Category Archives: Issues

RHI scandal burns on

With an extended period of direct rule a likely consequence of the political fallout at Stormont, agendaNi looks at latest developments of the root cause of the current impasse: the botched Renewable...

Local government district briefing 2017

agendaNi summarises some of the key statistics from the 2017 local government district briefing. Age While most district councils were similarily ranked relative to the Northern Ireland average in terms of population...

Renewable planning applications in decline

agendaNi analyses the latest statistical bulletin for local authority and departmental influence on planning activity across Northern Ireland. Declining numbers of renewable energy applications stand out as the greatest shift in statistics...

Exceeding and Enabling

As an ambitious and forward thinking local authority, Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council is exceeding its own challenging ambitions enabling the ongoing regeneration of urban and rural areas. First regeneration...

Waste management

In Northern Ireland local authorities landfilled over one third of all waste collected, almost a half was sent for preparing for reuse, dry recycling and composting and almost 20 per cent was...

Devolving powers

As Stormont faces a lengthy lay off and the potential for a prolonged period of direct rule, the prospect of greater devolution of powers to local councils is a topic requiring further...

Stormont: Unionist majority ended

Significant electoral losses by Northern Ireland’s two main unionists parties will have implications not just for Northern Ireland but for the island as a whole. Politics at Stormont underwent a watershed moment...