Angela Mcgowan

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Invest NI says its “sales proposition” for the North is unchanged. Photograph: Bloomberg

The prospect of a no-deal Brexit is leading to new inward investment decisions in the North being put on hold, industry sources suggest. Northern Ire(...)

DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds: “Hypocrisy of those espousing the current withdrawal agreement with its trap of a backstop has been completely exposed.”

The Government’s contingency plan for a no-deal Brexit demonstrated that the demands for a backstop to avoid a hard border with Northern Ireland are a(...)

Northern  Secretary Karen Bradley speaking to business leaders during an event at Belfast Metropolitan College. ‘This is the best deal for the United Kingdom.’  Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire

Northern Secretary Karen Bradley has urged her fellow MPs to “put the national interest first” and sign up to the draft Brexit deal agreed last week b(...)

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(...)

There may be 100,000 premises in Northern Ireland, including many rural-based SMEs, which do not have access to superfast broadband.

A £150 million (€168.4 million) pot of money earmarked to help speed up broadband in the North, under the DUP’s £1 billion pact with the Conservative (...)

Angela McGowan said the movement of people, trade and services back and forward across the Border is part of everyday business life in the North.

Firms in the North need any future UK Brexit deal to incorporate “a significant amount of convergence with EU rules” if they are going to continue to (...)

Angela McGowan: she said investment was urgently required across key areas, including skills and economic development programmes, and not just in health

The North’s business community has a “very real fear” that if Northern Ireland continues to divert funds to deal with its health crisis then there wil(...)

Angela McGowan: “If the DUP go into the talks and they focus very much on economic asks...then I don’t see how that could be bad for Northern Ireland”

Angela McGowan admits that Brexit has cost her a few nights’ sleep. The Confederation of British Industry’s (CBI) regional director for Northern Irela(...)

British newspapers display in London on Friday  Photograph: EPA

The UK election result has “accomplished the unlikely feat of piling more uncertainty on business communities,” one senior business leader in the Nort(...)

Local groups along the interconnector’s route oppose its construction on environmental and health grounds. Photograph: David Sleator

A proposed high-powered electricity connector between North and South will cut energy bills by a total of €30 million a year, a report commissioned by(...)

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