Northern Ireland Assembly

Dec21
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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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Dec15
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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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Nov22
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22 November 2016

Arm's-Length Bodies – what are they?

Just what is an arm's-length body and are there too many? Today's DUP motion calls for a review of the number and function of arm's-length bodies, or ALBs, so as to ‘maximise the available revenue’, but just who and what are our ALBs?

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