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Sue Ramsey MLA

Sue Ramsey is one of Sinn Féin’s five West Belfast MLAs. Her political career started on Lisburn Borough Council as a councillor representing Dunmurry Cross in 1997, a seat she held until...

Peer learning

John O’Farrell explains how union learning builds up skills in the workplace. The single fact of the Northern Ireland economy which contradicts ministerial wishes for a hi-tech future is that the proportion...

The route ahead

Draft plans to reform public transport are moving forward, centred around a proposal for a new agency and more competition for Translink. Bus and rail services in Northern Ireland are due to...

Assembly round-up

Against the backdrop of scandal, a rising sense of crisis put questions over whether the Assembly would continue. The focus eventually moved from Stormont to high profile talks elsewhere. It was definitely...

Going digital

Ryan Jennings looks at the problems expected as we go digital. Television across the UK has been going digital since 2008. We haven’t heard much about it here but three regions have...

Individual integration

If people do what’s best for themselves, Northern Ireland could become more integrated. Matthew Taylor, who heads up the RSA think tank, talks to Peter Cheney about how individualism can help overcome...

Freedoms and security

Liberty Director Shami Chakrabarti talks to Peter Cheney about her views on how to deal with terrorism, the current state of civil liberties, and why she thinks the Human Rights Act is...

Driving real change

BT’s Peter Russell tells Owen McQuade why keeping customers at the core is central to the company’s public sector business as fiscal pressures on clients increase. ICT, he contends, is more than...

A junior role?

Ryan Jennings looks at how junior ministers could be used more widely on the hill. Junior ministers play a bigger part in politics outside Northern Ireland. Up on the hill Gerry Kelly...

Correct the neglect

Ryan Jennings looks at the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee’s plans to have Northern Ireland better reflected in UK-wide broadcasts and for local news to continue to flourish. Northern Ireland has been “culturally...