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Out from the crowd

By all accounts Northern Ireland is well represented at local government level. A total of 582 councillors sit across the 26 districts, debating planning applications, local leisure facilities and waste collection. Of...

Southern local cuts

With 29 county councils, 75 town councils, five city councils, eight borough councils, eight regional authorities and two regional assemblies within its local government administration, the Irish Government has largely accepted that...

Changes in the local arena

Now in its sixth year since the last poll, the local government landscape has slightly altered but not through the usual route of election. Of the 582 councillors elected five years ago,...

Reform and deadlock

With reports that the new 11 councils will be postponed to 2015, as agendaNi went to press, local government reform appears to have gone full circle since its beginnings eight years ago....

All politics is local

agendaNi reviews an election result which saw Northern Ireland keep its ‘semi-detached’ status but also suggested the province’s MPs could have more bargaining power in future. Northern Ireland declared its independence from...

The changing legal times

In discussion with agendaNi, Arthur Cox’s Alan Taylor and Peter Curran survey the changing legal services environment, including the rising demand for specialisation and commercial knowledge. Please describe your current roles. AT:...

Communities of discovery

“Counter-productive” government policy is causing problems for teachers and the entire education sector, Frank Coffield told delegates at the Learning and Skills Development Agency conference in April. After 42 years as a...