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The HSE said it was investigating  complaints after some brands appeared to be targeting the €250 million market for menthol smokers even after the ban.

Sales data circulated within the €1.8 billion Irish tobacco industry shows that the four replacement brands introduced by Japan Tobacco International (...)

According to a HSE report from 2018 there are still 864,000 smokers in the Republic.

The local arm of Silk Cut owner Japan Tobacco International (JTI) grew its profit by 40 per cent to €47.7 million last year while its turnover reverse(...)

Wrightbus workers  outside the plant in Ballymena: they hope for good news with acquisition. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP

The 1,200 workers let go at Ballymena busbuilder Wrightbus when it crashed into administration are waiting to hear how many of their jobs will now be (...)

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(...)

The  JTI Gallaher site which has closed down  and is now being sought by local engineering group Wrights. Photograph:    Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

Ballymena bus manufacturer, the Wrights Group, plans to acquire the 100-acre site which was formerly the JTI cigarette factory in its home town. Deta(...)

Nine months ago the Canadian aerospace firm Bombardier confirmed that it intended to reduce its Northern Ireland workforce by 1,080 people between this year and next, as part of a “global downsizing” strategy.  Photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker

A Craigavon-based firm, AJ Power, has recently supplied and installed a standby generator at the top of Table Mountain in South Africa. The generat(...)

Cigarette maker JTI Gallaher announced last year that it is to shut its factory in County Antrim with the loss of around 800 jobs. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

JTI, the Japanese tobacco group which will close its cigarette factory in Ballymena next year, is to establish a £5 million charitable fund for the Co(...)

Canadian aerospace group Bombardier plans to add to the North’s unemployment woes with a potential 630 job losses

A new minister for the economy is about to be appointed in the North amid clear warnings about the challenges ahead, with 500 in Ballymena, Co Antrim,(...)

The Caterpillar job losses announcement on Wednesday is the latest blow for its workforce in the North which has been subject to a series of savage job losses over the last three years.

Caterpillar, the American engineering group, is to cut a further 100 permanent and agency jobs in Northern Ireland as two other local manufacturers ha(...)

Ian Paisley jnr believes “very strongly in the traditional interpretation of what marriage is” and stands over the “immoral, offensive and obnoxious” comment. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Ian Paisley jnr, as he works to consolidate his hold on the North Antrim constituency, says Justin McAleese needs to “get over it” after the former p(...)

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