Category Archives: Public Affairs

Scotland decides

Peter Cheney analyses the implications of Scottish independence and further devolution for Northern Ireland and the British Isles. The status of Scotland is at the core of the UK’s physical shape and...

A war remembered

Recalling the events of August 1914. A century ago, four years of unprecedented carnage left an indelible mark on every city, town and village across Britain and Ireland. Parliament was still reeling...

All-island postal tariff

Michael McKernan considers the scope for a standard price for mail across the border. When An Post’s latest tariff increase came into effect towards the end of July, the cost of posting...

Regional press regulation

agendaNi analyses the state of play of press regulation in Northern Ireland. Why is press regulation devolved? Unlike broadcasting, the issue was not specifically held back by Parliament when the devolution settlement...

Improving road safety law

Fiona McQuade outlines the finer points of The Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill and what it will mean for road users. In the first major shake-up in drink drive laws since 1968, new...

John Dallat MLA

John Dallat has been SDLP MLA for East Londonderry since 1998. A native of Kilrea, John serves as a Deputy Speaker and is the SDLP’s Regional Development Spokesman. He taught business studies...

Sarah Saunderson

Since taking up the editor’s chair at the Impartial Reporter earlier this year, Sarah Saunderson has seen it named as the Best UK Weekly Newspaper at the British Press Awards. Sarah joined...

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...

Making tourism mainstream

Alan Clarke reviews his time as Chief Executive of the Northern Ireland Tourist Board and the sector’s growing role in the economy. Having been Chief Executive of the Northern Ireland Tourist Board...

Careers agenda Louise McCutcheon

George Best Belfast City Airport duty manager Louise McCutcheon discusses her busy front-line job and the satisfaction of serving passengers. Please outline your career path to date. I had been working in...