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The demolition of community education in Northern Ireland
Just imagine the uproar if the education department withdrew a school’s funding two months before the end of term leaving A Level and GSCE students without teachers, and the rest of the pupils scrambling for places elsewhere.
Sector needs to act on mental health of staff
Professor Peter McBride chief executive of the Northern Ireland Association for Mental Health (Niamh) argues the Third Sector must act now to stave off a mental health crisis amongst employees following cuts.
Preserving heritage and understanding the past
Scope meets Paul Mullan, head of the Heritage Lottery Fund in Northern Ireland.
Has the Wells affair scuppered a Westminster deal for the DUP?
Scope analyses the fall-out from the Wells affair and concludes we should not be writing off the DUP just yet.
It's time to move on from the stale politics of peace
Independent MLA John McCallister calls for a realignment of politics in Northern Ireland and has some harsh words for the Make it Work campaign.
Abortion: the lives of others
David Smyth of the Evangelical Alliance, writing exclusively for Scope, challenges those currently calling for changes to Northern Ireland's abortion law
Buy a plastic bag and save the environment: how not to make cuts
Scope analyses the bizarre recent conduct of the Department of the Environment and suggests this is a text book example of how not to implement cuts.
Modern slavery - antiquity down your street
For most people the word slavery will evoke the distant and disconnected past. But for some people it is a reality in the here and now.
Welfare Reform: overseeing the inevitable
Presuming the near-inevitable happens and Welfare Reform (eventually) passes the Assembly, does Stormont need a dedicated committee for oversight? Scope speaks exclusively with Michael McMahon MSP, who convenes just such a group in Holyrood.
Opinion: abortion - our laws are in urgent need of reform
Grainne Teggart, Northern Ireland campaigner for Amnesty Interntional and head of its My Body My Rights campaign, writes for Scope to say that local abortion laws lack decency in the way they treat women in distress.
The Wrong Mrs Vo - do the unborn have rights?
Scope examines the landmark European case which ruled that the unborn do not have a right to life
Abortion in Northern Ireland: an overview
Abortion is amongst the most divisive issues in our tumultuous society. In the first of a series of pieces looking at this issue as it comes to a time of great flux, Scope outlines where we are and how we got there.
Eat your heart out Justin Bieber you''ll never out-twitter Ó Muilleoir
Scope stops off in South Belfast to examine politicians on social media and stumbles across the politician who out-tweets Obama.
This latest spending cut will boost crime
Scope cartoonist Patrick Sanders sums up that there is to be said about the devastating cuts to NIACRO and the impact on re-settling offenders.