Minister for Enterprise Arlene Foster: said the North’s new competence centres, which were being funded by Invest NI, were designed to rapidly transform research into commercial success.  Photograph: Eric Luke

A new £7 million hi-tech centre dedicated to pioneering engineering firsts is to be established in Belfast. The advanced engineering competence centr(...)

Gwendoline Christie stars in Game Of Thrones – the Northern Ireland Tourist Board has jumped at the chance to exploit the appeal to promote the North as a holiday destination

Record viewing figures for the hit television show Game of Thrones, partly filmed on location in Northern Ireland, suggest the North is the perfect ba(...)

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(...)

Rosaleen Blair, the Irish-born founder of Alexander Mann Solutions and winner of the 2007 Veuve Clicquot Business woman award, said Northern Ireland was an ideal location. Photograph: Hugo Philpott/PA Wire.

An international business recruitment company is to create 250 jobs in a new service centre in Belfast. London-based Alexander Mann Solutions is a pro(...)

The North’s Enterprise Trade and Investment minister Arlene Foster said the company’s rationale for selecting Belfast as an investment location was based not only on the availability of skilled support engineers but also the high-speed telecommunications links between Northern Ireland, North America and Europe. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

  Options, a private financial cloud provider for the global capital markets industry, is to open a new office in Belfast which is expecte(...)

The ‘Derry-Londonderry-Doire’ yesterday won the 2,800-mile New York to Derry leg of the Clipper Round the World race.

Even before the Derry City Council-sponsored yacht won the home leg of the Clipper Round the World race, the council said their £1.8 million (€2.25(...)

CVS Caremark senior vice-president Ronan O’Loan said the organisation had discovered a “source of great IT talent” in Northern Ireland and as a result planned to expand its operation. Photograph: EPA/Erik S Lesser

The Fortune 500 company CVS Caremark Corporation is to create 100 additional jobs in Belfast.The US company, which is the largest pharmacy healthcare (...)

Northern Ireland’s First Minister Peter Robinson is expected to attend the Thales factory to announce that the Ministry of Defence in London has awarded a £48 million(€60 million) contract to Thales Belfast to design and manufacture a new missile system for the Royal Navy’s attack helicopters. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Senior British government and Stormont Executive figures are expected at an east Belfast missile development factory later this morning to announce a (...)

Portrush’s Graeme McDowell. The last time the British Open Championship was held in Portrush in 1951 was also the last time the oldest of the four golf majors was hosted outside Britain. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Max Faulkner pocketed £300 when he won the Open Championship in Portrush in 1951, the last time the oldest of the four golf majors was hosted outside(...)

The cheese deal may create employment for at least 20 of its former workers

Fivemiletown Creamery likes to claim it was the birthplace of the first Irish blue cheese, Ballyblue, and also the first smoked brie in Europe. The cr(...)