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The Bad Friday Agreement

Posted on January 2nd, 2018 · Posted in Accounting & Business

“Peter will not marry Paul in Northern Ireland.”  This tweet from the Democratic Unionist Party’s former health minister Jim Wells reflects the social conservatism of the party that will support.. read more

Drones in Ireland

Posted on January 2nd, 2018 · Posted in Accounting & Business

Drones may still sound a little ‘science fiction’, but their use is rapidly becoming mainstream.  The practical applications of drones are multiplying – from energy generation (see box) to protecting.. read more

Data analytics are transforming government

Posted on January 2nd, 2018 · Posted in Accounting & Business

Data analytics’ role in reforming the public sector will be at least as large as in the private sector, where it promises to revolutionise management and marketing.  The House of.. read more

Irexit?

Posted on January 2nd, 2018 · Posted in Accounting & Business

Eurosceptism has long been a big part of the UK’s political scene.  Not so in Ireland, which has adopted a more genuinely European outlook.  Yet political pundits are saying the.. read more

Public sector innovation

Posted on January 2nd, 2018 · Posted in Accounting & Business

Innovation sits at the heart of how the public sector is redefining itself, focusing as it must on doing more for less.  FinTech developments are central to this reinvention.  In.. read more

Private equity invests in Ireland

Posted on January 2nd, 2018 · Posted in Accounting & Business

Private equity is not universally popular in Ireland, given its role in buying portfolios of distressed debt and turning these into vast profits.  The sector is particularly controversial in Northern.. read more

Angela McGowan profile

Posted on January 2nd, 2018 · Posted in Accounting & Business

“Sometimes it is underestimated how many females are in important positions in Northern Ireland,” explains Angela McGowan, whose place at the province’s top table was secured when she took over.. read more

Tullow Oil

Posted on April 10th, 2017 · Posted in Accounting & Business

It’s been a busy start of the year for Ireland’s largest energy exploration business Tullow Oil.  In the space of a few days in January and February, the company announced.. read more

Future-Focused Finance

Posted on April 10th, 2017 · Posted in Accounting & Business

It should be no surprise that strengthening financial management is a priority for the NHS.  Trusts in England were in deficit by £1.8bn in 2015/16 and the NHS has the.. read more

The Gender Pay Gap

Posted on April 10th, 2017 · Posted in Accounting & Business

Public bodies have often led the private sector when it comes to progressive employment practices.  But it is different with gender pay reporting – the government demanded that others got.. read more

Learning from Rush’s failure

Posted on April 10th, 2017 · Posted in Accounting & Business

Irish credit unions are generally in a strong financial position.  According to the Irish League of Credit Unions’ annual report, published in December, member credit unions have €880m in capital.. read more

Angela McGowan profile

Posted on April 10th, 2017 · Posted in Accounting & Business

“Sometimes it is underestimated how many females are in important positions in Northern Ireland,” explains Angela McGowan, whose place at the province’s top table was secured when she took over.. read more