NI Executive

10 January 2017

Fresh Talks or Fresh Elections?

Come Monday 5pm, it will fall on Secretary of State James Brokenshire to announce an election, assuming that the office of deputy First Minister remains unfilled. What isn’t clear, however, is when he will actually move to dissolve the Assembly.

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21 December 2016

Can the Executive get on with the job of delivering?

While the scandal around the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme has been determining the headlines daily, distracting many from ‘normal business’ as we head into the Christmas period with some level of uncertainty about the Executive and its plans for the next five years, it is important to examine what we know about the Programme for Government (PfG), along with the process around it.

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15 December 2016

Media now a crucial player in the opposition function

Given his large listener base and multi-layered approach to his own output, Stephen Nolan’s efforts in discerning the facts around the collapse of the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme have surely catapulted the issue into the wider public consciousness.

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23 November 2016

The Autumn Statement: the Brexit balancing act

In Philip Hammond’s first major financial statement as Chancellor since the UK voted to leave the EU, Northern Ireland is to receive an extra £250 million for infrastructure, in accordance with the Barnett Formula.

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