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Brexit could stymie skills supply

Brexit poses a significant challenge to the availability of skills, the competitiveness of the labour market and therefore to economic success in Northern Ireland. agendaNi outlines the context. Published in 2017, Economy...

Learning and skills in the Republic

As the 2017 update of the Northern Ireland Skills Barometer outlines its projections for skills demand, and makes recommendations in the context of Brexit and sectoral growth in the job market up...

Valuing apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are a useful tool in the process of upskilling the labour market, filling supply gaps and increasing economic competitiveness. agendaNi explores their status and funding in Northern Ireland. An apprenticeship enables...

Northern Ireland Skills Barometer

The 2015 Northern Ireland Skills Barometer was intended as a model to gauge future skill needs and gaps by sector, subject area and level of qualification. The 2017 update reflects the latest...

Animated: Brian John Spencer

Artist, writer and political cartoonist Brian John Spencer discusses his early career with David Whelan, finding his muse and dealing with criticism. Early years “Art was always a hobby”, explains Spencer when...

Women and politics in Ireland since 1918

February 2018 marked the centenary of some women achieving the right to vote in parliamentary elections in Britain and Ireland. Queen’s University Belfast’s Yvonne Galligan and Marie Coleman write. The Representation of...