Category Archives: Issues

Cancer waiting times missed

  Every health trust in Northern Ireland missed its target for cancer waiting times in the last three months of 2015. Just over 72 per cent of patients with an urgent referral...

New challenge for new Executive

Ministers have been appointed to a new look Stormont Executive following a shake up and reduction of departments. A mixture of fresh and experienced faces take on a new challenge in the...

The Stormont Executive

Following the reduction of government departments and the opening for consultation on the Programme for Government, the Executive roles have now been filled. The Executive Office First Minister: Arlene Foster Junior Minister:...

An opposing voice

UUP leader Mike Nesbitt talks to David Whelan about his decision to lead his party into official opposition, describing it as a more transparent, easily understood and honest way of doing business,...

Programme for Government

The new Executive has paved the way for a fresh format in the delivery of a Programme for Government. The draft framework has set out 14 outcomes the Executive hopes to achieve...

Crime rates rise

Latest statistics for Northern Ireland have shown an overall rise in the levels of criminality including action by organised groups. Despite the rise, confidence in the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI)...