Category Archives: Issues

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...

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...

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...

Rebuilding trust in the 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Adult sporting participation

agendaNi analysis the latest findings from the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure with regards to the participation of adults in sport and physical activity in Northern Ireland.  The Department of Culture,...