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RHI scandal: Quietly explosive testimony ‘shows need for inquiry’

The “devastating” evidence about the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme which was laid before MLAs by a top civil servant has sparked yet more calls for the debacle to be probed properly and in full.

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BSE case confirmed in Co Galway

BSE case confirmed in Co Galway

A case of BSE has been confirmed in Co Galway.

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Employment is also increasingly being steered towards less secure, part-time working and self-employment

Unemployment numbers fall again in December but rate slows

Unemployment in the province continues to fall but the rate at it which it is dropping has slowed compared to 2015 according to the latest data.

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There are other circumstances where such co-operation takes place

Cross-border body could help tackle tax evasion - Treasury

An inter-governmental economic organisation could help tackle tax evasion across the Irish border following Brexit, the Treasury has suggested.

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A CGI image of new student accommodation at 48-52 York Street, Belfast

More than 5,000 new student beds on way in Belfast city centre

In less than two years Belfast City Council has granted permission for more than 5,000 new beds for students in the city centre.

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A map, obtained from the BBC, showing the locations of RHI claims by postcode

RHI scandal: we intend to publish details in days, says Hamilton

The Department for the Economy has said that it intends to publish details of those receiving RHI subsidies one week from now.

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McIlveen announces 2017 ANC payment rates

McIlveen announces 2017 ANC payment rates

Agriculture Minister Michelle McIlveen today announced the payment rates for the 2017 Areas of Natural Constraint (ANC) Scheme. The ANC Scheme is a measure in the Department’s 2014-2020 Rural Development Programme.

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Economy Minister Simon Hamilton MLA

RHI scandal: DUP confirms top civil servant suspected SPAD influence

It has been confirmed that a senior civil servant told the DUP that one of the party’s special advisors was believed to have been involved in influencing decision-making over crucial cost controls in the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme.

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Single market decision a further twist to Brexit debate - UFU

Single market decision a further twist to Brexit debate - UFU

The Ulster Farmers’ Union says the decision to take the UK out of the EU Single Market adds a further twist to the Brexit debate – but it says it believes arrangements will emerge that will allow trade with the EU 27 to continue.

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The firm said it is now preparing to slash costs in a bid to keep prices down

Profit warning and cost-cutting plan from Premier

Mr Kipling cakes firm Premier Foods has warned over full-year profits after falling sales and as it battles to offset soaring costs of ingredients.

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Police searching for stolen lambs

Newborn lambs, some just eight hours old, stolen from farm

Six newborn lambs have been stolen from beside their mums, some just eight hours old.

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DAERA Minister Michelle McIlveen meets with members of the Agriculture and Forestry Greenhouse Gas Implementation Partnership to discuss how the agriculture sector is progressing in tackling greenhouses gases.

Partnership helps to reduce greenhouse gases

Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs Minister Michelle McIlveen has met the Agri-Forestry Greenhouse Gases Implementation Partnership (GHGIP) to discuss how the agriculture sector is progressing in tackling greenhouses gases.

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Agriculture Minister Michelle McIlveen welcomes Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural affairs Andrea Leadsom to Belfast. The Ministers visited�a farm in Comber and Lakeland Dairies in Newtownards, where they met with agri-food industry representatives.

McIlveen promotes business plan training

Agriculture Minister Michelle McIlveen has announced a new training programme for farmers and growers applying for Tier 2 of the new Farm Business Improvement Scheme – Capital in Tranche 1.

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Input costs hit
as Sterling is on the slide again

Input costs hit
as Sterling is on the slide again

Sterling fell to its lowest level against the Euro since 10 November and hit a 31-year low against the US dollar on Monday of this week.

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Two children in hospital after serious accident

Two children in hospital after serious accident

Two children are in a critical condition in hospital following a serious road traffic collision on the Staffordstown Road, Co Antrim.

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Update: Lorry ‘went off road’ at Shane’s Hill

Update: Lorry ‘went off road’ at Shane’s Hill

Police and an ambulance were called to the scene of what seemed to be a serious road traffic accident near the summit of Shane’s Hill between Larne and Ballymena earlier this evening.

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Mrs May has acknowledged the significance of the border but there are real fears about trade after Brexit

May’s Brexit speech movement but not entirely welcome

Information at last but not necessarily the information local companies had been waiting for was the reaction to Prime Minister Theresa May’s long awaited thoughts on Brexit.

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Eason’s to close Fairhill Shopping Centre store

Eason’s to close Fairhill Shopping Centre store

Eason’s has announced that 16 jobs will be affected by the closure of its store in Ballymena’s Fairhill shopping centre in a further blow to the town’s retail sector.

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More than half of Northern Ireland exports go to EU

More than half of Northern Ireland's exports went to the EU last year, economic data said.

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Screenshot of Boojum website

Boojum to open Lisburn Road restaurant

Burrito giant Boojum is set to open a new restaurant in south Belfast.
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