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Natural gas: 20 years in the making

Phoenix Natural Gas Chief Executive Michael McKinstry talks to Owen McQuade about the development of the natural gas industry in Northern Ireland over the last 20 years and what the future holds for the energy utility. Michael McKinstry has been involved with Phoenix Natural Gas (PNG) since the start in 1996 when the utility was first granted its license. “Looking back 20 years, the Northern Ireland of today, despite all its apparent difficulties,...[full story]

Matters Arising

NIAO criticises events chief

Following the revelation that a quango boss covered...[full story]

Disability employment strategy launched

 Employment and Learning Minster, Dr Stephen Farry...[full story]

School enhancement funding boost

Funding has been secured by the Department of Education...[full story]

Asset Recovery Scheme to benefit 24 community projects

Justice Minister David Ford MLA has allocated over...[full story]

Brian Friel: Legacy

One of Ireland’s most talented playwrights has passed...[full story]

Northern Ireland’s bathing water commended

Northern Ireland continues to have some of the best...[full story]

Transplant record equalled at Belfast hospital

A Belfast hospital has equalled the UK record for...[full story]

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Business in Brief

Manufacturing jobs fall

Employment has fallen in the manufacturing sector for...[full story]

Milk production levels fall

Monthly statistics published by the Department of Agriculture...[full story]

Eircom rebrands on back of successful year

Eircom, the Irish telecommunications firm is to rebrand...[full story]

Economic competiveness damaged by political stalemate

The Centre for Competitiveness (CforC) has warned that...[full story]

B&Q to close five stores

After announcing in July that two of its stores in...[full story]

Northern Ireland construction firms struggling

Northern Ireland’s largest construction firms are...[full story]

Research and Innovation funding boost

Finance Minister, Arlene Foster MLA has welcomed the...[full story]

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Talking the talk

agendaNi takes a look at the latest talks process aimed at resolving the major issues that have brought the Northern Ireland Assembly to a standstill.  On...[full story]

Health service in crisis

Adam Morton takes a look at some of the problems currently affecting Northern Ireland’s health service. With the news that 2,600 surgeries were...[full story]

A shock end to wind subsidies

agendaNi takes a look at the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment’s major U-turn on wind energy subsidies. The current wind energy subsidy...[full story]

The NAMA controversy

agendaNi takes a look at the latest claims surrounding the controversial sale of NAMA’s Northern Ireland assets. The sale of NAMA’s £4.5 billion...[full story]

Cyber-security: getting the basics right

PwC’s cyber team highlight the importance of cyber security and offer their top 5 tips for survival. A medium-sized Northern Ireland company recently...[full story]

Political perspectives

In the first of our series of interviews with Northern Ireland’s newly elected MPs, Adam Morton speaks to South Antrim’s Danny Kinahan MP, whose...[full story]

Tourism’s challenge is to stay on the global stage

John McGrillen Tourism NI Chief Executive, tells agendaNi that the tourism industry must do everything possible to keep the Northern Ireland brand...[full story]

A single planning policy

Following the release of the long awaited Strategic Planning Policy Statement agendaNi takes a look at what changes this single policy document...[full story]

Europe’s deep division

agendaNi looks at how nations across the European Union are reacting to the vast number of people attempting to cross their borders.  The movement...[full story]

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Energy Report

Powering ahead in energy law

A&L Goodbody’s legal team discuss the latest...[full story]

Regulating a changing market

  Jenny Pyper, Chief Executive of the Utility Regulator...[full story]

Securing a low carbon future for Northern Ireland

Patrick Thompson, the Operations Manager for Northern...[full story]

Climate ambition

At this year’s Energy Ireland conference the International...[full story]

SSE: making waves for Northern Ireland energy consumers

Since its 2008 market entry, SSE has helped to transform...[full story]

Europe’s electricity market challenges

Hans ten Berge, Secretary General of Eurelectric spoke...[full story]

firmus energy: today, tomorrow and into the future

As firmus energy prepares to celebrate its 10th anniversary...[full story]

40 years of energy research at Ulster

Professor Neil J Hewitt reveals how Ulster University...[full story]

The importance of gas

Chris Le Fevre the Senior Visiting Research Fellow...[full story]

Gas to the West: extending the benefits of natural gas into the west of Northern Ireland

Gas to the West is a major energy infrastructure project...[full story]

Preparing for I-SEM

Laura Brien Director of Electricity Markets at the...[full story]

Effective planning

Angus Kerr, Director of Planning Policy Division at...[full story]

Renewable energy in Northern Ireland

agendaNi takes a look at the challenges facing the...[full story]

Integrated and efficient electricity

Barriers at Europe’s borders need to fall if customers...[full story]

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Improving Education Report

Delivering an education system for all

Education Minister John O’Dowd MLA puts forward the...[full story]

Educating, shaping and enriching society

Stranmillis University College outlines how it impacts...[full story]

Improving inspections

Noelle Buick Chief Inspector at the Education and Training...[full story]

Exam results trends

A summary of the 2014 GCSE, AS and A-level results.   GCSE The...[full story]

Equipping today’s learners for tomorrow’s world

Qualifications are changing and the Council for the...[full story]

Keeping education sustainable

Following the publication of the Northern Ireland Audit...[full story]

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Digital Government Report

A digital government

Paul Wickens, CEO of Enterprise Shared Services, talks...[full story]

Five myths of the modern connected workplace

Matt McCloskey Sales Director at eir Business NI talks...[full story]

Delivering digital government

Timo Valli, Chairman of the Board of Finland’s ICT...[full story]

Verifying your identity online

agendaNi looks at how the UK Government is attempting...[full story]

Working together in a new digital era

Sopra Steria explains how it hopes to guide its clients...[full story]

A digital government

Paul Wickens, CEO of Enterprise Shared Services, talks...[full story]

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Transport Report

Transport infrastructure overview

agendaNi provides an overview of some the projects...[full story]

Who’s who in transport

An overview of some of the key players in the transport...[full story]

Improving public transport

Following the recent publication of the Northern Ireland...[full story]

Belfast’s Rapid Transit system

agendaNi reviews the current state of Belfast’s Rapid...[full story]

Warrenpoint Port

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council explains why...[full story]

The watcher of the roads

Roads enthusiast Wesley Johnston spoke to Adam Morton...[full story]

‘On yer bike’

Following the publication of the Department for Regional...[full story]

A smarter future for motorways

Following the publication of a study commissioned by...[full story]

The coming age of electric vehicles

Graham Brennan from the Sustainable Energy Authority...[full story]

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People agenda

Coming home

Pulitzer prize winning poet, professor at Princeton...[full story]

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Europe Agenda

EU farmers to receive €500 million in aid

Colette Fitzgerald, who heads up the European Commission’s...[full story]

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Public Affairs

Northern Ireland at a crossroads

Tom Healy discusses the potential of the Northern...[full story]

Labour leans to the left

agendaNi profiles the British Labour party’s new...[full story]

Spying on MLAs?

Amid allegations of Government Communications Headquarters’...[full story]

Assembly round-up

The Northern Ireland Assembly’s divisions reached...[full story]


The trouble with ‘voluntary’ redundancies John...[full story]

Political Platform

Máirtín Ó Muilleoir has been Sinn Féin MLA for...[full story]

Meet the Media

News Letter Editor Rankin Armstrong discusses a career...[full story]

Our energy future

Sam Knox Chairman of the Northern Ireland branch of...[full story]

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