Only milk produced and processed in the Republic qualifies to carry the trade mark, which cuts out suppliers from the North, who say that it is effectively squeezing them out of the market in the South. Photograph: Brendon O’Hagan/Bloomberg

Milk processors in the North are threatening to take action in European courts to stop a National Dairy Council (NDC) campaign which they argue is ant(...)

From left: Jeremy Fitch of Invest Northern Ireland; Margaret Hearty of Intertrade Ireland; partner in charge of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year programme Frank O’Keeffe; and Pádraig Ó Céidigh, founder of Aer Arann and chairman of the judging panel. Photograph: Maxwells

Twenty-four businesses ranging from financial services and technology to agriculture and manufacturing are the finalists in this years Ernst &a(...)

Victoria Square in Belfast. The rate of joblessness in Northern Ireland is almost half that of the South’s, and the numbers at work have risen slightly since 2008, compared with a precipitous decline of more than 300,000 in the Republic

This column has, no doubt, many failings. None has been more serious than its neglect of issues related to the northern part of this island. Th(...)

A quick trawl of projects assisted by Enterprise Boards throughout Ireland over the last year shows a wide breath of new business activity. (...)

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