Category Archives: Issues

NIAO criticises events chief

Following the revelation that a quango boss covered up a £1.5 million loss, the Northern Ireland Audit office (NIAO) has claimed her behaviour is the worst it has seen from a senior...

Disability employment strategy launched

 Employment and Learning Minster, Dr Stephen Farry MLA has launched a public consultation on a strategy for improving the job prospects and working careers of people with disabilities in Northern Ireland.  The...

School enhancement funding boost

Funding has been secured by the Department of Education for a further six schools to proceed with their construction on the school enhancement programmes.  In order to continue the ongoing investment in...

Brian Friel: Legacy

One of Ireland’s most talented playwrights has passed away aged 86. Born near Omagh, Friel was the son of a schoolmaster. An intensely private person, he worked as a maths teacher in...

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...