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Executive motion - what our ministers have in store
The first half of a broad look of the challenges faced by the ministers in each of Stormont's new departments.
E petitions: bringing politics to the people
Scope talks to Mairaid McMahon who has single-handedly paved the way for people in Northern Ireland to have a greater say in government.
Promoting good race relations in NI
The best recipe for good relations between minorities and everyone else is people from different backgrounds meeting on an equal footing and getting to know each other better as individuals, according to the South Belfast Roundtable
Europe: NICVA says remain
Scope asks NICVA Chief Executive Seamus McAleavey why his organisation has taken the unprecedented step of campaigning in the upcoming European referendum.
Outcomes and the Programme for Government
The new PfG - currently under construction, intertwined with sticky negotiations over the Executive - will be "outcomes-based". What does this mean? Surely this can't be new? Scope looks at a new model for all sectors.
Europe and the English problem
Many in Northern Ireland and in Scotland and Wales would be forgiven for feeling locked out of the referendum debate.
The battle for the BBC in Northern Ireland
Coverage of Culture Secretary John Whittingdale’s white paper on the future of the BBC has concentrated on the abolition of the BBC Trust and the publication of the salaries of the highest paid stars.
Unhealthy future - part two
Part two of our look at health reform in the context of Stormont parties' policies. Here we examine party manifestos - and find contradictions, shameless vote grabbing, and deceit or stupidity or both.
Unhealthy future - part one
The need for health reform will become even more pressing throughout the next mandate. Scope has analysed party policy alongside the unanimous view of experts who say how and why HSC should be remodelled. The conclusions are worrying.
Will Stormont embrace open government?
Among the various political goings on right now, NI politicians have until the end of June to feed proposals into a UK-wide action plan on open government.
Alliance's marathon manifesto
At more than 37,000 words and 88 pages the Alliance Manifesto is by far the longest to be published to date.
Sinn Fein Assembly manifesto for 2016
We continue to look at the main party's manifestos ahead of the Assembly elections - and find that Sinn Fein's document is unsurprising.
UUP manifesto - education "the priority"
The latest major party manifesto to be released ahead of the Assembly elections comes from the UUP. Scope takes a look.