Category Archives: Issues

Unlock local potential in health

GP Nigel Campbell discusses the role and impact of local commissioning groups with Ciarán Galway. “There’s so much more to be delivered locally and I think that’s where I’m a great advocate...

Harnessing the power of our diaspora

Andrew Cowan, Chief Executive of Northern Irish Connections, tells agendaNi about the tangible progress being made to form strong links within our diaspora network and the long-term benefits this will have for...

Defining good governance

When you hear the word ‘governance’ the words probity, value for money, risk and compliance can spring to mind.  Leading Governance Managing Director Joy Allen explains that all of those are important...

Naming the new councils

A settlement has now been reached for the names of the 11 councils. The preliminary titles of the 11 new councils were first unveiled in a report made by the Local Government...

A Google worldview

Google’s Peter Barron discusses mobile search, privacy and doing business in Ireland with Peter Cheney. “It’s all about mobile,” Peter Barron says of the digital world’s over-riding trend. The Belfast-born man, now...

Joining up journeys

Translink explain why Park and Ride is the smart move for keeping Northern Ireland connected. Park and Ride is key to unlocking greater connectivity and journey choice for commuters across Northern Ireland....

NCA takes on full powers

National Crime Agency officers are now able to fully support the PSNI, subject to detailed oversight arrangements. The National Crime Agency (NCA) has become fully operational in Northern Ireland after extensive negotiations...

Focus on the future at the Balmoral Show

Richard Halleron reports on how two live issues for the future of agriculture – EU membership and the role of young farmers – sparked discussion at this year’s Balmoral Show. Agriculture Minister...

DUP reshuffles ministers

The DUP has made new appointments to its ministerial posts following the Health Minister’s resignation and the general election. Following the resignation of Health Minister Jim Wells, the DUP has reshuffled four...