Category Archives: Public Affairs

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,...

Enough is enough

At the TUV’s party conference, party leader Jim Allister told delegates political events over the past 12 months have only vindicated and validated the party’s position. Taking to the stage at the...

Meet the media

How did you get into journalism? When I was about 15 I read an article in a newspaper magazine about the civil war in Sri Lanka. I’d never heard of the conflict...

A new hope

In his maiden address to party delegates, the new leader of the SDLP, Colum Eastwood MLA, spoke of a party ready to win again. At its annual party conference in October, SDLP...

A great place to grow old

As Northern Ireland’s first Commissioner for Older People completes her term, Claire Keatinge reflects on her inaugural term in office. With my term as Northern Ireland’s first ever Commissioner for Older People...

A fresh start?

With the Stormont Executive’s immediate future now secure, agendaNi takes a look at the deal that some politicians claim offers Northern Ireland a fresh start. After 10 weeks of discussion, the new...

A constitutional crisis?

Following the controversial decision by the House of Lords to delay Chancellor George Osborne’s controversial tax credit cuts, Adam Morton takes a look at the constitutional crisis brewing at Westminster. Last October,...

‘Fermanagh spake’

The Impartial Reporter’s Rodney Edwards talks about his career and his new book ‘Sure Why Would Ye Not?’ Tell us a bit about yourself – background, how you got into journalism I...

A constitutional crisis?

Following the controversial decision by the House of Lords to delay Chancellor George Osborne’s controversial tax credit cuts, Adam Morton takes a look at the constitutional crisis brewing at Westminster. Last October,...

A fresh start?

With the Stormont Executive’s immediate future now secure, agendaNi takes a look at the deal that some politicians claim offers Northern Ireland a fresh start. After 10 weeks of discussion, the new...