Oct01
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01 October 2019

Robin’s Swannsong as he steps down as UUP Leader

Robin Swann has announced he will not be putting his name forward for the leadership of the Ulster Unionist Party at the next AGM. Mr Swann announced his intentions to step down as leader, citing the need to spend more time with his young family.

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Sep12
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12 September 2019

Dormant Accounts Unlocked…finally

Sue Gray is certainly living up to her reputation of shaking things up. In the absence of a minister, the Department of Finance Permanent Secretary has released £16 million from dormant bank accounts and building societies in Northern Ireland to support organisations in the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector (VCSE).

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Mar26
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26 March 2019

#LE19: Purdah… Pardon?

Today marks the commencement of purdah, ahead of the local government elections on 2 May. Candidates will contest 462 seats across Northern Ireland’s eleven local councils.

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Jan16
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16 January 2019

Decisions are being made: Suicide Prevention Strategy expected in March

Today, Richard Pengelly, the Permanent Secretary for the Department of Health, told the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee that the new Northern Ireland (Executive Formation and Exercise of Functions) Act gives him the ability to approve and implement the Suicide Prevention Strategy, once a budget has been approved in March.

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