Northern Irish customer numbers dropped by 6.9 per cent in a five-week period to the end of June. File photograph: Simon Dawson/Reuters

Northern Ireland fell to the bottom of the UK’s shopper footfall tables for June as overall footfall in the North dropped by 5.2 per cent leading to g(...)

According to MPANI the construction materials sector in the North, would suffer immediate disruption to cross-Border trade in a no-deal Brexit scenario.

A group, led by Conservative MPs, who want to replace the backstop which prevents the introduction of a hard border post-Brexit, have produced “no evi(...)

 Jeremy Hunt talking  with Chelsea Pensioners during a tour of the Royal Hospital Chelsea in London. Photograph:  Kirsty O’Connor/PA Wire

Conservative leadership contender Jeremy Hunt has called for a “technology-led solution” to keep the Border open after Brexit, promising that he will (...)

“The Stormont stalemate is strangling the retail industry; with no minister in place to deliver rates reform  . . ,” says Aodhán Connolly, director of NIRC. Photograph: Paul Faith/Getty Images

Chilly weather during May saw shoppers desert high streets across the North as footfall figures fell by more than 6 per cent, the worst shopper turnou(...)

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(...)

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