Category Archives: Issues

Ballymena: an industrial track record

agendaNi assesses the reasons for the town’s strong economic performance and the current shape of its workforce. Ballymena was initially a market town, prospering on some of the best grazing land in...

The County Antrim culture

The three council areas have a long and rich tradition of language and history. A distinctive accent sets Ballymena people apart in conversations and the English language in the general surrounding area...

Mid and East Antrim

Mid and East Antrim will comprise Ballymena, Carrickfergus and Larne Borough Councils. The transition is being led by the Mid and East Antrim Statutory Transition Committee (STC), made up of five members...

Town Centre Development

The towns of Ballymena, Larne and Carrickfergus have for generations been the trading heart of our boroughs. Mid and East Antrim will build on the investment and partnerships already in place to...

Health and Well-being

The health and well-being of its citizens will be a central priority for Mid and East Antrim. This will build on the diverse range of facilities, programmes and projects already in place....

Tourism

The Mid and East Antrim area boasts huge tourism potential, with existing attractions sitting alongside exciting new projects. A journey around the new Council area highlights the bountiful offering that will form...

Carrickfergus’ history

The town’s long heritage links into British, European and American history. Eight centuries of urban history make Carrickfergus one of Northern Ireland’s oldest towns, exemplified by its castle and its remaining old...

Mortgage guarantee introduced

The launch of a UK-wide mortgage guarantee scheme has been welcomed by Housing Minister Nelson McCausland. ‘Help to Buy’ is being offered through several banks in Northern Ireland. The Government guarantees up...

Hamilton examines OECD reforms

Finance Minister Simon Hamilton has visited the headquarters of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), in Paris, to find more about best practice in governance. The OECD’s membership covers most...