Category Archives: Economy

Zero hours: limited options

Writing a £7.20 living wage into public procurement contracts could make life better for the most vulnerable employees. John O’Farrell sets out alternatives to zero hours conditions. There are days when reading...

Investing in the future

NESTA Chief Executive Geoff Mulgan wants governments and the private sector to focus on the long-term future despite the multitude of current economic problems. He shares his perspective on innovation with Peter...

Experimenting with ICT in Belfast

Based on the Sandy Row, Farset Labs is Belfast’s first hackerspace: a place for ICT enthusiasts to work, meet and relax. Director Andrew Bolster talked to Peter Cheney. What’s the big idea?...

Social solutions from technology

Glen Mehn, Managing Director of Social Innovation Camp, talks to Peter Cheney about how its approach helps to find solutions to social problems. “What can you do with technology to make the...

Tourism 2020

With 2012 changing the perception of Northern Ireland as a destination, Northern Ireland Tourist Board Chief Executive Alan Clarke talks to agendaNi about tourism’s contribution to the economy and plans to double...

Tourism strategy debate

A tourism strategy was drafted in 2010 but has still not been finalised. Peter Cheney considers the reasons for the delay. The Programme for Government aims to increase tourist numbers from 3.4...

Strategic district with good quality of life

Antrim and Newtownabbey covers a mixture of countryside and urban areas, and benefits from a strategic location and a healthy population. agendaNi reviews its main characteristics. Transport and infrastructure The Antrim and...

Towards 2015

How Antrim and Newtownabbey are working together to deliver a successful merger. With local government reform back on track, Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Councils are forging ahead with plans for their amalgamation...