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Rapprochement brings rehabilitation

Posted on November 10, 2006 · Posted in Financial Times

Life in Northern Ireland has been transformed. Five years ago you were likely to face a British ­soldier pointing a rifle when you looked out of a car window into.. read more

Dubliners turn Newry into a commuter town

Posted on November 9, 2006 · Posted in Irish Times

Northern Ireland Market House prices in the Border town of Newry have risen by 371 per cent since 1996 – but are still lower than in the Republic, says Paul.. read more

Work together or else

Posted on October 25, 2006 · Posted in The Guardian’s Public Magazine

Northern Ireland’s public sector is going through a radical and rapid transformation. The 26 district councils are being abolished, replaced by seven “super councils” with more powers. Regional quangos administering.. read more

Cluster culture

Posted on October 22, 2006 · Posted in Think

Industrial clusters have formed the local economies in Silicon Valley and Galway. Now Saudi Arabia is joining in. Paul Gosling reports.

Counting the cost of justice

Posted on October 13, 2006 · Posted in The Times

The Bloody Sunday inquiry in Londonderry is expected to cost at least £100m as more than 1,000 witnesses use the best in IT to give evidence. Paul Gosling reports. (Subscription.. read more

Baltic Tigers

Posted on September 25, 2006 · Posted in RTE House Hunters in the Sun

The Baltic States are emerging as surprising property hot spots. Paul Gosling evaluates the ups and downs of property investment in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

Confusing myth and reality

Posted on September 7, 2006 · Posted in Co-operative News

THERE is myth and there is reality. One of the secrets of a happy life is not to confuse the two. It is a lesson that one trade union should.. read more

Counting the cost of justice

Posted on August 27, 2006 · Posted in The Times

The Bloody Sunday inquiry in Londonderry is expected to cost at least £100m as more than 1,000 witnesses use the best in IT to give evidence. Paul Gosling reports. (Subscription.. read more

Salute Ireland . . . the world’s biggest credit union nation!

Posted on August 11, 2006 · Posted in Co-operative News

THE World Council of Credit Unions – headquarters in Madison, Wisconsin and Washington, DC – has just held its annual conference: in Dublin. The choice of Ireland is both highly.. read more

Burnt-out councils discover high performance

Posted on August 11, 2006 · Posted in Financial Times

After decades of municipal neglect and incompetence, many of England’s largest and oldest cities are witnessing a management overhaul that is rapidly improving services.

Is turning the NHS into a complex network of social enterprises the right step?

Posted on April 6, 2006 · Posted in Co-operative News

THE title was hardly inspiring: but the impact will be profound. A report that has just landed on the desk of Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt provides an indication of how.. read more

Bouncing Back From Oblivion

Posted on March 19, 2006 · Posted in The Independent on Sunday

When Northern Ireland’s Irvinestown (population 2,200) lost its major industry, unemployment hit 90 per cent. Now social enterprise is helping the town to prosper again. What do you do if.. read more