Category Archives: Public Affairs

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 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 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...

Aviation strategy adopted

The European Commission’s aviation strategy is designed to boost Europe’s economy, strengthen its industrial base and contribute to EU global leadership. The European Commission has adopted a new aviation strategy. The strategy...

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...

Delivering a more sustainable economy

Ireland’s Department of Public Expenditure and Reform’s Secretary General, Robert Watt addressed this year’s Northern Ireland Economic conference on the topic of the rapidly improving Irish economy. As Secretary General of the...

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...

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,...

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...