Category Archives: Issues

NILGA Conference Report

On 6 October 2016, just under 200 delegates – Ministers, MLAs, council elected members, senior officers and many key business, environmental and social partners attended the Northern Ireland Local Government Association (NILGA)...

Brief encounter

One 90 minute visit. One TV camera. One journalist. One written question. As Northern Ireland fights to climb the priority rankings of the new British Prime Minister, Theresa May might have already...

What recovery?

Recent Bank of England analysis shows the real performance of the Northern Ireland economy since the economic crisis of 2008. The narrative around the Northern Ireland economy in recent times has been...

The future of agriculture

Providing meaningful and realistic support for production agriculture will be a fundamental requirement moving forward, according to Farm Minister Michelle McIlveen who talks to Richard Halleron. The Minister also said that getting...

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...