Crowds gather for Belfast’s Tall Ships festival. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Taking a boat ride around Belfast harbour in advance of the Tall Ships weekend, one couldn’t help but marvel at the transformation between now and 24 (...)

No redundancies have been announced following the deal which could see Lagan’s workforce swell to more than 900 people – making it one of the largest privately owned construction and civil firms North and South.

The Belfast-headquartered Lagan Construction Group has confirmed it has acquired rival Northern Ireland firm H&J Martin but did not disclose detai(...)

The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service said there have been no reports of any injuries due to a fire at the Obel Tower in Belfast. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A fire has broken out at the top of Ireland’s tallest building. Around 50 firefighters are dealing with the incident on the roof of the Obel Tower in (...)

Iris Robinson and husband First Minister Peter Robinson in 2008. Photograph: AP Photo/ Peter Morrison, file

Irisgate: it was the affair that gripped everyone and almost brought down the Northern Executive and Assembly; the long-running story that came close (...)

Cracking in a house caused by the use of pyrite. Photograph: Frank Miller

A building company has failed to back up its “most serious” claims of deceit in relation to being supplied with allegedly defective infill product con(...)

John Quinn from Belfast Community Circus performing in the Drogheda Samba Festival along West Street in Drogheda. Photograph: Alan Betson

Round Ireland Yacht Race, Wicklow Thirty-six ocean-going yachts are confirmed for this year’s Round Ireland Yacht Race which begins today. It is Irela(...)

The group’s Derrylin headquarters, when it bore the Quinn name. A number of former Quinn premises have been attacked. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Representations on behalf of a number of international investment groups owed hundreds of millions of euro from the former Quinn Group have been made (...)

UK regulators are reviewing Lagan Cement’s bid to buy the rooftile business owned by the Quinn Group. Lagan Cement, part of the Belfast a(...)

Graffiti daubed in a weekend incident at a Lisburn site linked to Lagan Asphalt.

Criminal investigations have begun on both sides of the Border after arsonists destroyed the property of a major construction company in attack(...)

Some of the estimated 20,000 people who walked through the 700m Limerick Tunnel on its open day in June 2010. Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

A toll road business that has received millions of euro in public money to compensate it for poor traffic numbers had a cash pile of €24.5 million at (...)