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A goods lorry at the commercial harbour port in Larne, Co Antrim. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

A no-deal Brexit could have a hugely negative impact on the haulage industry in Northern Ireland, and also would be damaging for exporters, a road fre(...)

Shareholders last October backed Lakelands’ proposed purchase of LacPatrick, which would create a dairy processor with yearly sales of more than €1 billion. Photograph: Getty Images

Dairy co-op Lakelands moved closer to a takeover of rival LacPatrick after one of two regulators scrutinising the deal gave an initial indication that(...)

Chief Superintendent Simon Walls said that last year between January 1st and September 30th there were a total of 39 reports relating to dating scams in Northern Ireland when more than £218,000  was taken from people.  Photograph: iStock

A senior PSNI officer has warned people seeking romance over the St Valentine’s Day period to be on the alert after two women were defrauded out of mo(...)

The SDLP’s Daniel McCrossan (left), local man Eamon Holland (centre), and SDLP leader Colum Eastwood during election  canvassing in Strabane in 2018

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood has appointed West Tyrone Assembly member Daniel McCrossan as the party’s spokesperson on Brexit. Mr Eastwood made the an(...)

From left to right: John Finucane, lawyer Peter Madden, Geraldine Finucane, Michael Finucane and Dermot Finucane outside Government buildings in Dublin, following their meeting with the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on Monday Photograph: Cate McCurry/PA Wire

An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has offered his support to the family of murdered Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane as they continue their lengthy campaign for(...)

The modern Irish Border as proposed in Sir James Dougherty’s final assessment, May 11th, 1914.

Nearing a century in existence the Irish Border has become the defining feature of Ireland’s political geography. The Border was established in law in(...)

 Davy estimates that Ulster Bank’s return on equity, a key gauge of a bank’s profitability, amounted to a little over 5 per cent in the first nine months of 2018, excluding exceptional costs.

A merger between Ulster Bank and Permanent TSB (PTSB) would boost the combined weak profitability of the two lenders by almost 50 per cent, according (...)

Firms in the tourism sector,   already  feeling the pinch from a weaker sterling, have been the worst hit over Brexit as the industry relies heavily on tourism from Britain. Photograph: Kirsty O’Connor/PA Wire

Some 35 per cent of SMEs in the Republic and 40 per cent in the North say they have cancelled or postponed plans to invest in their businesses due to (...)

Mia Hale and Edisona Dibra from Clonsilla taking a ride on the Cú Chulainn rollercoaster at Tayto Park in Co Meath. File photograph: Alan Betson

Ireland’s largest theme park Tayto Park has secured planning permission for a €14 million steel red rollercoaster ride. Called “Coaster 2021” in pla(...)

A screengrab from a video posted on Twitter of a chimpanzee escaping from an enclosure at Belfast Zoo.

Several chimpanzees used a branch to escape an enclosure at Belfast Zoo on Saturday. The zookeeper blamed recent stormy weather for weakening trees i(...)

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