Category Archives: Issues

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...

Derry scientist awarded Nobel Prize

A Derry-born scientist has been awarded the prestigious Nobel Prize for Medicine at a ceremony in Stockholm. Professor William C Campbell (85) was jointly awarded the accolade along with Japanese scientist Satoshi...

Firms hiring rate increases

A recent economic survey suggests that despite a major slump in manufacturing, businesses are hiring at their fastest rate in 14 months. Ulster Bank’s latest purchasing managers index (PMI) for November suggests...

Foster to lead the DUP

Stormont Finance Minister, Arlene Foster looks set to become the third leader of the DUP. Foster is the sole nominee to replace current First Minister and DUP party leader, Peter Robinson when...

Pay stalemate at bombardier

The future of Bombardier’s operations in Northern Ireland have been thrown into doubt after workers rejected proposals to alter wages and working conditions, it has been claimed. The plane-maker has asked its...