Category Archives: Issues

Agri-food sector

Richard Halleron attended the inaugural meeting of the Supply Chain Forum where the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Michelle O’Neill called for better cooperation to tackle the challenges facing the...

Osborne’s climbdown?

News of the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne’s decision to scrap his proposed tax credit changes were greeted with much cheer last December but agendaNi asks, has the announcement really changed...

Economy stalls

Data shows that economic growth for Northern Ireland shrank during the second quarter of this year and comes at a time of several high profile factory closures. The latest Northern Ireland Composite...

Catching up on public procurement

Almost a year after the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 came into force, what have been their practical experiences? For those whose work is related to public procurement, February 26th, 2015, is a...

Business rates review underway

agendaNi takes a look at the Department of Finance and Personnel’s review of Northern Ireland’s business rates. The Department of Finance and Personnel’s (DFP) Minister, Arlene Foster MLA recently announced the start...

Better Healthcare

Dr John D Woods chair of the Northern Ireland council of the British Medical Association (BMA) talks to Owen McQuade about the challenges facing healthcare in Northern Ireland. The aim of the...

Delivering a more sustainable economy

Ireland’s Department of Public Expenditure and Reform’s Secretary General, Robert Watt addressed this year’s Northern Ireland Economic conference on the topic of the rapidly improving Irish economy. As Secretary General of the...

Political perspectives

In the second of our series of interviews with Northern Ireland’s newly elected MPs, Adam Morton speaks to East Belfast’s Gavin Robinson MP, whose election in 2015 saw the DUP reclaim the...