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Stumbling backwards into the future
Quintin Oliver ran the Yes campaign in the referendum that followed the Good Friday Agreement. Here he analyses what has been achieved to date and the challenges that remain
Meet the new boss: Andrew McCracken from CFNI
Scope talks with Andrew McCracken, recently appointed chief executive at funding organisers CFNI, about the importance of empowerment and economic trouble on the horizon.
Why is integrated education getting nowhere?
The founders of Northern Ireland realised that having segregated education would make division worse. They wanted kids to be taught together. Almost 100 years later this prospect looks as distant as ever. Scope asks why.
Budget analysis: half baked and two speed
A look at the consequences for the third sector, and beyond, stemming from Stormont's Draft Budget for 2015/16
Two brave women campaigners should learn from
Doing good work is not always the same as doing work that has widespread popular support.
Suicide survivor’s moving story of hope
Kevin Hines jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco – and lived.
Health boss goes to war over negative media coverage
The tension between the media and health authorities has exploded into open warfare and the dispute goes to the heart of the function of the Press. Scope investigates.
Big Lottery makes major new appointments
The Big Lottery Fund has appointed three new Northern Ireland committee members to make decisions on how National Lottery funding is invested.
Why we are bringing Scope back to life
NICVA Chief Executive Seamus McAleavey looks back at the last print edition of Scope and explains why it is being re-launched today.
Les Allamby: why human rights matter
Les Allamby had been in post a few days when David Cameron set his party on a course that could plunge Northern Ireland into a constitutional crisis with Allamby's office at its centre.
Charities: how the public rate us
People in Northern Ireland do not understand how charities are funded nor how they are run, according to a new survey carried out by MORI on behalf of NICVA in the wake of the chief executive pay controversy.
Food banks: A good or bad sign of the times?
The biggest growth area for the charitable sector over the past few years has been that of food banks. Bob Stronge chief executive of Advice NI says there will be many more once Welfare “Reform” kicks in.
Funding the Arts in the "real world"
Ali FitzGibbon, director at Young at Art re-frames the debate about arts funding.