Category Archives: Issues

A dark story of our land

An exhibition detailing declarations of violence allegedly caused by 17th century Catholics against their Protestant counterparts has been opened by President Mary McAleese and attended by Lord Bannside. “Understanding the perspectives that...

Overview

agendaNi overviews the current debate over sustainability in the region. Sustainability, if implemented properly, will bring benefits to the environment, the economy and society. Ideally, using sustainable practices in all areas of...

Towards a regional Green New Deal

The Executive can guide Northern Ireland out of recession by growing a green economy, John Barry contends. New thinking is already coming through in the Assembly and civic society. The consultation out...

Mexico conference preview

Environmental officials and ministers are preparing to meet in Mexico later this month to work on a global climate deal. But just how much should we expect from the talks? With the...

Climate pressures and positives

Professor John Sweeney sees some changing attitudes as the Mexico conference approaches. As for a warmer Ireland, pressure on water supplies will increase and planning ahead must start now. “Like many people,...

Lough Neagh’s troubled waters

Although Lough Neagh is Europe’s major commercial wild eel fishery and Northern Ireland’s main source of drinking water, the lake has had a long and troubled history. Emma Blee reports. At least...

Defining the Big Society

Peter Cheney considers what David Cameron’s main social policy means in practice and the reaction so far in Northern Ireland. Is the state good or bad for society? Your answer to this...

Dangers in the night-time economy

More responsible behaviour is required in the night-time economy in order to save young lives and get rid of the culture of binge-drinking, the SDLP’s John Dallat tells agendaNi. In the week...

Voice your choice

John O’Farrell questions why benefit claimants will pay more towards filling the deficit than banks, and notes different approaches to the spending review within the private sector. Better choices, in his view,...