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UK prime minister Boris Johnson urging MPs to back his Brexit deal in the House of Commons this week.

It was a case of eighth time lucky for UK prime minister Boris Johnson as he finally won a vote in the House of Commons this week. And it was not an i(...)

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(...)

A Mallaghan Engineering deicer for Ryanair.

Ryanair has awarded a “multi-million pound” contract to a Tyrone engineering firm to deliver a 32 strong fleet of airport buses. The Dungannon headqu(...)

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 (...)

Wrightbus workers celebrate as news breaks that a deal has been reached ‘in principle’ for Wrightbus sale. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Hydrogen entrepreneur Jo Bamford has agreed “in principle” to rescue the Wrightbus factory in Ballymena from liquidation. Some 1,200 jobs have hung in(...)

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(...)

Workers return to the Harland and Wolff shipyard after a buyer was found to save the Belfast shipmakers. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

With a shout of “let’s go” and a chorus of claps and cheering a crowd of jubilant Harland and Wolff workers took their first steps back into work earl(...)

Wrightbus workers and families at Ballymena Showgrounds during a meeting, after the firm entered administration last week. Photograph:  Liam McBurney/PA Wire

There are four potential buyers currently in talks with the administrators of the failed Ballymena bus builder, the Wrights Group, union leaders have (...)

A construction worker lays a row of bricks on a Cairn Homes construction site in Dublin. Irish Institutional Property, a lobby group of which Cairn is a member, wants the Help to Buy scheme to be extended and expanded in scope in Budget 2020. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Women in Ireland accumulate significantly smaller pensions pots than men despite making similar percentage contributions, according to new research fr(...)

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