The North’s Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster said the fall in both the local unemployment rate and the decrease in the number of people claiming jobless benefits was “encouraging”.

The number of jobless people claiming unemployment benefits in the North fell for the 25th month in a row during January to 48,200, according to lates(...)

A   Bombardier Learjet 45; part of the Ministerial Air Transport fleet. Job losses in Belfast  are the result of a decision by the aerospace group to “pause” its Learjet 85  program because of weak demand. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Bombardier Aerospace’s decision to cut 130 local production jobs is yet another “savage blow” for its Northern Ireland workforce, union leaders have (...)

“By building on our current strengths . . . Northern Ireland has the opportunity to improve the health of its citizens whilst providing strong economic growth for the future”

Growing old may be inevitable, but there’s no reason why it should affect your ability to stay healthy. And that is a business that could create multi(...)

David Gavaghan: chief executive of Titanic Quarter since June 2012

Titanic Quarter, the company responsible for Belfast’s most important waterfront development, is to restructure its operations and has already remove(...)

Anti-fracking sign  near Belcoo, Co Fermanagh. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Rathlin Energy claims its proposal to drill an oil and gas exploration well into the shale layer at Ballinlea, in Co Antrim will have “no significant(...)

Diversification: Nigel Logan’s Hillstown family farm is helping to create jobs and opportunities for friends and neighbours

The village of Ahoghill in Co Antrim may be one of the few places on the island still without a cash point, but just a few miles down the road is some(...)

A new report published today by the UK’s Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee highlights that ongoing projects to bring rural communities up to speed with basic broadband access falls short of the EU202 target to provide superfast broadband - 30Mbpbs - by 2020.

Northern Ireland cannot have a two-tier approach to internet access which leaves people in rural communities with insufficient access to broadband, t(...)

Concentrix president Chris Caldwell: says he  “started very young in business” and believes anyone who has ever experienced failure can learn valuable lessons. Photograph: Stephen Hamilton

Chris Caldwell is president of a billion-dollar corporation that employs 54,000 people - including 1,800 in Northern Ireland. It is hard to see how he(...)

Q Local Media is chaired by Dominic Fitzpatrick, who is MD of the Irish News. Photograph: Thinkstock

CityBeat, the Belfast-based radio station, has been sold to the Northern Ireland company, Q Local Media by its English parent, CN Group. No fin(...)

Queen’s University Belfast: Centre for Secure Information Technologies  in the Northern Ireland Science Park is the UK’s largest university centre for cyber-security research. Photograph: Alan Betson

A Belfast-based start-up which has developed cyber-intelligence monitoring software has won a breakthrough contract with the US government.Details of (...)