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Adrian Hanna with Uber, the new taxi-booking app for mobile phones launching in Belfast today

Adrian Hanna with Uber, the new taxi-booking app for mobile phones launching in Belfast today

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Marco Pierre White

Marco Pierre White

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Ten Square, Donegall Square South, Belfast

Ten Square, Donegall Square South, Belfast

Bakery giant Greggs

Bakery giant Greggs

Boojum boasts healthy fast food

Boojum boasts healthy fast food

US president Barack Obama places an order during a visit to Five Guys

US president Barack Obama places an order during a visit to Five Guys

Tesco has announced the closure of three stores in Northern Ireland

Tesco has announced the closure of three stores in Northern Ireland

Harry’s Shack on Portstewart strand

Harry’s Shack on Portstewart strand

Kent-born Made in Belfast founder Emma Bricknell

Kent-born Made in Belfast founder Emma Bricknell

Made in Belfast restaurant

Made in Belfast restaurant

Mandatory Credit Darren Kidd/Pre

Made In Belfast restaurant

Made In Belfast restaurant

Mandatory Credit Darren Kidd/Pre

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Adrian Hanna with Uber, the new taxi-booking app for mobile phones launching in Belfast today

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.

Read more: Court annuls estate agent Gerry O'Connor bankruptcy order

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.

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