Category Archives: Issues

A message from Europe

European telecoms regulation rules have been in place since 2002 and are now acknowledged to be dated. A reform of the way the sector is overseen was agreed to in principle in...

Digital disappointment

The wide-ranging Digital Economy Bill, introduced by Labour during the ‘washup’ period before Parliament was dissolved, means that the Government has the power to block certain websites, implement speed blocks and suspend...

Links and video links

The NSMC’s work since December focused on transport, environmental and economic matters amid calls for more efficient spending and communication. Justice is not part of the North/South Ministerial Council’s work, but enforcing...

Research crucial for farming’s future

All agri-research projects in Ireland should complement each other given their importance for the sector, according to ministers. Richard Halleron reports. Farm ministers Michelle Gildernew and Brendan Smith have confirmed to agendaNi...

Making a good society

agendaNi looks at some of the ingredients of ‘good living’, as recommended by the Carnegie Trust inquiry into civil society’s future in the UK and Ireland. Civil society has several meanings. It...

Common interests

Irish Foreign Affairs Minister Micheál Martin gives an overview of the Irish Government’s cross-border plans. The recent disruption to air travel reminded us forcefully that Ireland is an island. Regardless of our...

Painting history

Peter Cheney explores the Bogside’s famous murals. Unlike many of Northern Ireland’s murals, those along the gables of Derry’s Rossville Street tell a place’s history rather than taking sides in the Troubles....

What Derry means to me

The Maiden City scales the divide and means all things to all people. Rich in history, it saw the siege in 1689 but also the birth of the civil rights movement in...

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...