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(...)

First Ministe Arlene Foster and deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness with Tullett Prebon’s Luke Barnett. Tullett Prebon will receive more than £2 million from Invest NI and £400,000 from the Department for the Economy to support the investment project.

Tullett Prebon, the London headquartered interdealer broker, is to develop a new technology centre in Belfast which it says could create 300 jobs in (...)

Canadian aerospace group Bombardier plans to add to the North’s unemployment woes with a potential 630 job losses

A new minister for the economy is about to be appointed in the North amid clear warnings about the challenges ahead, with 500 in Ballymena, Co Antrim,(...)

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