DUP leader Arlene Foster and Gavin Robinson speak with steelworker Joe Passmore (left) from Unite, following a meeting with prime minister Boris Johnson at Stormont on Wednesday.  Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Union leaders fighting to save the stricken Harland and Wolff shipyard failed to meet with Boris Johnson during his first visit to Northern Ireland as(...)

Harland & Wolff workers and supporters during a rally to save the Belfast shipyard on the eve of new British prime minister Boris Johnson’s visit to Northern Ireland. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

“The Titanic sank,” said GMB union official Denise Walker. “Is Harland & Wolff going to sink?” she asked the hundred or so shipyard workers and t(...)

Bombardier workers in Belfast protesting at a US International Trade Commission decision earlier this year to impose tariffs on Bombardier aircraft in the US. Photograph: PA Wire

Bombardier is to cut nearly 500 jobs in Belfast, with fears growing for the group’s remaining workforce in the North. The aerospace group said the co(...)

Bombardier workers in Belfast at a rally  against proposed new US import tariffs on Bombardier’s CSeries jets. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Thousands of Bombardier employees in the North face an anxious wait this week to hear if a powerful US federal agency will give a green light to propo(...)

Schlumberger, the world’s number one oilfield services provider, is to cut  37 jobs from its  plant in Antrim, as it focuses on controlling costs amid   falling oil prices. Photograph: Atef Hassan/Reuters

Oilfield services company Schlumberger is to cut 37 jobs from its workforce at its plant in Newtownabbey, Co Antrim. Unite deputy regional secretary J(...)

The Parliament Buildings in the Stormont Estate in Belfast

Northern Ireland is entering a “new economic era” and it needs to get the word out that it offers more than just a good economic proposition, the Nort(...)

A worker at the Andor Technology factory  in Belfast. The firm  is actively seeking 18 voluntary redundancies at its Belfast operations.  Photograph:  Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker

The world’s “largest science lesson” will take place today at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast as part of an initiative to inspire children to become the (...)

Finn Leach (8) from Leixlip, Co Kildare, takes a break from the shopping mayhem at Arnotts department store in Dublin during the first day of the winter sales yesterday. Business was brisk on the capital’s main shopping streets, with long queues for changing rooms in several stores. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw.

It’s 12.55pm. A man of military bearing stands alone in the handbag department of Brown Thomas. In one hand a Michael Kors bag, in the other a mobile (...)