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Over 600,000 tourists from Republic 'to use Belfast International this year'

Belfast International Airport has seen a surge in the number of passengers travelling from the Republic of Ireland this summer.

Administrators appointed at struggling Lisburn civil engineering company Tal

A civil engineering firm linked to a Co Antrim construction business already gone bust has also now entered administration, it can be revealed.

Diner chain Eddie Rocket’s to launch a fourth Northern Ireland restaurant

US-style diner chain Eddie Rocket’s is due to create dozens of jobs as it opens a fourth restaurant here.

Food firms fear lack of Northern Ireland voice in Brexit talks

Food firms say they are “extremely concerned” that Northern Ireland is still not being represented in Brexit talks due to the current lack of devolution here.

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Thomas Cook pilots threaten 12-hour strike over pay row

Frustrated Thomas Cook pilots are planning to stage a 12-hour strike over a pay dispute.


Jeep owner says no formal bid received despite Chinese giant's reported interest

The owner of Jeep says the firm has not received a formal bid for the iconic US marque despite reported interest from Chinese automotive giant Great Wall Motors (GWM).

Ofcom could face judicial review over Murdoch's £11.7bn move for Sky

Regulator Ofcom is facing a potential legal challenge on its ruling that Sky would remain "fit and proper" to hold a UK broadcasting licence if it was snapped up by Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox.


FTSE 100 into red amid fears over US-North Korea stand-off

London's blue chip index followed global peers into the red amid concerns that US military exercises with South Korea could ramp up tensions with Pyongyang.


Mark Carney to miss Jackson Hole summit of top central bankers

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney will be skipping a key summit of top central bankers in Jackson Hole this week, sending a potential successor in his stead.


Shares in Rathbone Brothers rise amid Smith & Williamson talks

Wealth manager Rathbone Brothers is locked in talks over a potential tie-up with industry rival Smith & Williamson (S&W).


Greenpeace activists take Amazon Reef drilling protest to BP's London HQ

Oil giant BP had its international headquarters besieged by inflatable sea creatures as environmentalists protested over a forthcoming drilling project.


Northern Ireland still bottom of UK house price league

The average house price paid by home movers in Northern Ireland has grown by more than 20% over the past five years, according to analysis from Lloyds Bank.

Total to take over Maersk Oil's North Sea assets in £5.8bn deal

French energy giant Total has struck an agreement to acquire the oil division of Danish firm Maersk in a 7.45 billion US dollars (£5.8 billion) deal.


Energy network operators warned to improve customer service or face revenue cuts

Britain's energy watchdog has warned electricity distribution network operators they could have their revenue slashed if their customer service does not improve.

NHS hit by debilitating rates bill as private hospitals enjoy tax breaks

Private hospitals are enjoying a £52 million tax break on their business rates bill through their charitable status while NHS hospitals are facing crippling hikes, research has revealed.

Dividend growth soars in every major global region except Britain, figures show

The Brexit-hit pound has ensured Britain is the only major global region to see dividend growth fall, while the rest of the world looks forward to a 1.2 trillion US dollar (£930 billion) bonanza.

Saturday, Aug 19

Relieved NI holidaymakers tell of lucky escapes

Holidaymakers returning from Salou expressed relief as they arrived at Belfast International Airport yesterday after armed police swamped the popular tourist spot in the aftermath of multiple terror attacks in Spain.

Friday, Aug 18

Titanic Belfast to take on 45 new members of staff

Titanic Belfast has announced plans to take on 45 extra staff members. The top tourist attraction is now on the lookout for hospitality staff in operational and front of house conference and banqueting roles.

Screwfix opening two new Northern Ireland stores as sales rise 10.8%

Hardware giant Screwfix is opening two new Northern Ireland stores creating dozens of jobs, it can be revealed. The firm, which is owned by B&Q parent company Kingfisher, has plans to launch its latest stores at Duncrue Industrial Estate…

£1.54m luxury Fermanagh estate on market in six lots

A Co Fermanaghcountry house and marina set on the edge of the county’s scenic lough have hit the market for a combined £1.54m. Available as six separate lots, luxury estate Knockninny Country House includes a Victorian style house, private…

Barcelona attack: Northern Ireland honeymooner caught up in horror tells of 'chaos and panic'

A honeymooner from Northern Ireland last night spoke of his shock as he and his wife were caught up in the terrorist carnage of Barcelona.

Thursday, Aug 17

13 Northern Ireland companies 'named and shamed' after failing to pay employees the minimum wage

Northern Ireland's largest independent car dealer, a takeaway, five hairdressers, a pig farm and a joinery business have all made it on to the Government's latest list 'naming and shaming' employers who failed to pay staff the minimum wage.

Northern Ireland households face soaring electricity bills after 5.6% increase in prices

More than half-a-million households in Northern Ireland will see their electricity bills soar by more than 5% this winter.

Take a sneak peek inside the new luxury Parklands apartment building for east Belfast

One of KFC tycoon Michael Herbert’s property firms has been given the go-ahead to build a new luxury 104-apartment development in east Belfast.

£20m Belfast office scheme will create 100 jobs during its construction

A £20m office building by one of Northern Ireland’s best known developers is set to create 100 new jobs after getting planning approval.