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Tom Elliott interview: a positive union

Tom Elliott tells Meadhbh Monahan about his plans for running the UUP like a business, public sector efficiency and a Northern Ireland where everyone is comfortable within the union. Being a unionist...

Balancing the books

The Finance Minister remains optimistic about Northern Ireland’s prospects but warns that MLAs must make a budget quickly and be prepared to take a hard message to the public. Peter Cheney caught...

Francie Molloy MLA

Mid Ulster Sinn Féin MLA Francie Molloy is a Deputy Speaker in the Assembly, a member of the Agriculture Committee and sits on the Committee of the Regions. He was elected to...

Success in the cloud

HP Managing Director Martin Murphy sees cloud computing as “pivotal” in improving public services. He shares his thoughts on delivering IT services, education and the economy with Owen McQuade. “One of the...

Marie-Louise Connolly

BBC Northern Ireland’s Health Correspondent, Marie-Louise Connolly, has been at the corporation since 1992 and took on the health role in April 2009. After completing a degree in politics at Queen’s University,...

Tony Blair on Northern Ireland

Peter Cheney considers what Tony Blair’s biography says about Northern Ireland. Only five living people know what it’s like to be the UK’s Prime Minister – a fact which in itself makes...

School building underspend

Despite generous funding for school buildings, £107 million was not spent and money is now in shorter supply. agendaNi analyses the underspend. The Audit Office has found a “pressing need to progress”...

Ring-fencing the budget

  The debate over whether to protect health spending. As everyone needs the Health Service at some point in life, it is the most expensive and contentious part of the Executive’s budget....