Category Archives: Issues

Inspiring leaders

Professor Neil Gibson, Director of the Northern Ireland Centre for Economic Policy at the University of Ulster, tells agendaNi about his experience as an Eisenhower Fellow. Professor Neil Gibson returned in May...

Hamilton appoints reform advisors

A six-strong ministerial advisory council has been appointed by Finance Minister Simon Hamilton as he assesses the next steps for public sector reform. “I am very clear that the challenge of delivering...

Workforce grows by 10,000 jobs

Northern Ireland’s latest Census of Employment has reported an increase of 10,934 jobs between 2011 and 2013. This represents a 1.6 per cent growth in the overall workforce to 704,017 jobs. The...

Towards social media success

Paul McGarrity explains the elements of a clear strategy that will make the most of a company’s social media presence. Social media presents a very significant opportunity for organisations to reach out...

Good governance drives growth

IoD Chair Paul Terrington discusses the elements of a good board with agendaNi and points out how good governance can make a difference to the broader Northern Ireland economy. Members of the...

Employment law review

Potential changes have been delayed in the Executive. As expected, business groups favour less regulation and unions backing the status quo. Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK where employment...

What price Scottish independence?

Esmond Birnie assesses the significant economic and social consequences of either a ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ vote for Northern Ireland. It’s September 2016 and the soccer season is in full swing. As the...