Belfast city center and docklands. Photograph: iStock

Senior Stormont officials have raised concerns over whether in the aftermath of Brexit, British legislation could affect how Northern Ireland firms do(...)

Teacher Joanne Conlon with pupils on their first day in class P1 at St John the Baptist Primary School in west Belfast, on Tuesday, as the pandemic continues unabated. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

More than £2 billion (€2.25 billion) has been spent on the response to the coronavirus pandemic in the North, according to a report published on Wedne(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin and his team arrive at Government Buildings.Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

What happens now? Once the document is finalised and endorsed by the three party leaders, Micheál Martin, Fianna Fáil, Leo Varadkar, Fine Gael and Ea(...)

David McCourt, CEO and founder of Granahan McCourt, and Peter Hendrick, CEO of National Broadband Ireland. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography

The company chosen to deliver the Government’s €3 billion National Broadband Plan (NBP) has unexpectedly dropped out of the equivalent project in the (...)

 Prof Mark Ferguson: “There is a huge amount of goodwill out there in the research community, but sometimes they aren’t aware of the problems that need to be solved.” Photograph: Jason Clarke Photography.

Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) has developed a five-point plan which outlines key activities where the research community can make a positive contri(...)

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(...)

 Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol with Sara Canning, partner of murdered journalist Lyra McKee, following a three-day peace walk from Belfast to Derry in May. He has been awarded an OBE for services to music and charity in Northern Ireland. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire.

Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody, singing group The Priests and the Dublin-born cricketer Eoin Morgan have been included in Queen Elizabeth’s New Y(...)

David McCourt’s company has been shortlisted for Project Stratum, the North’s £165 million broadband rollout project, after the initial stage of procurement. File photograph: Jason Clarke

Granahan McCourt, the Government’s preferred bidder for the €3 billion National Broadband Plan (NBP), has been confirmed as one of the lead bidders fo(...)

Fracking extracts natural gas by drilling into rocks and injecting pressurised water, sand and various chemicals to force out the gas. Photograph: Getty Images

A fracking ban in the Republic introduced two years ago will effectively be rendered “null and void” if Northern Ireland authorities grant permission (...)

UK officials working with the Northern Ireland civil service drew up a list of 145 areas of North-South co-operation under the Belfast Agreement. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The sheer scale of the challenge facing this island in the event of a no-deal Brexit has been itemised in two important documents published recently. (...)

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