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British prime minister Boris Johnson drives a Union flag-themed JCB through a fake wall while on the election campaign trail in  Uttoxeter on Tuesday. Photograph:  Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Boris Johnson drove a bulldozer through a brick wall marked “gridlock” on Tuesday, his campaign’s idea of a metaphor for the promise to unblock parlia(...)

Wrightbus workers celebrating as news broke earlier this month that the sale of Wrightbus to Jo Bamford had been agreed in principle. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

The Bamford Bus Company has confirmed it has acquired Wrightbus in Ballymena, Co Antrim. It will initially employ just 60 people while it determines t(...)

The North’s secretary of state, Julian Smith, held out some hope for a deal on Thursday. In a tweet, Mr Smith said the administrators of the business needed ‘space to get a deal over the line’. Photograph: PressEye

Wrightbus, the Ballymena bus-builder, faces liquidation as early as Friday after Jeff Wright, the pastor and majority shareholder of the property comp(...)

Unite union officials George Brash (R) and Colin Graham leaving the Wrightbus plant in Ballymena. File photograph: PA

Administrators of the Wrights Group in Ballymena, Co Antrim, are in exclusive talks with one potential buyer, thought to be hydrogen entrepreneur Jo B(...)

PB Machine Tech managing director Lily Holmes: “The best advice was being persuaded by our Burnside auditor to study accountancy.”

In her own words, developing a business in “a man’s world of engineering . . . was no mean task”. But that’s exactly what Lily Holmes has done, growi(...)

Grace O’Sullivan (right) with  Mícheál and Carmel Raghaill on their doorstep in Tramore: notice on the door tells  canvassers not to call if they aren’t “naturists”.

While many people welcome the opportunity to bellow at canvassers in the interest of democracy, not everyone is pleased to see them beetling up the ga(...)

Gardaí and workmen at the scene of a double ATM robbery on Main Street in  Kells, Co Meath. The ATMs were ripped from the walls of the banks. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Gardaí have recovered two empty ATMs they suspect were stolen from Kells, Co Meath last Friday. The machines were discovered early on Sunday in a woo(...)

Scene of a double ATM robbery in Kells, Co Meath: While thieves in Ireland use diggers and SUVs, gangs elsewhere use methods such as gas canisters or solid explosives. Photograph: Colin Keegan

While the recent spate of ATM thefts here is shocking, it shouldn’t be surprising. In fact the only surprise is that it has taken so long for this par(...)

The scene after a cash machine was stolen in Bushmills in Co Antrim on Monday night. Photograph: Pacemaker

An ATM stolen in Bushmills, Co Antrim, early on Tuesday morning when it was ripped from a shop wall in the town has been recovered. It is as yet uncl(...)

Mark Walsh riding Sir Erec clears the last jump to win the Tattersalls Ireland Spring Juvenile Hurdle at Leopardstown on February 3rd. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

A lot of Irish emotion is going to be invested in Presenting Percy’s Gold Cup challenge, but much of Ireland’s final day financial investment will pro(...)

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