Category Archives: Public Affairs

Our place in Europe

Colette FitzGerald outlines how a strong partnership with Brussels is helping Northern Ireland to maximise the benefits of EU membership. It is now clear that there will be referendum on the UK’s...

Meet the Media

Alistair Bushe is Regional Editor for the Portadown Times, Lurgan Mail and Ulster Star – three Johnston Press weekly titles.  His reporting career began in the Ulster Star (1997-2005) before continuing at...

Assembly round-up

Divisions over welfare reform came to a head in May.  Fiscal decisions and their impact on the most vulnerable in society were dominant themes in Stormont’s proceedings. After a week of last...

Media in transition

George Brock discusses the changing media landscape with Peter Cheney. Privacy stands out as the most pressing ethical issue going forward. A forty-year career in print journalism means that George Brock is...

Political Platform

Belfast councillors Graham Craig (UUP) and Declan Boyle (SDLP) jointly discuss their political journeys and their priorities.  Both men were elected last May to represent Botanic, an area of South Belfast with...

Election 2015: a numbers game

The local parties fought the general election on relatively fresh battlegrounds. Welfare reform, same-sex marriage and attendance at Westminster were just a few. Ciarán Galway analyses the results. With the impact of...