MONTHS of political uncertainty in Italy came to a conclusion at the end of last week when a coalition government was agreed, breaking an impasse that had endured since the inconclusive election in March, when no party or bloc won a majority.
FORECASTS on how the Northern Ireland economy will fare following Brexit, particularly in a ‘no deal’ scenario, make for grim reading, with one leaked government report suggesting the region could suffer as much as a 12 per cent decline in GDP in such a context.
IN the absence of an Assembly, and with no sign of if being resurrected anytime soon (and no indication that our ‘do nothing’ Secretary of State intends to appoint direct rule ministers or even to assume political responsibility herself for our Stormont departments), our policy vacuum has now extended into it’s 17th month.
CRANES once again dominate the Belfast skyline with much being made of the sharp rise in hotels as well as the number of restaurants, pubs and clubs that have opened up in the city in the last couple of years.
ALL companies are legally required to purchase Employers’ Liability insurance, and those that flout the obligation face heavy fines as a result, amounting to up to £2,500 for each day the firm goes without cover.