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Cameron: visits to Belfast

The new Prime Minister moves from election rhetoric to decisions on the deficit between his two visits to the province. Two visits in as many weeks from David Cameron will likely not...

Michelle Gildernew: a fair share for women

Women bring a fresh perspective to Irish politics but many obstacles stand in the way. Michelle Gildernew writes of her own experiences and suggests better child care, working hours and candidate selection...

Labour’s life and times

Following defeat at the polls, now is a good time to take stock of the history of the New Labour movement and to address where the party might go in the future,...

Westminster and devolution: who does what?

Devolution in Northern Ireland divides government policy into three categories. As a rule, responsibilities are transferred to the Assembly, subject to a list of exceptions which are either reserved or excepted. Reserved...

Stuart Neville on his dramatic debut

Acclaimed for “finally giving Northern Ireland the novel its singular history deserves”, Armagh author Stuart Neville speaks to Meadhbh Monahan about his debut which won the Los Angeles Times book prize for...

Cameron’s Big Society

Not only is the UK’s economy broken but its society as well. That was a recurring theme throughout David Cameron’s time in opposition, with the aim of a big society taking over...

Middletown autism centre: purpose questioned

A major North/South project’s purpose has again been questioned, with claims that it will not properly meet the needs of children with autism. Lord Maginnis has said the cross-border Middletown centre on...

A modest recovery

Economic recovery will be “sluggish by historic standards”, according to Ian McCafferty. Speaking at the annual CBI economic briefing, McCafferty reminded delegates that recovery induced by a financial crisis tends to be...