Category Archives: Issues

Labour leans to the left

agendaNi profiles the British Labour party’s new leader Jeremy Corbyn and asks what his appointment may mean for Northern Ireland. In one of the biggest shocks in recent political history, members of...

Spying on MLAs?

Amid allegations of Government Communications Headquarters’ (GCHQ) authorised spying on Northern Ireland’s MLAs, agendaNi looks at the validity of spying on elected representatives. Following the revelation that the British Intelligence Agency may...

Assembly round-up

The Northern Ireland Assembly’s divisions reached boiling point in September as ministerial resignations threatened its very existence and the topic of paramilitary activity was thrust firmly back into the spotlight.   With...

TRADES UNION desk

The trouble with ‘voluntary’ redundancies John O’Farrell warns that the language used when discussing voluntary redundancies may hide the fact they are more compulsory than you think. The Westminster government has a...

Political Platform

Máirtín Ó Muilleoir has been Sinn Féin MLA for Belfast South since October 2014, succeeding Alex Maskey, and was Lord Mayor of Belfast in 2013-2014. He represented Upper Falls in Belfast City...

Meet the Media

News Letter Editor Rankin Armstrong discusses a career that has spanned over 40 years in print journalism. How did you get started in journalism? I started my career in the Armagh Guardian...

Our energy future

Sam Knox Chairman of the Northern Ireland branch of the Energy Institute discusses the importance of attracting a young and skilled workforce to the energy sector. The Energy Institute is the professional...

Coming home

Pulitzer prize winning poet, professor at Princeton and New Yorker poetry editor Paul Muldoon gave a keynote address at this year’s John Hewitt Summer School. The County Armagh-born poet spoke to Owen...

EU farmers to receive €500 million in aid

Colette Fitzgerald, who heads up the European Commission’s representation in Northern Ireland, accepts a letter of protest from Gary McHenry, Charlie Weir and Kyle Savage, members of the Fair Price Farming NI...