"It seems increasingly unlikely that we will find a solution in the short term," says the father of Gavin Robinson of the Democratic unionistpartiet (DUP), to the BBC on the Radio.
Harland and Wolff, employing over 30,000 people in the early part of the 1900's, but today has just 130 people.
the Company's Norwegian owners, Dolphin Drilling, has also been experiencing financial difficulties and are struggling to find a buyer for the northern ireland operations, according to AFP.
in Addition to the ocean liner Titanic, which sank in 1912, delivered to the Harland and Wolff up to 150 warships during the second world war. In recent years, the company has been primarily engaged in the wind energy and marine technology.< Updated Date: 18 August 2019, 13:36