One business leader said  industry leaders had told the British government directly that the no-deal Brexit plan would not work in Northern Ireland but that their concerns were ignored. Photograph: Bloomberg

The UK government’s “shambolic” no-deal Brexit plan “leaves Northern Ireland hung out to dry”, industry leaders from all sectors in the North have war(...)

Northern Ireland secretary of state Karen Bradley plans to fund some increases in key public service budgets by increasing rates, in a move not welcomed by businesses organisations. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty Images

Businesses are in revolt over the next draft budget for Northern Ireland ,which promises to deliver an additional £140 million (€163m) of new funding (...)

Although the North saw strong growth on its high streets in the five weeks to December 29th, shopper footfall fell in shopping centres by 3.7%

Shoppers from North and South rushed to make the most of seasonal bargains in Northern Ireland in the run-up to Christmas, propelling retail growth to(...)

The Christmas market outside Belfast City Hall. While retailers in the Republic have noted an increase in the number of shoppers crossing the Border of late, many say they are not as concerned as in the past

With sterling at a low, shoppers are heading to the North in the run-up to Christmas to snap up bargains but in nowhere near the numbers seen a decade(...)

Students from anti-Brexit protest group outside Stormont in Belfast. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Business leaders across all sectors in Northern Ireland were “extremely frustrated” by the UK prime minister’s decision to park the House of Commons v(...)

Primark’s landmark Belfast store was destroyed in a fire at the end of August.

Belfast city centre will take “an important step” towards returning to full trading health today when some retailers that were forced to close followi(...)

Business leaders from the North at Downing Street for a meeting with UK prime minister Theresa May. Photograph: Seamus Leheny

The “backstop” solution to avoid a hard Irish border post-Brexit should not be feared, UK prime minister Theresa May told Northern Ireland businesses (...)

British prime minister Theresa May will host Northern Irish businesspeople at 10 Downing Street today. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

UK prime minister Theresa May will host Northern Irish businesspeople at 10 Downing Street on Thursday as part of her charm offensive to win support f(...)

Among other deals, the UK Chancellor has set aside £2 million for the “recovery and regeneration” of Belfast city centre following the massive fire which devastated Primark’s landmark store at Bank Buildings in the centre of the city at the end of August

The UK Chancellor has earmarked an additional £320 million (€360 million) to a “Northern Ireland Executive” in his latest budget as the North marks ne(...)

Charred Primark store in Belfast city centre: safety cordon around site has split  busiest thoroughfare and the city centre in two.

The massive fire which destroyed Primark’s flagship store in Belfast nearly two months ago has had a “drastic” impact on Northern Ireland’s retail sec(...)

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