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Trump, Brexit and Europe

Phil Hogan, European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development reflects on the post-Brexit era of “populism, polarisation and political poison” facing Ireland in the context of Trump-led trade wars. None are as...

Northern Ireland after Brexit: ready or not?

As the battle to avoid a chaotic exit intensifies, how ready is Northern Ireland for a future outside the EU? University College Cork’s Mary C Murphy writes. The October European Council Summit...

The implications of Brexit

The challenges of Brexit threaten to disrupt a whole suite of arrangements and presuppositions that have existed on the island in the 45 years since the UK and Ireland joined the European...

Digital transformation: The UK model

Kevin Cunnington took up the role of the UK’s Director General of the Government Digital Service (GDS) in 2016. On joining GDS, he also became Head of Function for Digital, Data and...

Draft Industrial Strategy

In January 2017, the draft Industrial Strategy was published by former Economy Minister Simon Hamilton as a successor to the previous Economic Strategy which had been launched in 2012. agendaNi reflects on...

Enterprise partners boost job growth

With an unwavering commitment to grow the local economy, Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council (ABC Council) continues to use its leadership and influence to support sustainable economic development across the...

Moulded for enterprise

Three years after heavy milk price fluctuation spurred Dean Wright to reassess his business model, the Portadown farmer has recently brought his first product to market in the shape of a premium...

Cross-border trade exposed

A new report analysing cross-border supply chains in Ireland has indicated that businesses in Northern Ireland would be more exposed to any hardening of the border than those in the Republic of...

Breaking new ground: Your natural digital home

Located on Northern Ireland’s stunning Causeway Coast, Atlantic Link Enterprise Campus is a unique opportunity specifically created to provide the optimal strategic conditions for international digital businesses to operate and thrive. The...

Decline in R&D investment

Northern Ireland has recorded the largest percentage decrease in in-house business research and development (R&D) of all 12 UK regions. On the back of a record year of investment in research and...