Category Archives: Public Affairs

TRADES UNION desk

The People’s Plutocrats John O’Farrell writes that no matter how loudly the assertions of the populists are, there are millions of people for whom they cannot speak, and who will not let...

UUP party conference

  “If you vote Mike, you get Colum. If you vote Colum, you get Mike,” was the prevailing message that emanated from the Ulster Unionists Party’s first conference since its designation as...

The DUP party conference 2016

With no impending election to contest, a Programme for Government still in draft format and a façade of harmonious cooperation with their Executive partners Sinn Féin, Arlene Foster chose to focus on...

Meet the Media

Alex Kane Alex Kane is a columnist for the News Letter and Irish News and a regular contributor to a number of other publications. He comments on politics for the BBC, UTV...

Political Platform

    Phillip Logan MLA Phillip Logan was elected as a DUP MLA for North Antrim in 2016 having lived and worked there all his entire life. Logan is a member of...

Consultation update

Details of significant consultation exercises currently being carried out by government departments and other public sector bodies in Northern Ireland. Queries on individual consultations should be referred to the organisations concerned, as...

Planning for change

Professor of Education at Queen’s University Belfast, Tony Gallagher, discusses the prospects for education amidst of the first major departmental shake-up since 2000. Since the establishment of the Northern Ireland Assembly in...

Social Media Belfast 2016

Social Media Belfast 2016 brought together top marketers and brands to discuss the social outlook and provide lots of insight and learning. #smbelfast hashtag was one of Northern Ireland’s top Twitter trends...