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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(...)

Industry analysts are not ruling out the possibility of global aviation giants Airbus or Boeing making a bid for Bombardier Belfast. Photograph: Getty

A Chinese aviation group which owns a major Northern Ireland manufacturing company has emerged as a potential front runner to buy Bombardier Belfast. (...)

The Bombardier Aerospace plant in Belfast: in 2016 the company brought forward a programme to axe 1,080 jobs in the North.

From the latest political upheavals at Stormont to constant job fears at one of the North’s largest private sector employers, a slew of sell-offs and (...)