John Armstrong

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The defendant  fled the scene of the crash and was found by gardaí hiding behind a nearby bush, the court heard. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

A disqualified driver who drove down the wrong side of the M50 to evade gardaí­ before ploughing into the car of an elderly couple has been jailed for(...)

The industry is reporting alarming increases in redundancies and projected redundancies since our survey was last conducted in February,” said John Armstrong, managing director of the Construction Employers Federation.

Northern Ireland construction companies expect the sector to fall into recession with more than two-thirds of businesses not operating at their full c(...)

The New Zealand finance minister, Grant Robertson, expressed disappointment with treasury, but stopped short of calling for a resignation. Photograph: Mark Coote/ Bloomberg

Incoming Central Bank governor Gabriel Makhlouf explained the way confidential details of the New Zealand government’s upcoming budget were taken from(...)

Belfast Harbour expects 500 construction jobs to be created in the city over the next two years following its decision to award the development contra(...)

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland James Brokenshire: he  said the funding was an “interim step” to keep North’s finances on track without a devolved government in place. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Civil servants currently in charge of the North’s budgets have been given an extra £131 million (€148 million) to spend by the Northern Ireland Secret(...)

Women with the HER2-positive strain of the disease had the best prognosis because of the “colossal impact”of Herceptin and chemotherapy: Photograph: F Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd/PA Wire

Women with metastatic, or secondary, breast cancer face a better outlook than they would have in the past, according to a leading cancer specialist. (...)

Partnership will put specialist tax and business planning support within reach of more than 800 building companies

The Construction Employers Federation (CEF) has announced a new partnership that will put specialist tax and business planning support within reach of(...)

British  chancellor of the exchequer  Philip Hammond, who delivered his autumn statement this week.  Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/AFP/Getty Images

Northern Ireland’s proposed lower rate of corporation tax of 12.5 per cent from April 2018 will “will not be enough to attract inward investment on i(...)

A consultant medical oncologist at the Beacon hospital in south Dublin, referred to as Dr A for the hearing, is facing allegations an incorrect dose of Temozolomide was prescribed to Ms Ní Dhulaing Johnson. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A deceased RTÉ producer has been fondly remembered at a Medical Council inquiry on what would have been her 50th birthday. There was also praise for(...)

The AIG Irish Cups and Shields finals take place over the O’Meara Course at Carton House. Photograph: Inpho

The famine has stretched to 47 years for The Royal Dublin Golf Club in their quest to regain the Barton Shield, but the famed north Dublin club hopes (...)

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