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Metal cables and  the Samson crane at the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast.  It is  remarkable that the business, which once employed more than 30,000 people but has not built a ship since 2003, survived this long.  Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Harland & Wolff (H&W) going into administration is being billed as a symbol of the end of the super-employer era in Northern Ireland. It is a(...)

The Knot Worldwide, the largest global wedding planning company, is to establish an operations centre in Galway, creating 100 jobs. Photograph: iStock

1. The Knot Worldwide The global wedding industry is worth an estimated $300 billion, and The Knot Worldwide is at the heart of it. The largest globa(...)

 Potential unicorns such as Checkr and Earnin are building businesses off the last generation of unicorns by offering services to them. Photograph: Getty Images

Technology startups worth $1 billion, once as rare as unicorns, are now plentiful enough and old enough that there is a new generation behind them – o(...)

Theresa May  indicated she wasn’t so much rejecting the backstop, or performing a U-turn, but rather she needed a modified backstop. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

Theresa May, as is her wont, was short on specifics about what she wants from Dublin and Brussels to resolve the Brexit logjam but it did seem implici(...)

Anti-Brexit protesters outside Downing Street. Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters

Allstate Northern Ireland managing director John Healy’s remarks on Brexit eerily echo a warning in early 2016 from then president of the Confederatio(...)

Karen Bradley speaks during a press conference at the Grand Central Hotel after meeting  business leaders to discuss the draft Brexit deal.  Photograph:  David Young/PA Wire

Northern Secretary Karen Bradley has called on politicians to apply “cool heads” and support the draft Brexit deal in the UK’s “national interest”. M(...)

In the US, uncertainty about the impact of tropical storm Harvey pushed investors toward safe-haven assets. Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Sterling-sensitive stocks such as C&C, Total Produce and Bank of Ireland were out of sorts on Monday in Dublin as the UK currency continued its lo(...)

Television personality Bill O’Reilly shakes hands with Pope Francis on Wednesday at the Vatican. Photograph: Osservatore Romano/Reuters

Bill O’Reilly has lost his job at Fox News Channel following reports that five women had been paid millions of dollars to keep quiet about harassment (...)

Donald Trump: Clinton’s campaign has attacked the Wikileaks exposé as the work of Russian hackers aimed at handing the election to the Republican. Photograph: Paul J Richards/AFP/Getty Images

What do Bill Clinton, the Clinton Foundation and the Gaelic Players Association have in common? They have all benefited from the efforts of New York-b(...)

NI Economy Minister Simon Hamilton said he recognised that the local business community had concerns about instability and uncertainty following the referendum but he said the result was a “reality which we need to deal with”.

Political leaders are determined to be “front and centre in the upcoming negotiations fighting for the best deal for Northern Ireland” regardless of t(...)

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