Category Archives: Issues

Stormont institutions under fire

  The stability of the Stormont institutions looks increasingly precarious following fresh revelations surrounding the botched Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme. With First Minister Arlene Foster resisting both calls to step aside...

RHI puts heat on Speaker

Robin Newton’s role as Speaker of the Assembly has come under criticism in the early stages of the new mandate, however, his role in sparking a mass walk out during December’s RHI...

Fresh opposition

                    SDLP leader Colum Eastwood talks about moving the party forward in opposition, Trump and Brexit with agendaNi’s David Whelan. Much has changed...

Charter NI Chief Executive Dee Stitt pictured with the then Social Development Minister Mervyn Storey, Health Minister Jim Wells and Regional Development Minister Danny Kennedy.

Social Investment Fund

                agendaNi outlines the recent controversy surrounding the management of Executive Office funding for communities experiencing high levels of socio-economic deprivation. Described as the Executive...

Regeneration U-turn

  The Communities Minister has said that local government will continue to play a “huge” role in regeneration programmes after blocking the proposed transfer of powers to local councils. The move is...

RHI scandal escalates

  Arlene Foster has come under renewed scrutiny in relation to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), launched during her record seven-year patronage of the former Enterprise portfolio. agendaNi analyses. Acknowledging serious flaws...