Simon Hamilton:  getting used to his prestigious Northern Executive post of Minister for Finance. Photograph: Press Eye

Simon Hamilton, his jacket draped loosely over his office chair, sits in his new office on the Stormont estate, getting used to his prestigious Northe(...)

Minister for Enterprise Arlene Foster has said she views the acquisition of local companies by large international corporations as “a tremendous endorsement” of local skills and talent. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

East Belfast may not boast a sports team as famous as the Cincinnati Reds. But one Dundonald company is hoping that its leap into the big league will (...)

Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe joins First Minister Peter Robinson and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness during a visit to the Titanic visitor centre in Belfast yesterday. Photograph: Peter Morrison/AP Photo

First Minister Peter Robinson and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness in the wake of the G8 are turning their investment eyes towards Japan as a J(...)

A 600-year-old body found by archaeologists excavating the crannóg site at Drumclay  in Co Fermanagh. Photograph: Department of the Environment/PA Wire

Hundreds of artefacts unearthed during one of the most significant archaeological digs in Ireland will go on display for the first time tonight. Medie(...)

Bro McFerran (left) managing director of Allstate Northern Ireland, introduces First Minister Peter Robinson, Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness  and Enterprises Minister Arlene Foster to senior Allstate management in the USA, during a live telecommunications link at their Belfast offices. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

First Minister Peter Robinson and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness have announced that US technology company Allstate Northern Ireland is to(...)

 NI Minister for Enterprise Arlene Foster (right) with Linden Foods chairman Trevor Lockhart  and managing director Gerry McGuire. Photo: PA

Almost 180 new jobs are being created at a Co Tyrone meat processing plant. Dungannon-based Linden Foods is expanding operations in a £5 (...)

Northern Ireland Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster with Deloitte partner Kevin Walsh (left) and Deloitte technology partner Danny McConnell after it was announced that Deloitte LLP is to create 177 new jobs at its Belfast Technology Studio.  Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye /PA Wire

Northern Ireland’s Enterprise Minister has welcomed a new expansion project by Deloitte in the North which could create 177 ne(...)

DUP Minister for Health Edwin Poots: said the relationship between the parties was the “poorest since 2007”

The DUP and Sinn Féin have for the first time officially acknowledged a serious deterioration in the relationship between the two parties which(...)

Northern Ireland’s Minister of Enterprise Arlene Foster said a research project led by Glen Dimplex could deliver an additional £500,000 a year in salaries into the local economy.

A Northern Ireland-based research project led by Glen Dimplex, the electrical heating company, has created 37 “advanced manufacturing jobs”, th(...)

Northern Ireland Secretary  Theresa Villiers: “acts like this only serve to strengthen our resolve against  terrorists”.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A bomb found and defused by a British army bomb disposal squad in Co Fermanagh at the weekend was likely to have been destined for the heavily (...)