Category Archives: Economy

Food and drink

As the Brexit referendums threaten to distort positive predictions for the food and drink sector in 2015, agendaNi analyses the most recent statistics of the sector’s performance. The food and drinks processing...

Energy in Northern Ireland

2,000 businesses in Northern Ireland estimated to be engaged in some form of Low Carbon and Renewable Energy (LCRE) activity 7,819 GWh – 2015 electricity consumption in Northern Ireland. 7% lower than...

NI votes to remain

A majority of 55.8 per cent voted to remain in the European Union but in the end the numbers weren’t enough to prevent a 51.9 per cent UK majority who have opted...

Brexit impact

After campaigning for a Brexit, First Minister Arlene Foster now jointly leads a Northern Ireland, where a majority voted to remain, into negotiations to take the UK out of Europe. agendaNi analyses...

Connecting the diaspora

The CEO of Northern Irish Connections, Andrew Cowan explains how the not-for-profit public-private collaboration is ensuring Northern Ireland benefits economically from the success of its diaspora.  With many Northern Irish emigrants scattered...

Overseas tourist numbers up

Tourism in Northern Ireland recorded an overall rise in visitors and expenditure last year. Record numbers visited from outside of Ireland but visitors from the Republic and domestic overnight stays continued to...

Developing a Tourism Strategy 2025

Northern Ireland is aiming to capitalise on a predicted 20 years of sustained growth across global tourism. Recent tourism statistics have proved promising but action is now being taken to develop a...