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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...

Better work better lives

The Northern Ireland Committee of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (NIC-ICTU) hosted its Biennial Delegate Conference (BDC) in Derry on 11 and 12 April. The policy setting conference was attended by...