Stuart Steele at the family run Silver Hill Farm duck breeding and processing plant in Monaghan

The Co Down-headquartered food co-operative Fane Valley has acquired Monaghan-based duck processor Silver Hill Foods for an undisclosed sum. Silver H(...)

UK prime minister Theresa May speaks to a worker during a visit to the Bombardier factory in Belfast last year. The aerospace group is putting pressure on the DUP to drop oposition to Mrs May’s Brexit deal. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/PA Wire

Bombardier, the most important employer in the Unionist strongholds of Northern Ireland, is putting pressure on the Democratic Unionist party to drop (...)

Business leaders from the North at Downing Street for a meeting with UK prime minister Theresa May. Photograph: Seamus Leheny

The “backstop” solution to avoid a hard Irish border post-Brexit should not be feared, UK prime minister Theresa May told Northern Ireland businesses (...)

Northern  Secretary Karen Bradley speaking to business leaders during an event at Belfast Metropolitan College. ‘This is the best deal for the United Kingdom.’  Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire

Northern Secretary Karen Bradley has urged her fellow MPs to “put the national interest first” and sign up to the draft Brexit deal agreed last week b(...)

While the continued common travel area would allow free movement of people, goods would face different regulations. Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images

Another inconclusive EU summit. Irish businesses have faced the uncertainty of Brexit since the vote in the summer of 2016 but, more than two years on(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster: “I fully appreciate the risks of a ‘no deal’ but the dangers of a bad deal are worse.” Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Arlene Foster is playing the Orange card as the Brexit negotiations may or may not be reaching endgame, amplifying the threat posed by the frequently (...)

“On Brexit the politics overtook the economics quite some time ago now.”

A leading unionist businessman has urged politicians in the North to find a “middle way” to ensure that Brexit does not damage the Northern Ireland ec(...)

Acquisition will allow Lakelands process up to 1.1 billion litres of milk a year

Cavan-based Lakeland Dairies has acquired neighbouring co-op Fane Valley’s dairy business for an undisclosed sum. The move will allow Lakelands proce(...)

Larry Goodman’s ABP Foods is to acquire a 50 per cent stake in Slaney Foods, the parent company of Slaney Meats and Irish Country Meats, for an undisc(...)

 NI Minister for Enterprise Arlene Foster (right) with Linden Foods chairman Trevor Lockhart  and managing director Gerry McGuire. Photo: PA

Almost 180 new jobs are being created at a Co Tyrone meat processing plant. Dungannon-based Linden Foods is expanding operations in a £5 (...)