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Skills, knowledge and success

Employment and Learning Minister Sir Reg Empey explains why he thinks Northern Ireland’s new skills strategy will improve our economic performance, especially by up-skilling those already in work. The economy is rightly...

Joined-up surgery

Delays or overruns in surgery can distress patients and hold up an expensive part of the Health Service. Karen O’Loan explained how the Theatre Management System is improving surgery at our ICT...

Streamlined care

Health care can be improved by taking paper out of the system, whether in records or referrals, according to Hugh Mullen. As the Health and Social Care Board’s outgoing Director of Performance...

Biometrics and consent

With the new UK Government’s commitment to “outlaw the fingerprinting of children at school without parental permission” in England, Meadhbh Monahan checks out the situation in Northern Ireland. Seventeen of Northern Ireland’s...

The road to reform

agendaNi unpacks the plans for a new public transport agency to oversee the province’s sector. Chief among the new recommendations for reform is that a new public transport agency should be set...

Outside the system

MLAs are being given a cold shoulder as they try to help constituents with immigration problems. Ryan Jennings reports. Nearly 150 immigration cases have been taken up by elected MLAs in the...

Going for broke

With the emergency Budget looking to cut the deficit, Owen McQuade looks at the risks of such deep cuts in stalling the economic recovery. The UK’s emergency Budget of 22 June aims...

Robert Skidelsky

Keynes’ biographer Lord Robert Skidelsky is to address this year’s Northern Ireland Economic Conference. agendaNi profiles the professor of political economy. Lord Skidelsky is Emeritus Professor of Political Economy at the University...