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Time for a SEA change?

William Orbinson QC discusses the implications of Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) for forthcoming local development plans and offers his thoughts on avoiding error or stasis. What caused the crash in area development...

Drains before cranes

NI Water Chief Executive Sara Venning discusses the challenges for water and wastewater infrastructure and the significant investment needed to enable economic growth and protect the environment. The Business and Industry Advisory...

Brexit chaos

With the UK leaving the European Union on 29 March 2019, the chaos that is Brexit continues. Owen McQuade looks at some of the fundamentals amongst the confusion and how Brexit comes...

MEPs: A view on the agreement

The terms of the withdrawal agreement have divided opinions across the UK and within Parliament to the extent that the Prime Minister Theresa May was forced to defer a vote in parliament...

Northern Ireland and the withdrawal agreement

Queen’s University Belfast’s David Phinnemore and Katy Hayward analyse the ‘Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland’ within the withdrawal agreement, the purported cause of the cabinet resignations and no confidence letters that troubled Theresa...

A zombie premiership

In surviving the confidence vote, British Prime Minister Theresa May can claim pyrrhic victory over her party’s dissenters. However, she is now reliant on a helping hand from the EU if she...

A moral responsibility

The Head of Northern Ireland’s Civil Service David Sterling has described a “moral responsibility” on the Secretary of State Karen Bradley to take action on proposed new legislation to compensate victims and...