A   Bombardier Learjet 45; part of the Ministerial Air Transport fleet. Job losses in Belfast  are the result of a decision by the aerospace group to “pause” its Learjet 85  program because of weak demand. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Bombardier Aerospace’s decision to cut 130 local production jobs is yet another “savage blow” for its Northern Ireland workforce, union leaders have (...)

Richard Ramsey, chief economist Northern Ireland with Ulster Bank, said the latest survey painted a mixed picture of local business conditions.

The North’s private sector continued its steady return to health last month but at a much slower pace than before, according to a new economic report,(...)

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 (...)

“We want people and businesses in Northern Ireland to get connected - to use the technology”

Speed of delivery is absolutely key in Heather Boyle’s business. Everything her small company in Co Down produces is fresh – which Boyle believes is w(...)

Enterprise minister Arlene Foster with Jane Townsend of Allen & Overy and Invest NI chief executive Alastair Hamilton, yesterday. Photograph: William Cherry/Press Eye

Francess McDonnell in BelfastGlobal leading law firm Allen and Overy is to create 100 new jobs in Belfast as part of its second major investment in th(...)

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 IBOA’s general secretary Larry Broderick told the inquiry that bank employees feel they have been “vilified” by the actions of senior bank management. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

There is a culture of fear in the banking sector not just in Ireland but right across the industry, the Irish Bank Officials’ Association has warned.T(...)

Nama chairman Frank Daly addresses the  Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce. Photograph: Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce/PA Wire

The National Asset Management Agency has money to invest in Northern Ireland but it will “not administer shock therapy” to the local market by “floodi(...)

Ryanair said yesterday it is in talks with Cork, Dublin, Kerry, Knock and Shannon airports about its plans to boost passenger numbers by one million next year as a result of Minister for Finance Michael Noonan’s budget pledge.

Ryanair is in talks with five airports in the Republic about its plans to boost passenger numbers by one million next year as a result of the Governm(...)

Northern Ireland’s Minister for Enterprise Arlene Foster said she welcomed “positive signs”  the local economy was improving. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA

The Northern Ireland economy will grow at a faster rate than anticipated this year, up from 0.2 per cent to around 0.5 per cent, according to revised (...)