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Valuing apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are a useful tool in the process of upskilling the labour market, filling supply gaps and increasing economic competitiveness. agendaNi explores their status and funding in Northern Ireland. An apprenticeship enables...

Northern Ireland Skills Barometer

The 2015 Northern Ireland Skills Barometer was intended as a model to gauge future skill needs and gaps by sector, subject area and level of qualification. The 2017 update reflects the latest...

Animated: Brian John Spencer

Artist, writer and political cartoonist Brian John Spencer discusses his early career with David Whelan, finding his muse and dealing with criticism. Early years “Art was always a hobby”, explains Spencer when...

Women and politics in Ireland since 1918

February 2018 marked the centenary of some women achieving the right to vote in parliamentary elections in Britain and Ireland. Queen’s University Belfast’s Yvonne Galligan and Marie Coleman write. The Representation of...

Unelected representation

With just over a year to go until the next round of local government elections, agendaNi highlights how there are now over 60 unelected councillors across the 11 authorities. A total of...

SDLP: New politics, new Ireland

In what was the SDLP’s first party conference in two years and Colum Eastwood’s second as leader, agendaNi attends and takes the temperature of Northern Ireland’s third largest party. The loss of...

Alliance: Hope and possibility

Much like the SDLP, the Alliance Party, without an Assembly to influence or a looming election to fight, struggled to inject a sense of urgency into their annual gathering of members. You...