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The balancing act

Enterprise Committee Chair Alban Maginness considers the various balances to be struck if Northern Ireland is to maximise the potential of its indigenous energy resources and the contribution they can make to...

Driving for safety

‘Driver error causes most crashes’ is the message as the province’s road safety strategy is updated. “It is fundamentally important that people get the message that driver error is the cause of...

Better evaluation

Angela Hodkinson, who leads Deloitte’s policy evaluation team, talks about how effective evaluation can strengthen policy-making and the need to make sure this task is more than just an ‘add-on’. The ‘standard’...

Healthy housing

Ryan Jennings hears South Eastern Trust Chief Executive Hugh McCaughey’s explanation of the role of housing in keeping the population healthy. Housing, Hugh McCaughey says, is one of the major health determinants....

Taking stock

Property consultants Savills had many good things to say about the state of the social housing stock here but some MLAs want more emphasis on maintaining existing properties rather than new-builds. Housing...

Brendan Clarke

Brendan Clarke is Chief Executive of Open College Network Northern Ireland. In a changing time for the learning sector, he tells agendaNi about his plans for the charity. Please describe your current...

Teaching and technology

Education policy advisor Richard Hanna explains the importance of ICT in education and outlines ways in which schools can be more “sophisticated” in using technology to support teaching and learning. Policy makers...

After the transfer

As justice powers go back to Stormont, Peter Cheney looks at what lies ahead for local law and order. A reminder of Northern Ireland’s darkest days heralded the arrival of justice powers...

A Parliament in review: 2005-2010

agendaNi takes stock of what the 2005-2010 Parliament meant for Northern Ireland. 2005 Arriving at Westminster after the May 2005 poll, the House’s maiden members from the province were Mark Durkan, Alasdair...

Making a good society

agendaNi looks at some of the ingredients of ‘good living’, as recommended by the Carnegie Trust inquiry into civil society’s future in the UK and Ireland. Civil society has several meanings. It...