Tag Archives: North/South

St Andrews Agreement review

The slow St Andrews Agreement review of the North/South Ministerial Council’s work is starting to see results but major decisions are still on the backburner. Almost five years after its announcement, the...

A border economic development zone

A study on cross-border economic renewal has called for a three-pronged approach to economic development in the region. Stephen Dineen reports. Economists John Bradley and Michael Best have called for a rebalancing...

New Irish President

Michael D Higgins has taken over from Mary McAleese as Irish President, while Irish citizens in Northern Ireland will not receive voting rights for the foreseeable future. Meadhbh Monahan reports. Michael Daniel...

Environmental co-operation

Ministers from North and South spoke of enhanced co-operation at this year’s Environment Ireland conference. Stephen Dineen summarises the main themes. There was a strong theme of North/South co-operation to Environment Minister...

Economists in government

Economists are increasingly being called upon to help ministers make policy decisions a senior Northern Ireland civil servant has told a Dublin audience. Meadhbh Monahan reports. Ministers realise that their projects won’t...

Irish presidential election preview

Peter Cheney considers the consequences of the Irish presidential election. Ireland will be gripped by a lively and intense presidential race in the run-up to polling day on 27 October. The first...

Irish presidency

As Mary McAleese prepares to leave office, Peter Cheney previews October’s election and its relevance to Northern Ireland. Ireland’s first presidential election in 14 years is essentially a decision on the character...

Visiting the Oireachtas

Stephen Dineen discovers the easiest way to organise a tour of Leinster House. Northern residents can book tours of the Oireachtas directly, without needing a TD, Senator or embassy. For many people,...