Harland and Wolf shipyard in Belfast: the lease covenant dictates all economic activity is restricted to “shipbuilding, ship repair and heavy engineering”. Photograph: Eric Luke

Administrators in charge of Harland & Wolff cannot simply sell off the Belfast shipyard site it occupies purely for commercial or residential(...)

Harland and Wolff workers listen to union officials on Tuesday. Photograph: Liam McBurney / PA.

Image of the week: Save Our Shipyard After the closure of shipyards in Newcastle, Glasgow and Liverpool, it is now the turn of Belfast, as the remain(...)

Metal cables lie in the rig area in front of the Samson crane at the Harland and Wolff shipyard, which has gone into administration. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Harland and Wolff is officially in the hands of administrators from the business advisory firm BDO Northern Ireland. Brian Murphy, managing partner o(...)

Down tools: a Harland and Wolff worker’s  helmet on railings near the shipyard in Belfast on August 5th. Photograph:  Paul Faith/AFPGetty

There was no downing of tools. No sound of a horn signalling the end of a working day. Instead the countdown to the final hours of Harland and Wolff,(...)

 Harland and Wolff workers hosting a family fun day for people who have supported their fight to save the  shipyard. Photograph:  Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Shipyard workers in Belfast are hoping Harland and Wolff will be thrown an 11th hour lifeline as the clock ticks down to the historic shipyard potenti(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster and Gavin Robinson speak with steelworker Joe Passmore (left) from Unite, following a meeting with prime minister Boris Johnson at Stormont on Wednesday.  Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Union leaders fighting to save the stricken Harland and Wolff shipyard failed to meet with Boris Johnson during his first visit to Northern Ireland as(...)