Category Archives: Issues

Drug misuse

  agendaNi outlines the annual headline figures from the Northern Ireland drug misuse database. Between April 2015 and March 2016 more than 2,200 clients in Northern Ireland presented to services for problem...

Cúpla focail

As the wife of former PUP leader Brian Ervine and sister-in-law of the late David Ervine, Linda Ervine’s roots amoung the loyalist working class community of east Belfast make her an unlikely...

Simplified Planning Zones

Planning officer of Renfrewshire Council, Kevin Dalrymple, outlines the growing use of Simplified Planning Zones (SPZ) in Scotland and the potential benefits for use within Northern Ireland. A Simplified Planning Zone (SPZ)...

Victims and survivors “vindicated”

  A failure to establish a Stormont Executive post-election will impose serious delays on the facilitation of redress for victims and survivors of historical abuse. Days before Anthony Hart published his long-awaited...

Stormont institutions under fire

  The stability of the Stormont institutions looks increasingly precarious following fresh revelations surrounding the botched Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme. With First Minister Arlene Foster resisting both calls to step aside...

RHI puts heat on Speaker

Robin Newton’s role as Speaker of the Assembly has come under criticism in the early stages of the new mandate, however, his role in sparking a mass walk out during December’s RHI...

Fresh opposition

                    SDLP leader Colum Eastwood talks about moving the party forward in opposition, Trump and Brexit with agendaNi’s David Whelan. Much has changed...

Charter NI Chief Executive Dee Stitt pictured with the then Social Development Minister Mervyn Storey, Health Minister Jim Wells and Regional Development Minister Danny Kennedy.

Social Investment Fund

                agendaNi outlines the recent controversy surrounding the management of Executive Office funding for communities experiencing high levels of socio-economic deprivation. Described as the Executive...