Category Archives: Business and Finance

Shock consensus

The pro-cuts message must be challenged, John O’Farrell warns, as decision day approaches. Beware the consensus. It can be as bad as any extremist idea declaimed by the most clichéd fanatic. What...

Defining unemployment

Right now, over 55,000 people in Northern Ireland know the everyday pressures of unemployment but the question of who exactly is unemployed has several answers. Government statistics divide the labour market into...

Manufacturing seeks help

With the manufacturing sector experiencing a further decline in output and continual job losses, it is calling for the Executive to intervene. Meadhbh Monahan reports. Northern Ireland needs a low carbon economic...