The RHI scheme was set up in 2012 to encourage businesses in Northern Ireland to switch from fossil fuels to renewable heat sources, but a failure to include a cap on subsidies meant that participants earned £1.60 for every £1 they spent. File photograph: PA Images

The North’s Minister for Economy has pledged that anyone who suffered economic hardship after participating in the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) sche(...)

Kevin Holland, chief executive of Invest NI, economy minister Diane Dodds, and Darren Dillon of Microsoft at the announcement of its new cyber security centre in Belfast.

Microsoft is to open a cyber security centre in Northern Ireland, creating up to 85 jobs in Belfast. The centre will support enterprise customers acro(...)

The Standing Conference on Teacher Education North and South is one of the least-known but most remarkable success stories of cross-Border co-operation between Northern Ireland and the Republic. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

One of the least-known but most remarkable success stories of cross-Border co-operation between Northern Ireland and the Republic in the aftermath of (...)

Dr Mark McCartney (centre) of Ulster University receiving the Maths Week Ireland 2019 award from Maths Week co-founders Eoin Gill and Dr Sheila Donegan.  .

Distinguished mathematician and researcher Dr Mark McCartney, who is based at Ulster University, Jordanstown, has been honoured as this year’s recipie(...)

Minister for Finance & Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe at a special budget briefing for Maths Week with Paul Giurgi, Ellie Smith, Patrick Miaskowski, and Sasha Butala from 6th class, St Peter’s National School, Phibsborough, Dublin. Photograph: John Ohle Photography

A majority of parents (61 per cent) believe their child’s attitude to maths is more positive than their own when they were the same age, according to (...)

Wind accounted for more than 85% of green electricity used in 12 months to end of June

Northern Ireland is beating its green energy target as more than 40 per cent of the electricity consumed there comes from renewable sources. The news(...)

The Ulster Farmers’ Union has warned that nobody should underestimate the importance of EU supports on the North’s rural economy. Photograph: iStock

Farmers in the North could stand to gain millions of pounds in EU payments if the value of sterling weakens further gains the euro over this month. T(...)

A store in Newry, Northern Ireland, which offered equal value to euros for its goods priced in pounds in December 2016. Photograph: Shawn Pogatchnik/AP

Northern Ireland is unlikely to benefit in the long run from an influx of shoppers from the Republic if the pound weakens further after Brexit, the No(...)

Employees of Harland and  Wolff with Labour shadow chancellor, John McDonnell at the gates of the Belfast shipyard. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

A major part of the industrial fabric of Belfast appeared on the verge of coming to an end after the Harland and Wolff shipyard went into administrati(...)

 Harland and Wolff workers hosting a family fun day for people who have supported their fight to save the  shipyard. Photograph:  Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Shipyard workers in Belfast are hoping Harland and Wolff will be thrown an 11th hour lifeline as the clock ticks down to the historic shipyard potenti(...)

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