Category Archives: Issues

Dreaming big dreams

Reminiscing on past achievements and focusing on the challenges ahead was on the agenda at the annual SDLP conference. Meadhbh Monahan reports. As the chords of ‘This is the one’ by the...

Denzil McDaniel

Editorial Manager of the Impartial Reporter newspaper in County Fermanagh Denzil McDaniel has seen journalism change over the past 37 years, from stories of death and destruction to issues surrounding health and...

Individual integration

If people do what’s best for themselves, Northern Ireland could become more integrated. Matthew Taylor, who heads up the RSA think tank, talks to Peter Cheney about how individualism can help overcome...

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...