Category Archives: Economy

Construction industry building momentum

Northern Ireland has recorded the highest level of output for the construction industry in three years. agendaNi finds out more. Construction output in Northern Ireland has increased by 13.8 per cent in...

Retail footfall takes a dip

As footfall for Northern Ireland fares worst across the UK for June, agendaNi takes a look at shopping trends. The number of shoppers in Northern Ireland took a dip in June, falling...

Bright prospects for outward sales

Northern Ireland’s external sales and exports have reached a new peak. agendaNi summarises the latest results and trends. Out of an estimated £18.1 billion in manufacturing sales in 2013-2014, £14.3 billion (79...

Stimulating innovation

agendaNi assesses the Executive’s plans to encourage more R&D in business and academia and across government. Published last September, Northern Ireland’s innovation strategy will run until 2025. It aims to grow employment...

Food we can trust

Food Standards Agency in Northern Ireland Director Maria Jennings outlines how partnership working helps the FSA impact positively on Northern Ireland businesses. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is now in its sixteenth...

The productivity challenge

Regional indicators emphasise the need for a radical improvement in the Northern Ireland workforce’s economic output. Northern Ireland’s productivity is slightly improving but still needs to make a major breakthrough in order...

Clear strategy needed to connect the region

Professor Francesca Medda believes that a progressive Northern Ireland must join forces to plan a clear strategy for future infrastructure. For infrastructure to become a significant lever of growth in Northern Ireland,...