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Cigarette maker JTI Gallaher is to shut its factory in County Antrim with the loss of almost 1,000 jobs. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

Close to 1,000 jobs will be lost with the expected closure of one of Northern Ireland’s major private sector employers.Japan Tobacco International (J(...)

Ian Paisley jnr. Photograp:  Paul Faith/PA Wire

The Gallahers cigarette factory in Ballymena is set to close with the loss of nearly 1,000 jobs after its parent company Japan Tobacco International ((...)

 Seán MacBride:  his list of “principles” included provision for affirmative action in the workplace to tackle Catholic under-representation.  Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

British government concern at the success of an Irish-American campaign to have the “MacBride principles” on fair employment in Northern Ireland adop(...)