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,(...)

The counting centre at the Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

Industry leaders have urged politicians elected to the next Northern Ireland Executive to adopt a Programme for Government that empowers businesses to(...)

 Bombardier vice-president and general manager Michael Ryan (left) and Bob Homer, vice president for Europe: Mr Ryan has  sent a memo to the Canadian company’s employees highlighting its position on the Brexit debate. Photograph: Eric Luke

Bombardier Belfast has told its Northern Ireland workforce that the “UK remaining within the European Union is better” for its aerospace business. M(...)

Austins  of Derry: Political and business leaders have said  the closure of the store, which was older than its world famous counterparts Macys or Harrods, represents a sad  end for one of the city’s retail forefathers. Photograph:  Trevor McBride

The closure of the historic Derry department store, Austins, which first opened its doors in 1830 and was older than its world famous counterparts M(...)

Tesco said it would reduce its capital expenditure for next year to £1 billion, from no more than £2.1 billion this year and cut costs by £250 million a year

Tesco has confirmed there will be no store closures in the Republic of Ireland as the group plans to sell assets and cut costs to fund lower prices(...)

Northern Ireland Independent Retail Trade Association  chief executive Glyn Roberts said that while the businesses community had been encouraged by the Stormont House Agreement  it wanted to see it implemented and progress made on the final budget. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Retailers in the North enjoyed strong sales over the Christmas period according to initial feedback but local property charges will be a key issue (...)

Orange Order Grand Secretary Drew Nelson and Grand Master Robert Stevenson   leave the Europa Hotel with the Reverend Alastair Smyth  after conducting talks with Richard Haas. Photograph: Pacemaker

US diplomat Richard Haass learned from Northern Ireland business representatives the heavy financial burden the North is suffering due to continuing d(...)

Supported by US foreign affairs expert Dr Meghan O’Sullivan (right), Dr Richard Haass (left) is attempting to find consensus on the troublesome issues in Northern Ireland of flags and emblems
, parades
 and dealing with the legacy of the past. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Sectarian flashpoints where much of Northern Ireland’s violence has happened need more investment, traders have said.Rioting in Belfast following the (...)