Category Archives: Economy

Changing lives through regeneration

Voted Northern Ireland’s Social Enterprise of the Year 2017, agendaNi visits Ashton Community Trust (ACT) to explore their successes, model of sustainability and visions for expansion. The economic value of the social...

A match made in heaven

Paddy Gray, Professor Emeritus of Housing at Ulster University explores the basis for greater co-operation between the housing sector and social enterprises and outlines the benefits being reaped from increased partnerships. I...

Measuring social enterprise value

Brendan Murtagh and Andrew Grounds of Queen’s University Belfast write in agendaNi about the current value of social enterprise to the Northern Ireland economy. The global financial crisis and the subsequent rise...

Network 2020 Vision

  Solutions Architect of eir Business NI Jim Montgomery discusses how to not only survive, but thrive when facing digital disruptions in the form of around-the-clock customer demands, rampant cyber-attacks and fluctuating...

Better than expected but less than needed

Ulster University Economic Policy Centre’s Gareth Hetherington analyses the economic outlook as we enter the critical Article 50 negotiation period. The economic performance both locally and nationally in the wake of the...

Brexit, border and business

Newly appointed Director of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) Northern Ireland, Angela McGowan, discusses the likely economic impacts of Brexit and her ambitions to protect the organisation’s members. Figures for the...

Building a dynamic economy

Chief Executive of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council Roger Wilson talks to agendaNi about the economic dynamism of the Borough and how the Council acts as a catalyst in growing...

Brief respite for public spending

Senior Economist with the Nevin Economic Research Institute (NERI), Paul Mac Flynn believes that while extra finances secured through the Conservative-DUP deal are welcome, they must be seen context of the challenges...

Construction output decline

A key indicator of the performance of Northern Ireland’s economy, agendaNi looks at the latest construction output for the first quarter of 2017. Accounting for 6 per cent of GVA in Northern...