Category Archives: Business and Finance

What is prosperity?

agendaNi considers how a ‘good life’ can be measured as Northern Ireland prepares for cuts and faces a hard recovery from recession. We certainly live in less prosperous times than before. The...

Ireland’s bleak budget

Meadhbh Monahan unpacks the harshest budget in the Republic’s history. Described by the opposition as “an attack on the poor”, the latest Irish Budget will cut €6 billion from the exchequer this...

No shelter from cuts

agendaNi examines the Republic’s four year austerity plan. “The size of the crisis means that no one will be sheltered from the contribution that has to be made towards national recovery,” said...

Resourceful policing

Dominic Bradley, who chairs the Policing Board’s Resources and Improvement Committee, discusses its work with agendaNi and outlines the case for ring-fencing the police budget. The PSNI’s budget must be ring-fenced to...

Overcoming child poverty

Statistics show that the number of children in poverty in Northern Ireland has fallen slightly but targets are unlikely to be met. Emma Blee reports. A report published in November suggests that...

Northern Ireland’s health options

Allowing clinicians to invest surpluses and strong political leadership can help the Health Service cope with austerity, Gordon Marnoch writes. Northern Ireland faces extremely challenging times in meeting its commitments to maintain...