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An online blackmailer whose Northern Irish teenage victim later took his own life has been sentenced to four years in prison. Ronan Hughes, 17, from Co Tyrone, died in June 2015 after he was targeted by Romanian Iulian Enache, 31. Enache will be released in October 2019 after he was…
The Northern Ireland Association of Social Workers (NIASW) will attend all five Health and Social Care (HSC) Trust Board extraordinary meetings today to highlight the social work profession's opposition to cuts to the HSC budget. Speaking ahead of the meetings Carolyn Ewart (pictured), NIASW Country Manager, said: "Social Workers are…
A Northern Irish care home has been closed due to "systemic care failings" that posed a "serious risk to life" in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh. Ashbrooke Care Home, operated by Runwood Homes, was the subject of an unannounced inspection by The Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) last Wednesday. The RQIA…
Two landmark court challenges against the ban on same sex marriage in Northern Ireland have been dismissed. Mr Justice O'Hara rejected both cases, insisting the ban did not violate the rights of LGBT couples in the region. Delivering judgment at the High Court in Belfast, he said it was for…
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