Metal cables and  the Samson crane at the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast.  It is  remarkable that the business, which once employed more than 30,000 people but has not built a ship since 2003, survived this long.  Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Harland & Wolff (H&W) going into administration is being billed as a symbol of the end of the super-employer era in Northern Ireland. It is a(...)

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 has been in existence in Belfast for 158 years. Photograph: iStock

Trade union leaders in the North are appealing to the new UK prime minister Boris Johnson to nationalise Belfast’s historic Harland & Wolff shipya(...)

Most of the 400 attacks  took place in private residences and ambulances. Photograph: Getty

More than 400 ambulance staff are attacked every year in Northern Ireland, figures show. The attacks ranged from verbal to physical, including biting(...)

Unite’s Susan Fitzgerald  said her union did not believe Brexit had expedited Bombardier’s decision to sell in Belfast. Photograph: Pacemaker

Bombardier jobs are “absolutely vital” to the Northern Ireland economy but it does not matter “whose name is above the gate” providing the jobs and sk(...)

Harland and Wolff has less than 200 permanent employees on its books

Harland and Wolff is set to axe 60 jobs at its famous east Belfast facility because of a lack of new orders, union leaders in the North have warned. (...)

A spokeswoman for train operator Translink has said the organisation is working hard to resolve the issues between the company and staff.

More than 150 railway workers in Northern Ireland are to go on strike next week over pay and conditions.Conductors and station and platform staff wil(...)