Category Archives: Justice

Prisons 2020

agendaNi’s David Whelan talks to head of the Northern Ireland Prison Service Ronnie Armour on completion of his first year in the role and discusses his vision for Prisons 2020, a programme...

40 years of changing lives every day

  Leading social justice charity Extern is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. agendaNi caught up with its CEO, Charlie Mack, who has just been named as a finalist in the upcoming...

Security situation statistics

The latest police recorded security situation statistics for Northern Ireland, covering the period from 1 January 2017 until 31 December 2017 indicate that “a significant threat still remains”. Figures from the PSNI’s...

Leaving legacy

In his final days in office as Director of the Public Prosecution Service, agendaNi meets with Barra McGrory to discuss his six-year tenure. Barra McGrory’s time in office has been turbulent. Upon...

Harnessing digital disruption

  Although the principles of policing remain constant, the world in which police and justice agencies operate has seen dramatic shifts in recent years. Keeping the peace, protecting life and delivering justice...

Magilligan report

A report into Derry’s Magilligan prison has found that less than half of previous recommendations have yet to be implemented or initiated including addressing poorer outcomes for Catholic prisoners and introducing an...

Stop and search

Queen’s University Belfast lecturer John Topping explores stop and search powers as the most prevalent form of adversarial contact between the public and the PSNI. As a power originating in the 16th...

Platform: Dealing with the past

Over three years since the Stormont House Agreement set out a pathway for dealing with legacy in Northern Ireland, political parties are still divided on a resolution. With the launch of fresh...

Perceptions of crime

Drugs, alcohol and a lack of discipline are perceived to be the main causes of Northern Ireland’s crimes according to the recent perceptions of crime survey. Designed to complement recorded crime figures...