Category Archives: Issues

Draft CSI strategy

Two and a half years on from the Programme for Government’s publication, the cohesion, sharing and integration, programme replaces ‘A Shared Future’ from the days of direct rule. Published in draft form...

Fianna Fáil moves north

Following the opening of a Fianna Fáil office in Northern Ireland, Meadhbh Monahan takes stock of the party’s presence in the province. Since Fianna Fáil launched in the province in 2009 it...

Henry McDonald

Ireland correspondent for the Guardian and Observer newspapers, Belfast man Henry McDonald began his career in the Irish News. He has written extensively on the Troubles, including books on paramilitary groups. In...

Police performances

Fifteen of the 25 police performance targets were missed by the PSNI in the last financial year. Meadhbh Monahan reports. The Policing Board’s annual report, has indicated its concern at the failure...

A new chapter at the Queen’s Library

Peter Cheney browses Queen’s University’s McClay Library building and finds out how three of its staff have found the change from old to new. Named after the late entrepreneur Sir Allen McClay,...

Freedom from the past

As Alcoholics Anonymous celebrates its 75th anniversary, Meadhbh Monahan finds out about a local member’s personal experience with alcoholism and how the organisation operates in Ulster. “Sometimes people think that to be...

Campaigners call for web freedom

The danger posed to human rights by internet censorship was the main topic under discussion by the Parliament’s Human Rights Sub-Committee on 2 June in Brussels. Finnish politician Heidi Hautala chairs the...

Learning from the South

Irish Ambassador to the EU Rory Montgomery, points to how Northern Ireland could make better use of Europe, by focusing on policy as well as funding and setting clear priorities. As the...