Category Archives: Public Affairs

Change at the top

The move to appoint a senior official from Whitehall as the new Permanent Secretary in the Department of Finance suggests that the British Government have initiated a contingency plan in the eventuality...

Cabinet reshuffle

Theresa May’s bid to reassert her authority on her cabinet following the conclusion of phase one of the Brexit negotiations was met with a level of resistance. agendaNi outlines the main changes....

State papers

The Northern Ireland Assembly’s decision to reduce the limit for the release of government files from 30 to 20 years is being phased in over 10 years meaning two years’ worth of...

Constituencies unbound

The Boundary Commission for Northern Ireland’s revised proposals report for the 2018 Review of Parliamentary Constituencies contrasts dramatically with the Commission’s Provisional Proposals. During a functionality test of the Boundary Commission site,...

The Good Son

Award winning author of The Good Son Paul McVeigh discusses his experience of growing up during the Troubles, why he has returned home to live in Belfast and why he hasn’t yet...

Temporary fixes

John O’Farrell of the Irish Congress of Trade Union (ICTU) believes that a culture of outsourcing throughout the public sector in the UK is chipping away at the services and creating a...