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Towards tolerance

Less than a year after being elected Grand Secretary of the Orange Order, Mervyn Gibson reflects on July parading, his aim to increase tolerance of the institution and building on collaboration with...

Presidential referendum

The Government has committed to staging a referendum on an amendment to the Constitution which would enable Irish citizens who live outside of the State, including those residing in the North, to...

Meet the Media: Vinny Hurrell

Vinny Hurrell presents The Vinny Hurrell Show on Monday nights, BBC Radio Ulster and is a producer with the Stephen Nolan Show. How did you get into journalism? I always had a...

Political Platform

The UUP’s Rosemary Barton was first elected to the Assembly for Fermanagh and South Tyrone in 2016 having previously served on Fermanagh and Omagh District Council. Prior to being a politician, Barton...

Opportunities for the island of Ireland

Serious discussions of Brexit tend to focus on the likely negative consequences for the island economy. Feared threats to island economic and political wellbeing tend to dominate, rather than any wider international...

Planning for regional growth

Northern Ireland’s Chief Planner Fiona McCandless discusses the implementation of the Regional Development Strategy (RDS) and the benefits of cross-border collaboration in a spatial planning context. Speaking to an audience in Dublin,...

Planning performance

The level of overall planning applications received in Northern Ireland last year was a five-year high. While progress has been largely made in processing times for applications since the devolution of powers...

Planning ahead

Recent statistics have ranked Mid and East Antrim Borough Council as one of the highest performing planning authorities of the 11 local councils. Head of Planning Paul Duffy discusses the progression that...