Category Archives: Public Affairs

Northern GAA clubs’ all-Ireland wins

Two GAA teams are celebrating their all-Ireland success in Gaelic football and hurling. agendaNi reports on Crossmaglen Rangers’ and Loughgiel Shamrocks’ historic wins. Crossmaglen Rangers won the All-Ireland Senior Club Football Championship,...

Cutting freedom of information

Peter Cheney analyses Civil Service plans to name and impose charges on the senders of freedom of information requests. Civil Service departments want to charge citizens for making freedom of information requests...

Alliance Party conference

David Ford turned against all four larger parties at his conference as he sought to hold its ground in government.  Peter Cheney summarises Alliance’s current status. For a leader of a moderate...

The Home Rule Bill centenary

One hundred years ago, a third Home Rule Bill for Ireland was debated in Westminster. Its consequences are still felt. Stephen Dineen examines the debate’s content and context. At 3.05pm on the...

Regionalising poverty

John O’Farrell argues that regional pay will drive down demand and prolong the recession. Sammy Wilson does not always see eye to eye with the unions but we are at complete agreement...

Henry Clark

Henry Maitland Clark 11 April 1929 – 24 March 2012 MP for North Antrim 1959-1970 One of the last of a generation of gentlemen unionist MPs, Henry Clark is mainly remembered for...

Brussels to Belfast

Local views on the Fiscal Compact Treaty The Irish Government will hold a referendum on Fiscal Compact Treaty on 31 May. The treaty will require countries to limit their annual government deficits...

Standards for press officers

Executive press officers are rejecting a code of conduct used in all other parts of the UK.  Peter Cheney reports. Northern Ireland Civil Service press officers are not regulated by an official...