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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]

Issues

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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