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Changing lives through regeneration

Voted Northern Ireland’s Social Enterprise of the Year 2017, agendaNi visits Ashton Community Trust (ACT) to explore their successes, model of sustainability and visions for expansion. The economic value of the social...

Prisons 2020

agendaNi’s David Whelan talks to head of the Northern Ireland Prison Service Ronnie Armour on completion of his first year in the role and discusses his vision for Prisons 2020, a programme...

40 years of changing lives every day

  Leading social justice charity Extern is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. agendaNi caught up with its CEO, Charlie Mack, who has just been named as a finalist in the upcoming...

Security situation statistics

The latest police recorded security situation statistics for Northern Ireland, covering the period from 1 January 2017 until 31 December 2017 indicate that “a significant threat still remains”. Figures from the PSNI’s...

Specialist support for victims of sexual violence

Victim Support NI is home to Northern Ireland’s only specialist Independent Sexual Violence Advocate service supporting hundreds of sexual violence victims in Northern Ireland. “I wouldn’t have got this far if it...

Leaving legacy

In his final days in office as Director of the Public Prosecution Service, agendaNi meets with Barra McGrory to discuss his six-year tenure. Barra McGrory’s time in office has been turbulent. Upon...

Harnessing digital disruption

  Although the principles of policing remain constant, the world in which police and justice agencies operate has seen dramatic shifts in recent years. Keeping the peace, protecting life and delivering justice...

Magilligan report

A report into Derry’s Magilligan prison has found that less than half of previous recommendations have yet to be implemented or initiated including addressing poorer outcomes for Catholic prisoners and introducing an...

A match made in heaven

Paddy Gray, Professor Emeritus of Housing at Ulster University explores the basis for greater co-operation between the housing sector and social enterprises and outlines the benefits being reaped from increased partnerships. I...

Stop and search

Queen’s University Belfast lecturer John Topping explores stop and search powers as the most prevalent form of adversarial contact between the public and the PSNI. As a power originating in the 16th...