Policy Development

05 July 2018

Bradley resists calls for direct rule

For MPs accustomed to Secretary of State Karen Bradley’s often cautious statements before the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee since her appointment in January, one early remark during Wednesday’s meeting was far from insignificant.

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19 June 2018

Signs of a thaw? Sinn Féin Ard Fheis 2018

No one was left in doubt that this was an Ard Fheis different from any other as they entered the Waterfront at the weekend under a huge banner bearing the faces of the new leadership team of Mary Lou McDonald and Michelle O’Neill.

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23 February 2018

Talks failure: some theories

This week we heard from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation that nearly one in three adults in Northern Ireland is out of work. The region has made no progress on poverty in a decade.

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