Category Archives: Issues

Freedoms and security

Liberty Director Shami Chakrabarti talks to Peter Cheney about her views on how to deal with terrorism, the current state of civil liberties, and why she thinks the Human Rights Act is...

Driving real change

BT’s Peter Russell tells Owen McQuade why keeping customers at the core is central to the company’s public sector business as fiscal pressures on clients increase. ICT, he contends, is more than...

Writing up rights

Peter Cheney takes stock of the latest stage in the contentious bill of rights debate. Many countries have bills of rights, the American example being the most famous, and the idea of...

Analysing the arts

Culture, Arts and Leisure Committee Chair Barry McElduff discusses its workings with Peter Cheney, sharing his thoughts on its effectiveness and how to reach consensus. A strong personal interest in all things...

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...