Is a public services meltdown on the cards?

27 Apr 2023Ryan Miller undefinedEducation, Stormont, Budget, Health, Mental Health, Politics

The Secretary of State’s budget is here. A bonfire of services seems likely. With a focus on education, Scope looks at cuts that are already in motion – and outlines the consequences.

If you want to protect the union, get back to Stormont

20 Apr 2023Ryan Miller undefinedGood Friday Agreement, Social Policy, Stormont, Politics

As most people celebrate the Good Friday Agreement, hardline unionist politicians have their heads in the sand – to the detriment of Northern Ireland, and also themselves.

Does Stormont need to end designations?

12 Jan 2023Ryan Miller undefinedStormont, Government, Polling, Politics, Protocol

Reforming Assembly and Executive structures has been suggested several times as a way to end the current impasse. Will that work, in theory or practice? Scope looks at one suggestion: weighted majority voting.

The Next Chapter: Women making the difference

8 Apr 2019Alexandra De La Torre The Next Chapter, Policy & Public AffairsPolitics

As a partner in The Next Chapter Project, which supports and empowers women to engage in politics and public life, NICVA is celebrating the achievements of the women participating in the 3 Chapter Hubs it leads.

NICVA Launches 2016 Sector Forecast Survey

7 Jan 2016Rachel Shannon ResearchState of the Sector, Sector Issues, Viewfinder (Research), Politics

NICVA has launched their 2016 Sector Forecast Survey. The Survey was sent to over 4,000 organisations and this is your opportunity to tell us about what you think 2016 holds for your organisation. 

Uncertainty and the Stormont House Agreement

25 Sep 2015Ryan Miller Community Relations, Politics

Provisions for dealing with the past within the Stormont House Agreement have come in for much public criticism. Scope looks at whether confusion on the issues is related to a lack of honest dialogue with the public.

Why Bryson should be heard in public

18 Sep 2015Nick Garbutt Politics

Scope editor Nick Garbutt argues that the decision to hold part of the Finance Committee's Nama investigation in private is a subversion of democracy. 

If Stormont falls we'll all be the worst for it

17 Sep 2015Nick Garbutt Politics

The current political crisis is having unexpected consequences, Scope reports. 

Did the IRA go away?

27 Aug 2015Nick Garbutt Politics, Peace Process

Are there any politicians and commentators who seriously did not know that the IRA still existed?