Leadership, common ground and citizen focus – a new guide for public sector comms in Northern Ireland

Public sector communications is challenging. In Northern Ireland, it is no less so. It’s also changing. By Ann Williamson, Last year, a group of professionals came together to set up the Northern Ireland Public Sector Communications Forum (NIPSCF). We have been supported in this journey by the Cabinet Office and Government Communications Services. We wanted to …

Northern Ireland offers lots to be PRoud about

On Friday I had the privilege of attending the CIPR’s PRide Awards in Belfast. It was an inspiring experience to see first hand the thriving industry in Northern Ireland and to hear members talk about where they’d like to see the CIPR head next. Here’s a transcript of my speech. Good evening and thank you for …

Kevin Myers and Basil Clarke

By Richard Evans The biggest media story of the weekend was the Sunday Times column written by columnist Kevin Myers, which News UK has admitted contained “unacceptable comments both to Jewish people and to women in the workplace”. The Sunday Times has confirmed that Myers won’t write for it again. A good thing too; these kind …