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Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness and First Minister Peter Robinson  will use a series of engagements in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and Washington to drum up inward investment to the North  in the build-up to St Patrick’s Day.  Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson and his deputy Martin McGuinness have begun a trade mission to the US. Both men will use a(...)

Dr Richard Haass, with Megan O’Sullivan, talks to the media at the Stormont hotel in Belfast, where all-party talks failed to resolve outstanding peace process issues in Northern Ireland. Photograph:  PA

Stressed in work today? Then say a prayer because workers who are religious tend to be happier than their colleagues who do not believe in God, a new (...)

The service sector posted the sharpest expansion in activity, new economic data showed.  Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The North’s private sector has posted its sharpest increase in new orders for more than nine years, according to figures just released.The latest Ulst(...)

The latest figures show that recent trends in the Northern economy are sustained and not the product of one-off events

Private sector employment is rising at the fastest rate since the advent of the crash in 2007, the latest Purchasing managers Index (PMI) for Northern(...)

The Housing Rights Service believes that the level of home repossessions is much worse in Northern Ireland than in any other part of the UK. Photograph: Pacemaker

Which would you choose as your dream home – a bungalow in a suburban street in Lisburn, County Down or a villa with an ocean view in a hot climate?It (...)

Police clash with loyalist protestors in Belfast city centre as they attempt to block part of the route of the Anti-Internment League parade last Friday: Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Even though Belfast has struggled under the twin threats of economic recession and community tension, a great deal of good work continues at City Hall(...)

According to Richard Ramsey, the chief economist with Ulster Bank in Northern Ireland, the rate of company failures in Scotland, Wales and England, while still an issue, is not as extreme as it is in the North. Photograph: Peter Houlihan

The North’s Department of Enterprise is not often known for its perfect timing – so perhaps it is just a “lucky” coincidence that it is looking for a (...)

Richard Ramsey, Ulster Bank’s chief economist in Northern Ireland, the bank’s latest purchasing managers’ index report suggests the North may have experienced “something of an economic heatwave” last month. Photograph: PA/Peter Houlihan

Business activity in the North rose last month for the first time in nearly six years, delivering a welcome confidence boost for the local economy dur(...)

The construction sector in Northern Ireland remains the only one still waiting a kickstart back to growth, according to data from Ulster Bank. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

The private sector economy in Northern Ireland is starting to show signs that the worst of the downturn is over, new figures have indicated.Business a(...)

First Minister Peter Robinson serves food to members of the public at the Ulster Pork and Bacon Forum during the Balmoral Show.Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye

If Jane Harnett ever needs a drop of inspiration when she is hard at work helping to get her latest business venture off the ground, she only n(...)

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