“There is a huge amount of money involved in public sector contracts, and councils should be sending out the message that tax-dodging is not acceptable – not at home or anywhere in the world”

Northern Ireland’s Minister for Enterprise is just back from an investor-wooing mission to the US where he has been busy promoting what he calls the N(...)

North’s Minister for Enterprise Jonathan Bell with Grease Guardian’s general manager Des Murphy: FM Environmental has won a contract to provide its Grease Guardian products to Grand Central Station. Photograph: James Higgins

Newry company FM Environmental is celebrating a “significant contract” win with Grand Central Station in New York to deliver a high-tech product that (...)

Philip Woolsey, general manager of Huhtamaki Lurgan

Huhtamaki, the food and drink packaging company, plans to invest £4.9 million in its Lurgan plant and create 12 additional full time jobs on site. A (...)

Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister, Jonathan Bell is pictured with Mark Hutchinson. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

A Kilrea engineering firm is aiming high with a £4.1 million investment project to help it to win new contracts in the aerospace sector which could de(...)

Titanic Belfast is one of the North’s key attractions. Photograph: Getty Images

The North is hoping to attract two million overseas visitors next year who could potentially generate £476 million (€674m) for the economy, the North’(...)

The Parliament Buildings in the Stormont Estate in Belfast

Northern Ireland is entering a “new economic era” and it needs to get the word out that it offers more than just a good economic proposition, the Nort(...)

Theresa Villiers, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland,  gives her reaction to yesterday’s DUP walkout. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

There was great confusion but not much relief, as Bob Dylan more or less said, at Stormont yesterday. But behind the chaos, one of two things w(...)

The new operations centre will be based in Belfast

Intelling, the Manchester headquartered business service company, plans to open a contact centre in Northern Ireland which it says will create 250 job(...)

Northern Ireland’s Minister for Enterprise Jonathan Bell hailed Decora Blind Systems, which is creating 80 jobs in Antrim, as a “dynamic, innovative business”. Photograph: Aaron McCracken/Harrisons/PA

A family owned blind manufacturing business in Lisburn plans to create 80 jobs in Co Antrim as part of a new expansion project. Decora Blind Systems, (...)

Minister for Enterprise Jonathan Bell says it is “vital”  the North has control over corporation tax. Photograph: Aaron McCracken/Harrisons/PA

What’s happening to Northern Ireland’s big plans to introduce a lower rate of corporation tax to rival that of the Republic’s and entice new investors(...)