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The Good Friday Agreement: 20 years on

Marking 20 years since the signing of the Good Friday Agreement, political commentators Chris Donnelly and Alex Kane reflect on its impact and discuss its relevance in the current political context. Alex...

In the absence of ministers

David Sterling, Head of the Northern Ireland Civil Service, speaks to David Whelan about the many challenges his organisation is facing in the absence of a functioning Executive, a looming Brexit and...

A shared digital future

Chief Executive of Co-Ownership Mark Graham discusses the success of the organisation over the past 40 years, the challenges currently facing the housing sector and his plans to adapt the organisation for...

Criminal justice avoidable delay

Persistent and recurring issues are impairing the delivery of justice and the quality of service experienced by those impacted by the justice system in Northern Ireland. To date, adequate steps have not...

An all island economy

Following the completion of his report on the potential economic impact of Irish reunification in the context of Brexit, financial journalist Paul Gosling outlines his key findings. Northern Ireland is different from...

Rape and consent: ongoing challenges

In the context of the recent high-profile rape case involving two former Ireland rugby internationals, among others, Eithne Dowds, a lecturer in the School of Law at Queen’s University Belfast, writes on...

Brexit, the DUP and the data analytics storm

Once described as “our back office” by a former Cambridge Analytica employee and a “franchise” by another, AggregateIQ – a Canadian company based in Victoria, British Columbia – is embroiled in the...

Infrastructure: Making our lives more liveable

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) brought together partners of INFRA 2018, Northern Ireland’s Year of Infrastructure, to discuss the theme of enhancing the public’s appreciation of the value of infrastructure.  This...