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State of dependence

On the back of the Taylor review which proposes categorising workers outside the mainstream of full-time unemployment as ‘dependent contractor’, Irish Congress of Trade Unions’ (ICTU) John O’Farrell outlines union moves to...

Brexit and cross-border trade

Geographic location and economic interaction both place Northern Ireland in a particularly exposed position to changes in the economic relationship between the UK and EU, writes Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI)...

Opposing sides

As the timeline for conclusion of the Brexit negotiations draws ever narrower, polarising attitudes on the need for haste from the two camps are evident. The circulation of the above image by...

The populist revolt

Journalist and author of The Road to Somewhere: The Populist Revolt and the Future of Politics, David Goodhart, writes that strong socio-cultural division in the UK is driving the likelihood of a...

Think tank event / Working lunch

Think Tank event / working lunch A structured event creating an opportunity to present and engage with stakeholders including clients and key experts within key sectors. Format: agendaNi editor, Owen McQuade would...

Deal will not change Stormont stalemate

To perceive the financial incentives extracted from the Tories by the DUP as a lure for Sinn Féin to re-enter the Executive is to ignore the wider picture, writes David Whelan.  The...