Category Archives: Issues

Europe’s environment

Commissioner Janez Potocnik answers agendaNi’s questions about the state of European environmental policy and the main areas for action going forward. What is your overall assessment of Europe’s environment? Overall, it’s a...

Clear policing targets still needed

Vague targets are making progress in policing harder to measure but more clarity is expected from next year. The Northern Ireland Audit Office has again called on the Policing Board to introduce...

Giro d’Italia

A look back at Northern Ireland as it played host to cyclists from 30 different countries. Cyclists starting the Giro d’Italia in May travelled over 265 miles across Northern Ireland at speeds...

Balmoral 2014

Richard Halleron reviews Northern Ireland’s prime agricultural event and the plans to expand its offering on the Maze-Long Kesh site. By any yardstick of measurement, Balmoral Show 2014 was a resounding success....

Alex McGreevy

Alex McGreevy, Media Relations Executive at Titanic Belfast, takes stock of his time in PR and journalism to date. Who have been your main mentors? Oddly enough, some of my mentors would...

Road safety reform

agendaNi reviews Mark H Durkan’s plans to tackle drink driving and protect young drivers. Environment Minister Mark H Durkan has introduced “challenging but bold” new legislation into the Assembly that would see...

New Chief Constable appointed

Assistant Chief Constable George Hamilton will take up the leadership of the PSNI when Matt Baggott retires as Chief Constable in the autumn. Hamilton was appointed by the Policing Board after approval...

Councillors’ code of conduct set out

A mandatory code of conduct for councillors has been approved by the Assembly. The code outlines expected conduct, including honesty, and the promotion of equality and good relations. Councillors must have a...

Tower block renovation plans

Social Development Minister Nelson McCausland has announced plans for a maintenance and investment strategy for the Housing Executive’s 32 multi-storey tower blocks. McCausland commented that a “specific strategic approach,” which could benefit...