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Coronavirus: Alcohol-only pubs can reopen in Northern Ireland

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Bars must put safety measures in place About 600 drink-only bars in Northern Ireland can reopen their doors from Wednesday for the first time since March. It had previously been the case that pubs could only sell alcohol if they also served food or if customers were outside. The reopening date for pubs had been… Read more →

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Brexit: What is the Northern Ireland protocol and why is it needed?

By Tom EdgingtonBBC News Related Topics Brexit image copyrightGetty Images Following Brexit, Northern Ireland’s 310-mile border with the Republic of Ireland is the only land border between the UK and the European Union (EU). Under an arrangement known as the Northern Ireland protocol, goods will not need to be checked along the Irish border when the new UK-EU relationship begins,… Read more →

Brexit: Northern Ireland ports ready to build infrastructure

Image caption Belfast Harbour has reached agreement in principle on “the specification, design and layout of the new inspection facility”. Operators of NI’s major ports say they are ready to build Brexit related-infrastructure as soon as government confirms what is necessary. The ports have been engaging with Stormont’s Department of Agriculture (DAERA) over the creation of border control posts (BCPs).… Read more →

Bombardier: The future of aerospace in Northern Ireland

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Bombardier has announced 600 job losses at its Northern Ireland operations Three weeks ago a fire broke out at Bombardier’s main factory in Belfast. It was quickly brought under control with no injuries and little damage. But an aircraft factory going up in flames feels like a metaphor for an entire industry. Last week, Bombardier… Read more →

Coronavirus pandemic: Bombardier cuts 600 jobs in Northern Ireland

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The global aerospace sector is reeling from the impact of coronavirus Bombardier Aerospace is cutting 600 jobs at its Northern Ireland operations. It said the move was in response to “extraordinary industry interruptions and challenges” caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The cuts are on top of the 2,500 redundancies across the Canadian firm’s global operations… Read more →