In its statement of February 1st, the council said trade unions had ‘raised serious concerns around the safety of staff’. File photograph: PA

A senior trade union official has said questions remain to be answered about the decision-making process which led to the withdrawal of staff conducti(...)

The container dock at Belfast Harbour. Some British-based companies have warned they will no longer supply the North after the end of the year. Photograph: iStock

British-based companies are warning businesses in Northern Ireland that they will stop supplying them with goods after the UK leaves the EU on January(...)

Sinn Féin finance minister Conor Murphy. File photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

The Northern Executive has received £912 million in special funding from the British government to address the Covid-19 crisis, the North’s Minister f(...)

Nearly 400,000 tyres were burned in recycling facilities in Northern Ireland between 2009 and 2015. Photograph: iStock

The Stormont administration in Northern Ireland is struggling to deal with millions of tonnes of illegally dumped waste, thousands of incidents of fly(...)