The growing role of charities in society must be embraced
8 Feb 2023Ryan Miller undefinedThird Sector, Sector Issues, Funding, Economy, Environment, Social Policy
A huge new report, years in the making, says that the community and voluntary sector’s increasing importance needs to be fully embraced. The private, public and third sectors all need to work together to build the best-possible future.
Why planners say it is okay to enclose open spaces
1 Jul 2015Nick Garbutt Environment
The recent Glasmullin dispute has raised questions about Northern Ireland’s planning laws, Scope dissects the issues.
Closing down our open spaces
17 Jun 2015Nick Garbutt Environment
The decision by Belfast City Council to grant planning permission for a sports ground on open land in West Belfast creates an uneasy precedent and is out of step with planning policy elsewhere, Scope reports.
Preserving heritage and understanding the past
28 Apr 2015Nick Garbutt Funding, Environment
Scope meets Paul Mullan, head of the Heritage Lottery Fund in Northern Ireland.
Buy a plastic bag and save the environment: how not to make cuts
27 Apr 2015Nick Garbutt CutsWatchNI, Environment, Politics
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.