Pictured with Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell-O’Connor are, from left, Thomas Hunter McGowan, CEO InterTradeIreland, Aidan Gough, director of strategy and policy, InterTradeIreland; and Margaret Hearty, director of operations, InterTradeIreland

Northern Irish businesses are keenly aware of the need to prepare for Britain’s imminent departure from the EU, but InterTradeIreland’s latest quarter(...)

Sinead McLaughlin, chief executive of Derry’s Chamber of Commerce: “AE Global is a great example of a local manufacturer that, despite the downturn in the economy, has spread its wings and grown its business across the UK.” Photograph: Trevor McBride

It may be considered by some as a portent of bad luck but in Kieran Connor’s case, Friday the 13th brought him nothing but good fortune. Connor, who (...)

Opinion polls carried out in Northern Ireland in recent months suggest a majority of 53-55 per cent in favour of staying in the EU, with nationalists more likely than unionists to vote to remain. The SDLP and Sinn Féin are on side of remaining.

Kinley Tener’s family is split down the middle. His father is adamant that he will vote to leave the European Union. But his younger brother, who work(...)

Austins  of Derry: Political and business leaders have said  the closure of the store, which was older than its world famous counterparts Macys or Harrods, represents a sad  end for one of the city’s retail forefathers. Photograph:  Trevor McBride

The closure of the historic Derry department store, Austins, which first opened its doors in 1830 and was older than its world famous counterparts M(...)