Neil Doherty: ‘I couldn’t believe it when I heard it.’ File photograph: Trevor McBride

Buy an ice cream anywhere in Ireland and chances are the cone was made in Neil Doherty’s factory in Derry. Four out of every five ice cream cones sol(...)

George Fleming: “Our Northern Ireland politicians should back Theresa May”

George Fleming of Fleming Agri Products says the bread and butter of his business is in Britain and Ireland. Based in Newbuildings, Co Derry, Fleming (...)

George Fleming: feels nothing has changed since the referendum in June 2016  and he is strongly critical of the North’s politicians.

From his office window in Newbuildings, Co Derry, George Fleming looks out on the Republic of Ireland. His company, Fleming Agri-Products, was founde(...)

“The British and Irish governments, the politicians, and the people have said they don’t want a hard Border. So if nobody wants a hard Border, who’s going to impose it?” Photograph: Frank Miller

George Fleming’s family firm, which makes farmyard machinery, was founded in Donegal in Victorian times, but today it operates from a factory just out(...)