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Partner with potential

Collaboration between the public and private sectors could greatly enhance the lives of those working in Northern Ireland. It is a time of uncertainty for Northern Ireland. It is not controversial to suggest that this isn’t particularly helpful in terms of growing our economy, creating jobs or providing the best possible public services for our… Read More Partner with potential

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One giant leap for finance in the civil service

Leading the transformation of the civil service finance function is a challenge, but one worth taking on, explains Connie Costello On 30 September 2016, the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform announced that the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform had taken a significant step towards the modernisation of Government financial management administration. The Government… Read More One giant leap for finance in the civil service

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How to spot fake news

By Eleanor O’Neill Telling the real from the fake is now a major challenge in the digitally-connected information society – and just how can you tell if a news report is false? Talk of ‘fake news’ is increasingly cropping up in discussions and debates, with everyone from Mark Zuckerburg to Vladimir Putin accused of spreading… Read More How to spot fake news

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Risky business

By Lisa van de Geyn Operating in the underground economy might seem smart in the short term, but it creates a host of negative consequences for the economy, businesses and consumers. Few – if any – countries fared worse than Greece in the aftermath of the financial crisis of 2008. Fast-forward nearly nine years and… Read More Risky business

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Fixing a schooling system in crisis

By Johnathan Dillon South Africa’s basic education system is in desperate need of an overhaul, and two important aspects of a successfully revamped education system are a student-centred focus and passionate teachers.  Few South Africans would deny that our basic education system is in a crisis. The quality of our education system, especially maths and… Read More Fixing a schooling system in crisis