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Infrastructure: A driver of productivity and growth

Kate Barker of the National Infrastructure Commission offers insights from the UK’s first National Infrastructure Assessment, demonstrating why infrastructure is a key foundation of economic productivity and growth. Barker provides a brief...

Fianna Fáil and SDLP announce partnership

Fianna Fáil and the SDLP put an end to months of speculation about a possible merger by announcing a ‘strategic partnership’ at a press conference in Belfast in late January. Party leaders...

Rise in rough sleepers

The Housing Executive’s (NIHE) annual count of rough sleepers in the Belfast area has found a 220 per cent increase in the number of those sleeping on the streets, while recent figures...

Investment in childcare needed

In January, Employers For Childcare published the findings of the 2018 Northern Ireland Childcare Cost Survey which received more than 2,200 responses from parents and childcare providers. The report highlights the need...

Muckamore in “crisis”

Accounts given since the leaking of the report that plunged Muckamore Abbey Hospital into crisis have served to illustrate the picture painted of a hospital where a “culture of tolerating harm” was...

Fuelling the fleet

Following the successful roll out of natural gas vehicles (NGVs) for transport fleets across the UK, Phoenix Natural Gas Chief Operating Officer, Ivan Bell, leads the discussion on adopting this innovative solution...

Healthcare under pressure

2018’s end saw the publication of the Northern Ireland Audit Office’s General Report on the Health and Social Care Sector. agendaNi assesses the findings of the report, which concern financial and operational...

Prison progress

Reflecting on a scathing inspection in 2015 that declared HMP Maghaberry to be “unsafe and unstable”, new governor David Kennedy talks to David Whelan about the significant progress that has been made...