Category Archives: Public Affairs

Belfast Exposed

Belfast Exposed Photography is Northern Ireland’s principal gallery of contemporary photography. The gallery was founded in 1983 and showcases world renowned national and international artists through exhibitions, commissions and publications. This month...

The view: a window on Mark Carruthers

Mark Carruthers occupies a prominent position as one of the most identifiable faces of current affairs coverage in the North. The award-winning broadcaster speaks with agendaNi’s Ciarán Galway. The face of several...

Normal civilised behaviour…

Files released by the Public Records Office of Northern Ireland reveal the “crucial importance” placed upon west Belfast by the Northern Ireland Office in the late 1980s. The most recent batch of...

Failing the 11-plus (again)

  John O’Farrell of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions writes in agendaNi about his disappointment at Education Minister Peter Weir’s support for academic selection and the subsequent potential for a widening...

Meet the media

Chris Sherrard is the editor of Belfast Live. He previously held the roles of Digital Publishing Executive for Mirror Media Ireland, where he oversaw the launch and growth of the Irish Daily...

Politics with a small ‘p’

agendaNi’s David Whelan travelled to Armagh to find out more about the Sinn Féin Lord Mayor who claimed the highest percentage of first preference votes in the whole of the north in...

Constituency changes abound

The Boundary Commission for Northern Ireland has proposed a series of provisional recommendations which, as they stand, will impact upon every constituency in the North, reducing their total from 18 to 17....

Planning ambitions

Well-known town planning consultant Clyde Shanks looks at how local planning is faring under the control of local councils. Our 11 Local Councils are 18 months in to their role as decision-makers...

Defamation reform

A recently published review of Northern Ireland’s defamation law could see it brought in line with the reforms introduced in England, Scotland and Wales in 2013. The new Finance Minister has been...