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Commission established to examine Project Eagle

The Irish Government has set up an inquiry into the biggest property deal in Northern Ireland’s history focussing on whether decisions taken by Dublin and Stormont’s leaders were appropriate. In May, the...

A strategy for growth

Tourism Northern Ireland CEO John McGrillen discusses plans to further grow Northern Ireland’s performance in the global marketplace through focusing on increasing visitor numbers and expenditure from outside of the region. The...

Swing to the poles

In both Britain and Northern Ireland alike, the 2017 Westminster election has polarised the electorate to an extent not visible in decades. Ineptitude of May Theresa May’s gamble to secure a sizeable...

The DUP and Brexit

Since the UK general election there has been much media analysis of the DUP and its approach towards Brexit. Owen McQuade unpacks the party’s stance. The DUP has always supported Brexit. It...

No return for nationalism?

The Westminster election results of 2017 could well be remembered as the moment in which the SDLP reached the point of no return. Chris Donnelly writes. Nationalist and unionist voters resolved themselves...

UUP survival: nothing else matters

On the back of a third major election in just over 12 months, Alex Kane analyses the fortunes of the UUP amidst successively worsening electoral results. It’s the ‘yet again’ phrase, which...

How can government bridge the digital skills gap?

Civica Digital Managing Director, Chris Doutney explores the challenges and opportunities ahead for delivering better government services. In a recent report, the National Audit Office warned that government departments face the risk...

Families of disabled pupils receive apology

The Equality Commission has published details of three legal cases arising from the refusal of schools to accept a disabled child as a pupil, despite recommendations by the Education Authority. Wallace High...

The Northern Ireland House Price Index

In May 2012, Land & Property Services (in association with the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency) launched its first official House Price Index which charted the change in house prices since...

BMAP: back to the drawing board

Following a ruling by the Court of Appeal that “impermissible” steps were taken in securing an amendment to the Belfast Metropolitan Area Plan (BMAP), the planning blueprint reverts to its draft form...