Peter Robinson addressed a business breakfast in west Belfast on Friday in what the Sinn Fein MP Paul Maskey described as a “historic” visit.Above,Peter Robinson  with Bishop Noel Treanor in the Great Hall at Stormont, Belfast..  Photo: Jonathan Porter

First Minister Peter Robinson addressed a business breakfast in west Belfast on Friday in what the Sinn Fein MP Paul Maskey described as a “historic” (...)

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(...)

Pictured with Arlene Foster are Willowbrook’s manager Steven McCann (left) and joint managing director John McCann Photograph: Press Eye

Willowbrook Fine Foods, a food processing company, plans to create 55 new jobs in Co Down. The jobs, with an annual salary of £19,000 (€25,000)(...)

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(...)

Northern Ireland Secretary of State Theresa Villiers, who last Thursday unveiled the Corporation Tax (NI) Bill. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien /The Irish Times

Eighteen years is a long time to chase a dream. Particularly, as in Eamonn Donaghy’s case, one that is never going to make you either rich or famous.I(...)

Air France-KLM will provide a daily service between George Best Belfast City Airport and Amsterdam Schiphol Airport from this May.

The airline group Air France-KLM has announced plans to launch to its first service between Belfast and Amsterdam. The airline will provide a daily se(...)

Marcel Kittel crossing the line in front of Government Buildings in Dublin, to win stage three of the Giro d’Italia on May 11th 2014. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Thousands of amateur cyclists are expected to be pedalling their way across Northern Ireland next June after the North’s enterprise minister Arlene Fo(...)

At the opening of Glanbia’s new milk protein plant in Virginia, Co Cavan, were Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys; Glanbia chief executive Jim Bergin, Northern Ireland’s Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Investment Arlene Foster and Glanbia chairman Liam Herlihy

A €7.8 million milk protein facility has been opened by Glanbia Ingredients Ireland in Virginia, Co Cavan. It will process milk from counties on both (...)

Revel Systems is the developer of a cloud based iPad Point of Sale System (POS) that allows retailers to use iPads to do the same job as traditional cash registers. (Photograph:  Paul Faith/PA Wire)

A San Francisco headquartered software company plans to establish a new European sales and support centre in Northern Ireland and create 89 jobs, the (...)

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 (...)