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Most of us are used to reports which state that Irish people are the biggest drinkers in Europe. However new research has found that the amount of alcohol being consumed by adults in Ireland has decreased in recent years.The research from the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland (DIGI) is based…
Ulster's female politicians last night rallied to support the Belfast Rape Crisis Centre after a Government threat to withdraw its funding. They threw their weight behind the centre, dedicated to helping victims of rape and sexual violence, after it emerged it may close if funding is stopped. The department yesterday…
Saturday, 8 Jul, 2006

Arthritis Sufferer Targets MPs

An Ulster woman who waited 18 months in agony for desperately needed rheumatoid arthritis wonder drugs, has gone to the House of Commons - to campaign for a better deal for patients across the UK. Armed with a five-point action plan, Hazel Mark was one of 10 women urging the…
Last year, the Inspector of Mental Health Services, Dr Teresa Carey, published her first annual report. It contained details of all of the inspections she had carried out in 2004 and noted a 'range of issues' that were having a 'serious negative effect' on the quality of services available to…