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One business leader said  industry leaders had told the British government directly that the no-deal Brexit plan would not work in Northern Ireland but that their concerns were ignored. Photograph: Bloomberg

The UK government’s “shambolic” no-deal Brexit plan “leaves Northern Ireland hung out to dry”, industry leaders from all sectors in the North have war(...)

A model of a Bombardier aircraft. The Canadian company is planning to reduce the number of staff it employs in Northern Ireland.  Photograph: Nicky Loh/Bloomberg

Bombardier has confirmed it has started “making the necessary adjustments” to reduce its workforce in Northern Ireland by nearly 500 people as part of(...)

Bombardier, one of 56 of North’s biggest employers and businesses  which   published an open letter to British MPs urging them to take a no-deal Brexit off the table. Photograph: Niall Carson /PA Wire

New export orders slumped to their lowest levels in 69 months in Northern Ireland during February as tensions around the prospect of a no-deal Brexit (...)

Organisations and colleges such as the Confederation of British Industry, the Construction Employers Federation, Queen’s University and Ulster University also are signatories to the letter. Photograph: iStock

More than 50 leading Northern Ireland based companies have written an open letter to British MPs warning of the threat to the North’s “political stabi(...)

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 (...)

The Bombardier plant in Belfast is “a living legacy of a British and Protestant industrial world that shaped unionism itself”. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Forget the Border and the backstop for a moment. Think Bombardier – that huge plant you pass on the way to Belfast City Airport, just east of Harland (...)

Union leaders have warned that a no-deal Brexit could leave aerospace workers, such as Bombardier’s employees in Belfast, vulnerable. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Northern Ireland companies have started issuing protective notices to staff as they escalate their no-deal Brexit contingency plans against the backdr(...)

The first electric flight across the English Channel took place three years ago, in an Airbus E-Fan prototype aircraft.

That electric power is coming, on a mass scale, to motoring is pretty much now taken for granted. Battery and electric motor technology has advanced i(...)

UK prime minister Theresa May:  the real challenge will be getting   a majority of MPs in the House of Commons to back her deal.   Photograph: Adrian Dennis / AFP

UK prime minister Theresa May travels to Brussels this weekend where it is hoped the withdrawal deal agreed with EU negotiators will get political app(...)

Bombardier workers in Belfast protesting at a US International Trade Commission decision earlier this year to impose tariffs on Bombardier aircraft in the US. Photograph: PA Wire

Bombardier is to cut nearly 500 jobs in Belfast, with fears growing for the group’s remaining workforce in the North. The aerospace group said the co(...)

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