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...

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...

Freedom from the past

As Alcoholics Anonymous celebrates its 75th anniversary, Meadhbh Monahan finds out about a local member’s personal experience with alcoholism and how the organisation operates in Ulster. “Sometimes people think that to be...

Campaigners call for web freedom

The danger posed to human rights by internet censorship was the main topic under discussion by the Parliament’s Human Rights Sub-Committee on 2 June in Brussels. Finnish politician Heidi Hautala chairs the...

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...