When it mattered most, their survival instincts rescued them. And yet, as their supporters around the 20th green – the second hole on the O’Meara Cour(...)

According to Richard Ramsey, the chief economist with Ulster Bank in Northern Ireland, the rate of company failures in Scotland, Wales and England, while still an issue, is not as extreme as it is in the North. Photograph: Peter Houlihan

The North’s Department of Enterprise is not often known for its perfect timing – so perhaps it is just a “lucky” coincidence that it is looking for a (...)