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Invent 2016 winners Mike Crowe and Philip McIntosh of Jumpack with Julie-Ann O’Hare of Bank of Ireland UK.

An extreme sports ramp invented by a former all-Ireland mountain bike champion has taken first prize ahead of 99 other brilliant ideas in a competiti(...)

The North’s Minister for the Economy Simon Hamilton has welcomed the jobs boost, and said he expects it will contribute about £3.3 million a year to the North’s economy. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire

A leading London-headquartered network software provider is to establish a technical and research and development centre in Northern Ireland which co(...)

Moving east out of Belfast, the terraced houses in the lee of the now silent cranes of the Harland and Wolff shipyard gradually yield to the leafy, m(...)

British secretary of state for exiting the EU David Davis speaks to members of the media at Stormont House in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

The British government’s Brexit secretary has said he does not believe there will be a hard Border in Ireland after the UK’s departure from the EU. (...)

The North’s Economy Minister Simon Hamilton, who officially opened Dale Farm’s new cheese plant on Wednesday, said: “I am encouraged to see almost 7,000 fewer people on the unemployment register compared to one year ago.”

Dale Farm, the farmer owned co-operative, has created 60 jobs at a new cheese processing and packing plant in Co Tyrone. The jobs boost at its Dunman(...)

 First Minister Arlene Foster and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness received letters from the Financial Services Union warning them of the effects  the Bank of Ireland branch closures would have on the North. Photograph:  Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The Financial Services Union has written to a number of senior politicians in Northern Ireland, including First Minister Arlene Foster and Deputy Firs(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: says George Osborne’s announcement on cutting the UK’s corporation tax was “not as dramatic at it might appear”.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

There will have been alarm bells ringing in Government circles this week at the utterances of British chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne, who (...)

NI Economy Minister Simon Hamilton said he recognised that the local business community had concerns about instability and uncertainty following the referendum but he said the result was a “reality which we need to deal with”.

Political leaders are determined to be “front and centre in the upcoming negotiations fighting for the best deal for Northern Ireland” regardless of t(...)

Economy Minister Simon Hamilton (centre) said these jobs will “secure £341 million of employment related investment”. Left, Mark Ennis, Invest NI Chairman, and Alastair Hamilton (right), Invest NI Chief Executive.

Invest NI, the North’s regional business development agency, has been set ambitious new targets which include the creation of 4,000 to 6,000 jobs in 2(...)

The Republic abolished air passenger duty in 2014. Image: iStock

The North’s new Minister for Finance wants the Northern Ireland Executive to have “full control of air passenger duty”, the £13 (€16.75) tax that is (...)

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