Bombardier, one of 56 of North’s biggest employers and businesses  which   published an open letter to British MPs urging them to take a no-deal Brexit off the table. Photograph: Niall Carson /PA Wire

New export orders slumped to their lowest levels in 69 months in Northern Ireland during February as tensions around the prospect of a no-deal Brexit (...)

Nigel Dodds said the advice of the British attorney general Geoffrey Cox QC “vindicates the DUP opposition to the backstop” and was “devastating for the prime minister”. Photograph:  AFP/Getty Images

DUP MPs continue to line up against the British prime minister notwithstanding the party’s assertion that the confidence and supply agreement to prop (...)

Northern  Secretary Karen Bradley speaking to business leaders during an event at Belfast Metropolitan College. ‘This is the best deal for the United Kingdom.’  Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire

Northern Secretary Karen Bradley has urged her fellow MPs to “put the national interest first” and sign up to the draft Brexit deal agreed last week b(...)