Ulster Fry Breakfast on St Patrick’s Day

On 17th March, the Office of the Northern Ireland Executive in Brussels hosted the fourth annual Ulster Fry Breakfast on St. Patrick’s Day.  This annual event provides an opportunity to promote Northern Ireland in Europe and showcase the region’s top produce.

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Northern Ireland Civil Servants visit Brussels

On 28th February and 1st March a group of eleven delegates from eight Departments visited Brussels as part of the CAL course ‘Introduction to the European Union’.

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Book of Condolence opened for former deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness

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Following the death of the long-serving former deputy First Minister of the Northern Ireland Executive, Martin McGuinness, a Book of Condolence will be opened in the Office of the Northern Ireland Executive in Brussels – Chaussée d’Etterbeek 180 at 1040 Brussels.  Read More

SportNI to host seminar on ‘Get WET’ in Brussels

Sport NI in partnership with 6 organisations from different EU member states will be hosting a seminar on their Erasmus Plus funded project ‘Get WET’ in Brussels on the 29th of March 2017. Read More

Ulster Artisans visit Brussels and showcase their produce

The Ulster Artisans in collaboration with the Northern Ireland Executive Office in Brussels, Food NI and Invest NI visited Brussels on Tuesday the 21st of February to take meetings and showcase products from 20 producers. Read More

Education Authority Visit Brussels

Head of Office Andrew Elliott with the Education Authority Group

The ONIEB had pleasure in assisting the Education Authority for Northern Ireland in organising a visit for managers and senior officers from a range of regional statutory and voluntary youth organisations to Brussels from the 5th to the 8th of February.
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Northern Ireland Talent Showcased at The Bozar

On 7th February 2017, Northern Ireland’s top creative talent was once again showcased at the Bozar, one of Brussels’ most famous art venues. The sold out performance was part of the Brussels Platform, a collaboration between the Brussels office and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland which allows artists to showcase their talents with the aim of promoting the culture and creativity of Northern Ireland in Europe.
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Two Sore Legs at the Bozar

The Northern Ireland Executive Office, in conjunction with the Arts Council of Northern Ireland presents ‘Two Sore Legs’. Set in Belfast, ‘Two Sore Legs’ tells the true story of the playwright’s mother, Bridget, a young Butlin’s Redcoat who had six children by a married man. The play explores the scandal, the pain, the joy and the fall-out from this extraordinary family arrangement.

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We Are Recruiting!

The Brussels office is now looking for two recent graduates for a full time paid internship. The contract will be for a minimum of one year with a starting date to be discussed between the parties (one post in November 2016 and one post likely to commence May 2017).

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NewBliss at the BOZAR

The Northern Ireland Executive Office, in conjunction with the Arts Council Northern Ireland presents, NewBliss, a one-man play, written and performed by renowned saxophone and clarinet player, Keith Donald. Through poetry, storytelling and music, Keith recounts the moving story of an incredible life and an inspiring journey from addiction to redemption. Read More