Category Archives: Issues

Phoenix continues to invest 20 years on

 It is 20 years since Phoenix Natural Gas introduced natural gas to Northern Ireland initially converting Ballylumford power station to the cleanest burning fossil fuel and in turn creating the opportunity to...

Keeping the lights on

SONI General Manager Robin McCormick talks to Owen McQuade about the importance of building the North South Interconnector project to ensure a secure and affordable power supply for homes and businesses in...

NAMA – A financial scandal

 £4.5 billion: the value of Northern Ireland’s property loans portfolio (Project Eagle) acquired by NAMA 70% the estimated haircut applied to the sale of Project Eagle £1.3 billion paid by Cerberus for...

Outcomes and impact of new PfG

Governance in Northern Ireland is changing. Starting with May’s Assembly election, the way politicians and civil servants examine public policy has modernised. Anyone interested in policy, or the effects of policy, needs...

A renewable fiasco

 A renewable heating initiative which will cost the public purse over £1 billion over the next 20 years has been shut down after a damning report by the Auditor General for Northern...

May announces new cabinet

Following the substantial changes in Theresa May’s first cabinet, agendaNi profiles the three new faces in the Northern Ireland Office. James Brokenshire, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Brokenshire has already stated...

Regulating a changing market

Jenny Pyper, Chief Executive of the Utility Regulator spoke to the Northern Ireland Energy Forum about her priorities and the challenges of regulating a changing energy market.   Speaking at the 2015...

Queen’s launches Public Engagement Office

  Queen’s University has established a new central Public Engagement Office which is responsible for Public Affairs, Community Engagement/impact and Business Engagement. The office based within the University’s new Marketing, Recruitment, Communications...