Category Archives: Issues

An economic future in food and farming

Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Michelle O’Neill discusses the prospects for the agri-food industry with Peter Cheney. Once seen as a sunset industry, farming is now regarded as a key contributor to...

Our presidential challenge

Lasting peace depends on Northern Ireland’s young people making responsible choices, Barack Obama told his Belfast audience. Peter Cheney and Fiona McQuade watched as the President delivered his remarks. It was to...

Natural gas and the environment

Niall Martindale, Business Planning Manager at Phoenix Natural Gas, outlines the positive environmental impact of natural gas in Northern Ireland since its introduction here in 1996 and the strategic thinking behind the...

Making the most of Europe

The European Union needs to drive up its competitiveness and trust national parliaments with more powers, Europe Minister David Lidington tells Peter Cheney. The former Shadow Northern Ireland Secretary also calls on...

Economic pact announced

The UK Government and Northern Ireland Executive have signed an agreement paving the way for a major investment conference, extra borrowing powers and allowing continued grant aid to local businesses. ‘Building a...

Employers for Childcare

CEO Marie Marin email. marie.marin@employersforchildcare.org Childcare affordability The issue of childcare affordability has received much media attention over recent months. The introduction of the new Tax Free Childcare Scheme from 2015 is...