Category Archives: Issues

A zombie premiership

In surviving the confidence vote, British Prime Minister Theresa May can claim pyrrhic victory over her party’s dissenters. However, she is now reliant on a helping hand from the EU if she...

A moral responsibility

The Head of Northern Ireland’s Civil Service David Sterling has described a “moral responsibility” on the Secretary of State Karen Bradley to take action on proposed new legislation to compensate victims and...

Lessons to be learnt in school funding crisis

Recent months have seen unprecedented levels of pressure upon Northern Ireland’s education system, with schools told in September to operate within a continuously shrinking budget. agendaNi assesses the latest funding crisis facing...

Social Investment Fund Audit

The Social Investment Fund (SIF) has had to extend its project deadline by five years and secure over £13 million of extra funding while its application process featured a number of “conflicts...

Democracy in disarray

Philip Stephens, chief political commentator at The Financial Times, offers an analysis of Trump’s America, a fractured Europe and the changing dynamics of global power. “When you look around, there is chaos...

Stand-still Budget

£320 million for the Northern Ireland block grant, £2 million for Belfast’s recovery from the Primark fire and £350 million for a City Deal were the headline figures. However they could not...