Category Archives: Public Affairs

Commons activity rate revealed

Data compiled by Citizens Online Democracy reveals the most active MPs in the House of Commons. Data compiled by the charity Citizens Online Democracy and published on the website theyworkforyou.com has revealed...

Liam Clarke: ahead of the pack

Adam Morton looks back at the life of the Belfast Telegraph’s political editor. One of Northern Ireland’s journalistic giants, Liam Clarke recently passed away after a battle with a rare form of...

Consultation update

Details of significant consultation exercises currently being carried out by government departments and other public sector bodies in Northern Ireland. Queries on individual consultations should be referred to the organisations concerned, as...

Political Platform

East Belfast MLA Andy Allen, discusses how his career in the army has shaped his political career and how he hopes to use his time in politics to make Northern Ireland better...

Meet the Media

The editor of the Ulster Gazette, John Hooks discusses his career in journalism to date and his time as a professional footballer. How and why did you get into journalism? I left...

Eradicating food poverty

Belfast City councillor Julie-Anne Corr outlines her desire to make food poverty a thing of the past in Northern Ireland. Having participated in two cross-agency events on tackling food poverty, I’m grateful...

Time to say goodbye

Addressing the DUP party conference as party leader for the last time, Peter Robinson told party delegates that Northern Ireland was on the motorway to a better future. November was a busy...

Putting the greater good first

Addressing the Ulster Unionist Party conference, party leader Mike Nesbitt spoke of a bright future for his party and Northern Ireland.  Despite the turmoil at Stormont, 2014-15 will be viewed in the...

Political platform

Fearghal McKinney is the recently elected deputy leader of the SDLP and MLA for South Belfast. The veteran journalist is also the party’s health spokesperson and sits on the committee for Enterprise,...