Category Archives: Issues

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)...

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 and...

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 for...

Election 2016

Adam Morton takes a look ahead to the Assembly election as all of the parties have now confirmed their candidates. At the end of March the Northern Ireland Assembly was dissolved and...

Plans progress for Co Tyrone gold mine

Richard Halleron looks at the Co Tyrone project which has the potential to deliver a range of economic benefits but which faces significant local community opposition.   Canadian company Dalradian Gold Ltd...

Political perspectives

In the final of our series of interviews with Northern Ireland’s new MPs, Adam Morton speaks to Fermanagh and South Tyrone’s Tom Elliott MP, whose election in May 2015 was part of...