The Equality Commission says work still needs to be done to address housing inequalities in Northern Ireland.Read the full story ›
Northern Ireland has a higher proportion of “problem gamblers” than any other UK region, a report has found.Read the full story ›
The UK has now been paid £358m in interest by Ireland following a crisis loan it gave to the country in 2010, according to the Treasury.Read the full story ›
Families in Northern Ireland have said they are concerned about the rising cost of daycare.Read the full story ›
People in Northern Ireland have been reacting to the introduction of the new-look pound coin.
The Royal Mint has said its 12-sided shape will make it harder to counterfeit, as well as other features including a hologram.
Despite an age of plastic and contactless payment, 1.5 billion of the new pounds will be entering circulation.
But don't worry, the old round design will still keep its value until October.
Collectors’ editions of the new £1 coin made from precious metals are being sold ahead of the currency's release into general circulation.Read the full story ›
First Trust Bank is to close 15 branches in Northern Ireland in 2017. The bank says the move was a “difficult decision”.Read the full story ›
Northern Ireland has the lowest gender pay gap among UK regions, according to new research.Read the full story ›
Homeowners in Northern Ireland are being urged to shop around amid a huge rise in the price of heating oil.Read the full story ›
There are 1,000 fewer people claiming unemployment-related benefits in Northern Ireland, according to the latest figures.
The latest Labour Market Statistics show that the number of claimants now stands at 31,600 (3.5% of the workforce), a decrease of 1,000 from the previous month.
The unemployment rate of 5.3% had decreased marginally in January and remains above the UK average of 4.8%, below the European Union (8.3%) rate and Republic of Ireland (7.2%).
The Department for Economy says the latest figures show there has been little change in unemployment rates since the EU referendum.
Annual figures continue to reflect a gradual decline in the unemployment rate over recent years from 7.5% in 2013, 6.4% in 2014, 6.1% in 2015 and 5.8% in 2016.
There was a marginal increase in the employment rate, but 210 redundancies made in January.
Over the last year to 31 January 2017, there has been an 86% increase in the number of confirmed redundancies: 3,599 compared to 1,932 in the previous year.