Angela Mcgowan

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There may be 100,000 premises in Northern Ireland, including many rural-based SMEs, which do not have access to superfast broadband.

A £150 million (€168.4 million) pot of money earmarked to help speed up broadband in the North, under the DUP’s £1 billion pact with the Conservative (...)

Angela McGowan said the movement of people, trade and services back and forward across the Border is part of everyday business life in the North.

Firms in the North need any future UK Brexit deal to incorporate “a significant amount of convergence with EU rules” if they are going to continue to (...)

Angela McGowan: she said investment was urgently required across key areas, including skills and economic development programmes, and not just in health

The North’s business community has a “very real fear” that if Northern Ireland continues to divert funds to deal with its health crisis then there wil(...)

Angela McGowan: “If the DUP go into the talks and they focus very much on economic asks...then I don’t see how that could be bad for Northern Ireland”

Angela McGowan admits that Brexit has cost her a few nights’ sleep. The Confederation of British Industry’s (CBI) regional director for Northern Irela(...)

British newspapers display in London on Friday  Photograph: EPA

The UK election result has “accomplished the unlikely feat of piling more uncertainty on business communities,” one senior business leader in the Nort(...)

Local groups along the interconnector’s route oppose its construction on environmental and health grounds. Photograph: David Sleator

A proposed high-powered electricity connector between North and South will cut energy bills by a total of €30 million a year, a report commissioned by(...)

Customs or security checks at the Border “would  represent an unwelcome return to the past”,   business leaders in the North have warned.

Northern Ireland is “uniquely vulnerable” to potential changes particularly new tariffs and rules as a result of Brexit which will deliver the “bigge(...)

Power sharing:  A public inquiry into  a proposed all-island grid  – which would cross five counties – begins in Armagh on Wednesday and is expected to run for three weeks.  Photograph: European Commission Audiovisual Library

The proposed North-South electricity interconnector could be a “catalyst for the Northern Ireland economy,” according to a coalition of business bodie(...)

British  chancellor of the exchequer  Philip Hammond, who delivered his autumn statement this week.  Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/AFP/Getty Images

Northern Ireland’s proposed lower rate of corporation tax of 12.5 per cent from April 2018 will “will not be enough to attract inward investment on i(...)

Angela McGowan: says when Northern businesses go down the export route they naturally turn to the Republic

Northern Ireland faces a “rougher road ahead” than any other UK region post-Brexit and not just because of its EU land border, the new director of on(...)

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