Category Archives: Public Affairs

The lasting power of print

Raymond Snoddy talks to Peter Cheney about how newspapers are adapting to the digital world. The growth of digital news is the mega-trend in the media but, as Raymond Snoddy notes, one...

The essence of the crisis

Alex Kane contends that a basic lack of trust is reversing progress and putting Stormont’s future at risk. I voted for the Good Friday Agreement in the 1998 referendum. It was, I...

Obituary: James Molyneaux

27 August 1920 – 9 March 2015 Among the quietest men in the public eye, James Molyneaux lived a full and long life. A strong commitment to public service was a common...

Getting the best from corporation tax

Patsy McGlone, Chair of the Assembly’s Enterprise Committee, outlines the scope of its current inquiry. With the Secretary of State’s announcement on the devolution of corporation tax, the Committee for Enterprise, Trade...

Assembly round-up

The welfare reform dispute resulted in a tense political atmosphere at Stormont. A more positive theme was taken up by the Speaker in his call for increased tolerance in society. March’s business...

Meet the media: Chris Buckler

Chris Buckler is a BBC Ireland correspondent and presenter of Good Morning Ulster. Originally from Helen’s Bay, he attended Queen’s University Belfast and the University of Ulster, and worked for the Belfast...

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...

The student places debate

Richard Barnett calls for Northern Ireland to consider how to maintain quality in higher education. In countries across the world, debates are taking place about how student places in higher education should...