Ian Paisley jnr believes “very strongly in the traditional interpretation of what marriage is” and stands over the “immoral, offensive and obnoxious” comment. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Ian Paisley jnr, as he works to consolidate his hold on the North Antrim constituency, says Justin McAleese needs to “get over it” after the former p(...)

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Ulster Bank economist Richard Ramsey:  says the Northern Ireland  economy is estimated to have grown by 2 per cent in real terms in 2014 and he expects a similar rate of growth (1.5-2 per cent ) to follow through next year

Will a new year herald a new beginning for the Northern Ireland economy now that the chance to set a lower rate of corporation tax is almost within it(...)

Poultry company Moy Park  employs more than 5,000 people in the North and more than 10,000 when its operations across Europe are included. Photograph: Frantzesco Kangaris/Bloomberg

The marketing department of Moy Park, the biggest poultry company on the island, was particularly active on Twitter this week. “30 days to go,” it chi(...)

Agri-Food Strategy Board believes Northern Ireland has the potential to grow its agri-food sector to a £7 billion-a-year industry by 2020

The next time you are about to take a bite out of a bacon sandwich, please stop and take a close look at it.What do you see? Hopefully nothing out of (...)

The number of people in employment in Northern Ireland jumped by 11,000 to 821,000 over the three months to June. But the statistics do not show just how many of those 11,000 people came to the North to find a job. Photograph: PA

The fact that you can buy Portuguese sardines on Irish Street in Dungannon reveals more about the North’s changing labour market than local taste buds(...)

Moy Park is owned by Marfrig, a Brazilian listed company that was one of the sponsors of the World Cup.

Moy Park, the poultry processor and the largest private-sector employer in Northern Ireland, is being lined up for a £1 billion flotation by its Brazi(...)

Enterprise Trade and Investment Minister Arlene Foster is pictured with Janet McCollum, chief executive of Moy Park and Lord Morrow, after announcing a £170 million expansion by the company that will provide 628 new jobs across three sites in Dungannon, Craigavon and Ballymena.

Francess McDonnell Moy Park, the County Armagh food company currently enjoying global exposure as a FIFA World Cup sponsor, is to create 528 ne(...)

Shoes from Adidas, the official ball supplier for the World Cup since 1970. photograph: reuters

“There is no greater danger than playing it safe,” according to Nike’s “Risk Everything” World Cup campaign. It’s “all in or nothing”, claims the n(...)

Moy Park is best-known in Ireland for selling fresh meats under its own name as well as under brands including Jamie Oliver. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

Irish poultry company Moy Park is set for global exposure this summer as one of the sponsors of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.The sponsorship deal(...)