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Saving & spending

Finance Minister Sammy Wilson talks straight with Peter Cheney about the fiscal challenges ahead for Northern Ireland, cutting the number of public bodies and his views on EU membership. A gentle learning...

The leaders: Gerry Adams interview

The Sinn Féin President discusses his roots, mentors and republicanism’s future direction with Owen McQuade in the latest in our series of interviews with party leaders. Adams remembers clearly the first time...

Pat Doherty MP MLA

Sinn Féin’s Pat Doherty was elected MLA for West Tyrone in 1998 and has served as the constituency’s MP since 2001. Born in Glasgow, his home county is Donegal. His contested the...

Our economic direction

Five opinion-formers discuss the way forward for Northern Ireland’s economy, including the role of inward investment, infrastructure, R&D and their desired destination for the province in 2019. Where should Northern Ireland be...

Slow recovery but good opportunity

PwC Managing Partner Hugh Crossey anticipates a slow recovery but sees the recession as a chance to adopt better business models, as he discusses the economic situation with Owen McQuade. By PricewaterhouseCoopers’...

The leaders: Peter Robinson interview

The DUP leader restates the case for devolution and emphasises his party’s independent thinking, as he discusses his role with Owen McQuade and Peter Cheney in the latest in our series of...

Frank Mitchell

Splitting his time now between U105 radio, his weather updates and filming ‘Ultimate Ulster’, Frank Mitchell is familiar with both forms of broadcast media but still enjoys its simple pleasures. How did...

Jim Wells MLA

One of Stormont’s more experienced MLAs, Jim Wells’ political career has followed the changing shape of South Down over the years. From 1982 to 1986, he sat in the Northern Ireland Assembly...

Shaping the rural future

Michelle Gildernew updates Richard Halleron about the Rural Development Programme’s implementation and shares her hopes for how it will benefit people living in Northern Ireland’s countryside. Farm Minister Michelle Gildernew makes no...

Delivering effective child maintenance

Mary Quinn leads the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Division within the Department for Social Development. She discusses the complex issues within its remit with Owen McQuade and how the organisation has turned...