Category Archives: Issues

Connecting the community

As the largest gas distribution business in Northern Ireland, Phoenix Natural Gas has evolved its approach to corporate social responsibility (CSR) from simply being ‘the right thing to do’ to being intrinsically...

Planning for sustainable growth

Carol Ramsey, Director of the Strategic Planning Division in the Department for Infrastructure (DfI) discusses the evolution of the planning system following the devolution of powers and the Department’s role in ensuring...

Homelessness: ‘limited success’

The number of households designated as statutory homeless rose by over 30 per cent during the five-year period of the Housing Executive’s homelessness strategy, a report by the Comptroller and Auditor General...

Paradise papers

In November, a global elite, ranging from sporting and entertainment giants to multinationals and heads of state, were again exposed as engaging in complex tax avoidance schemes through a network of 19...

Justice reform

The new legal year has been marked by the publishing of over 400 recommendations to reform civil and family justice in Northern Ireland following a two-year review. In total 404 recommendations were...

Poised on the periphery

Currently second only to the TUV’s Jim Allister in his tenure as leader of a Northern Ireland political party, the Green Party’s Steven Agnew has consistently contributed from the periphery of Stormont’s...

Communicating efficiency

Twenty years after establishing his telecommunications business in Larne, Managing Director Britt Megahey attests that flexibility and innovation has ensured that Barclay Communications has been able to successfully evolve and thrive alongside...