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A predictable crisis

Cuts to public services, staff shortages and an increased winter demand for health services has resulted in an all too predictable ‘crisis’ for the health service writes David Whelan. In November, the...

Cabinet reshuffle

Theresa May’s bid to reassert her authority on her cabinet following the conclusion of phase one of the Brexit negotiations was met with a level of resistance. agendaNi outlines the main changes....

State papers

The Northern Ireland Assembly’s decision to reduce the limit for the release of government files from 30 to 20 years is being phased in over 10 years meaning two years’ worth of...

Vote 100: extending the franchise

The Representation of the People Act, also known as the Fourth Reform Act, was a piece of legislation which reformed the electoral system in Britain and Ireland, most famously extending the franchise...

Constituencies unbound

The Boundary Commission for Northern Ireland’s revised proposals report for the 2018 Review of Parliamentary Constituencies contrasts dramatically with the Commission’s Provisional Proposals. During a functionality test of the Boundary Commission site,...

The Good Son

Award winning author of The Good Son Paul McVeigh discusses his experience of growing up during the Troubles, why he has returned home to live in Belfast and why he hasn’t yet...

Temporary fixes

John O’Farrell of the Irish Congress of Trade Union (ICTU) believes that a culture of outsourcing throughout the public sector in the UK is chipping away at the services and creating a...