Category Archives: Issues

Mark Simpson

Mark Simpson on covering Ireland for the BBC, following Tony Blair’s last campaign trail, and aiming to achieve his sports stadium ambition. How did you get started in journalism? Confession time. I...

Draft CSI strategy

Two and a half years on from the Programme for Government’s publication, the cohesion, sharing and integration, programme replaces ‘A Shared Future’ from the days of direct rule. Published in draft form...

Fianna Fáil moves north

Following the opening of a Fianna Fáil office in Northern Ireland, Meadhbh Monahan takes stock of the party’s presence in the province. Since Fianna Fáil launched in the province in 2009 it...

Henry McDonald

Ireland correspondent for the Guardian and Observer newspapers, Belfast man Henry McDonald began his career in the Irish News. He has written extensively on the Troubles, including books on paramilitary groups. In...

Police performances

Fifteen of the 25 police performance targets were missed by the PSNI in the last financial year. Meadhbh Monahan reports. The Policing Board’s annual report, has indicated its concern at the failure...

A new chapter at the Queen’s Library

Peter Cheney browses Queen’s University’s McClay Library building and finds out how three of its staff have found the change from old to new. Named after the late entrepreneur Sir Allen McClay,...

Journey times cut

Travelling throughout Ireland is becoming much easier thanks to modern roads that cut journey times drastically and make previously unconsidered trips more realistic. Gone are the days of police check-points which were...