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An overview of the Digital Divide in Northern Ireland
Reading Time: 7 minutes This blog article provides a brief overview of the ‘Digital Divide’. Drawing on the Northern Ireland experience, it explores key characteristics of the Digital Divide, as well as the importance of closing this divide, especially
Are electric cars a realistic alternative to petrol and diesel in Northern Ireland today?
Reading Time: 9 minutes The UK Government has a vision where almost all cars and vans on UK roads will be electric by 2050. Encouragingly, the market for electric cars is growing year-on-year, though realistically they continue to make
Ready for the journey? Public attitudes to electric and ultra-low emission vehicles
Reading Time: 6 minutes The UK Government is encouraging drivers to buy zero emission battery electric vehicles to accelerate the decarbonisation of transport. It will phase out the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2030,
Reservoir safety in Northern Ireland: What changes are in the pipeline?
Reading Time: 7 minutes Reservoir safety is changing in order to better protect people in Northern Ireland. This article gives an overview of a recent Research and Information Service paper about the Reservoirs Act (Northern Ireland) 2015. It explains
Union connectivity: What does it mean for Northern Ireland?
Reading Time: 8 minutes Transport links between Northern Ireland and the rest of the United Kingdom (UK) have entered the spotlight in recent months. The realities of the UK leaving the European Union mean that there has been greater
Decarbonising road transport – The challenge is set
Reading Time: 8 minutes When the UK Government became the world’s first major economy to legislate for a ‘net zero’ target for carbon emissions by 2050, it acknowledged it would not succeed unless fundamental changes occur in the way