THIS week's High Flyer is Michael Chandler, managing director of Michael Chandler Estate Agents on Belfast's Ormeau Road. The award-winning company is celebrating a decade in business this year. What[...] You have reached your limit of free articles Registered users get 5 regular articles and 1 free Premium article per week. … [Read more...] about Ironman Michael has a determination to succeed
THERE'S little more disheartening than your child refusing to eat a meal you've spent ages preparing. And when the meal refusals happen repeatedly, many desperate parents fall into the trap of only s[...] You have reached your limit of free articles Registered users get 5 regular articles and 1 free Premium article per week. … [Read more...] about Mummy blogger Emily Leary’s tips on how to get your picky kid to eat anything
Q: MY three-year-old daughter refuses to put her coat on, even when it's freezing outside. How can I get her to put it on, and why does she behave like this? A: Parenting expert Tanith Carey, co-auth[...] You have reached your limit of free articles Registered users get 5 regular articles and 1 free Premium article per week. … [Read more...] about Ask the Expert: How can I get my child to wear a coat without it being a battle?
One Brexit saving grace is that it has primed a flush of discussion, open to all with the nerve to at least walk into a crowded hall or classroom and listen, if not to offer their own thoughts. In [...] This story is for Premium subscribers only Registered users get 5 regular articles & 1 free Premium article per week. … [Read more...] about Fionnuala O Connor: Brexit has at least sparked some valuable public conversations
DESPITE the exhaustive coverage about the implications of a no deal scenario on the cross-border trade in goods, little has been said about the significant impact on trade in services between the UK and the EU.The services industry makes up 70 per cent of the north's economy, so it's essential local businesses in this sector have contingency plans in place for a no deal Brexit. In the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal, service trade would be governed by the World Trade Organisation's (WTO) General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS). This would impact how businesses in Northern Ireland continue to supply services to existing clients within the EU. Under GATS, members of the WTO negotiate individual lists of market access commitments for services (which are known as Schedules of Commitments). The EU has its own Schedules of Commitments which set out how WTO members worldwide can provide services to the EU. The WTO system has, unhelpfully, not liberalised trade in services … [Read more...] about Services sector urged to prepare for the ‘end game’