Category Archives: Public Affairs

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...

Corbyn’s reshuffle

agendaNi reviews the change of personnel in Labour’s top team. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has defended his widely ridiculed frontbench reshuffle saying the appointments have made his party “stronger, more diverse and...

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...

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...

Colour & Texture

 Artist Colin Flack talks to Owen McQuade about how he became an artist and how the Irish art market has changed in recent years. How did you get into art? “Through my...

The Politics of Commemoration

The commemoration of 1916 in different sites is an anthropological moment – a snapshot on the politics and tensions of a particular time. Margaret O’Callaghan outlines the complexity of commemoration in Ireland....

Reporting 1916

At the turn of the twentieth century, increased literacy and widespread distribution enabled newspapers to exert significant influence. Ciarán Galway looks at how events would conspire to drive a wedge between the...

The road to the Somme

Author and playwright Philip Orr talks to Owen McQuade about local involvement in the battle of the Somme and its importance for unionism over the last 100 years.  As is often the...