Category Archives: Public Affairs

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...

A perfect storm

TRADES UNION desk  Northern Ireland’s labour market is in crisis following further job losses in the manufacturing industry, John O’Farrell claims. What is the Executive’s problem with manufacturing? For all of the...

Labour leans to the left

agendaNi profiles the British Labour party’s new leader Jeremy Corbyn and asks what his appointment may mean for Northern Ireland. In one of the biggest shocks in recent political history, members of...

Progress on infrastructure needs

Gerry McGinn discusses supporting evidence-based investment and reform in local public services. It is now 10 years since the first Investment Strategy for Northern Ireland (ISNI) was published to address the priority...

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 organisation concerned, as...

Meet the MEDIA

Paul Reilly is a video journalist and news presenter at UTV. His career began in hospital and college radio, followed by stints in the print media before joining GMTV and the world...

Political Platform

Gary Middleton is a DUP MLA for Foyle, having replaced Maurice Devenney, following his decision to step down in March 2015. The 25 year old, who is one of Stormont’s youngest MLAs,...

Expenses reform recommended

The Independent Financial Review Panel (IFRP) has outlined its latest set of proposals for reforming the expenses system of the Assembly, including new checks on rent allowances, mileage claims and the electronic...

Northern Ireland’s new MPs

As the House of Commons prepares for a full session after the summer recess, agendaNi profiles the region’s four newly elected parliamentarians. Mickey Brady Sinn Féin • Newry & Armagh Majority: 4,176...