Category Archives: Issues

The town we love so well

A programme of cultural activity, drawing on Derry’s links with Saint Colmcille, Brian Friel, The Undertones and other significant cultural themes, has been drafted in a bid to win the UK City...

Broadcast plans

Two station closures and a halt to regional news websites are the main results from the BBC’s strategic review. Peter Cheney looks at what lies ahead for the Beeb. The BBC’s reach...

A culture of participation

Participation in sport in the province is much lower than the Programme for Government target of 53 per cent but the Assembly’s Culture, Arts and Leisure Committee wants to change that. In...

Campaign spending

A pre-election UK Budget offers more good news than bad but the deficit still looms in the background. Give-aways were in short supply as Alasdair Darling took to the despatch box on...

Not just good relations

Relations between the two communities have improved but sectarianism remains ingrained in Northern Ireland, the Community Relations Council’s Duncan Morrow tells Ryan Jennings. Naivety, he has been accused of. But naive he...

A vision for Derry

Ilex Chief Executive Aideen McGinley updates Peter Cheney on its plans for Derry and how the City of Culture bid can help transform and deliver the regeneration plans for the city. Born...

Nearing good health

After coping with outbreaks of C.difficile in 2008, the Northern Ireland Health Service is getting better, but there is still some way to go. With an increasingly ageing population and the cost...

Living together?

The housing selection scheme could increase division, according to Housing Minister Margaret Ritchie. Ryan Jennings looks at how integrated housing could be encouraged. When the Housing Executive was set up in 1971...