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Today Belfast is littered with forlorn sites that echo the failed dreams and lost fortunes of local property developers. Photograph: Pacemaker

The polished, glossy corporate headquarters of Invest NI, the North’s business development agency, have over the last eight years become something of (...)

Belfast. British budget to cut North’s allocation.

The UK chancellor George Osborne has cut Northern Ireland’s spending budget by 2 per cent as part of overall UK government spending plans for 2015-16.(...)

 Ulster Bank’s HQ in Dublin. “We will have to see the proposals before making comment on them,” the bank said.

Ulster Bank remained silent yesterday on reports that the UK government will consider hiving off some of its problem assets as part of a wider soluti(...)

Michelle Obama with her husband US President Barack Obama, at the Waterfront in Belfast. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

President Barack Obama does have rare oratorical abilities, and so does the first lady, his wife Michelle. Yesterday they even succeeded in breaking t(...)

US president Barack Obama’s speech in the Waterfront Hall in Belfast “hit the nail on the head”, said Northern Ireland Minister for Finance Sammy Wilson. Photograph:  Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers said the Obama visit to Belfast and his Waterfront Hall speech made it “a great day for Northern Ireland, with one(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD (right) meets with Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper, at Farmleigh House, Dublin, ahead of the G8 Summit.

Ireland has “nothing to fear” from the changes being demanded at the G8 on tax avoidance, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said.He rejected comments by Northe(...)

Minister of State for Public Service Reform: denied Ireland is a tax haven. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Minister of State for Public Service Reform Brian Hayes has denied a claim by Northern Ireland finance minister Sammy Wilson the Government is “steal(...)

Artist’s impression of the Narrow Water bridge. The plan is supported by €17.5 million in EU grant aid. The Irish Government is contributing €912,000.

The Northern Ireland Minister for Finance has approved £2.7 million (€3.15 million) in funding for a new cross-Border bridge at Narrow Water on Carli(...)

Louth Council handout artist’s impression of the Narrow Water Bridge project, which will link Omeath in Co Louth with Warrenpoint in Co Down. Photograph: Louth Council/PA Wire

The proposed Narrow Water Bridge project, which advocates say could regenerate the economy of the north Louth / south Down Border region is in (...)

Troubled water

Stormont Minister for Finance Sammy Wilson says he detects a “political smell” in the campaign to get the bridge built linking North and South (...)

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