Category Archives: Issues

Political perspectives

In the third of our series of interviews with Northern Ireland’s newly elected MPs, Adam Morton speaks to Newry and Armagh’s Mickey Brady MP, whose election in May 2015 saw Sinn Féin...

Further Education strategy launched

Employment and Learning Minister Stephen Farry MLA has launched the new Further Education Strategy for Northern Ireland. The new strategy for further education in Northern Ireland was recently launched by Employment and...

Housing Executive audit

A recent report by the Northern Ireland Audit Office was critical of a number of land dealings made by the Northern Ireland Housing Executive between 2004 and 2010. The Northern Ireland Housing...

Supporting parents, growing business

Last year Employers For Childcare launched ‘Striking the Balance’, a report which explores the impact becoming a parent has on a person’s working life, employment and career. The results clearly demonstrate that...

Household landfill waste decreasing

Newly released statistics from the Department of the Environment reveal that household waste sent to landfills from July to September 2015 fell below 100,000 tonnes for the first time.  The amount of...

Teachers’ union rejects pay offer

The largest teachers’ union in Northern Ireland has rejected the pay offer for teachers and principals made by the Management Side of the Teachers Negotiating Committee (TNC). The National Association of Schoolmasters...

Uniting communities

agendaNi reviews the recently published strategic framework for co-operation between the Irish Football Association, Ulster GAA and Ulster Rugby.  The multi-sport partnership between the Irish Football Association (IFA), Ulster GAA and Ulster...

Stadia investment programme launched

The Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure has launched a programme of investment in local football grounds in Northern Ireland. On the 10th March 2011, the Executive endorsed a proposal by the...