Category Archives: Public Affairs

Tax and the G8

John O’Farrell casts a critical eye over the forthcoming G8 summit. I learnt two useful things on Budget Day, and neither fact came from Gideon Osborne. I learnt from April’s Prospect magazine...

Growing our Canadian links

Ken Brundle, Canada’s honorary consul in Northern Ireland, talks to Peter Cheney about his role and how closer trade and travel links can build on a strong relationship between the two countries....

Assembly round-up

Tensions between the DUP and Sinn Féin emerged in a vote for a new Principal Deputy Speaker. MLAs considered the impact of the spring snow and also looked forward to President Obama’s...

Darren McCaffrey

Fermanagh-born Darren McCaffrey reports for Sky News. He joined the station in 2009 after working for the Northern Ireland Assembly and as an intern in Parliament and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office....

Michael Copeland MLA

UUP MLA Michael Copeland was elected to represent East Belfast in the 2003 Assembly election, lost his seat in 2007 and was re-elected in 2011. He was a member of Castlereagh Borough...

Inspiration and positive impact

Outgoing Queen’s University Belfast Vice-Chancellor Sir Peter Gregson shares his reflections on his time in post. When I came to Queen’s I knew I was coming to a university with an exceptional...

Inez McCormack

Trade unionist and feminist · 1946-2013 “I have worked out that you are loved in low places and loathed in high places,” a Conservative Secretary of State once told Inez McCormack. Taken...