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Global expertise and local presence

The Belfast office of international law firm Pinsent Masons is entering a busy and exciting period of growth. Head of Office Paul McBride talks to Owen McQuade about the continued investment the firm is making in Northern Ireland and the multi-sectoral service provided to local and international businesses. The emerging regeneration of Belfast parallels the growth of Pinsent Masons as the firm expands its Belfast partnership and moves its...[full story]


Phoenix sets new standard in responsible business

Phoenix Natural Gas has been recognised for its significant impact in the area of Corporate Responsibility (CR) by securing the Business In The...[full story]

What price Scottish independence?

Esmond Birnie assesses the significant economic and social consequences of either a ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ vote for Northern Ireland. It’s September...[full story]

Creating economic opportunities

Secretary of State Theresa Villiers reviews Northern Ireland’s economic progress since the G8 summit and calls for more women to step forward...[full story]

A time for progress

Local politicians need to strike an initial agreement on dealing with the past, Ivan Lewis tells Peter Cheney. The Shadow Secretary of State calls...[full story]

School governance under scrutiny

Peter Cheney examines the role of school governors in the light of the dispute over collective worship. Most of the focus on governance in education...[full story]

Irish Government reshuffle due

The resignation of Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore – to take effect on 4 July – will prompt a major reshuffle in the Irish Government, including the...[full story]

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Business in brief

Integration plan

MLAs have been presented with a radical plan to reform...[full story]

EirGrid results

Wholesale electricity prices on the island of Ireland...[full story]

Building better futures on the Lagan

A new experience on the River Lagan – ‘water rolling’...[full story]

Hannan Meats drives innovation

Citing the awards that Moira-based Hannan Meats has...[full story]

SDC Trailers expands

SDC has secured an order worth £10 million from trailer...[full story]

NIE job losses

The fall-out of the recent price review of NIE has...[full story]

Ulster bank decision

Having announced a loss of just under £1.5 billion...[full story]

Lord Mayor’s business focus welcomed

Outgoing Lord Mayor of Belfast Máirtín Ó Muilleoir...[full story]

Resolving division will grow economy: CBI

The CBI has urged political leaders to see a resolution...[full story]

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Matters arising

New Chief Constable appointed

Assistant Chief Constable George Hamilton will take...[full story]

Councillors’ code of conduct set out

A mandatory code of conduct for councillors has been...[full story]

Tower block renovation plans

Social Development Minister Nelson McCausland has...[full story]

Shared parental leave in Northern Ireland

From April 2015, the Northern Ireland Executive plans...[full story]

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Mental health reports

Mental health: the next steps

Health Minister Edwin Poots sets out the progress...[full story]

Mental well-being for all

Niamh Chief Executive Peter McBride discusses how...[full story]

Defining mental health

A summary of good mental health, the main causes of...[full story]

Improving mental health on the ground

Peter Cheney considers the challenges of mental illness...[full story]

Mental health standards

People with mental illness should expect a high quality...[full story]

Suicide prevention insights

Policy proposals in Scotland and the Republic have...[full story]

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Human resources report

Good governance drives growth

IoD Chair Paul Terrington discusses the elements of...[full story]

HR and Corporate Responsibility: an integrated and innovative approach

Michelle Hatfield, Director of Human Resources and...[full story]

Employment law review

Potential changes have been delayed in the Executive....[full story]

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Tourism report

Our tourism offering

Peter Cheney talks to three tourism operators about...[full story]

High quality hospitality at Titanic

Titanic Belfast has a unique and high quality offering...[full story]

Recognition for Titanic tourism boost

Titanic Belfast Chief Executive Tim Husbands reflects...[full story]

The film tourism catalyst

Tourism analyst Peter Bolan highlights Game of Thrones...[full story]

Shining a spotlight on Northern Ireland around the world

Giro promotions target millions overseas Tourism Ireland...[full story]

Game on for tourism!

