Category Archives: Public Affairs

Sunningdale at 40

Peter Cheney looks back at the December 1973 deal which led to the first example of power-sharing but faltered over the level of North/South co-operation. The stops and starts of power-sharing can...

Brussels to Belfast

European Parliament election preview As the European Parliament election approaches, seven candidates have been confirmed and up to three more names are likely to join the ballot in the coming months. The...

John Cole

Broadcaster and journalist 23 November 1927 – 7 November 2013 There is a certain irony that, at a time when Northern Irish events were consistently making negative headlines, an Ulsterman had risen...

Westminster notes

Political donors to be named Donations to local political parties made from 1 January 2014 will be publicised when confidentiality on donors is ended. The latter move may happen in October 2014,...

Assembly round-up

Sharp political divisions continued at Stormont in November but matters of the day and stories of personal difficulty had a uniting effect on members. As November began, members supported Mike Nesbitt’s call...

Ken Reid

UTV Political Editor Ken Reid has been with the broadcaster since 1994. Here, he reflects on his time in journalism so far and the state of play at Stormont. How has your...

Cathal Boylan MLA

Cathal Boylan is a Sinn Féin MLA for Newry and Armagh. He was elected to the Assembly in 2007 and was also a councillor for Crossmore on Armagh City and District Council...

Brussels to Belfast

Barroso calls for political union The head of the European Commission has called for the finalisation of a banking union, leading to eventual political integration, in a keynote speech to MEPs. José...