Category Archives: Public Affairs

New year honours list

Fifty-five individuals from Northern Ireland have been recognised in the new year honours list for their service to society. Across the UK, 984 awards were announced. Order of Bath Companion (CB) Carol...

How others see Europe

Insularity and caution will damage Europe’s standing in the world, according to diplomats. Peter Cheney considers the view from New Zealand and the USA. Foreign observers are warning that an inward-looking and...

European Parliament visitors’ centre

Peter Cheney visits the Parlamentarium, the European Parliament’s new visitors’ centre in Brussels. To promote itself to an apathetic public, the European Parliament has opened its first visitors’ centre and coined a...

Terence Gavaghan

1 October 1922 – 10 August 2011 Irishman, humanitarian and colonial administrator The life of Terence Gavaghan captured the complexity of a man born in India and searching for an identity: administering...

Jim Shannon MP

Strangford MP Jim Shannon was elected to Parliament in May 2010. He previously represented the constituency as an MLA (1998-2010) and in the Northern Ireland Forum (1996-1998), and was an Ards borough...

Planning for event success

In today’s cost-conscious business environment, it is more important than ever for organisations wishing to put together an event, whatever its purpose, to ensure that everything goes smoothly and the event is...

The state of sport

Northern Ireland’s sportsmen and women are enjoying a run of successes one year before London 2012. agendaNi sums up the year so far and the province’s sporting plans. It’s clear that Northern...

Improving participation

Northern Ireland needs a culture change to get more active and therefore healthier. Meadhbh Monahan reports. Chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, strokes and other stress-related conditions are directly linked to the...

Rory McIlroy profile

Rory McIlroy’s uplifting US Open victory could mark the start of a legendary career. Most superlatives fall short of describing Rory McIlroy’s success this summer. In brief, a 22-year old Holywood man...