Category Archives: Issues

A changing enterprise

David Whelan speaks to Conor Patterson, Chief Executive of the Newry and Mourne Co-Operative and Enterprise Agency about the area’s economic transformation in recent decades and the threat to development posed by...

Mountains, myths and maritime

A five year strategy (2017-2021) for developing tourism in Newry, Mourne and Down sets out ambitions to aid the overall Northern Ireland target of growing overnight stays by six per cent annually....

A rural disconnect

Although broadband connectivity and speed is not a problem isolated to Newry, Mourne and Down alone, the diverse urban and rural makeup of the district has highlighted a large disparity in broadband...

Putting knowledge and business first

Southern Regional College (SRC) leads in the provision of business support, technical skills and in building growth and opportunity for the future. Accessing the right skills, knowledge and expertise is key for...

Brexit and the border corridor

In October 2017, the 11 local authorities which occupy the Ireland/Northern Ireland border corridor, including Newry, Mourne and Down, published a joint research report on the risks, opportunities and issues to consider...

Troubled bridge over Narrow Water

Proposals to build a tourism-boosting bridge spanning the Clanrye River between counties Down and Louth were first mooted in the 1970s. To date, while ‘shovel ready’, the bridge concept has failed to...

NAMA LAND: Project Eagle

Journalist and author of the recently released ‘NAMA LAND: The Inside Story of Ireland’s Property Sell-Off and the Creation of a New Elite’, Frank Connolly writes in agendaNi about Project Eagle, the...