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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(...)

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(...)

 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(...)

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(...)

Centrica chief executive Iain Conn who will step down from his position next year

Bord Gáis Energy parent Centrica said its chief executive officer will step down after Britain’s biggest energy supplier cut its dividend for the firs(...)

Most of the 400 attacks  took place in private residences and ambulances. Photograph: Getty

More than 400 ambulance staff are attacked every year in Northern Ireland, figures show. The attacks ranged from verbal to physical, including biting(...)

Unite’s Susan Fitzgerald  said her union did not believe Brexit had expedited Bombardier’s decision to sell in Belfast. Photograph: Pacemaker

Bombardier jobs are “absolutely vital” to the Northern Ireland economy but it does not matter “whose name is above the gate” providing the jobs and sk(...)

Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

Troubled outsourcing company Interserve, one of the British government’s biggest contractors, is set to go into administration later on Friday after i(...)

On the day British prime minister Theresa May met Japanese PM Shinzo Abe the embattled Mrs May reached out to two big unions in a bid to build support ahead of next week’s meaningful vote. Photograph: Getty Images

British prime minister Theresa May called the leaders of two of Britain’s biggest unions to seek support for her Brexit deal after her government indi(...)

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