Category Archives: Issues

St Patrick’s visit covers Americas

Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness broadened the Executive’s horizons by including Brazil in this year’s St Patrick’s Day itinerary but faced criticism at home for holding back information on many details of...

City of Culture moves forward

A focus on forgiveness, enterprise and sport has added new angles to Derry’s City of Culture. agendaNi sums up its recent events. A visit by the Dalai Lama has been one of...

Weak outlook in UK Budget

Austerity is continuing to bite with weaker tax receipts and growth but George Osborne’s measures also prevented some rises in local household bills. Peter Cheney summarises the Budget. George Osborne’s fourth Budget...

McLaughlin tipped as Speaker

The election of Sinn Féin’s Mitchel McLaughlin as the Assembly’s Principal Deputy Speaker is expected to lead to him succeeding William Hay as Speaker next year. McLaughlin, from Derry, was an MLA...

Corporation tax move deferred

Peter Cheney sums up the debate so far and the potential for a Plan B. Risks associated with Scotland’s political future have prompted David Cameron to postpone his decision on devolving corporation...

Science and foresight

Sir David King explains how to take the long view in policy and the need to think outside the box in industry, transport and energy. The UK’s former Chief Scientist talks to...

Mid Ulster: an overview

A summary of the area’s population, economy and governance. Taking up the western shore of Lough Neagh, the Mid Ulster region covers the areas of Magherafelt District Council, Cookstown District Council and...