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(...)

Northern Ireland’s poultry farmers supply around 14 per cent of UK chicken meat production

Poultry producers are reaching a “tipping point” because of changes to RHI payments, the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) said. Legislation to limit payme(...)

According to the North’s Department for the Economy the report is a “sobering reflection” of the limited options available in a no deal Brexit

There is “limited room for manoeuvre” for businesses or government to maintain the “status quo” in cross-Border trade between the North and South, whi(...)

 David Stirling, head of the NI civil service, said a no-deal would have ‘a profound and long-lasting impact on society’. File photograph:  Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Northern Ireland faces “grave” consequences from a no-deal Brexit, including a “sharp increase in unemployment”, a reduced choice of fresh food and th(...)

A laptop in Stormont shows a live feed of DUP leader Arlene Foster giving evidence to the RHI inquiry on the “cash for ash” scandal. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Two years ago, following days of political fever, a tiny group of journalists was called hurriedly to Martin McGuinness’s office in Stormont. There th(...)

In the Republic, Trinity College Dublin has the bulk of undergraduate students from Northern Ireland. File photograph: Alan Betson

The flow of almost 3,400 students across the Border may reduce significantly following Brexit, according to analysis by UK and Irish higher education (...)

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