Category Archives: Public Affairs

Westminster notes

Diamond jubilee address Both Houses of Parliament gathered in Westminster Hall in March to hear the Queen’s diamond jubilee address. There was humour in the Queen’s speech. She remarked that “in an...

Assembly round-up

Members got down to the detail of fuel duty, Lough Neagh’s ownership and social care in April’s private member’s motions but a lack of legislation still holds up progress. A series of...

Phil Flanagan MLA

Phil Flanagan, from Garrison, is one of three Sinn Féin MLAs for Fermanagh and South Tyrone.  A former mobile phone shop owner, he was co-opted to Fermanagh District Council for Erne West...

Martina Devlin

Omagh-born Martina Devlin began her journalism career on Fleet Street before moving to Dublin where she joined the Irish Independent. The award-winning author tells agendaNi about her Titanic connections and how Northern...

Dublin City of Science

Europe’s most prestigious science gathering will be one of the high profile events held throughout Ireland in 2012, agendaNi reports. A year-long programme of science related events and activities, including at least...

Bairbre de Brún MEP

Travel, biography and adventure are among the Sinn Féin MEP’s main literary interests. Litir ó mo Mháthair Altrama AUTHOR: Fionntán de Brún It’s a series of short stories but it’s stories that...

Brussels to Belfast

A need to remember The European Union is “poor at remembering” and must formally commemorate the First and Second World Wars, rather than just moving on, according to Diane Dodds.  The Parliament...