Category Archives: Issues

Testing times

Over 13,700 pupils sat the breakaway tests set by AQE and GL Assessment in November, with one exam to come on 5 December, in an attempt to gain entry to 68 schools...

The route ahead

Draft plans to reform public transport are moving forward, centred around a proposal for a new agency and more competition for Translink. Bus and rail services in Northern Ireland are due to...

Meeting need through innovation

Sir Nigel Hamilton discusses the Bryson Group’s wide range of work with Owen McQuade and outlines what being a social enterprise means. Public service, he finds, is also as much a running...

Fairer legal aid?

Ryan Jennings looks at the proposed changes to legal aid payments in Northern Ireland. It is a fundamental principle of justice in the UK that those who are unable to pay for...

The route ahead

Draft plans to reform public transport are moving forward, centred around a proposal for a new agency and more competition for Translink. Bus and rail services in Northern Ireland are due to...

The leaders: Dawn Purvis interview

In the last of our series on party leaders, the PUP’s Dawn Purvis answers Peter Cheney’s questions on loyalism and her campaign for cleaner politics, along with telling why she thinks hers...

Saving & spending

Finance Minister Sammy Wilson talks straight with Peter Cheney about the fiscal challenges ahead for Northern Ireland, cutting the number of public bodies and his views on EU membership. A gentle learning...

The leaders: Gerry Adams interview

The Sinn Féin President discusses his roots, mentors and republicanism’s future direction with Owen McQuade in the latest in our series of interviews with party leaders. Adams remembers clearly the first time...

The leaders: Peter Robinson interview

The DUP leader restates the case for devolution and emphasises his party’s independent thinking, as he discusses his role with Owen McQuade and Peter Cheney in the latest in our series of...

Frank Mitchell

Splitting his time now between U105 radio, his weather updates and filming ‘Ultimate Ulster’, Frank Mitchell is familiar with both forms of broadcast media but still enjoys its simple pleasures. How did...