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NIIRTA Expresses Sadness at Montgomerys Store Closing After 82 Years
02-03-2012
The Northern Ireland Independent Retail Trade Association has expressed sadness that Ballymena independent retailer, Montgomerys is to close after 82 years trading in the town. The store included a Food-hall and Hardware. [read more]
Update on the Campaign to Reduce Corporation Tax in Northern Ireland
29-02-2012
Is there now a real prospect that Northern Ireland may indeed get the ability to vary and thus reduce its corporation tax rate as a key economic lever to facilitate the growth of our private sector? [read more]
NIIRTA chief told of local artisan bakerys strong commitment to local independent retailers
21-02-2012
A leading figure from the Northern Ireland independent retail trade today enjoyed a behind the scenes look at the provinces leading artisan bakery in Magherafelt. [read more]
NIIRTA Disappointment With NI Shop Vacancy Rates
20-02-2012
The Northern Ireland Independent Retail Trade Association has expressed disappointment that the latest British Retail Consortium (BRC) figures show that Northern Ireland continues to have the highest town centre shop vacancy rate in the UK. [read more]
NIIRTA Comments on Retail Chain Store Decline Report
17-02-2012
Commenting on todays PricewaterhouseCooper and Local Data Company report, which shows that Chain stores are closing 14 town centre shops a day, the Northern Ireland Independent Retail Trade Association has expressed concern at the alarming statistics. [read more]
NIIRTA Calls For Answers Over DOE U-Turn Over Derry Tesco Store
16-02-2012
The Northern Ireland Independent Retail Trade Association has called upon the DOE Minister Alex Attwood to explain why his department has done a U-turn over a major out of town Tesco superstore in the Buncrana Road. [read more]
NIIRTA Comment On Council Rates Increases
15-02-2012
The Northern Ireland Independent Retail Trade Association has welcomed that most local councils have now struck a reasonable business rate. [read more]
NIIRTA Welcomes Infrastructure Investment
14-02-2012
The Northern Ireland Independent Retail Trade Association has welcomed the DRD £500 million investment into local roads. [read more]
Passing of Rates Bill is Good News for Small Business - NIIRTA
07-02-2012
The Northern Ireland Independent Retail Trade Association has described as extremely good news for small businesses the Assemblys passing of the Rates Bill to extend the Small Business Rate Relief Scheme and to provide 50% first year rate relief for businesses taking over empty retail properties. [read more]
NIIRTA Welcomes DSD Town Centre Regeneration Plan
07-02-2012
The Northern Ireland Independent Retail Trade Association has given a warm welcome to Department for Social Development plans to regenerate local town centres in the wake of the publication of the Mary Portas report. [read more]