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(...)

Northern Ireland’s high street attracted the majority of the shoppers. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

More people went shopping in the sunshine across the North last month than at any other time in the past four years, new figures show. Shopper footfa(...)

Although both high streets and retail parks both recorded footfall growth of 1.9%, NIRC director Aodhán Connolly said the latest figures were “not a cause for celebration”

A fall-off in new orders and jobs growth plus a dip in confidence levels last month all point to the North’s economy heading towards a slowdown, a new(...)

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