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Specialist support for victims of sexual violence

Victim Support NI is home to Northern Ireland’s only specialist Independent Sexual Violence Advocate service supporting hundreds of sexual violence victims in Northern Ireland. “I wouldn’t have got this far if it...

Leaving legacy

In his final days in office as Director of the Public Prosecution Service, agendaNi meets with Barra McGrory to discuss his six-year tenure. Barra McGrory’s time in office has been turbulent. Upon...

Harnessing digital disruption

  Although the principles of policing remain constant, the world in which police and justice agencies operate has seen dramatic shifts in recent years. Keeping the peace, protecting life and delivering justice...

Magilligan report

A report into Derry’s Magilligan prison has found that less than half of previous recommendations have yet to be implemented or initiated including addressing poorer outcomes for Catholic prisoners and introducing an...

A match made in heaven

Paddy Gray, Professor Emeritus of Housing at Ulster University explores the basis for greater co-operation between the housing sector and social enterprises and outlines the benefits being reaped from increased partnerships. I...

Stop and search

Queen’s University Belfast lecturer John Topping explores stop and search powers as the most prevalent form of adversarial contact between the public and the PSNI. As a power originating in the 16th...

Platform: Dealing with the past

Over three years since the Stormont House Agreement set out a pathway for dealing with legacy in Northern Ireland, political parties are still divided on a resolution. With the launch of fresh...

Measuring social enterprise value

Brendan Murtagh and Andrew Grounds of Queen’s University Belfast write in agendaNi about the current value of social enterprise to the Northern Ireland economy. The global financial crisis and the subsequent rise...

Change at the top

The move to appoint a senior official from Whitehall as the new Permanent Secretary in the Department of Finance suggests that the British Government have initiated a contingency plan in the eventuality...