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The scheme to pay back people who were illegally charged for nursing home care has finally commenced. An estimated 70,000 people or their estates can now apply for repayment. The scheme covers long-stay residents of public and other residential facilities and/or those who occupied a private nursing and who were…
Proposals to bring back the regular right to trial by jury were unveiled by the Government today - although Ministers plan to keep the option of having a judge decide some cases alone. Last year the Government agreed to get rid of Diplock courts - introduced in 1973 to combat…
A comprehensive review of child and adolescent mental-health services shows the urgent need for action to improve services, the Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People (NICCY), Barney McNeany, said yesterday. A review of the services, published last week, highlighted the lack of appropriate facilities, problems recruiting staff and…
The Equality Commission was under fire last night for "not practising what it preaches" after confidential figures revealed it employs a significantly skewed number of Catholics and women. According to figures released under the Freedom of Information Act and published by the Belfast Telegraph today, the watchdog admits that Protestant…