Category Archives: Business and Finance

Irish marine renewables

  An overview of the Marine Renewables Industry Association and its work in co-ordinating Ireland’s wave and tidal efforts. “Ocean energy represents perhaps the greatest economic opportunity this island faces over the...

Reversing R&D under-performance

Nola Hewitt-Dundas explains why Northern Ireland’s low innovation must be turned round. Government support has been strong but will not last at current levels. Businesses must therefore make R&D strategic rather than...

The future of work

  Innovation and technology could considerably change the way we work in years to come. Emma Blee reports. “ICT is only just starting to reach its potential in terms of productivity”, claims...

Filling the funding gap

agendaNi considers the CBI’s plans for cutting spending and raising money, to fill Northern Ireland’s expected funding gap. Businesses have already ‘taken the hit’ in the recession and it is now time...

Osvaldo Mauro-Hun

Osvaldo Mauro-Hun is Chief Executive of Rose Energy. Osvaldo was born in Antofagasta, a main harbour city in the mining region in the north of Chile. During his first few years he...

Time for just rewards

  After investing heavily to meet regulations and supply the market, farmers should now be rewarded with higher prices for their produce, Richard Halleron contends. Northern Ireland agriculture enters the autumn of...

Risk management

Incomes are up but as economic predictions falter, farmers must learn to better manage risks. Norman Fulton, the head of DARD’s Policy and Economics Division, has told agendaNi that local farm incomes...

Food labelling

  Supermarket shelves are filled with food products claiming to make us healthy. Emma Blee speaks to two food legislation experts to find out how strict the law on food labelling is....