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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(...)

A load test rig (left) and the Samson gantry crane at the Harland and Wolff shipyard after workers voted to continue their occupation. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The implications of a no-deal Brexit are looming over Northern Ireland. The atmosphere of fear and uncertainty has been heightened by the news that Ha(...)

Bombardier has troubles in both its aerospace and rail divisions. Photograph: Bloomberg

Bombardier, the Canadian group seeking to sell its operations in Northern Ireland, plunged after lowering its 2019 financial forecasts because of new (...)

Harland & Wolff workers and supporters during a rally to save the Belfast shipyard on the eve of new British prime minister Boris Johnson’s visit to Northern Ireland. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

“The Titanic sank,” said GMB union official Denise Walker. “Is Harland & Wolff going to sink?” she asked the hundred or so shipyard workers and t(...)

Canada’s Bombardier is selling its Northern Ireland operations, which make wings and fuselages for aircraft including the Airbus A220, as part of a wider restructuring

A specialist Spanish aircraft parts maker has emerged as a potential buyer for Bombardier’s Northern Ireland business, which was put up for sale in Ma(...)

The Short Brothers Bombardier factory in Belfast. Photograph: Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Bombardier’s Northern Ireland operation has taken “steps to mitigate the potential business impact in the event of a no-deal Brexit, ” the company’s l(...)

A Bombardier CRJ series jet. The union Unite says it  is worried  the acquisition of the CRJ programme is a move by Mitsubishi to  buy up a competitor “to increase market share”

Bombardier Belfast is “reviewing” what impact the sale of the CRJ regional jet programme by its Canadian parent to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries may hav(...)

An Airbus A220-300 passenger jet during the 53rd International Paris Air Show. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Airbus kicked off the biennial Paris air show winning an order for 100 narrow-body aircraft from including 50 of the A220 jetliner for which the wings(...)

Bombardier’s Belfast plant is up for sale. Photograph: PA Wire

Confirmation that Bombardier is in talks to sell its CRJ regional jet business will create fresh uncertainty for up to 300 employees in Belfast. The (...)

Analysts believe Bombardier Belfast would be a good fit for Airbus, as it  manufactures the composite wing for the Airbus A220 aircraft, previously known as the C series. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

The UK’s Department for Business has said it is in “regular conversation with a wide range of companies” in relation to the sale of Bombardier’s North(...)

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