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Citizenship education: what's gone wrong

18 May 2022 Nick GarbuttEducation

What sort of young people do we want emerging from our schools?

The DUP's great gamble

13 May 2022 Nick GarbuttPolitics

The DUP is smarting from an election defeat.

Re-wilding Northern Ireland

12 May 2022 Ryan MillerEnvironment, Nature, Trees, Politics

Trees in Stormont Estate (photo by Joel Nevius on Unsplash)

Fixing Northern Ireland’s biodiversity issues requires active measures that will be difficult without an Executive.

Manifestos: the DUP

3 May 2022 Nick GarbuttPolitics

The final piece in our series analysing party manifestos looks at the DUP.

Manifestos: the SDLP

3 May 2022 Nick GarbuttPolitics

Next up in our guide to Election manifestos is a party devoted to making lists, the SDLP.

Manifestos: Sinn Fein

3 May 2022 Ryan MillerAssembly elections, AE22, Politics, Manifestos

Scope’s manifesto series continues with the party that is leading in all the polls.

Manifestos: People Before Profit

3 May 2022 Ryan MillerAE22, Assembly Election, Politics

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

29 Apr 2022 Ryan MillerAssembly Election, Politics, AE22

Scope’s look at party manifestos ahead of the Assembly election on May 5 continues.

Manifestos: the Alliance Party

28 Apr 2022 Ryan MillerElections, Politics, AE22

Next in our election series looking at party manifestos comes those most significant others, Alliance.

Manifestos: Traditional Unionist Voice

28 Apr 2022 Nick GarbuttPolitics

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

27 Apr 2022 Nick GarbuttPolitics

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

21 Apr 2022 Ryan MillerHealth, Mental Health, Early Years

Photo by Robert on Unsplash

If interventions are better early rather than late, then perhaps it makes sense to make them as soon as possible.

Calling time on the last taboo

21 Apr 2022 Nick GarbuttDeath

Death continues to be the last great taboo.

Calling time on the last taboo

21 Apr 2022 Nick GarbuttDeath

Death continues to be the last great taboo.

Youth organisations have a big role in improving child mental health

7 Apr 2022 Ryan MillerWellbeing, Mental Health, Children and Young People, Sector Issues, Funding, Social Policy, Education

Photo by Alex Shute on Unsplash

The wellbeing of Northern Ireland’s children and young people remains a concern. Local youth groups could do with better financial support – and help building systems where they can collaborate.

Climate change: reasons for optimism

7 Apr 2022 Nick GarbuttClimate Change

There’s good reason for us to be optimistic as we strive to eliminate our carbon footprint.

Hear me out – having a government is good, actually

31 Mar 2022 Ryan MillerPolicy, Politics, Community Relations, Health, Economy, Cost of Living, Brexit

It's election season

Poll results ahead of the Stormont election show that Stormont could achieve a huge amount – if only politics didn’t get in the way.

Stormont: is this goodbye?

30 Mar 2022 Nick GarbuttPolitics

Many commentators are predicting that this Stormont Executive and Assembly will be the last.

Poverty in Northern Ireland

24 Mar 2022 Nick GarbuttPoverty

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation has just published a survey of poverty in Northern Ireland which compares rates here to elsewhere in the UK.

Pre-election health check

24 Mar 2022 Ryan MillerHealth, Mental Health, Wellbeing

Photo by Emma Simpson on Unsplash

Healthcare in NI is on its knees. Restructuring the system and reducing massive waiting lists are key electoral issues. But how are people doing in general?


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