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Derry Traders To Hold Special Meeting
27-03-2012
The Derry/Londonderry City Centre Traders Forum and Northern Ireland Independent Retail Trade Association (NIIRTA) are organising a special meeting for all local traders to express concern at the rapidly growing number of shop vacancies and closures in the city centre and the nine current out of town superstore applications. [read more]
Open Letter to DOE Minister Alex Attwood, published in the Irish News
21-03-2012
An Open Letter to Environment Minister Alex Attwood MLA on the future of our town centres from the President of the Belfast Chamber of Trade & Commerce, Joe Jordan and Northern Ireland Independent Retail Trade Association (NIIRTA) Chief Executive Glyn Roberts. [read more]
UK Budget Statement is Missed Opportunity - NIIRTA
21-03-2012
The business organisation for Northern Irelands Independent Wholesale and Retail Sector has described today's Budget Statement as a missed opportunity for the local business community. [read more]
NIIRTA Welcomes Economic Strategy
13-03-2012
The Northern Ireland Independent Retail Trade Association has welcomed the publication of the revised Economic Strategy, which was being discussed by the Assembly this afternoon. [read more]
Agri-Food Needs Strong Independent Retail Sector
13-03-2012
Without doubt our Agri-Food sector is a genuine success story for our economy and a tribute to our world-class local farmers, growers and processors. NIIRTA members are very proud of their role in being a route to market for that sector. [read more]
Retail Must Innovate To Prosper-NIIRTA
08/03/2012
In a speech at todays Fresh Produce Journal Conference, NIIRTA Chief Executive Glyn Roberts has outlined the need for the local independent retail sector and town centres to innovate to prosper. [read more]
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]