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Delivering results for Northern Ireland

Tina McKenzie, Managing Director of Staffline Ireland talks to Adam Morton about Northern Ireland’s employment market and the innovative ways PeoplePlus NI is helping people transform their lives and building an equitable and prosperous society.   PeoplePlus NI is a leading public service provider in Northern Ireland delivering employability, youth training and family support services in the employment, skills and justice sectors. As...[full story]

Matters Arising

Northern Ireland Public Services Ombudsman launched

Office will replace the Assembly Ombudsman for Northern...[full story]

Queen’s launches Public Engagement Office

Queen’s University has established a new central...[full story]

Cancer waiting times missed

Every health trust in Northern Ireland missed its target...[full story]

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Roundtable Discussion

The tourism opportunity

What are the key opportunities and challenges ahead...[full story]

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Issues

Election 2016

Adam Morton takes a look ahead to the Assembly election as all of the parties have now confirmed their candidates. At the end of March the Northern...[full story]

Plans progress for Co Tyrone gold mine

Richard Halleron looks at the Co Tyrone project which has the potential to deliver a range of economic benefits but which faces significant local...[full story]

Political perspectives

In the final of our series of interviews with Northern Ireland’s new MPs, Adam Morton speaks to Fermanagh and South Tyrone’s Tom Elliott MP,...[full story]

Improving the public sector

Recently retired Northern Ireland Ombudsman Tom Frawley talks to Adam Morton about the evolution of Northern Ireland’s public sector, the challenges...[full story]

Planning for the future of Translink in Northern Ireland

Chris Conway joined Translink as Group Chief Executive in September 2015. Seven months on, he is driving the business forward to build on the track...[full story]

“Brexit”- Is it really as simple as stay or go?

When it comes to the forthcoming EU referendum on 23 June, the debate has largely been about ‘leaving’ or ‘staying’ but the reality is that...[full story]

‘Fragile’ Maghaberry

A follow up inspection notes some improvement at HMP Maghaberry but states that significant work is still required to ensure the prison is fit for...[full story]

Happy planning new year

Grounded in our experience of the first year in the new system, we thought it useful to share our 12 Planning New Year resolutions.   #1 Position...[full story]

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Housing report

The housing landscape

Fiona McQuade outlines the current situation of housing...[full story]

Fifth homeless death in Belfast

The Belfast homeless community has suffered five deaths...[full story]

Tenant participation: Fold meets the challenge

Fold Housing Association – one of the largest and...[full story]

The forgotten social housing sector

Professor of Housing at Ulster University Paddy Gray...[full story]

Choice: Investing in communities

Michael McDonnell Choice Group Chief Executive of Choice...[full story]

Delivering a customer focused housing service

The Chairman of the Northern Ireland Housing Executive...[full story]

Clanmill: Making it different

The Equality Commission’s housing report shows housing...[full story]

Developer contributions scheme rejected

A report commissioned by the Department for Social...[full story]

Championing supported living

Apex champions supported living through new build and...[full story]

Responding to change

Ark Housing’s Chief Executive Tony Ruddy, reflects...[full story]

Housing priorities

An overview of the main political parties housing priorities...[full story]

Ending homelessness in Northern Ireland

Simon Community NI is calling for the Northern Ireland...[full story]

More than just a landlord

Thames Valley Housing’s Residents’ Training and...[full story]

Assessing the impact of welfare reform

A recent report by Sheffield Hallam University finds...[full story]

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Learning and skills report

Skills: A key economic driver

Employment and Learning Minister Dr Stephen Farry MLA...[full story]

Student numbers and qualifications

agendaNi reviews the latest enrolment and qualifications...[full story]

Supporting Northern Ireland

Queen’s University Belfast’s President and Vice-Chancellor...[full story]

Young people in work

Recent figures show a reduction in young people who...[full story]

Further education colleges ‘STEM’ the skills shortage

STEM qualifications can be a passport to international...[full story]

You can have more success and at the same time less stress

John Kennedy, Managing Partner of strategy consultants...[full story]

College students: Where to next?

