'We hope now as many jobs as possible can be secured'
By Mark Bain What a difference a day makes.
Senior journalist, Belfast Telegraph
By Mark Bain What a difference a day makes.
By Mark Bain Lashed by rain and howling games throughout Thursday, the thunderous clouds covering Ballymena relented on Friday morning, a perfect mirror image of the mood of Wrightbus workers on the...
By Mark Bain All the best Hollywood movies keep the audience waiting until the final seconds, putting the cast through the emotional wringer.
By Jonathan Bell and Mark Bain Industrialist Jo Bamford has said his offer to buy Wrightbus and the associated land was rejected and a request for a "significantly higher sum of money" made.
By Mark Bain Former Conservative Party leader William Hague has warned the DUP that if Brexit ends in "no-deal" they will look back on a pivotal moment and realise they “needed a deal more than they ever...
By Mark Bain Police have confirmed they are investigating a wedding video posted to social media last weekend of a couple entering their reception to chants of "f*** the Pope and the IRA".
By Mark Bain The mum of a three-year-old girl who was almost snatched at Nutts Corner market on Sunday afternoon has spoken of her terror when her child went missing.
By Mark Bain When Emma O'Loughlin decided on a career in costume design as a teenager her parents weren't convinced. But now the 32-year-old Lurgan woman has picked up her third Emmy award in as many...
By Mark Bain A new report looking at the future of the Northern Ireland agricultural industry says a complete transformation is needed if the industry is meet the challenges posed by climate change.
By Mark Bain A Co Down farmer who appeared in a DUP election broadcast backing Brexit - but who now believes voting Leave was a mistake - has been backed by a Catholic counterpart.
By Mark Bain A teaching union has expressed concern after thousands of schoolchildren walked out of the classroom and into Belfast city centre yesterday to join action over climate change.
By Mark Bain The chairman of Quinn Industrial Holdings said he is “frustrated and angry” that more was not done to protect company director Kevin Lunney from being abducted, severely beaten and dumped across...
By Mark Bain Twelve miles from Enniskillen and just a stone's throw from the border with the Republic of Ireland, there's little doubt that Derrylin is Quinn country.
By Mark Bain A further preliminary hearing was held at Laganside House yesterday as the inquest into the death of a 10-year-old Co Antrim boy who was mauled by his family's pet dog continued.
By Mark Bain The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) is urging people to sign a petition calling on the DUP to return to Stormont ahead of the October 21 deadline for the decriminalisation of...
By Mark Bain Former Down GAA All-Star Greg McCartan has apologised after posting a video on social media which shows him shouting abuse at a loyalist band in Newcastle over the weekend.
By Mark Bain The Commissioner for Older People said he fears another Dunmurry Manor-style scandal after stories of "horrendous" experiences emerged from a nursing home in the north west.
By Mark Bain Speaking about his diagnosis with pulmonary fibrosis, Cushendun man Alister Magee says: "I didn't know anything about the illness and what to do at that time. I think I just buried my head in the...
By Mark Bain The children of the last two RUC officers murdered by the Provisional IRA have spoken of how they live in the hope that the killer's conscience could still be triggered as they still struggle to...
By Mark Bain A Portglenone couple have handed over a cheque for almost £25,000 to Macmillan Cancer Support after their field of sunflowers attracted visitors from far and wide.
By Mark Bain DUP leader Arlene Foster has denied reports that the party is prepared "to shift its red lines" on Brexit.
By Mark Bain An SDLP MLA has suggested that difficult decisions may have to be contemplated in a bid to reduce the DUP's influence at Westminster.
By Mark Bain Around the social clubs of east Belfast, all sitting in the shadow of the famous Harland & Wolff cranes, it's not hard to find someone with a long time attachment to the shipyard.
By Mark Bain For seven weeks Joe Passmore has been the leading figure as workers at the Harland & Wolff shipyard man the gates at the under-threat company.
By Mark Bain A Belfast woman who works to find homes for retired greyhounds has urged people to consider adopting them as a family pet.
By Mark Bain Belfast welcomed a touch of Disney magic yesterday as one of its spectacular cruise ships arrived in style.
By Mark Bain A Co Down town will honour one of its most famous sons this weekend.
By Mark Bain Up to four referendums would have to be held to unite Ireland, according to an academic studying how polls on Irish unity would be best carried out.
By Mark Bain Stuart Hilditch - the son of East Antrim MLA David Hilditch and a former footballer with Carrick Rangers - has died after a three-year battle with cancer.
By Mark Bain Click Energy's 27,000 customers in Northern Ireland are facing bigger bills after the energy supplier announced a hike in electricity charges yesterday.
By Mark Bain Former SDLP leader Margaret Ritchie said she is "delighted" to make history by becoming the first nationalist peer in the House of Lords since the signing of the Good Friday Agreement.
By Mark Bain The parents of an Enniskillen man who took his own life over gambling debts have said addicts are still being failed in Northern Ireland.
By Mark Bain Details of telephone conversations between US President Bill Clinton, UK Prime Minister John Major and Taoiseach John Bruton in the wake of the Docklands bombing have been released.
By Mark Bain Leo Varadkar has said he "does not expect any breakthroughs" in his meeting with Boris Johnson on Monday.
By Mark Bain Rival rallies backing and opposing the reform of Northern Ireland's abortion laws will avoid each other in Belfast city centre on Saturday after a late decision by pro-choice campaigners to alter...
By Mark Bain There will be a "criminal moratorium" on abortion in Northern Ireland if no devolved government is formed by October 21.
By Mark Bain Police are appealing for the owner of a lost piglet to come forward after it was found wandering in the dark along a main road in Magherafelt.
By Mark Bain Thousands of people are expected to join a silent walk on Stormont tonight in protest at Westminster's imposition of what they call "extreme abortion laws" on the people of Northern Ireland.
By Mark Bain A six-year-old Lisburn boy with eczema so extreme he can look like he has been burned has been helped by a charity just launched in Northern Ireland.
By Mark Bain Any attempt to introduce a statute of limitations for soldiers facing Troubles-era allegations will only ensure terrorists also escape potential prosecutions, a Westminster committee has been told.
By Mark Bain It was standing room only - with several hundred more left outside - at Belfast's St Anne's Cathedral last night as people turned up in their thousands for a special prayer gathering in response to plans to...
By Mark Bain These are the pictures of the Queen which have been restored to the Northern Ireland Office's Belfast base.
By Mark Bain The Northern Ireland Office has been accused of treating victims of terrorism with contempt following the announcement that Victims’ Commissioner Judith Thompson has extended her role for a...
By Mark Bain Police are appealing for witnesses following an arson attack in Bangor.
By Mark Bain Twenty-five years after the IRA declared its "complete cessation of military operations", former Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams has revealed neither he, nor the late Martin McGuinness, were sure...
By Mark Bain The widow of a former PUP leader who helped deliver the 1994 loyalist ceasefire has called on today's politicians to follow in her husband's footsteps and work to find solutions.
By Mark Bain Facebook has been urged to urgently review products being sold on its social media platforms after it emerged that sinister signs are being offered for sale by a private seller in Lurgan.
By Mark Bain After watching former Prime Minister Theresa May in her failed bid to get a Brexit deal agreed by Westminster, the view from the Shankill Road was that the UK finally has a leader prepared to...
By Mark Bain SDLP leader Colum Eastwood has written to MPs urging them to vote down Boris Johnson's government.
By Mark Bain Stephen Nolan had to use his morning Radio Ulster programme to fend off angry callers following the BBC's decision to remove presenter Sean Coyle from the airwaves.
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