New government-backed scheme, backed by £2.2 million, is to be rolled out in Northern Ireland to help 160 people who have been out of work in one of the worst areas for unemployment in the UK.

A new scheme, backed by £2.2 million of public money, is to be rolled out in Northern Ireland to help 160 people who have been out of work in one of t(...)

Ulster Bank headquarters, Dublin: index rose “sharply”, the bank said, to 57.2 in April from 52.9 the previous month

Ulster Bank’s purchasing managers index (PMI) for April confirmed that the construction sector is on the mend, with new orders and employment rising f(...)

British prime minister David Cameron wants to ensure  the economic recovery “reaches all parts” of the UK. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

The pledge by British prime minister David Cameron after returning to Downing Street to devolve corporation tax power to the Northern Ireland Executiv(...)

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,(...)

Northern Ireland’s construction sector posted the fastest increase in new business during July, with the pace of expansion hitting a post-crisis high.

Northern Ireland’s economy continues to recover, with data for July pointing to both a pick-up in growth of both activity and new business. Employment(...)

The manufacturing sector reported the fastest rate of growth in employment since the index began

Businesses in Northern Ireland have witnessed the sharpest rise in new orders in more than a decade, research has indicated.Companies have taken on mo(...)

Residential property sales in the North hit levels not seen in seven years between January and March, according to latest UK official government stati(...)

Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness and First Minister Peter Robinson  will use a series of engagements in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and Washington to drum up inward investment to the North  in the build-up to St Patrick’s Day.  Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson and his deputy Martin McGuinness have begun a trade mission to the US. Both men will use a(...)

Dr Richard Haass, with Megan O’Sullivan, talks to the media at the Stormont hotel in Belfast, where all-party talks failed to resolve outstanding peace process issues in Northern Ireland. Photograph:  PA

Stressed in work today? Then say a prayer because workers who are religious tend to be happier than their colleagues who do not believe in God, a new (...)

The service sector posted the sharpest expansion in activity, new economic data showed.  Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The North’s private sector has posted its sharpest increase in new orders for more than nine years, according to figures just released.The latest Ulst(...)