Category Archives: Economy

Muddied waters

                  Nearly a century after partition and the secession of Northern Ireland from the Irish Free State, a territorial dispute between Britain and Ireland...

AE Global – Manufacturers and Constructors

Manufacturers and Constructors In 2016 AE global (formerly Allpipe Engineering) have realised considerable growth within their organisation. AE global have focused and targeted the pharmaceutical industry with their ‘Manufacturers and Constructors’ business...

Chris Giles, Financial Times; John Campbell, BBC Northern Ireland, John Kelpie, Derry City & Strabane District Council; deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness, MLA; Hilary McClintock, Mayor of Derry City & Strabane District Council and Neil Gibson, Ulster University.

Northern Ireland Economic Conference

The 21st annual Northern Ireland Economic conference took place at the City Hotel, Derry which provided an excellent opportunity to highlight the importance of balanced regional economic development across Northern Ireland. The...

Derry: A city of Digital Enterprise

North West-based journalist, author and researcher Paul Gosling discusses Derry’s transition away from relying on industry as an economic driver and the opportunities available as a city of digital excellence. Derry was...

NI Economic Conference launch

Northern Ireland’s major economic conference to take place in Derry in 2016 The Annual Northern Ireland Economic Conference, which is Northern Ireland’s major annual economic analysis event is set to take place...

The referendum fallout

Ulster University Economic Policy Centre’s Neil Gibson analyses the possible scenarios and alternate futures for the Northern Ireland economy in an era of uncertainty. Forecasting is challenging at the best of times,...

Action needed on productivity gap

Northern Ireland has a productivity problem and a cursory glance at the main productivity measures indicates that things are getting worse, writes Paul Mac Flynn.  When compared to the UK, Northern Ireland...

Performance at a glance

Northern Ireland’s competitive ranking is “simply too low” and quicker improvement by the economies of other countries has led to our comparative position worsening, according to Northern Ireland’s first Competiveness Report.  ...