Category Archives: Issues

From Vietnam to Northern Ireland

Some 141 Vietnamese refugees had resettled in Northern Ireland by 1980. Emma Blee reveals some of the details contained in government files. While the bulk of the Northern Ireland population would show...

Stormont’s social media

Peter Cheney reviews Stormont’s social media sites and assesses how well it communicates online. Press officers have embraced social media in a revamp of the Executive’s public relations. Facebook, flickr and twitter...

Policing the border

agendaNi reviews the PSNI and Garda’s cross-border policing strategy. Introducing their joint strategy in December, PSNI Chief Constable Matt Baggott and then Garda Commissioner Fachtna Murphy explained that “many instances of terrorism,...

Labour in the North

Irish Labour has an active branch in Northern Ireland but it has a relatively low profile. agendaNi looks at its work as the Irish general election approaches. While Irish Labour members in...

Debt: a helping hand

Personal debt is an increasing worry in Northern Ireland and many are finding that their finances are spiralling out of control. Emma Blee visits the Citizens Advice Bureau to find out the...

John Irvine

ITV News’ international correspondent John Irvine began his career in journalism as a junior reporter in Omagh. After growing up on the Malone Road in Belfast, he covered major events such as...

Schools and sizes

Hundreds of schools in Northern Ireland could be under threat of closure due to low pupil numbers. agendaNi looks at the debate around school viability. A map, based on Department of Education...