Bombardier factory in Belfast: Canadian aerospace giant which employs more than 4,000 people in the city says the UK’s draft withdrawal agreement is an “important step forward”. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne

The draft Brexit agreement is “better than crashing out” of the European Union but “not as good as remaining in it”, says Northern hotelier Howar(...)

Poultry farmers were major subscribers to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), which became known as the ‘cash for ash’ scheme. File photograph: Getty Images.

A former adviser to DUP leader Arlene Foster has been accused of proposing a “sales pitch” for chicken producer Moy Park in relation to the North’s bo(...)

Dr Howard Hastings at the Europa Hotel in Belfast.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Dr Howard Hastings is the Northern Ireland hotelier who “bet the farm” on the Europa Hotel in Belfast. He and his father, Sir William Hastings, pulle(...)

Howard Hastings: “Our competitors today are different from those 20 years ago.”

Fifty years on from its formaiton, the Hastings Hotel Group now has a portfolio of six luxury hotels stretching across Northern Ireland. A seventh, th(...)

Former taoiseach John Bruton said he did not believe that in two years time Britain would be outside the EU. File photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Former taoiseach John Bruton has warned that Brexit poses the biggest threat to the State’s food industry since the economic war in the 1930s. Mr Bru(...)

Europa Hotel in Belfast,

A new multi-million pound hotel set to open in Belfast next year is going to be impossible to ignore. For starters, its very name is likely to cause q(...)

‘Game Of Thrones’ is attracting “location tourists” who want to experience exactly where the show is filmed and walk in the footsteps of their favourite characters

Northern Ireland is fast becoming a big attraction for fans of epic battles, fierce fighting and “liars, lords and honest men” – even if they only exi(...)

The latest tourism figures show a worrying drop in the numbers on the island choosing the North as a destination stay.  Photograph: PA

If you live in the Republic and are thinking about taking a little break it’s unlikely you are planning on heading North. The same is true if you live(...)

Daniel Day-Lewis is to  be awarded a knighthood after being named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

Multi-award-winning actor, and Wicklow resident, Daniel Day-Lewis is to be knighted.He is one of more than 1,100 people from the UK and beyond to be r(...)

The Merrion Hotel. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The directors of the Merrion Hotel, which is considered to be Dublin’s most luxurious five-star property, are pressing ahead with a major expansion pl(...)