Category Archives: Issues

Utilities launch winter readiness campaign

A collaboration between Northern Ireland’s main utility companies will help ensure the public are ready for the challenges a harsh winter may throw at them. Northern Ireland’s main utility companies have again...

Unsafe and unstable

agendaNi explores the damning report recently published about Maghaberry prison. Inspectors from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons and Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland have labelled Maghaberry prison as one of the most...

Supporting global growth

Scottish Enterprise’s Managing Director for Strategy and Sectors, Linda Hanna talks to Adam Morton about growing Scotland’s competitiveness in a global market. The economic challenges facing Scotland are very similar to those...

Responding to the digital citizen in NI

A holistic approach to digital transformation. We are truly immersed in the digital era. With the highest broadband take-up, Northern Ireland has quickly become the UK’s leading digital hub. This spread of...

Reducing inactivity

The Department for Employment and Learning’s permanent secretary, Derek Baker discusses how the department is attempting to reduce Northern Ireland’s high levels of economic inactivity.  The economically inactive are defined as people...

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...