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Why the political stalemate is bad for our health
The past few weeks have been challenging for the Sector. In past weeks we have looked at some of the consequences of not having a government in place.
Northern Ireland: Anarchy in the UK
This week also saw the collapse of talks aimed at forming a new Executive, without a budget being agreed.
How the peace process was tied to the EU, and what Brexit means
It has been possible to discern a few shards of hope in what has been a difficult and turbulent few days for Northern Ireland. Scope reviews an historic week, firstly Brexit.
Is democracy working for Northern Ireland? Not really ....
The publication of a ground-breaking report into the state of democracy in Northern Ireland this week could not have been better timed.
Accepting redemption is difficult
In the week Martin McGuinness passed away, Scope examines the nature of redemption by looking at another man's story - double murderer Erwin James, who spoke in Belfast on Monday - and asks what society wants from its prisons.
Why the Hopkins libel case is a wake up call for all on social media
In the second of two articles on important legal judgments in the news this week, Nick Garbutt examines the implications of a Twitter libel case.
The Ilott case: contested wills, charities and the law
There were two landmark legal cases of great interest to the sector this week. Here Nick Garbutt examines the case of a woman who left all her money to charity, disinheriting her daughter.
Another fudge for Integrated Education
Integration is an oversubscribed aspect of our education system but continually faces barriers to growth. The burial of a new, independent and departmentally-commissioned report is just the latest example.
Stormont: why quieter voices need to be heard
It is time that quieter voices were heard in the current political debate.
The art of understanding trauma
Shannon Yee suffered acquired brain injury nearly a decade ago, before composing a show that puts the audience through her experience. She tells Scope about recovery and some of the direct benefits of artistic expression.
How NI cities are missing out on hundreds of millions of investment
Northern Ireland is missing out on hundreds of millions of pounds of regeneration money, partly as a result of the refusal by Stormont to devolve power to councils.
Art imitating near death – a learning experience
Shannon Yee’s Reassembled, Slightly Askew is a sensory experience that aims to replicate significant brain injury. Scope looks at a groundbreaking piece of art that has come again to Belfast’s Metropolitan Art Centre.
Troubles with bubbles
Joe Kenny - @j0ekenny - writes about his experience of being blind and going through Northern Ireland’s education system, and then onto college, in the 80s and 90s.
Donald Trump's mastery of the media
Are media commentators under-estimating Donald Trump? Nick Garbutt asks if there is method to the apparent madness.