Tourism Ireland joined forces with HBO and its smash...[full story]

The Gathering

A review of the economic and social impact of The...[full story]

Tourism trends

Tourism statistics indicate signs of growth but also...[full story]

Business tourism recovery well under way

The economic downturn had a major impact on business...[full story]

2016 extension to expand the city’s horizon

Belfast Waterfront’s ambitious expansion will see...[full story]

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Local government report

Fresh opportunities for local government

NILGA Chief Executive Derek McCallan talks to agendaNi...[full story]

The new councils

Key numbers on the population and local government...[full story]

Transfer of powers

A summary of the powers available to the new councils...[full story]

Lisburn City and Castlereagh District Council Looks to the Future

Elections for the new 11 Super Councils, which will...[full story]

Planning for positive change

NILGA President Arnold Hatch discusses the difference...[full story]

Council chief executives

The 11 chief executives-designate have now been appointed...[full story]

Making planning local

agendaNi considers the history of the planning system...[full story]

Community planning

Reform will open up new opportunities for local people...[full story]

Decision day for councils

Northern Ireland’s local government elections resulted...[full story]

Local oversight for urban regeneration

Councils will take on new responsibilities for improving...[full story]

Financing local government

A summary of rating and other major sources of income...[full story]

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Planning report

High street regeneration

Fiona McQuade reviews the High Street Taskforce Report...[full story]

Public consultation: a practitioner’s view

Robin Guthrie shares his experience of best practice...[full story]

Planning policy: the way ahead

Angus Kerr, the Department of the Environment’s...[full story]

Planning for the future

Helen Harrison, Director at Juno Planning and Environmental...[full story]

Delivering reform in England

Alex Thomson, Chief Executive of the Localis think...[full story]

Mark H Durkan interview: community power

New Environment Minister Mark H Durkan talks to Owen...[full story]

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Science and innovation report

The future of factories

Chief Scientific Adviser Sir Mark Walport previews...[full story]

Solid foundation for future of our natural resources

Data collected from the Tellus Border project are...[full story]

R&D trends

R&D expenditure in Northern Ireland is growing...[full story]

Building your foundation for the future

Foundation degrees are higher education qualifications...[full story]

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Europe report

Mixed fortunes in European results

The province’s MEPs remained unchanged but the European...[full story]

Manifesto progress report

Peter Cheney reviews how Northern Ireland’s MEPs...[full story]

MEP performances

agendaNi compares the track records of...[full story]

Digital innovation in Estonia

Estonia’s digital success is being closely followed...[full story]

Life outside the EU

Norway’s status outside the European Union is generating...[full story]

All change in Europe

Rising extremism and high apathy were two key themes...[full story]

Tackling the jobs crisis

Irish Minister of State for European Affairs Paschal...[full story]

The Executive’s presence in Europe

The Head of the Office of the Northern Ireland Executive...[full story]

A vision for growth

Henri Malosse, President of the European Economic...[full story]

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Public affairs

Tax transfer: the final steps

The goal of devolving corporation tax is in sight,...[full story]

The gunrunning centenaries

Peter Cheney looks back over the Larne and Howth gunrunnings,...[full story]

Westminster: the UUP perspective

Reg Empey talks to Peter Cheney about his work in...[full story]

Scroungers: the false stereotype

ICTU’s John O’Farrell critiques the narrative...[full story]

The politicisation of agriculture

Richard Halleron sums up Stormont’s dispute over...[full story]

Sir John Gorman

1 February 1923 – 26 May 2014 The life of Sir John...[full story]

David McClarty MLA

23 February 1951 – 18 April 2014 David McClarty may...[full story]

Assembly round-up

While Stormont was quieter than usual during the election...[full story]

Linda McAuley

The presenter of BBC Radio Ulster’s consumer advice...[full story]

Chris Hazzard MLA

Chris Hazzard is a Sinn Féin MLA for South Down and...[full story]

Consultation update

Details of significant consultation exercises currently...[full story]

Enduring relations

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny explains how the state visit...[full story]

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