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...

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...

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...