Tag Archives: Public Affairs

All change for departments

agendaNi examines how a smaller number of departments will change the workings of government at Stormont. The number of Northern Ireland Executive departments will fall from 12 to nine following next May’s...

The lasting power of print

Raymond Snoddy talks to Peter Cheney about how newspapers are adapting to the digital world. The growth of digital news is the mega-trend in the media but, as Raymond Snoddy notes, one...

The essence of the crisis

Alex Kane contends that a basic lack of trust is reversing progress and putting Stormont’s future at risk. I voted for the Good Friday Agreement in the 1998 referendum. It was, I...

Alliance prepares for election fight

East Belfast was the focus for all delegates at the Alliance Party conference with the party viewing Naomi Long’s potential re-election as the next step in its growth. Peter Cheney reports. There...

Obituary: James Molyneaux

27 August 1920 – 9 March 2015 Among the quietest men in the public eye, James Molyneaux lived a full and long life. A strong commitment to public service was a common...

Getting the best from corporation tax

Patsy McGlone, Chair of the Assembly’s Enterprise Committee, outlines the scope of its current inquiry. With the Secretary of State’s announcement on the devolution of corporation tax, the Committee for Enterprise, Trade...

Assembly round-up

The welfare reform dispute resulted in a tense political atmosphere at Stormont. A more positive theme was taken up by the Speaker in his call for increased tolerance in society. March’s business...

Meet the media: Chris Buckler

Chris Buckler is a BBC Ireland correspondent and presenter of Good Morning Ulster. Originally from Helen’s Bay, he attended Queen’s University Belfast and the University of Ulster, and worked for the Belfast...

Political platform: Robin Swann MLA

Robin Swann is the UUP’s MLA for North Antrim, having been elected to the Assembly in 2011. Robin chairs the Employment and Learning Committee and is married to Jennifer with two children....