Van Morrison: one of the 85 recipients from  Northern Ireland  who will be honoured by Queen Elizabeth. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

East Belfast-born Van Morrison is to be knighted for services to the music industry. The singer-songwriter was named in Queen Elizabeth’s birthday hon(...)

Wrights Group chief executive Mark Nodder (left): “Having a presence on the ground in the territory and a bus range design specifically for the Indian market, will help sustain employment for the current workforce of 130 Wrightbus International employees based at group headquarters  in Northern Ireland.”

Wrights Group, the Ballymena-headquartered bus manufacturer, has opened its first bus body plant in India, a move which it says will “help sustain emp(...)

Barry Cryan, Pat Walsh, Conal O’Neill and Anthony Killeen from PanelDuct: the Co Mayo engineering firm  won the overall Innovation of the Year award at The Irish Times InterTradeIreland Innovation Awards 2015. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

A couple of US visitors broke away from their guided tour of Belfast’s historic City Hall on Friday night, abandoning talk of the past for a snapshot (...)

Barry Cryan, Conal O’Neill, Pat Walsh and Anthony Killeen from winning Mayo company PanelDuct. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

A cost-saving innovation for the construction industry, developed by a west of Ireland engineering firm, has won the overall prize at this year’s Iri(...)

Judges for Innovation Awards 2015 (front, from left) Dr Bernadette McGahon, Tim Brundle and Marion Boland, and back row (from left) Niall Campbell, Pat Daly and Frank Roche. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The_Irish_Times

Guilt-free chocolate, a revolutionary new music creation app and a host of disruptive new cost-saving advances in medicine, engineering and tech ar(...)

Wright buses have become an integral part of the public transport infrastructure in many leading cities around the world from London to Hong Kong, Dublin and Las Vegas. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA

The Ballymena bus group Wrights plans to invest more than £14 million in five research and development projects and create 130 jobs in Northern Irelan(...)

Wayne Byrne and Eoin Casey of OxyMem, overall winners in The Irish Times InterTradeIreland Innovation Awards. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

The historic baroque architecture of Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin played host to 3D presentations and a host of high-tech new innovation(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny presents The Irish Times/InterTradeIreland Innovation Award to Eoin Casey and Wayne Byrne of Oxymem, the overall winners of The Irish Times/InterTradeIreland Innovation Awards held at the RHK, Dublin, last night. Also pictured are InterTradeIreland  chief executive Thomas Hunter McGowan (left) and Liam Kavanagh (right), managing director of The Irish Times. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

UCD spin-out Oxymem is the overall winner of The Irish Times InterTradeIre(...)

North’s Minister for Finance  Simon Hamilton: said there were a number of specific measures in budget 2014 that could also deliver a “positive impact”.

The Northern Ireland Executive will get a £21.2 million spending boost from the UK’s 2014 budget, according to th(...)

Chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne. photograph: bloomberg

British chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne will deliver his 2014 budget this Wednesday, making his spring statement to the House of Com(...)