Category Archives: Business and Finance

Research in the marketplace

Research Commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn talks to Meadhbh Monahan about the need for more integration between researchers and business and the benefits of an EU patent. Europe’s Research, Innovation and Science Commissioner is...

New economics of computing

Barry McLean talks to Owen McQuade about Microsoft’s work in Northern Ireland, 10 years since its arrival, and cloud computing’s potential for the public sector. Microsoft started its operations in Northern Ireland...

‘No extra pain’ from NAMA

Peter Stewart, who chairs the Northern Ireland NAMA Advisory Committee speaks to Meadhbh Monahan about the agency’s outlook for the region. Selling off the commercial investments and undeveloped land acquired by NAMA...

Success in the cloud

HP Managing Director Martin Murphy sees cloud computing as “pivotal” in improving public services. He shares his thoughts on delivering IT services, education and the economy with Owen McQuade. “One of the...

School building underspend

Despite generous funding for school buildings, £107 million was not spent and money is now in shorter supply. agendaNi analyses the underspend. The Audit Office has found a “pressing need to progress”...

Ring-fencing the budget

  The debate over whether to protect health spending. As everyone needs the Health Service at some point in life, it is the most expensive and contentious part of the Executive’s budget....

Bioenergy: making a market

bioenergy companies need opportunities to sell products rather than grants, Joe O’Carroll tells agendaNi. Switching buildings to biomass, not capital grants, is the best way to grow the sector, according to Joe...