Belfast Telegraph's most-read business stories 2015: Uber, Marco Pierre White, Greggs and Harry's Shack
Millions of people flocked to the Belfast Telegraph's website from across the world over the past 12 months.
Here is our most popular stories for 2015 from our business desk:
Picking up at number 10 was our exclusive that global taxi operator, Uber, was to soon be available for hire in Belfast.
Top Northern Ireland estate agent Gerry O'Connor had been declared bankrupt in February and the story was the ninth most popular in our top 10.
Mr O'Connor subsequently had the bankruptcy successfully annulled.
Celebrity chef Marco Pierre White's decision to take a bite out of the Belfast restaurant trade made it to number eight on our list.
The story of Belfast hotel Ten Square entering administration was number seven in our countdown.
Wrapped in pastry and with a tasty filling at number six was Greggs' decision to open 50 shops across Northern Ireland.
At five, was the news that Mexican fast food outlet Boojum was sold.
News that - Barack Obama endorsed - burger chain Five Guys was to open a restaurant in Northern Ireland was fourth on our list of popular business stories.
Tesco's decision to close three stores in Northern Ireland - including two in Belfast - was the third most popular business story of the year.
Popular Portstewart eatery Harry's Shack battered the competition to be named Ireland's Restaurant of the Year - only months after opening. It was our second most popular business story.
Our most popular story of the year was back in January when the restaurateur behind Made in Belfast vowed to quit the city for Ibiza to escape the red tape and social attitudes of Northern Ireland.
Englishwoman Emma Bricknell said her would-be home in the sun was no utopia but would be an improvement on Northern Ireland - where she said social attitudes were going backwards.
While she vowed to leave the country, she said her businesses would continue to operate in the city.
Top 10 most-read business stories 2015
- 1- Restaurant owner quits 'backward' Belfast for Ibiza
- 2- Harry's Shack: Portstewart beach restaurant is named Ireland's top eatery
- 3- Tesco closing three stores in Northern Ireland: East Belfast and Ballymena outlets to shut
- 4- Barack Obama seal of approval fast food restaurant to open in Northern Ireland
- 5- Burrito chain Boojum is sold: Belfast fast food Mexican success story taken over by new owners
- 6- Greggs bakers to open 50 shops across Northern Ireland
- 7- Belfast city centre hotel Ten Square enters administration
- 8 - Celebrity chef Marco Pierre White to open steakhouse in east Belfast
- 9- Top Northern Ireland estate agent Gerry O'Connor declared bankrupt
- 10 - Uber taxi app giant to shake up cab industry in Belfast
Top 20 most-read news stories 2015
- 1 - Christian extremists steal statue of Celtic sea god
- 2 - New Edward Snowden? Whistleblower leaks documents on US drone killings
- 3 - Caucasian shepherd dogs bred for hunting Russian bears go on sale
- 4 - Shocking video of rats running amok in Caffe Nero
- 5 - Woman who cried rape is jailed for nine months
- 6 - Former IRA leader Gerard 'Jock' Davison shot dead
- 7 - Crisp sandwich shop sells out
- 8 - German supermarket Edeka’s emotional Christmas ad goes viral
- 9 - Guy Martin having back surgery after crash
- 10 - New loyalist terror group issues death threat to PSNI and Parades Commission
- 11 - 'Frostbit boy' goes viral after his hilarious take on TV weather report
- 12 - First photo of Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey - as the actor reveals he was in his pyjamas when he landed kinky Fifty Shades role
- 13 - Restaurant owner quits 'backward' Belfast for Ibiza
- 14 - Palestinians protect Israeli policewoman as Jewish settlers clash with farm workers
- 15 - Revealed: The best and worst places to live in Northern Ireland
- 16 - Michaella McCollum allowed to serve rest of Peru jail sentence for drugs smuggling in Northern Ireland
- 17 - Susan Anne White wants gay people jailed, adultery made illegal and rock bands outlawed... now she wants your vote
- 18 - IMF data shows Iceland's economy recovered after it imprisoned bankers and let banks go bust - instead of bailing them out
- 19 - Belfast residents fear whole street could go up when massive bonfire is ignited
- 20 - Young mum Margaretlee hung on to babygro of her miracle daughter as her own life ebbed away