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Is Northern Ireland moving away from paramilitarism? Maybe, maybe not
While the headlines are filled with stories that feel out of time, local perceptions about the reach of Loyalist and Republican gangs are changing slowly, if they are changing at all.
The cost of living and the cost of governmental collapse
There is no magic fix for the cost-of-living crisis. Plenty of things might help but, with no Executive in place, Stormont can’t do any of them.
Citizenship education: what's gone wrong
What sort of young people do we want emerging from our schools?
Re-wilding Northern Ireland
Fixing Northern Ireland’s biodiversity issues requires active measures that will be difficult without an Executive.
Manifestos: the SDLP
Next up in our guide to Election manifestos is a party devoted to making lists, the SDLP.
Manifestos: Sinn Fein
Scope’s manifesto series continues with the party that is leading in all the polls.
Manifestos: People Before Profit
The manifesto series continues with People Before Profit. Will they return more than one MLA this time round? Read about their pitch to voters here.
Manifestos: the Green Party of Northern Ireland
Scope’s look at party manifestos ahead of the Assembly election on May 5 continues.
Manifestos: the Alliance Party
Next in our election series looking at party manifestos comes those most significant others, Alliance.
Manifestos: Traditional Unionist Voice
Next up in Scope’s series on election manifestos is the TUV, which wants to reform Stormont so it’s more like the EU.
Manifestos: the Ulster Unionist Party
The Assembly election takes place next Thursday. Scope will examine each of the local party’s manifestos in turn. First up is the UUP.
Good mental health starts in early years
If interventions are better early rather than late, then perhaps it makes sense to make them as soon as possible.