrick Associates an economic and public policy consultancy which works extensively on EU strategies.
Economic Innovation International Inc. is based in Boston Massachusetts and specialises in developing sustainable funding systems for community based investment.Together we set up the largest community investment fund in the UK (Ulster Community Investment Trust) and have worked together on a range of strategies in both Northern Ireland and the USA.