Ciaran O’Neill, who owns Bishop’s Gate hotel in Derry: “In the Republic there is a great appetite for short breaks – people think nothing of heading off to Galway, Dublin or wherever, and we  need to tap into that.”

Tourism Northern Ireland has just launched its “Say Hello to More” campaign, which aims to show potential visitors what they have been missing when i(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster: rejecting charges from political opponents and the media that she lacked humility, she said: “I believe the people of Northern Ireland know exactly who I am.”   Photograph:  Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

DUP leader Arlene Foster said she “will have to work” with the new Sinn Féin northern leader Michelle O’Neill if the Northern Ireland Executive and As(...)

Jonathan Bell claimed a senior civil servant in the Department for the Economy told him that had DUP special advisers not interfered in the RHI scheme, its cost could have been halved. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The DUP has dismissed a claim that a brother of a party special adviser had a job installing boilers under the controversial Renewable Heat Incentive (...)

Members of Sinn Fein  in the Great Hall at Stormont, Belfast. Outgoing Minister for Finance Máirtín Ó Muilleoir has announced a public inquiry into the North’s Renewable Heat Incentive controversy.  File photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Outgoing Sinn Féin Minister for Finance Máirtín Ó Muilleoir has announced that he is to institute a public inquiry into the North’s Renewable Heat Inc(...)

Dr Andrew McCormick gives evidence to the public accounts committee in the Assembly, Stormont, on Wednesday. Photograph: PA Wire

A senior Stormont civil servant has named a DUP special adviser who he suspected was involved in exerting pressure to continue the overgenerous cash-(...)

First Minister Arlene Foster: said she had “nothing to hide” over the heating incentive scheme. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The North’s First Minister Arlene Foster says she has no intention of resigning over the flawed Renewable Heat Incentive scheme. Ms Foster, after ret(...)

   Arlene Foster  with Li Pen  and Hanson Hu of Huawei Technologies   in Shanghai, China, on  Thursday: The Renewable Heat Incentive scheme, which could cost  £400 million, has put pressure on the DUP First Minister. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes

A whistleblower said on Thursday that she warned First Minister Arlene Foster and officials from the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Industry of s(...)

First Minister and DUP leader Arlene Foster: in charge of  Department when rules for scheme approved. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Democratic Unionist has rejected charges that Northern Ireland’s First Minister Arlene Foster should quit over errors that could cost the Northern(...)

The Titanic Belfast centre. The first comprehensive Northern Ireland Competitiveness Scorecard assesses 150 comparative indicators for the North’s economy. Photograph: Titanic Belfast/PA Wire

This week the first comprehensive Northern Ireland Competitiveness Scorecard was published. This publication is a landmark for Northern Ireland as it(...)

There is a wide mix of projects being supported, covering a number of research areas being given priority by the Government. Photograph: Getty Images

Research into better treatments for chronic pain, creating a vaccine against the MRSA hospital superbug and making sensors that can watch the brain th(...)

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