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 (...)

Trade and investment minister Arlene Foster said it is encouraging that both the jobless rate and the numbers of people claiming benefits have fallen in the North.

An international law firm whose clients include the producers of two Oscar 2015 nominated movies are among eight Derry-based companies who collectivel(...)

The Martin brothers know that soft learner boards – foamies – are very buoyant and help beginners to catch waves, but they can be very vulnerable to the elements

Breaking the mould is something that comes naturally to Chris and Ricky Martin. The surf-loving brothers from Portrush might not look like innovators (...)

Bombardier’s Belfast operations may have escaped this latest round of job cuts - but it was only last September that the Canadian group cut 300 temporary and contract jobs in the North and 90 positions from its permanent workforce.

Bombardier’s Belfast division has escaped a jobs cull that will see the Canadian aerospace group reduce its workforce by 1,000 people in 2015.The job (...)

PathXL is a spin out from  Queen’s University Belfast

PathXL, a Belfast-based company which is developing pioneering digital pathology technology, plans to invest £3.6 million and create 32 new jobs over (...)