Category Archives: Issues

Martin McCann: a rising star

West Belfast actor Martin McCann is proving to be a hit on the big screen. He talks to Emma Blee about the tricky business of acting, working with Pete Postlethwaite and his...

Unison

Describing itself as “Northern Ireland’s leading and liveliest trade union”, Unison was founded in July 1993. With 1.3 million members across the UK, it is Europe’s largest public sector union and was...

Churches in education

Rev Ian Ellis, Secretary of the Transferor Representatives’ Council, explains the main Protestant churches’ role in education. Joint Protestant-Catholic church schools, he suggests, can encourage more sharing. Why should the Protestant churches...

Brussels to Belfast

de Brún in Dáil first Bairbre de Brún became the first Northern representative to speak in the Dáil chamber when she took part in the Europe Day debate (9 May). She restated...

Bill Neely

A native of Glengormley, ITV News’ International Editor Bill Neely began his career as a freelancer. Without any formal journalism qualifications he signed up for shifts with the BBC. Covering the Troubles...

The new Irish Government

agendaNi reviews Dublin’s coalition Cabinet. “By the end of our term in Government, Ireland will be recognised as a modern, fair, socially inclusive and equal society supported by a productive and prosperous...

Fuel poverty strategy

Action to tackle fuel poverty, including a £2 million boiler replacement scheme due to start in September, and lower cost gas and electricity, has been unveiled by Alex Attwood. agendaNi takes a...

Unite

Unite is Britain’s biggest trade union and is organised in both the UK and Ireland. Formed in 2009 after a merger between two other large unions, the Transport and General Workers Union...

Supporting young carers

Children as young as eight are caring for a parent or family member in Northern Ireland. Young Carers NI’s Julia McKeown tells Emma Blee about the problems they face and the support...

Jim Fitzpatrick

How did you get started in journalism? It was a last minute change of mind which took me towards journalism. I’d always enjoyed writing and was very interested in current affairs but...