The Department for Employment and Learning Further...[full story]

Delivering part-time higher education to transform Northern Ireland

The Open University has been transforming the lives...[full story]

CCEA helping to bridge the digital skills gap in Northern Ireland

We live in a digital age. Today’s students, the post...[full story]

Employment Bill

Provisions in the Employment Bill (Northern Ireland)...[full story]

Getting disabled people into work

agendaNi looks at a new strategy which aims to help...[full story]

Mindskills at work

Philip McTaggart talks to Owen McQuade about mindfulness...[full story]

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Telecoms and Digital Government report

Digital public services

An overview of the implementation of the Northern Ireland...[full story]

eHealth: Joining up people and services

Director for eHealth and External Collaboration for...[full story]

Video is the new voice

eir Business NI’s Head of Unified Communication Gary...[full story]

Providing citizens with effective services

The Chief Executive of Aylesbury Vale district council, Andrew...[full story]

Recognising the potential of ‘digital at depth’ and how to achieve it

Kevin Duffy and Vicky Godolphin of Accenture talk about...[full story]

DARD’s digital action plan

The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development’s...[full story]

Innovative libraries encourage citizen participation

Libraries NI Assistant Director Trisha Ward highlights...[full story]

The need for a digital government

IT software and service company Equiniti discusses...[full story]

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Local Government report

Cooperation and participation key to effective reform

The Director of the Local Government Policy Division...[full story]

Urban regeneration: delivering local solutions

With the transfer of urban regeneration powers delayed...[full story]

Local development planning

Addressing the recent Local Government Reform Conference,...[full story]

Shaping direction in Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council

The Council marks a year of operations and looks to...[full story]

Open and accountable

Tim Gilling Deputy Executive Director of the Centre...[full story]

Enforcing best behaviour

A year on from the introduction of the Code of Conduct...[full story]

Developing a community plan

Director of Legacy at Derry City and Strabane Council,...[full story]

Planning transition progress

agendaNi looks at the performance of the planning system...[full story]

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Care Services for Older People report

Priorities for older people

As Minister with responsibility for the health and...[full story]

Carers’ priorities

The Patient and Client Council’s Head of Operations,...[full story]

Active ageing strategy

The Active Ageing Strategy 2016-21 recently published...[full story]

All Party Group on Ageing and Older People

An introduction to the All Party Group on Ageing and...[full story]

Health and transport are major concerns for pensioners

The Northern Ireland Pensioners Parliament manifesto...[full story]

A time to remember

As NICHS celebrates its 70th anniversary, Chief Executive...[full story]

Northern Ireland pensioners’ income lowest in UK

agendaNi reviews the weekly income for pensioners in...[full story]

Profile: older people

A look at the different aspects of life for older people...[full story]

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Europe

The EU and Ireland: positive past, uncertain future

Mary C Murphy discusses the impact the European Union...[full story]

The implications of Brexit

Tom Healy, Director of the Nevin Economic Research...[full story]

Trade Union desk

‘In’ campaign needs to make its voice heard   John...[full story]

Single procurement document launched

The recently launched European Single Procurement Document...[full story]

EU farmers to receive €500 million in aid

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

Oireachtas Committee raises ‘Brexit’ concerns

With the Conservative Party marching back into Government...[full story]

Grexit is still an option

Peter Cheney assesses how Greece’s debt crisis could...[full story]

Investment Plan for Europe

Europe’s economy is recovering but investment remains...[full story]

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Public Affairs

Meet the media

BBC NI journalist, weatherman and presenter Barra Best...[full story]

Changes to MLA expenses announced

The Independent Financial Review Panel (IFRP) has announced...[full story]

New department to be responsible for agriculture and environment

Richard Halleron provides an overview of the responsibilities...[full story]

Political Platform

Martina Anderson is an MEP representing Northern Ireland...[full story]

Consultation update

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

Brexit makes no sense

The Chair of CBI Northern Ireland, David Gavaghan explains...[full story]

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