New trade alliance launched to support Northern Ireland business BelfastTelegraph.co.uk A new trade alliance has been launched aiming to support Northern Ireland businesses' through the current uncertainty with no Stormont Assembly and Brexit looming. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/new-trade-alliance-launched-to-support-northern-ireland-business-38235945.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/article38235943.ece/119b4/AUTOCROP/h342/tradeni.JPG Email A new trade alliance has been launched aiming to support Northern Ireland businesses' through the current uncertainty with no Stormont Assembly and Brexit looming. Hospitality Ulster, Manufacturing NI and Retail NI have come together to form Trade NI ahead of 'Northern Ireland day' in Westminster on September 11. Speaking at their launch event in Belfast on Wednesday the heads of the new group called for the local business community to be part of the event at the House of Commons. … [Read more...] about New trade alliance launched to support Northern Ireland business
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In the aftermath of the European election result, and amid wrangling over positions in the next EU parliament, it seems the political fragmentation of Europe is set to continue. The two main European groupings — the centre-right EPP and the centre-left S&D — have further shrunk, the rise of the populist Eurosceptics has coincided with a Green wave in much of Western and Northern Europe, and British voters have polarized further over Brexit. It would be easy to overlook a historic breakthrough in Northern Ireland's politics — the election of an MEP not standing as a nationalist or a unionist. Nearly three years after the Brexit referendum and more than two years since the collapse of the Northern Ireland government following the "Cash for Ash" scandal, Euronews examines why voters upended the longstanding Unionist-Nationalist duopoly by electing liberal Alliance Party MEP Naomi Long. How did the Alliance party win? Northern Ireland has been without a government … [Read more...] about Why did Northern Ireland elect Alliance MEP Naomi Long?
Failure to restore Northern Ireland Executive 'will cost £1bn' BelfastTelegraph.co.uk The Northern Ireland economy stands to lose almost £1bn if the Executive is not restored this year, one of the biggest figures in UK business has claimed. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/failure-to-restore-northern-ireland-executive-will-cost-1bn-38142365.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/article38142367.ece/41bb2/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_be7f558f-705e-491a-b13d-72c6b9a7e2f7_1 Email The Northern Ireland economy stands to lose almost £1bn if the Executive is not restored this year, one of the biggest figures in UK business has claimed. Carolyn Fairbairn, the director-general of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), told hundreds of business figures in Belfast on Thursday last night that £940m in economic output would be lost if the institutions were not up and running by the end of the year. The figure is based on … [Read more...] about Failure to restore Northern Ireland Executive ‘will cost £1bn’
News / UK and world by Press Association May 16, 2019, 12:04 am Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Northern Ireland is the most pessimistic part of the UK when it comes to the economy, a new report has found. Which?’s first Consumer Insight Report for Northern Ireland includes findings that energy, fuel and Brexit are the main worries for consumers in the region. The research, which was gathered from a survey of 1,009 people throughout the year, found that two in five (42%) believed the UK’s economy was in a poor state, and three in five (60%) thought it would worsen in the year ahead. Across the UK as a whole, only half (49%) anticipated the economy would worsen. Which? found fuel prices was the issue people in Northern Ireland were most concerned about – with three-quarters (74%) anxious about rising costs compared to two-thirds (68%) in the UK as a whole. Seven in 10 (71%) were worried about Brexit and public spending cuts, … [Read more...] about Northern Ireland most pessimistic about economy, report suggests
Police guard a crime scene during unrest in the Creggan area of Londonderry, in Northern Ireland, Thursday, April 18, 2019. (Niall Carson/PA via AP)The scene in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, Friday April 19, 2019, following the death of 29-year-old journalist Lyra McKee who was shot and killed during overnight rioting. Police in Northern Ireland said Friday the dissident republican group the New IRA was probably responsible for the fatal shooting of a journalist during overnight rioting in the city of Londonderry. (Brian Lawless/PA via AP)In this undated family photo made available Friday April 19, 2019, issued by Northern Ireland Police, showing journalist Lyra McKee who was shot and killed when guns were fired during clashes with police Thursday night April 18, 2019, in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Police are investigating the shooting death of 29-year-old McKee, during street violence Thursday night.(Family photo/PSNI via AP)In this undated family photo made available Friday … [Read more...] about ‘New breed’ of terrorists in Northern Ireland, police say