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Shared challenges

The UK Ambassador to Ireland, Julian King, speaks to Meadhbh Monahan about his desire for the UK and Ireland to become “better neighbours” and the need for Northern Ireland’s political parties to...

Culture change

Professor Greg Lloyd calls for planning to be seen positively rather than negatively, adding that much more debate is needed about this policy field. Peter Cheney reports. Northern Ireland needs a culture...

Extradition

Ryan Jennings looks at how Northern Ireland fits into extradition within the UK as a whole and finds out which way the flow goes. Only the large and interesting extradition cases make...

‘Economic’ department backed

agendaNi looks at Arlene Foster’s economic action plan. A new ‘department of the economy’ has been strongly backed by Arlene Foster in her response to the Independent Review of Economic Policy. It...

Scanner security

Tighter airport security has inevitably followed the foiled bomb attack over Detroit at Christmas, but opinions are divided over whether new checks will stop terrorists or simply invade privacy. Full body scanners...

Writing up rights

Peter Cheney takes stock of the latest stage in the contentious bill of rights debate. Many countries have bills of rights, the American example being the most famous, and the idea of...

Analysing the arts

Culture, Arts and Leisure Committee Chair Barry McElduff discusses its workings with Peter Cheney, sharing his thoughts on its effectiveness and how to reach consensus. A strong personal interest in all things...

Testing times

Over 13,700 pupils sat the breakaway tests set by AQE and GL Assessment in November, with one exam to come on 5 December, in an attempt to gain entry to 68 schools...