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Wrightbus workers and families at Ballymena Showgrounds during a meeting, after the firm entered administration last week. Photograph:  Liam McBurney/PA Wire

There are four potential buyers currently in talks with the administrators of the failed Ballymena bus builder, the Wrights Group, union leaders have (...)

A protest after Wrightbus was placed into administration last week. Photograph: Laura Davison/Pacemaker Press

Union leaders in Northern Ireland have called on members of a Ballymena family who own a site connected with Wrightbus to “do the right thing and hand(...)

Protesters outside Green Pastures church in Ballymena. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Ballymena bus manufacturer that went into administration last week with the loss of 1,200 jobs has received £9.05 million (€10.2 million) of gover(...)

Jeff Wright at the Green Pastures Church in Ballymena, Co Antrim, which was was heavily funded by the Wright family. Photograph:  Stephen Davison

Two unfinished buses stand in the Wrightbus factory in Ballymena, Co Antrim. In front of them, the once-bustling car park for 1,250 workers stands emp(...)

Jeff Wright, the lead pastor at the Green Pastures Church in Ballymena. Photograph: Stephen Davison

Almost a third of pre-tax profit in the Wright Bus parent company was donated to fund Christian, evangelical and other causes between 2010 and 2017, i(...)

Workers at Wrightbus in Ballymena leave with personal tools on Wednesday. Wrights Group’s  discussions with potential buyers  all ended without a deal in place. Photograph:  Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

How did Wrightbus, a winner of the Queen’s Award for exporting, one of the UK’s top industry accolades, take such a wrong turn? Though Brexit has not(...)

Jeff Wright at the Green Pastures Church in Ballymena. Photograph: Stephen Davison

Wrights Group is ultimately controlled by the Cornerstone Group Limited, which in 2017 made charitable donations of £4.15 million (€4.7 million) to fu(...)

Companies did a lot of firing last year and were more imaginative than ever in telling it like it is not. Most famously, HSBC “demised” its managers, Reuters caused staff to be “transitioned out of the company”, while other businesses “disestablished” or even “completed” roles.

Each January for the past eight years I have handed out prizes to the finest, freshest examples of corporate guff spoken or written in the preceding 1(...)