Category Archives: Issues

Regulating lobbying

Experienced public affairs consultant Neil Johnston looks at regulating lobbying and the need for transparency over the funding of political parties in light of recent controversies around access to ministers. The question...

Politics of the economy

Sinn Féin MLA and former Minister Conor Murphy talks to Owen McQuade about the economy, north/south cooperation and the devolution of fiscal powers. Sinn Féin is now in a unique position as...

Bringing business back to Northern Ireland

Andrew Cowan, Chief Executive of Northern Irish Connections, reveals the influence held by our diaspora around the world and the power that they have to drive investment and long-term economic benefits home...

Budget reaction

Northern Ireland’s business community broadly welcomed George Osborne’s Budget. Reaction to the budget from Northern Ireland’s business community was on balance positive, however the introduction of the minimum living wage was a...

Untangling the NAMA controversy

Claims made by independent TD Mick Wallace set off a media storm around the sale of NAMA’s Northern Ireland assets. Colm Heatley looks at the unfolding financial scandal that looks set to...