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Owner of 58 care homes in Northern Ireland in bid to avoid administration

Care home group Four Seasons, which has 58 locations in Northern Ireland, looks set to be saved from administration amid talks with its creditor over its restructuring.

New easyJet destinations from Belfast could create up to 175 new jobs

The arrival of three new easyJet routes from Belfast to Spain, Italy and the Isle of Man could create as many as 175 new jobs, it's been claimed.

Don't forget pitfalls of office Christmas party which goes bad

As the festive season approaches, and the finishing touches are made to the planned festivities, you may be more concerned about whether the dress code should be ‘Christmas jumper’, or what time the bar closes.

BoyleSports expands with acquisition of two more Northern Ireland bookmakers

Irish betting chain BoyleSports, which started out in Co Armagh in 1982, has snapped up two more bookies in Northern Ireland, the Belfast Telegraph can reveal.

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Joules shrugs off tough retail market as sales jump 18%

Upmarket clothing brand Joules has brushed aside a “challenging” retail market to cheer an 18% surge in half-year sales as the brand expanded further in the UK and overseas.

Ashtead helped by hurricanes and weak pound

Equipment rental group Ashtead got a boost from the weak pound and high demand in the US for its fleet after devastating damage caused by hurricanes Irma and Harvey.


Carpetright lowers full-year forecast amid ‘fragile’ consumer confidence

Retailer Carpetright has revealed that half-year profits crashed by 92.7% and warned full-year earnings will be towards the bottom end of expectations in a “volatile and unpredictable” consumer market.

Fusion aiming to raise £5.5m on stock exchange next week

A Belfast-based biotech firm has confirmed it will have a valuation of £18.1m when it floats on the London stock exchange next week.

John Simpson: Northern Ireland Electricity market avoids Brexit trip wires

The all-island arrangements for the management of the supply, security and reliability of electricity will not become tangled in the Brexit negotiations. That working assumption has been adopted by both the Northern Ireland Utility…

300 rural Northern Ireland homes in pipeline following £13m social housing sites investment

Social housing developer the Rural Housing Association (RHA) will build nearly 300 homes following a £13m investment supported by Danske Bank.

Titanic Belfast profits jump 45% as centre sees boost in visitor numbers

Top tourist attraction Titanic Belfast has seen its profits soar by almost 45% to £2m in the last 12 months, new figures show.

Waterfront Hall chief Catherine Toolan: My parents may have wanted me to be a teacher... but I was no angel and made my own way

Catherine Toolan has already catered for thousands of the world's top athletes during two Olympic Games and climbed part of Everest.

Belfast's Waterfront Hall 'to turn a profit by 2022'

The boss of the Waterfront and Ulster Hall says she hopes the council-backed business will be in profit within the next three to five years.

Tourism NI chief John McGrillen: Collaboration and investment key for tourism

Take a walk through Belfast's Cathedral Quarter or visit the Giant's Causeway and you'll get a feel for just how far the word has spread about Northern Ireland.


Hughes Insurance takes on 20 new employees

Co Down firm Hughes Insurance is taking on 20 new staff to support its growing personal insurance business, the firm has said.

Monday, Dec 11

City to see 10,500 jobs shift to EU because of Brexit

Firms in the Square Mile are planning to shift 10,500 jobs out of Britain by the first day of Brexit as the economic reality of the vote begins to bite.

Northern Ireland shops take battering as footfall drops 2.4% in November marking six months of decline

High streets and shopping centres across Northern Ireland are continuing to take a battering with footfall dropping by 2.4% in the last month.

Republic of Ireland economy set to accelerate further ahead of Northern Ireland

The increasingly faster expansion of the economy in the Republic - three times that of Northern Ireland - could advance further amid predictions of slow job creation here over the next two years, new research has shown.

Union visits US in attempt to safeguard future of Bombardier

Officials from a leading trade union in Northern Ireland are on a whirlwind lobbying tour of the US in a bid to protect Bombardier jobs in Belfast.

Sunday, Dec 10

Mobile gaming firm plays down Brexit talent fears as London studio drives growth

Turkish mobile gaming firm Gram has London’s talent pool to thank for taking the business to the next level, but its founder has said he is not worried about Brexit deterring international recruits.

Young’s Seafood owners eye potential sale

The private equity owners of Young’s, one of Britain’s biggest seafood brands, is understood to be exploring a multi-million pound sale.

Saturday, Dec 9

£4.7m cross-border initiative to improve water for thousands

NI Water has teamed up with Irish Water to deliver a major £4.7m joint project to help boost the quality of services in border regions.

Friday, Dec 8

Developer of office block seeks meeting with councillors to discuss objections

A property developer facing objections over the proposed demolition of a 19th century building to make way for a nine-storey office block is asking for a pre-decision hearing to discuss concerns about the scheme.

Bus firm challenges refusal of licence for Belfast-Derry service

A bus company is seeking a judicial review over a decision to block its attempt to compete against Translink on the Belfast to Londonderry route.

War memorial paint attack 'revenge for Easter Rising ruling'

A paint attack on Larne War Memorial could have been carried out in retaliation for the council's rejection of an Easter Rising monument, a unionist councillor believes.

Church apartments plan to get green light despite opposition of residents

A church's "surprising and alarming" plan to build 22 apartments in an affluent area of south Belfast looks set to get the go-ahead despite more than 100 objections.

Thursday, Dec 7

Northern Ireland restaurateur reveals plans for new Mediterranean eatery in Belfast

Northern Ireland restaurateur Tony O'Neill is to open a new venue specialising in Mediterranean food in Belfast's Cathedral Quarter.

New cocktails and tapas bar planned for Belfast

A new bar serving cocktails and tapas is to open in Belfast's Cathedral Quarter with the creation of seven jobs.

Northern Ireland retail park could be sold off as owner Intu is taken over in £3.4bn deal

Sprucefield Retail Park outside Lisburn could be put on the market after its owner Intu was sold to rival Hammerson in a £3.4bn deal.

Bus firm in bid to take on Translink over nine routes

A bus company is planning to challenge Translink with up to nine new express routes out of Belfast.