Sir Edward Carson’s statue at Stormont: keeping lights on in the parliament might seem a challenge due to gloomy political backdrop in the North. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Making sure the lights stay on in Stormont might seem like a tall order at the moment, given the current gloomy political backdrop in the North. But f(...)

Report  commissioned by NISP Connect, an independent, non-profit organisation at the Northern Ireland Science Park, measured data on exports, productivity, gross value added and wages

Northern Ireland has one of the fastest growing knowledge economies in the UK, according to research released today which shows it supported 410 new b(...)

The North’s long-term jobless rate of 58 per cent is nearly twice that of the UK

The number of people claiming jobless benefits fell in the North last month by 1,000. But the latest labour market statistics also show that the numbe(...)

Cerberus say it had contact with Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson (above) and former minister of finance Simon Hamilton before the acquisition of Nama’s North portfolio. Photograph:   Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

Cerberus, the New York investment firm that bought Nama’s portfolio in the North for £1.2 billion (€1.6bn), has said for the first time that it held(...)

Lord Mayor of Belfast Arder Carson who is going to Boston to encourage investment. Previous visits by politicians to the US have proved fruitful but there is not even a minister for enterprise in the North at the moment. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The Boston headquartered IT security specialist Rapid7 is recruiting a “talent scout” for its software innovation centre in Belfast which will celebra(...)

Mr  Frank Cushnahan. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Presseye

Nama’s former advisor in the North, Frank Cushnahan, has for the first time declared that he never had any “meetings, dealings, correspondence or cont(...)

Shopping in Newry. The Northern Ireland Retail Consortium has warned that political instability could damage consumer confidence.

Consumer confidence and future investment plans could be hit by the latest bout of political instability in the North retail chiefs warned today on Mo(...)

 The combined turnover of housing associations in the North was £214 million last year Photograph: Laura Hutton

Northern Ireland’s 23 housing associations borrowed a record £680 million (€931m) from private finance sources last year to deliver unprecedented inve(...)

The new operations centre will be based in Belfast

Intelling, the Manchester headquartered business service company, plans to open a contact centre in Northern Ireland which it says will create 250 job(...)

Minister for Fisheries Michelle O’Neill: she  is more preoccupied with the dairy crisis in the North which has been sparked by the steep drop in milk prices. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Not unlike many people in Northern Ireland Gráinne and John Lavery used “to be in property”. And like a significant percentage of the local population(...)