Category Archives: Issues

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...

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,...