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Bordering on agreement

On the face of the great border debate, there appears to be very little cause for dissent. Everyone agrees, publicly at least, that there should not be a hard border on the...

Brexit business survey

The ongoing lack of clarity around Brexit continues to create uncertainty for the Northern Ireland business community and this is likely to be the ‘new normal’ for the foreseeable future. Ulster University...

Flexibility and imagination

Professor of European Politics, Queen’s University Belfast, 
David Phinnemore believes that the space exists for Northern Ireland to secure a unique deal to help mitigate the impact of Brexit. Speaking after the...

Acht na Gaeilge: a perspective

Diarmaid Ua Bruadair, principal of Irish Medium school Gaelcholáiste Dhoire, offers a pedagogical perspective on what an Irish Language Act could mean for Gaeilgeorí. In English (As Bearla) Gaelcholáiste Dhoire, the second...

Education statistics

Qualifications 2015/16 GCSEs 83.3 per cent of year 12 students attained five or more GCSEs (or equivalent) at grades A* to C 67.9 per cent of year 12 students attained five or...

Learn, develop and grow

When you consider that the religious mix of the 140,000 plus pupils in controlled schools encompasses Protestant, Catholic, no religion and ‘other’, then the controlled schools’ sector is the largest and most...

Room for improvement

The education system is failing too many children in Northern Ireland. That is the analysis contained within a biennial report compiled by the Chief Inspector of schools. The theme of the most...