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Plans to extend the Government's welfare reforms into Northern Ireland have been greeted with protests by MPs. Measures such as the benefit cap, universal credit and personal independence payments would be rolled out under the proposals. It comes after a long-running political row in the Northern Ireland Assembly, where welfare…
The Western Trust’s New Directions Programme has won praise from Lee Snodgrass, a 27 year old with a learning disability from New Buildings in Derry, speaking about his experiences of working with the Trust. The New Directions Programme is a community access service which links people with a learning disability…
A paediatric pathologist in Northern Ireland has quit after claiming the region's strict abortion laws forced a couple to abort their baby in England and bring home the remains in a picnic cooler bag. Outlining her reasons for resigning, Dr Caroline Gannon was particularly critical of the stance of Northern…
Prison officers in Northern Ireland watched as a mentally ill prisoner blinded himself but did not intervene, a watchdog said. Extreme and shocking self-harm was inflicted by Sean Lynch at the high-security Maghaberry Prison in Co Antrim in June 2014. Warders did not step in during the hour-long ordeal because…
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