Category Archives: Issues

Learning from the South

Irish Ambassador to the EU Rory Montgomery, points to how Northern Ireland could make better use of Europe, by focusing on policy as well as funding and setting clear priorities. As the...

Diana Rusk

Political correspondent with the Irish News, Diana Rusk has had a “baptism of fire” since she took up the post in January this year. She joined the Irish News as a full-time...

A bounty in longer lives

Age NI Chief Executive Anne O’Reilly talks to Owen McQuade about why ageing holds plenty of opportunities for society and how government and business can take the challenge it poses more seriously....

Thomas Kane

A graduate in electronic and electrical engineering from Queen’s, Thomas Kane didn’t take the typical route to the TV screen. After a stint for NBC in California, he is now a regular...

Cameron’s Big Society

Not only is the UK’s economy broken but its society as well. That was a recurring theme throughout David Cameron’s time in opposition, with the aim of a big society taking over...

A message from Europe

European telecoms regulation rules have been in place since 2002 and are now acknowledged to be dated. A reform of the way the sector is overseen was agreed to in principle in...

Digital disappointment

The wide-ranging Digital Economy Bill, introduced by Labour during the ‘washup’ period before Parliament was dissolved, means that the Government has the power to block certain websites, implement speed blocks and suspend...

Links and video links

The NSMC’s work since December focused on transport, environmental and economic matters amid calls for more efficient spending and communication. Justice is not part of the North/South Ministerial Council’s work, but enforcing...