Boris Johnson at No  10 Downing Street following a meeting with the queen. Companies in the North fear he  will view his victory  as a signal that the “route is now clear” for his brand of Brexit.   Photograph: Hollie Adams/Bloomberg

The UK election results may provide “some certainty” on Brexit but they are “not a mandate to force through a deal” that would not work for Northern I(...)

Some 30% of milk produced in Northern Ireland goes to the Republic. Photograph: iStock

Farmers’ groups in Northern Ireland and the Republic have called for clarification on how food processed in each other’s markets would be treated unde(...)

Business and farming interests in North say more clarity is needed about how the deal would actually operate but all relieved as hard border prospect fades. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Brexit deal raises “more questions than answers” according to farming leaders in the North, who view the latest agreement as “complex and bureaucr(...)

The Ulster Farmers’ Union,  the North’s Livestock and Meat Commission, and Meat Exporters’ Association have demanded  “every effort” is made to avoid Britain crashing out of the EU. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Farmer and meat industry representatives in Northern Ireland have warned that a no-deal Brexit is the “absolute worst possible outcome” for Northern I(...)

Ulster Farmers’ Union president Ivor Ferguson said the figures must be a “wake-up call’ in the Brexit context. Photograph: Cliff Donaldson

Farm incomes fell in Northern Ireland last year by nearly £8,000 (€9,181) a farm to just over £26,000, the latest official figures show. The North’s (...)

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(...)

One of Tyrone farmer Colin Gibson’s sheep campaigns against a Brexit

The new president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union has said he has “huge concerns” over what might happen to the financial support packages Northern Irela(...)

Milk prices have been a major issue for dairy farmers in the North this year Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Farming families in the North suffered a £129 million slump in their livelihoods last year as farm incomes fell to £183 million (€240m) in 2015 accord(...)